An international student is an overseas national who comes to Australia on a visa that allows them to study in Australia. They may come to Australia on a student visa with the express purpose of studying, or as a dependant student who is in Australia with their parents, who are themselves studying in Victoria.
Or they may be in Australia as a dependant on their parent’s visa with a purpose other than studying (i.e. a skilled or business visa), but their visa allows the dependant to study while in Australia.
Some international students need to pay fees to study in a Victorian government school and some students are exempt from paying fees, it all depends on the visa they hold.
To find out if a student is required to pay international tuition fees or is exempt, please refer to the International Student Visa Fee table provided by the International Student Program, Victorian Government Schools.