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Queensland Government schools provide students with the best choice of study pathways, enabling
them to achieve their academic, career and personal development goals in a supportive and healthy
environment. Education Queensland International (EQI) is the dedicated team of professionals that
specialises in managing the needs of international students enrolled in Queensland Government
schools and their families.
Facilities supporting innovative
• Schools have modern facilities, including
lecture theatres, computer laboratories
linked to university libraries, recording
studios, photographic and film
laboratories, multimedia technology and
Location and lifestyle
• Queensland has modern, cosmopolitan
cities and unique country towns.
• The unique landscape is stunning and
diverse with national parks and World
Heritage rainforests, world-renowned
tropical reefs and pristine sandy beaches.
• Queensland Government-approved
homestays provide a caring and safe
family environment, enabling our
students to concentrate on their studies.
• All EQI students arriving in Queensland
receive free airport pick-up.
• Students receive pre-departure and
school arrival orientations.
• Each EQI school has a specialised
international student support team:
International Student Coordinator:
provides academic and pastoral
guidance to international students,
and assists with school subjects, work
experience and overall student life.
Homestay Coordinator: organises
placement and ensures students have
an enjoyable homestay experience.
Guidance Officer: provides specialist
confidential counselling and advice on
academic pathways, career options
and personal wellbeing.
• 24-hour multilingual emergency
assistance is available.
• Students can access after-school English
classes and exam support with an
English language specialist.
EQI provides the following programs
and services to more than 70 registered
Queensland Government schools across
the state. Academic extension programs
are available in music, the sciences and
mathematics, with excellence programs
in aviation, golf, dance, soccer, tennis,
basketball, performing and fine arts offered
at specific schools. Approximately 400
schools offer short-term study tours.
The range of courses includes:
• Primary School
• High School Preparation (HSP)
• High School — junior high school (Years
7 to 10) and senior high school (Years
11 and 12)
• High School Study Abroad
• Regional Study Abroad
• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
• Queensland Academies
• Study Tour programs
• Holiday Adventure programs.
Academic excellence and integrated
• 90 per cent of Queensland Government
high school Year 12 graduates receive an
offer to a tertiary institution.
• There are strong pathways to universities
and TAFE colleges, with opportunities to
study university subjects in high school
and obtain credit towards university
• EQI has recently received a 98 per cent
overall student satisfaction rating for our
International Student Programs (ISPs).
(Source: International Student Survey 2013)
• Teachers at Queensland Government
high schools hold a minimum four-year
undergraduate university degree, and
many have postgraduate qualifications.
• Class sizes are important, with 25 students
per class in senior high school and 30
students per class in junior high school.
• Students are encouraged to undertake
additional cultural and sporting activities
such as playing in the school band, acting
in the school play or getting involved in
public speaking, debating, community
service groups or a sporting team.
• Schools offer sports such as swimming,
tennis, golf, football, volleyball, basketball
and athletics. Some schools offer water
polo, sailing, scuba diving and surfing.
Please contact: Education Queensland International
Mail: PO Box 15050, City East, Queensland,
EDUCATIOn QUEEnSlAnD InTErnATIOnAl (EQI)
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