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.

2021 Highlights

Community engagement

  • Level 7 International Student Lounge and Level 2 QACI Central Student Hub Refurbishment.
  • QACI Student representative Youth Champion for Queensland’s Youth Advisory Council.
  • QACI Student representative for the annual Lord Mayor Youth Advisory Council.
  • 4 Students worked in collaboration with Kids Help Line and Channel 10 providing strategies for dealing with peer pressure in a short film documentary.
  • 3 students participated in the Bullying. No Way! video Bullying is Never Okay for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.
  • 4 Students participated in the Multicultural Australian School Program to reduce discrimination with multicultural Australia.
  • 168 students attend the three-day Year 10 Induction Camp at the Maroochy Waterfront Camp and Conference Centre.
  • Aquafest school swimming carnival.
  • Runfest / Funfest cross country community event.
  • Talentfest school community talent carnival.
  • Flockfest whole school community end of year celebrations.
  • Student Community participation in Harmony Week.
  • Student Community participation in the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.
  • Student Community participation in International Women’s Day.
  • Student Community participation in Pride Month Campus Celebrations.
  • Student Community participation in Book Week and International Literacy Day.
  • Student Community participation and recognition of NAIDOC Week.
  • Student Community participation in Queensland Mental Health Week.
  • Student Community participation in Fun with Friends International Student Connectivity Event.
  • QACI P&C Fundraiser / Friendraiser Trivia Night
  • Student-led QACI Drag Race Initiative in support of LGBTI Legal Services.
  • 40+ Year 11 students attend Year 11 Leadership Camp at Stradbroke Island.
  • Year 11 Positive Education Program Unleashing Personal Potential – City Scavenger Hunt.
  • Aspire Awards Community Celebrations.
  • Student Investiture Assembly.
  • Year 12 Graduation Community Celebration.
  • Year 12 Formal.
  • Year 11 Semi-Formal.
  • ANZAC Day Commemorative Assembly and Student Representation at the ANZAC Commemorative School Service.
  • QACI Community Vegetable Garden in partnership with Kelvin Grove Urban Village and Community Queensland.
  • Year 10, 11 and 12 Debating Teams competed in the Queensland Debating Union school-level debating.
  • Community engagement in the Department of Education’s Annual School Opinion Survey.
  • 2 Students represented QACI in the Met Northwest Swimming Carnival, with one student qualifying for the Regionals.
  • Year 11 student represented Met North in baseball

  • Year 10 student represented QACI at the Northwest District hockey trials.
  • 5 students participated in the World’s Greatest Shave raising over $1000 for Cancer Council.
  • 2 students participated in Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project to create wigs with real hair for cancer patients.
  • QACI Student participation in the Brisbane Primary School’s City Cluster Leadership and Legacy Project.
  • Successful student entry into the Start QUT Program introducing and allowing students to commence early university studies.
  • QACI engagement in the Virtual Agents Forum to over 100 international Asian Agents for International Student placement into Australian schools


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

  • Music students and student-led ensembles perform – Starry Nights Music Night.

  • Year 11 Music Students compose original score for the Year 11 Theatre ensemble production of Mother Courage and her Children.

  • Student-led ensembles and Music students performed in the Creative Ensembles Music Showcase

  • Student-led ensembles and Music students performed in the Celebration Music Night.

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

  • Year 12 students performed in Music Composition Showcase.

  • Year 10 and 11 music students performed in Music Solo Recitals.

  • 20+ students participated in CGEN Department of Education’s Creative Generation State Schools Onstage.

  • QACI Student Composition piece performed by the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Score IT Competition: Film Harmonic.

  • 6 Music Students recognised in QUT’s Vermillion High Music Competition, receiving recording packages.

  • QACI Student performs National Anthem at the Queensland Governor General’s Official Swearing in Ceremony.

  • 4 Music Students perform in The Queensland Pops Orchestra Celtic Spectacular at QPAC with Vocal Manoeuvres Academy Chorus.

  • 3 QACI Students awarded leadership positions with the Australian Girls Choir for 2022.

  • Year 12 music student selected as finalist in the Band that Brisbane Built Competition

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


  • Year 12 Experimental Film Screening
  • Year 11 iHuman (Year 10 2020 Films) and Micro Documentary Film Screening.
  • Year 12 students showcased their final Year 12 Individual Project, Cinematica.
  • Year 10 (2021) iHuman Film Screening.
  • Year 11 and 12 Film Students attended 3-day Film Camp at Natural Bridge.
  • Year 10 students participated in specialised editing workshops with film and moving-image artists.


