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Victorian School of Languages

The Victorian School of Languages is a specialist government school offering complementary language instruction outside of regular school hours. It enrols students in Years F to 12, who are unable to study their language of choice in their mainstream school. Students from all educational sectors (Government, Independent and Catholic) are eligible to enrol. Adults may enrol to study languages at VCE level, where appropriate.

The Victorian School of Languages offers quality courses aligned with government curriculum standards, based on communication skills that include speaking, reading, writing and listening. Its VCE program is fully accredited and can advantage students in the calculation of their university entrance score.

The school`s language program is delivered through face-to-face teaching in Language Centres situated in government secondary schools across the state, and through Distance Education mode. There are over40 centres around the state, including one in Ballarat.

In Ballarat, classes are held on site at Ballarat High School on Thursday evenings between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

Languages offered from Years F-10: Chinese, Japanese, Punjabi and Telugu

*New languages may be offered subject to demand*

The Victorian School of Languages is a government funded school.

To assist with the cost of notes, class sets, photocopying, curriculum materials and other administrative expenses, a small annual charge applies:

  • Students in Years 1-10 $80
  • Adult and Tuition Students $220

Students can enrol online at the VSL website:


If you wish to speak to someone about the VSL, call 03 9689 1166