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Study abroad at High Schools in Australia

An exchange year with sun, sand and surf?


If you want to improve your confidence with English and enhance your education within a unique and exciting environment, then an exchange or a school year in Australia is what you are after.

A high school study abroad placement in Australia is not just about language and coursework. It also broadens your personal horizons and helps you understand other cultures. It is an experience that fosters tolerance and friendships, and promotes individual growth.

How to find the right high schools in Australia?

Highschool Australia (HSA) is an Australian government accredited agency, and we are here to help. We arrange study abroad and high school preparation programs as well as summer school and higher education placements for international students throughout Australia and New Zealand. And we provide all the guidance and assistance you will require to enter the Australian school system. Unlike other agencies, we are based right here in Brisbane, Queensland. We talk regularly with our schools and their directors: we know them, and they know us. If you would like to meet our HSA staff, click  About Us .

Do you prefer to live in the city or in the country? On the coast or inland? The Australian education system has study options to suit everyone, ranging from short-term placements during your holidays, to long-term placements of three, six, 12+ months in locations across both Australia and New Zealand. You can choose with confidence, knowing that we deal only with well-established and specially qualified high schools. All our international high schools in Australia are subject to strict requirements for accommodating international students and have in-house teams in place to assist you.

Ready for the adventure to study abroad at one of the high schools in Australia?

Highschool Australia is here to:

  • Prepare you with all the information and knowledge you will need to live and study abroad in one of the many international high schools in Australia.
  • Advise you on selecting the right high school in the Australian school system and the right subjects according to your individual needs, interests and strengths.
  • Respond promptly to all questions and concerns. Our Australian location and strong relationships with school contacts makes for a smoother study abroad experience in Australia.
  • Support and assist you with additional requirements such as high school application forms and visa applications for Australia.
  • Assist you even after your placement in an Australian high school is over, so you can finalise any details like pending reimbursements or school certificates you need for the continuation of your high school or the start your higher education.
  • Be the on-the-ground contact for your entire Australian high school experience – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Undertaking study in the world-class Australian school system will give you a clear advantage for higher education studies.

Additional Programs

Highschool Australia also offers a range of other experiences Australia-wide including Work and Travel in Australia, Au Pair in Australia and internships placements.

The direct path to the most popular school locations and their High Schools:

All schools and school locations, including a large interactive map of Australia, can be found on the “Schools” page.

Anne Stewart
Anne Stewart
Heike Andryk
Heike Andryk

CORONA Update August 2021

Australia has been very successful in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in the community. At the peak of the Pandemic, when tens of thousands of cases were being reported daily in countries like Germany, Australia’s reported daily cases in the tens or hundreds, mostly expatriate Australians returning home from overseas.

Unfortunately, to achieve this wonderful outcome for Australians, the border was closed to non-Australians in March 2020, including new international students wishing to study here.

Recently, the Australian Government announced its blueprint for reopening the borders and resuming the free movement of people into and out of Australia.  This blueprint is aimed at achieving a 70% vaccination rate of the adult Australian population by December 2021. Once this is achieved, border restrictions will be relaxed and vaccinated international students will be able to enter the country.

After a slow start, over 20% of Australians are now fully vaccinated. Domestic production of the AstraZeneca vaccine has commenced and enough Pfizer and Moderna vaccine have been secured to allow 70% of the adult Australian population to be vaccinated by the end of this year. If all goes to plan, we look forward to placing international students during 2022.

We are currently accepting applications for January commencements in all States except Queensland. However, students wishing to apply to start in January must be flexible and be able to commence later in the year if there are any delays in reopening the border.

We are confident, however, that the Australian border will be reopened early in 2022 allowing students to commence their studies at schools in all Australian states by July 2022.

At the moment we are very busy processing new requests for July  2022 and beyond. If you are thinking about a student exchange, we strongly advise you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can reserve a place at the desired school with your application.

We are on site, always available for you and your students and the past has shown how important good and personal contacts with the individual schools and the education authorities of Australia are.

Stay safe and sound!

Best regards from Australia

Anne Stewart und Heike Andryk

Study Abroad Australia:

Exploring Australia

Most of you know Ramin from his first very successful video “3 Months Australia”.

Although he had to return to Germany earlier than planned due to Corona, he has put together his most spectacular impressions from eight months in Australia in a new great video (English subtitles available).

Luiza from Brasil writes about her time
in Ballina near Byron Bay 2020

You know that story where the character needs to leave the big city to go to a smaller place? Well, this is exactly what happened to me. I’m from a really big city in Brazil and I decided to study abroad in a tiny city in Australia called Ballina.

Everything here was different from home. I stayed with a lovely host family that helped me with everything I needed and made my life here much better.

to Luiza’s report