Students studying in Australia at a NSW Government School

Our NSW government schools

We are Australia's largest education network offering internationally recognised qualifications. We are also the oldest educational provider in Australia, with 150 years of enabling academic excellence. 

All our teachers are university-trained and experienced to help students achieve their potential. Our government owned and operated intensive English language centres support international students, and our integrated student welfare programs provide a positive learning experience in a safe and stable environment.


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A range of programs

Our government schools are internationally recognised for providing quality education, and we offer a range of programs for international students.

Study programs

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Learn English

If you need to improve your English language skills, before undertaking your studies, you can apply to join our intensive English language programs.

Read more on our intensive English centres.

A range of locations

NSW has a diverse landscape and schools throughout the state. There are magnificent beaches, agricultural plains, national parks, alpine regions and tropical coastline. Our range of schools and locations - in cities and smaller towns - offer a choice. There will be a school in the right location to meet your study and lifestyle needs. Find out about school locations.

School locations

Search for NSW government primary and high schools available for enrolment by international students or temporary residents:

Find out more about studying at a NSW government school

NSW Government Schools

Select an international student program
to see a list of participating schools:




Do you need help?

Ask a question online or contact
DEC International or an authorised agent
for help with choosing a school or enrolling.




International Student Guide
Study Abroad Brochure
School Profiles
Application Form

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Agent search

DE International has a worldwide network of representative agents who can help you complete and submit your application to study.

These representatives must provide you with accurate and up-to date information and advice regarding programs, courses, application procedures, living and studying in Australia. They can also assist with your visa application. If you wish to apply through an agent it is recommended that you use an agent on this list. If you choose to use another agent who is not published on this list, then DE International is not responsible for the accuracy of the advice provided to you.

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NSW Government Schools


ESOS Framework

The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.

Read more about the ESOS Framework.


We are a proud representative of Australian Government Schools International (AGSI), a collaborative association of government schools with international student programs.

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