Year 10 enrolments


Successful candidate

A successful Year 10 applicant will demonstrate:

  • academic ability across a breadth of subjects
  • a high level of commitment and application to study
  • high standards of personal behaviour
  • commitment to personal and social development
  • a sense of citizenship displayed through care and concern for others.

Before you apply

Before you apply, you should know:

  • Queensland Academies offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma as the only senior years curriculum offering to students.
  • Choose your campus. A student can submit 1 application only to Queensland Academies for entry into Year 10 in a given year. When a student applies to a Queensland Academies campus, they are making a commitment to that campus. When selecting a campus, students should consider which campus best suits their interests as well as subjects on offer.
  • Enrolment is only through a selective entry applications process.
  • Applicants seeking special consideration for the entrance test—contact Admissions prior to lodging your application.
  • Applicants who live or study interstate, overseas or remote from the campus—refer to for Edutest's Remote Testing Service eligibility and the additional remote testing fee prior to lodging your application*
  • Students seeking to attend one the Queensland Academies campuses as an international student need to make an application through Education Queensland International prior to applying to Queensland Academies.
  • Students seeking to attend one of the Queensland Academies campuses as a Temporary Resident need to provide an Authority to Enrol email on application, or contact the Temporary Residents Admissions Centre to apply for this, prior to applying to Queensland Academies.
  • Students currently in Year 10 seeking mid-course entry must read the Admissions Policy and contact Queensland Academies Admissions on (07) 3377 9366 prior to submitting an application.
  • If you are applying for Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) campus, please note that it is an expectation that students who study Music in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme need to have completed AMEB 3 Theory (or equivalent).
  • If you are applying for QACI, please note that it is an expectation that students entering the QACI Dance program have been enrolled in an accredited dance syllabus course (RAD, Cecchetti, ATOD, CSTD) and continue to participate in structured classes either in the style of ballet, contemporary or jazz.

*Students applying from offshore and interstate

The COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly, both in Australia and overseas.  Students applying from offshore and interstate should monitor the Department of Home Affairs website for updates around travel restrictions and exemptions.  Australian students applying from offshore should also refer to the Smarttraveller website

In some countries and states, remote Entrance Testing is currently impacted by COVID.  Please contact Edutest at to determine whether remote testing is possible in your country or state at this time, and for fees.  Applicants must have test results available in order for their application to be considered for their requested commencement point.  

We recommend you confirm travel and testing possibilities before submitting your application to Queensland Academies

When to apply

The application process is designed to be undertaken by students in Queensland in their junior secondary years of school (or age or education program equivalent) for entry at the commencement of Term 1 of Year 10.

Last reviewed 24 February 2021
Last updated 24 February 2021