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Experience Education in Victoria, Australia

Experience eight days of adventure, travel to stunning locations across Victoria and learn in an outdoor education setting.

Gain valuable life skills to become a confident and prepared international student and a capable global citizen.


The Australian Camps Association (ACA) is working with the Victorian Government to offer a study tour program to secondary students from Malaysia, Vietnam and China. The program will include:

  • time spent in comfortable residential camps focusing on personal development qualities (such as building resilience, teamwork, leadership and communication skills),
  • visits to the best of Victoria’s natural scenery to enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna the state has to offer,
  • an introduction to Melbourne and Victoria's world class Universities.

This is a fully escorted program which is aimed at those students looking to study abroad in the future.

View brochure here.

Who is the Australian Camps Association?

Austrade logo double.pngThe Australian Camps Association (ACA) is a national organisation that represents 130 camps in Victoria alone. Our fully accredited member camps provide unforgettable experiences with outdoor activities for groups of children and adults.

The Australian Camps Association has been awarded Approved Body status by Austrade. 

What does an ACA member camp look like?

ATAP logo.pngAn ACA member camp caters for between 30 and 300 people in shared dormitory-style accommodation, with most camps located in beautiful regional areas, as well as a number in cities and towns. Residential camps are best described as places that offer group accommodation, usually with full catering and activities onsite and nearby.

The ACA supports member camps to deliver excellent programs for groups from all walks of life, catering for people of various needs and interests.

All member camps visited during the study tour are accredited with the Quality Tourism Framework.


About Melbourne, Victoria

Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state, with most of its population concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay. Boasting a diverse landscape which includes snow-capped mountains, vast seashores, and charming historic towns, Victoria’s high standard of living and multicultural society attracts millions of international visitors every year.

Victoria is perhaps best known for its capital city, Melbourne, which has consistently ranked among the world's most liveable cities. As a safe, vibrant, and multicultural city, Melbourne offers world-class study options, high quality services and the widest range of things to do.

Melbourne is also the best student city in Australia, with the entire state of Victoria being a global knowledge hub. Attracting more than 225,000 international students in 2018, Victorian universities rank in the world's best - attracting the world's top academics and researchers.


Study Melbourne - www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au

The Study Tour Program

The Study Tour programs are flexible and can be tailored to suit the particular interests and desired outcomes of each group. A study tour would typically include some or all of the following activities:

  • Experience-based learning and outdoor adventure activities aimed at building important life-skills such as independence, team work, self-esteem and communication
  • Visiting iconic locations in Victoria such as the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians and the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Introduction and visits to local universities in Victoria (both inner city and regional).
  • Cultural engagement and learning sessions with Indigenous Australians.
  • Learning about Australian natural history and animals (such as koalas, kangaroos and platypus) at Healesville Sanctuary and Melbourne Zoo.
  • Visiting historical venues such as the acclaimed Sovereign Hill in the gold rush village at Ballarat.

The Costs

$2,600 + GST (AUD, 2020)

What's Included:

  • Dormitory-style accommodation and all activities (including any specialised equipment)
  • Bus transport within Australia
  • All meals
  • Dedicated tour host
  • Sleeping bag hire
  • Souvenir jacket

Discounts may be available for accompanying teachers/adults. Please enquire upon booking.

What's NOT Included:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Spending money
  • Items of a personal nature

Duty of Care

While the Australian Camps Association and our associated providers take the utmost care in the preparation and delivery of this tour, the duty of care for the students attending remains with the group's accompanying teachers/adults.

More Information 

For more information and to express interest in bringing your students to Melbourne, Australia, please contact Jay Henderson:

email: international@auscamps.asn.au

WeChat: JayH_Melbourne

Phone: +61 3 9863 6822

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