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International Students: Welcome to Queensland Academies

Queensland Academies are a brand of three Department of Education and Training 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.

Our students 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 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.

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 our campus can be found below:

EQI Queensland Academies Brochure

Curriculum for International Students

General information for international students about studying in Queensland State Secondary Schools can be found at Education Queensland International or contact them via email:

We invite you to become part of our international community. Please feel free to contact our Admissions office if you have any further questions.

Important notes:

Any applicant who is not an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident must liaise with the Federal Government Department of Home Affairs to ensure:

  • that they hold and maintain a valid and appropriate visa for the duration of their studies (i.e. until at least the December of the year of Year 12 Graduation).
  • that current visa details are provided with the application and, if successful, on enrolment;
  • that any changes to visa details are provided to Queensland Academies within 48 hours of the change.

Any student that needs to enter Australia on a visa or is currently onshore holding a visa must enquire directly with DoE International (trading as Education Queensland International) prior to lodging an application directly to Queensland Academies.

Queensland Academies does not provide visa advice or assistance. 


International Program Staff

At 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
Cathryn Sarjito – Admissions and Homestay Coordinator



Queensland Academies 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 counseling staff, the homestay provider and the families wanting a homestay placement prior to commencement.

See our Homestay page for more information.