The Queensland Academies are Education Queensland co-educational selective entry schools for students in Years 10 to 12. All of our students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) which is a rigorous learning and assessment program recognised worldwide, and as such gives IB Diploma holders access to the world’s leading universities.
The Creative Industries and Health Sciences campuses have the capacity to enrol up to 450 students in Years 10, 11 and 12 at each campus.
The Science, Mathematics and Technology campus has the capacity to enrol up to 711 students in Years 10, 11 and 12.
Students from all campuses benefit from unique partnerships with the University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University to provide transition between senior school and university for highly capable students. Students and staff engage in a strong research-based model of learning and teaching in collaboration with university and industry partners.
At the Queensland Academies, we believe that students will become analytical, critically thinking leaders who demonstrate an enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, lifelong learning and engage in measured risk-taking.
At all of our campuses each student 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 IB Diploma with other pursuits. This is further supported by high quality communication with parents and caregivers.
Detailed information for International students considering applying for a place at the Queensland Academies can be found below:
General information for international students about studying in Queensland State Secondary Schools can be found at Education Queensland International.
We invite you to become part of our international community. Please feel free to contact our Admissions office if you have any further questions.
International Program Staff
At the Queensland Academies, our international staff are dedicated to providing our international students with the best possible experience during their time with us.
Admissions Office +61 7 3377 9366
Kathy Mackey – Brand Manager
Tanya Meessmann – Homestay, Marketing and Admissions Coordinator
Creative Industries Campus +61 7 3552 9333
Gavin Bryce – Principal
Deb Williamson – Deputy Principal
Karen Larkin – Business Manager
Health Sciences Campus +61 7 5510 110
Vanessa Rebgetz – Acting Principal
Lissa Hodson – Acting Deputy Principal
Annette Jackson – International Student Coordinator
Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus +61 7 3377 9333
Kath Kayrooz – Principal
Simone Fuller- Deputy Principal
Juanita Oberle - Guidance Officer
Our Local Area
Our three campuses are located in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. The Queensland Academies are offer an innovative alternative educational program for highly capable high school students.
- The Creative Industries Campus is located in the heart of the Queensland University of Technology’s Kelvin Grove Campus on the outskirts of the inner city.
- Health Sciences Campus is located at Southport, adjacent to Griffith University and the exciting new Gold Coast Hospital precinct.
- The Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus is located in the leafy suburb of Toowong – close to the University of Queensland.
Academy students have unique opportunities to spend time at attending events at our partner universities:
Our students have easy access to unique cultural facilities within the Southbank Precinct including:
The Gold Coast beaches and hinterland are also easily accessible by public transport.
The Queensland Academies are 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 counseling staff, the homestay provider and the families wanting a homestay placement prior to commencement.
See our Homestay page for more information.