The Victorian school system is comprised of government schools (also known as public schools) and private schools, a large portion of which are Catholic, with the rest being classified as independent. School education is compulsory in the State of Victoria and public schools are free for Australian citizens and permanent residents, although schools are able to charge a contribution fee and materials and services charge.
Public schools can be divided into two categories: open entry and selective schools. Open entry schools must accept all students from their government-defined catchment areas, whereas selective schools admit students on the basis of certain selection criteria, usually academic.
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