Victorian Department of Education & Training (DET); CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K
Introducing Berwick / Casey locality
Berwick is situated in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs, between Narre Warren and Beaconsfield. It is part of a large geographical zone within the Casey Municipality, which is one of the biggest in Australia.
Kambrya College is located within the Berwick South, which has seen a significant amount of housing estates and commercial growth in the past fifteen years. The Casey municipality is likely to see continued growth for the foreseeable future.
Berwick displays historical significance to the Casey area; with the current setting offering a mix of old and new charm. The commercial hub offers modern facilities, shops, restaurants and cafes, whilst adjacent streets showcase an old English village look. The Berwick / Casey locality contains a host of attractions such as the renowned Royal Botanical Gardens with numerous peninsula localities a short distance away, including the world-famous Phillip Island (and its penguins). Extra information can be gained from website: www.travelvictoria.com.au/berwick
The Berwick / Casey municipality offers several shopping complexes. The new Casey Central was opened in 2016, with the larger Fountain Gate Shopping Centre being about 10 minutes’ drive from Berwick.
More About Our International Program
Kambrya prides itself in developing its students as global citizens. We have many rich links with schools in China, Germany, Cambodia and Japan with exchange and immersion programmes across these localities. Our aim is to provide our students with authentic experiences that will foster within them a sense of global citizenship and a desire to work with people all over the world.
Expressions of interest from overseas students who would like to study at Kambrya College must be made through the Department of Education (DET), Victoria, Australia. For more information please visit: www.study.vic.gov.au
Educational Support Programs
International Students are provided with ongoing support through their individual teachers and also the ‘English as an Alternate Language’ (EAL) program of the College, which also provides a Homework Club.
Kambrya College has students from across 51 nationalities, speaking 53 languages and we encourage international students to involve themselves within the Cultural Awareness clubs and activities, which assists with transition.
The College website provides more information about wellbeing and support programs offered. Choose the College Life tab- then Wellbeing (this area provides details about- Student Wellbeing, Child Safety Standards and Cyber Safety).
Kambrya College provides a significant array of subjects, linked to the Yr.7-12
For more information about our provided curriculum offerings and the Yr.9-12 Student Handbooks. Choose the Teaching and Learning tab- then Yr.9-12 Handbooks and/or the separate tabs of Curriculum Overview, Yr.7-9 Curriculum, VCE-VCAL, Vocational Training at Kambrya (VET)
Kambrya College is a large secondary school, where our facilities are spread across many buildings which are subject specific. Specific sessions are allocated a number of sessions per week, as determined by the Department of Education and Kambrya College. The below listed document- Domain times, Resource rooms and College Map provides an overview of the school buildings aligned to subject areas and sessions allocation against Yr.7-12.
Obligations and Entitlements
All students of Kambrya College (inclusive of International Students) are entitled to the following, which encompass our ‘Values’: Integrity, Respect, Compassion and (opportunities to maximise) Achievement. It is the vision of our College to … Maximise the Potential of each Student and our purpose to support students to achieve excellence and to engage constructively in our global society.
It is the obligation of all students (inclusive of International Students) to maintain the integrity of Kambrya’s school values, the laws of Australia and to maintain respect to the learning environment. Specific to international students, there are additional protocols that must be adhered to; for example- Visa Conditions and Attendance. A list of international student specific policies, information booklets and DET guidelines can be found below.
Child Safety Standards
Kambrya College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Our school community recognises the importance of, and a responsibility for, ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people, and enables them to thrive in their learning and development. As part of our commitment to Child Safety; Kambrya College has created several policies and codes of conduct to protect children and reduce any opportunities for child abuse or harm to occur. These complement child protection legislation, DET policy, and ethics as these apply to staff and other personnel. All Child Safe communication and documentation (policies, community booklet, resources and DHHS / PROTECT posters can be accessed via the Home page of our College website. For more information on Child Safety Standards, Please click on the following link Child Safety Standards
Extra Requirements for Enrolment: all applicants MUST have completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and submit such within their application.
In addition to the standard application documents generated through the Department of Education (DET), Kambrya College requests that international students wanting to apply to our school undertake and submit their IELTS test results (no application will be considered without such). Enrolment eligibility is linked (in part) to the IELTS test results and independent phone interview that will be undertaken by Kambrya College staff.
Third Party Organisations
Kambrya College utilises third party organisations as part of its Later Years (Yr.10-12) Curriculum, which is offered to International Students. Currently, these organisations are:
- William Angliss Institute – Hospitality
- Australian Institute of Education & Training (AIET) – Hospitality
- Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School Inc. – Advanced Mandarin
- Chisholm TAFE- Automotive
Students undertake a thorough Course Counselling process prior to final selection of their Later Years subjects. Further information about potential Vocational Education Training (VET) courses that international students may be eligible to apply for can be viewed from the below links-
Study supports and Employment rights / requirements when living in Victoria
The Study Melbourne Student Centre is located at 599 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne (Ph: 1800 056 499); open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and who provided free support, information and contacts to help international students enjoy living and studying in Victoria.
Their website: www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au provides a list of events, provided each month, that may be of benefit to students, along with other pertinent information; for example: The Law and your Rights; Courses and Studying, Living and Budgeting.
In addition, the above website provides specific information about International Students’ rights and responsibilities relating to Employment; including: hours of work, work rights, superannuation, tax, minimal wages, police checks and application support.
Our Sister Schools
Xianju Anzhou Middle School
28 Shenggeng Road (West)
Post Code 317300
Kronberg / Taunus, Hessen 61476
Sister School- Odate Kokusai Joho Gakuin Chugakko Koto Gakko
(English version) – Odate International Information School, Junior High School and Senior High School
〒 017 – 0052 Akitaken’ōdateshimatsuki ji Ōgami 25-banchi 1
Sister School- Sakuranomiya High School Japan, Osaka, Japan.
〒534-0001 Osaka-shi Osaka-shi, Osaka-shi Tsushima-ku Haga-cho 5-22-28
Contact at Kambrya College
Mr. Paul Looker
Assistant Principal – International Student Program Leader
Mr. William Duncan
International Student Program Co-ordinator
Phone: +61 3 9707 7600
68 Bemersyde Drive, Berwick 3806