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Homestay

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Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) is committed to facilitating happy and supportive homestay arrangements for students requiring accommodation. We will enter into discussions with families seeking homestay in order to raise their awareness of the complexities of supporting a child in homestay over the three year period of study. This process may involve communication involving Campus counselling staff, the homestay provider and the families wanting a homestay placement prior to commencement.

We firmly believe that our families who are aware of the needs of bright students and the rigours of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are most suited to provide this homestay service.

The Queensland Government enforces stringent homestay standards, ensuring high quality accommodation is arranged with convenient access to QACI and that all homestay providers undergo orientation, training and police checks.

For further details please visit the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian website.

Queensland Academies have always aimed to provide students and host families the very best in homestay experience.

There are two hosting options available:

  1. Seven night homestay week
  2. Five night homestay week


If you are interested in securing a homestay placement or providing homestay for a student at our campus, please complete our survey and contact us on +61 7 3377 9366 or email admissions@qa.eq.edu.au

Information that is provided within the homestay family expression of interest form is being gathered by a third party provider and will be used for homestay purposes only and not for marketing purposes. Further information is available in the SurveyMonkey Privacy Policy.

If you would like to register your details via an alternative method please email: admissions@qa.eq.edu.au or phone: +61 7 3377 9366.

Queensland Academies Isolated Students (QAIS) Bursary

We are committed to supporting rural and remote students attending the Queensland Academies.

Queensland Academies Isolated Student Bursary supports highly capable students from rural and remote areas who are not eligible for the Living Away From Home Allowance Scheme (LAFHAS) to access financial support for travel and accommodation whilst attending the academies.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the bursary, the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • The student is not eligible to receive assistance through the Living Away From Home Allowances Scheme (LAFHAS).
  • The home address of the student must be in Queensland.
  • The nearest Queensland Government school with the appropriate year level to the student’s family home is located in a rural or remote education zone.
  • The Queensland Academies student attending is at least three hours traveling time per day from their home address using the school transport or public transport service.
  • The student’s conduct, progress and attendance must be satisfactory.


For further information, please visit the Queensland Government website.

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

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Last reviewed 21 December 2018
Last updated 21 December 2018