International Students Program

Weekend classes available

Bilingual trainers available

Accommodation support

CV Services Available

Pickup from airport available

Studying in Melbourne  

Over and over again, Melbourne is named among the world’s most liveable cities.  Our education, healthcare, stability, culture and environment earn Melbourne top marks. Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and Australia’s second largest city. It is renowned for its style and elegance and boasts a passion for eating, creative arts, design, sports, and festivals. Melbourne is one of the world’s most multicultural cities. It benefits from the influences of more than 230 different nationalities – almost half of its four million people were born overseas. The multicultural and welcoming atmosphere will help you feel at home.

When you study in Melbourne, you’ll be living in a safe and vibrant city offering world class study options, great services and a wide range of things to do on your doorstep.

Victorian International Academy offers five qualifications in hairdressing and barbering from Certificate II level through to Diploma for our International students to choose from.  Our qualifications are aimed at individuals who are entering the job market for the first time, those wanting to upskill to secure a promotion, or update their skill set to take their career in an entirely new direction.

Since 2014 VIA has been providing hairdressing training to International Students and with almost ten years of experience as a Registered Training Organisation delivering Nationally Recognised Qualifications, VIA is committed to helping you take the next step in your career.  



We are located at the heart of Melbourne at 131 Johnston Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065. We also have a tram stop right across the street from our Academy. For more information on how to get here, please call us at 03 9118 8225


Pathway to Permanent Residency

Enrolling in a cookery course can help you get PR in Australia! If you have a background, interest and passion in cookery, you surely have a way to PR.

Cookery is huge and has a great scope. It comes under the tourism & service industry and spans out to areas like hotels, cafes, theme parks, restaurants, transportation, caterers, etc.

Chefs and cooks, in particular, are in huge demand across Australia and are a great candidate for PR, provided they qualify all the necessary requisites for it, including the qualification, experience, English language proficiency and enough PR points.
As an international student, you can enroll in the following programs at Victorian International Academy.

Your registered migration agent will help you make a PR pathway out of the aforementioned courses. You may even contact us for further information!

There are ample visa options for chefs for immigration per MLTSSL. One can specialize in professions like chef de partie, commis chef, demi chef, second chef and even sous chef. The ANZSCO code for this category is 351311. Please feel free to get in touch with your migration agent for more information on this.

Another option is cooks, coming under ANZSCO code 351411. Again, cooks have number of options to get PR per the MLTSSL in different areas of Australia. Your migration agent should be able to tell you more about this.


Victorian International Academy is committed to providing quality training and assessment but we welcome the opportunity for students to raise any areas of inadequacy, so we can resolve them and improve our services. If you have an issue you would like to raise, please read over our policy to identify the next steps to take.


If you have a concern regarding your training, a staff member or another student that you would like to raise, please use the VIA Complaints Form to outline your concern.


Victorian International Academy recognises that students may have completed previous training that can contribute to the course they wish to enrol into. To have your previous training credits assessed, please complete our Credit Transfer Application Form.


VIA students may be entitled to a refund under certain circumstances, please complete our form so your application can be processed.


VIA understand that things can change, if you would like to withdraw from one of our courses, please complete this form.


Our Student Handbook contains information you need about studying with VIA.