Orientation Program

Home > Study > International Students > Orientation Program

A compulsory Orientation session for all new international students is held in the week before the commencement of the semester. This session introduces you to the various services available to you to make the transition to life as a student and to provide study skills support during your studies.

Course Planning

The Dean is available for course planning on most weekdays. Appointments are preferred, so please see the Registrar to make a time. It is possible to arrange your course while still in your home country, however we prefer to see you, prior to semester starting, in person to have an orientation of the College and meet significant staff members.

Work Rights

There are restrictions on employment whilst studying on a student visa. For full details, please check the website.

Further Assistance

You will find our campus life relaxed and comfortable, and our faculty and staff are friendly, supportive and welcoming. You will feel right at home living and studying at Whitley College.

If you have any queries, contact the Registrar on +61 3 9340 8100, or at registrar@whitley.edu.au during office hours.

Emergency and urgent assistance

  • If you require urgent assistance after hours, please call the University of Divinity’s after-hours hotline on 1800 775 691
  • The national telephone number for all emergency services in Australia including police, ambulance and fire is 000.

Victoria’s Emergency Services


Whitley College, The Baptist College of Victoria, is a teaching college of the University of Divinity
CRICOS Provider 01037A