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Department of Education, Trading as Education Queensland International, CRICOS Provider Code: 00608A

Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) is excited to open up opportunities for international students to join our vibrant community and expand our global connections. Our students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), a rigorous learning and assessment program recognised worldwide, providing access to the world's leading universities. We also believe our community members will benefit and gain enrichment from the homestay exchange experience.

Our campus has the capacity to enrol up to 450 students in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Locally, students benefit from unique partnerships with the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland and Griffith University to provide a seamless transition between senior school and university for highly capable students. Students and staff engage in strong research-based models of learning and teaching in collaboration with university and industry partners.

Each student at QACI is offered an integrated, parallel support structure to foster a sense of belonging that supports, encourages and celebrates success. Our teachers, and other support staff, work closely with students in small groups and in one on one mentoring to ensure students balance the challenges of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with other pursuits. This is further supported by our Principal, Mr Gavin Bryce who personally manages and monitors the welfare arrangements for any international students enrolled at QACI who are not under the direct care and supervision of their parents or a close family relatives.

Detailed information for International students considering applying for a place at our campus can be found:

Please visit the international homestay page if you are interested in becoming an Education Queensland International homestay host.

Important notes

Any applicant who is not an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident must liaise with the Federal Government Department of Home Affairs to ensure that:

  • they hold and maintain a valid and appropriate visa for the duration of their studies (i.e. until at least the December of the year of Year 12 Graduation)
  • current visa details are provided with the application and, if successful, on enrolment
  • any changes to visa details are provided to Queensland Academies within 48 hours of the change.

Any student that needs to enter Australia on a visa or is currently onshore holding a visa must enquire directly with DoE International (trading as Education Queensland International) prior to lodging an application directly to Queensland Academies.

Queensland Academies does not provide visa advice or assistance.

International Program staff

General information for international students about studying in Queensland State Secondary Schools can be found on the Education Queensland International website or families can make contact via email: eqinternational@qed.qld.gov.au

We invite you to become part of our international community. Please feel free to email our admissions office if you have any further questions.

At QACI, our international staff are dedicated to providing our international students with the best possible experience during their time with us.

Contact information

Cathryn Sarijto – Homestay Coordinator

Admissions office: +61 7 3377 9366

Email: admissions@qa.eq.edu.au

QACI campus: +61 7 3552 9333

Email: admin@qaci.eq.edu.au


1800 QSTUDY - (1800 778 839)

The 1800 QSTUDY service provides support for students and their authorised contacts and Education Queensland International (EQI) homestay hosts, and responds to incidents that involve international students outside school hours.

For more information read the 1800 QSTUDY Brochure or vist the 1800 QSTUDY website.


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Last reviewed 13 May 2020
Last updated 13 May 2020