Becoming an approved student exchange organisation

What you need to know

In Victoria, schools and not-for-profit organisations must be a VRQA-approved student exchange organisation (SEO) before they can provide secondary student exchange programs.  

VRQA-approved SEOs can offer student exchange programs from four to 52 weeks.

SEOs are required to maintain a balance of inbound and outbound students, so that student numbers remain approximately equal over a two-year period.

Becoming an SEO

To become a VRQA-approved SEO, organisations must comply with the Guidelines for Student Exchange Programs.

To download the guidelines, see:

Organisations seeking approval should submit a completed application form. To download the appropriate form, see:

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