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 for a minimum of four weeks and up to one year.

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, which commenced on 1 July 2019.

To download the guidelines, see: 

Application forms for approval under the revised guidelines will be published in July 2019.

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