Performance and achievements


Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus (QACI) enables learners to work toward achievements based on merit in a non-competitive environment. Students are engaged in a broad range of opportunities and we congratulate students on their dedication and commitment to their personal and academic endeavours.

2020 Highlights

Community engagement

  • Refurbishments made to The Blue Goose Cafè outdoor social space

  • Aboriginal Artist commissioned for mural painting work in the refectory space

  • 175 students attend the three-day Year 10 Induction Camp

  • 1 student accepted for the University of Queensland Enhanced Study Program in Brain and Behavioural Sciences

  • 1 student placed 2nd in Youth Category and 9th in Adult Category in the Queensland State Bouldering Championships

  • 1 student collaborated with British Publication i-D Magazine about mindful moments to maintain positivity, health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic lockdown

  • 3 students performed as part of the United Nations World Bee Day, 2020 Global Online Waggle Dance Challenge

  • 1 student worked with non-profit organisation Palestinian Community delivering food to those in need of assistance during the global COVID-19 pandemic

  • 3 students successfully gained entry into the Start QUT Program introducing and allowing students to commence early university studies

  • 1 student nominated, with only 20 nominees for The Hansen Scholarship Program by The University of Melbourne

  • 5 year 11 students competed in the Queensland Debating Union school-level debating

  • During lockdown Year 11 students participated in the Pen Pals at Home initiative through Home Instead Senior Care, writing letters to senior citizens during COVID-19 lockdown

  • 1 Year 11 student participated in the World's Greatest Shave raising over $1000 for Leukaemia Foundation

  • 1 student in the Met Sport Water Polo team competing in the Queensland School Sports State Championship

  • Community Vegetable garden in partnership with Kelvin Grove Urban Village and Community Queensland

  • 175 students attend the three-day Year 10 Induction Camp

  • 30 Year 11 students attend Year 11 Leadership Camp at Stradbroke Island

  • Year 11 Celebration Day at Dreamworld

  • Year 11 Positive Education Program Unleashing personal potential

  • Aquafest school swimming carnival

  • Funfest whole school community event

  • Talentfest school community talent carnival

  • Flockfest whole school community last day of the year celebrations

  • Aspire Awards Community Celebrations

  • Student Investiture Assembly

  • Year 12 Graduation

  • Year 12 Formal

  • International Women's Day Campus Celebrations

  • UN World Wildlife Day Campus Celebration

  • Pride Month Campus Celebrations

  • Book Week and International Literacy Day Campus Celebrations

  • NAIDOC Week Campus Campus Recognition

  • Queensland Mental Health Week Campus Recognition


  • All music students participated in the 2-day Music Composition Camp

  • 3 students received the AMEB Associate in Music, Australia (AMusA) Diploma.

  • 1 student worked in collaboration with Invocare Australia in music for an online tribute to senior citizens as they faced COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Music students performed and recorded during isolation 'Songs of Hope and Togetherness' for QACI Community virtual video concert.

  • 2019 QACI Alumni song release Magic Show on Spotify and Apple Music.

  • 5 music students invited to participate in the 1-hour television special for Creative Generation Symphony Orchestra.

  • Year 12 students performed in the Year 12 IB Music Solo recitals.

  • Year 10 music students worked on collaborative composition pieces with industry professionals Rue Arts the Australian Session Orchestra

  • 1 student featured in the National Reconciliation Week in This Together Australian Girls' Choir compilation Walk with Me.


  • 42 students participated and created films for the Year 11 Film Documentary Screening

  • Year 12 students showcased their final Year 12 Collaborative Projects, Cinematica

  • Year 12 students engaged with Industry Expert Film Director and Editor for their collaborative film projects


  • Year 11 Ritual Intensive 1-day workshop

  • Year 10 Suzuki Method training 2-day intensive workshop

  • Year 11 students participated in a 1-day Absurd Theatre Intensive

  • Year 11 students participated in week-long intensive Butoh Intensive with International artist, Mark Hill

  • Year 11 Absurd theatre performance

  • Year 12 Butoh theatre performance – Kankaku, A way to feel

  • Year 12 Muse theatre festival – 8 theatre ensemble groups and performances.

  • 1 student joint-winner in the Queensland Theatre Company's Young Playwright of the Year.

  • 1 student cast as a Principal Character role in the Christmas in Storyland production Southbank.

  • Year 10 students performed in the Year 10 Theatre Ensemble production Occupied Frequency, working with industry professional Lucas Stibbard

  • 2 students worked with casting agents for the NBC autobiographical sitcom Young Rick, performing with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

  • Year 11 student Ella Hall appeared in a Griffith University film, Freddie

  • Year 11 Theatre students performed in Queensland Theatre's Youth Theatre Ensemble performance of Moth


  • Dance students participated in the Year 11, 12 Dance Lab Intensive 2-day workshops

  • 2 QACI Dance students, 1 QACI Alumni Dance student performed as part of the Australasia Dance Collective in the Brisbane Festival Southbank.

  • Year 10 andYear 11 dance students performed in Momentum

  • Year 12 dance students performed in the Year 12 Dance Showcase, Propel

  • 1 student selected in the Merge Dance Theatre Company 2020

Visual Arts

  • 82 students participated in the Visual Arts Big Day in with 5 practising Visual Artists 

  • 82 students exhibited in the Year 11 and Year 12 Visual Art Big Day In exhibition, Gallery 61 

  • 2 QACI Alumni (2019) exhibited at GOMA in virtual exhibition as award winners in the 2020 Creative Generation Excellence in Visual Arts

  • 3 students recipients of CGEN Excellence in Vis Arts (Ruby Sinclair / Yi Han / Monique van Ingen); 1 students recipient of Commendation (Bella Dunne)

  • Year 10 Visual Arts students worked on documentary photography project 'Life at Home'. 