  • 19 Year 12 Theatre Students perform Butoh, collaborating with International
  • Butoh Performer and Educator, Mark Hill – Kannon
  • 30 Year 11 Theatre Students perform Epic Theatre – Mother Courage and Her Children in collaboration with QACI Music Students.
  • 21 Year 12 Theatre Students perform Spontaneous Human Combustion
  • 28 Year 11 Theatre students perform in the Absurd Theatre Showcase
  • 28 Year 11 Theatre students engage in a week-long Butoh intensive with International Butoh Performer and Educator, Mark Hill
  • 29 Year 10 Theatre Students perform Australian Gothic Theatre – Hoods and Children of the Black Skirt
  • 2 students performed in Metamorphosis for Queensland Theatre’s Youth Ensemble Program
  • 3 students in Rhinoceros for Australian Acting Academy
  • 1 student performed in a showcase for La Boite Theatre Company


  • Year 11 and Year 12 Dance Students perform in the contemporary dance production – Launch 2021.

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

  • Year 10 and Year 11 Dance students perform in contemporary dance production – Momentum.

  • Year 12 Dance students performed in the contemporary dance production – Propel

  • 1 student selected for Merge Dance Theatre Company 2021

  • Year 11 Dance students participated in guest workshop with Andrea Lam from Dance Masala

  • Year 11 Dance students participated in guest workshop with QACI Alumni Sebastien Golenko, cast member in the Australian production of Westside Story.

Visual Arts

  • Year 12 Visual Art student collaborated with Brisbane City Council on the Brisbane Artforce Project.

  • 86 Year 11 and Year 12 Visual Arts students exhibited in the Visual Art Big Day In Exhibition, Gallery 61.

  • 86 Year 11 and Year 12 Visual Arts students participated in the Visual Arts Big Day in with 5 practising Visual Artists.

  • 47 Year 10 and 43 Year 11 Visual Arts Students attend excursion to GOMA for the Gordon Bennett exhibition.

  • Staff Visual Art Exhibition of Creative Endeavour, Gallery 61 – Avocation.

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

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

  • 43 Year 11 students exhibited in the Year 11 Abstract Art exhibition, Gallery 61.

  • 47 Year 10 students exhibited in the Year 10 Printmaking our Identity exhibition, Gallery 61.

  • 43 Year 11 students exhibited in the Year 11 Ritual exhibition, Gallery 61.
    2021 Department of Education CGen Excellence in Visual Arts winner Arlo Tarry for their artwork ‘Dysphoric Perceptions’

  • Year 12 Visual Arts student selected for external exhibition – Disturbia at the Bib n Brace Gallery                       

  • Year 11 Visual Arts student achieved “Highly Commended” in the Junior Brisbane Portrait Prize, 2022

  • Year 12 Visual Arts student received a scholarship to study Fine Art at QUT.

Design Technology 

  • All Design Technology students participated in the QACI Design Day workshops with 9 industry experienced experts in their chosen field of Design.
  • 4 Science and Design Students participated in the Albany Hills State School Science Day.
  • Year 12 Design Student attends week-long work experience at Conrad Gargett Architects following success at QACI Design Day.
  • QACI Design and ESS Students attended talks with Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management Hon. Trevor Evans


  • QACI student Ambassadors representing QACI at the Department of Education 2021 STEM Girl Power Initiative

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

  • Year 10 Science Excursion to Dreamworld.

  • 4 Students successfully attended the University of Queensland’s Biology Winter School Program.

  • Student Community participation in Scinema as part of National Science Week at QACI.

  • 8 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.

  • 4 Science and Design Students participated in the Albany Hills State School Science Day


  • 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 use of Photoshop.

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


  • 1 Student participated in the James Cook University Academy of Modern Languages.
  • 4 Students participated in the University of Queensland Institute of Modern Languages.
  • 1 Student awarded Silver in the MLTAQ Speech Competition
  • 1 Student participated in the AML Course


  • 2011 QACI Alumni Sam Lara co-directed ABC Documentary Laura’s Choice.
    Sponsorship of the Inspired Learner Award Aspire Awards Ceremony.

  • 2008 QACI Alumni Lachlan Snow awarded QACI Alumnus of the Year Award for his work and involvement with the Arts and Culture in under resourced communities.

  • Alumni Tutor program

  • Alumni-led Adobe workshops for new Year 10 Students in the creative suite of products (photoshop, premiere pro, Illustrator).

  • 2008 QACI Alumni Milan Gandhi awarded the 2022 Lee Liberman John Monash Scholarship.

  • 2020 QACI alumni exhibit at GoMA in the Queensland Department of Education Creative Generation Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts

  • 2020 QACI Alumni Ruby Sinclair, Monique Van Ingen, Yi Han exhibited at GOMA in exhibition as award winners in the 2021 Creative Generation Excellence in Visual Arts.

  • 2020 QACI Alumni Indiah Morris launches her own Theatre company The Drawer Productions with debut work Shelter performing in the Anywhere Theatre Festival

  • 2020 QACI Alumni Sascha selected as finalist in the 97.3 Band that Brisbane Built Competition

  • Alumni panel presentation at Queensland Academies Staff Interaction Network (QASINet) with a focus on networking for positive and productive professional futures.

University Destinations for 2021

Our 2020 graduates are prepared for study and are pursuing a variety of industries with entry confirmed into the following university courses for 2021. We wil update this information from our 2021 graduates in the coming weeks. Please be patient while we collect this data from our students.

​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 2022
Last updated 31 March 2022