  • 26 Year 12 students exhibited in the Final Year 12 Art Exhibition, exIBit 

  • 51 students exhibited in the Year 10 Visual Arts Print Making exhibition, Gallery 61 

  • 51 students exhibited in the Year 10 Visual Arts Mark Making exhibition, Gallery 61 

  • Year 11 Visual Arts excursion to GOMA

  • 3 students with excellence awards and 1 student with Commendation award - Creative Generation Excellence in Visual Arts 

  • Year 11 Ritual and Abstraction/Deconstruction exhibition, Gallery 61

Design Technology 

  • 90 students participated in the QACI Design Day workshops with 11 industry experienced experts in their chosen field of Design.

  • 1 student awarded the Design for Change National Tree Day X HUMIFORM t-shirt design competition winner.


  • QACI student Ambassadors representing QACI at the Queensland Education 2020 STEM Girl Power Initiative

  • 1 student attended the International STEM Camp in Taiwan

  • QACI QUT STEM Program with Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

  • 2 students selected to attend the QUT Young Accelerator's Program 2020 STEM Camp.

  • Scinema as part of National Science Week / National Science Week at QACI

  • Year 11 students attended field trip to Nudgee Beach Environmental Centre

  • Weekly STEM enrichment sessions, which lead to Gelomics hosting a lab session for our students and then a follow up interview with two of our IHBI students

  • 3 students selected to work with QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI QUT) Research Program as part of QACI's education out of the classroom (EOTC) program


  • Year 10 students participated in 3-day Introduction to Apple MacBook, 3D Design and content creation program with an Apple trainer

  • Students visited QUT Library and participated in a workshop regarding use of digital resources with QUT Library staff

  • Year 10 students participated in a 1-day Adobe Photoshop workshop with QACI alumni

  • Students participated in weekly workshops in the IB Learner Program for 2 semesters to enhance ICT skills including use of digital resources for assignments and Extended Essay, development of digital books, ethical use of technology and 3D design content creation

  • 175 Year 10 students participated in a workshop regarding digital footprint and social media with the Department of Education Reputation Management and Cybersafety team

  • 10 students participated in a semester program of coding workshops as part of the Year 10 Enrichment program

  • 15 students from Year 10-12 supported ICT in the school as part of the ICT Team activities, regularly meeting throughout the year with the ICT Student Director to feedback on student use of ICT and to assist in developing technology strategies

  • ICT Student Director led the Student ICT Team (Apple Angels) in supporting and promoting ethical use of technology


  • 1 Student to Drammen Norway for a 10 week International exchange with WEP Australia.

  • 4 Students to Quebec on Department of Education International French Language and Cultural Immersion Study Tour

  • 1 Self-directed international study tour to Quebec to attend College St Bernard in Drummonville.


  • Sponsorship of the Inspired Learner Award Aspire Awards Ceremony.

  • 2 alumni exhibit at GoMA in the Queensland Department of Education Creative Generation Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts

  • 2012 alumna Gonzalo Rodino receives QACI Alumnus of the Year Award for his work in Design Thinking and UX Design in Cambodia, working for an international NGO called iDE, researching and redesigning services in public health.

  • Alumni Tutor program - Investing for Success

  • 2-day alumni-led Adobe creative suite of products (photoshop, premiere pro, Illustrator) workshops for new Year 10 students

University Destinations for 2021

Our 2020 graduates are prepared for study and are persuing a variety of industries with entry confirmed into the following university courses for 2021.

​Bachelor of Primary Education
​Australian Catholic University
​Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
​Australian Catholic University
​Bachelor of International Relations
​Australian National University
​Bachelor of Music (Jazz, Voice)
​Griffith Conservatorium of Music
​Bachelor of Film
Bachelor of Film and Screen Media
Bachelor of Film and TV
​Griffith University
​Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology
​Griffith University
​Bachelor of Animation
​Griffith University
​Bachelor of Engineering and Aviation
​Griffith University
​Bachelor of Psychology
​Griffith University
​Diploma of Nursing
​Mater Education
​Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual)
​Melbourne University
​Bachelor of Science and Arts
​Monash University
​Bachelor of Politics and Philosophy
​Monash University
​Bachelor of Business and Drama
​Bachelor of Paramedics and Nursing
​Bachelor of Communication
​Bachelor of Law and Justice
​Bachelor of Environmental Science and Astro Physics
​Bachelor of Information Technology
​Bachelor of Science
​Bachelor of Business and Creative Industries
​Bachelor of Business and Industrial Design
​Bachelor of Business and Law
​Bachelor of Business and Film
​Bachelor of Music and Film
​Sydney Conservatorium of Music
​Bachelor of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
​University of Cambridge, UK
​Bachelor of Engineering
​University of Melbourne
​Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
​University of Melbourne
​Bachelor of Science
​University of Melbourne
​Bachelor of Design
​University of Melbourne
​Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Physiotherapy
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Biomedical Science
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Law and Arts
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Communications and Journalism

University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Arts (English)
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Law
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Advanced Humanities Western Civilisations
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Nursing
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Business and Arts
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Maths and Science
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Arts
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Wildlife Services
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Music and Arts
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Criminology and Computer Science
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Theatre
​University of Southern Queensland
​Bachelor of Arts (Acting)
​Victorian College of the Arts

Last reviewed 31 March 2021
Last updated 31 March 2021