June 2020 agent enews


Welcome from Jack

As at June 22 the number of active COVID-19 cases in Queensland remains at 3 and falling.

The figures are a credit to all the hard work of Queenslanders and that we are definitely flattening that curve. It is optimistic that a taskforce of health and economic experts across the government is currently looking at a staged approach toward opening for business. In fact there has been an easing of coronavirus restrictions starting which signals ‘the new normal way of life’ is now returning.

Australia has been highlighted as one of the safest destinations in the world with the government’s positive management of COVID-19. Although it is not over yet, we are heading in the right direction and look forward to welcoming your students soon.

Top-40 COVID-19 safety ranking for countries

Top-40 COVID-19 Safety Ranking


  1. Israel
  2. Germany
  3. South Korea
  4. Australia
  5. China
  6. New Zealand
  7. Taiwan
  8. Singapore
  9. Japan
  10. Hong Kong

From #11 to #40

  1. Switzerland
  2. Austria
  3. Canada
  4. Hungary
  5. Denmark
  6. Netherlands
  7. Norway
  8. UAE
  9. Belgium
  10. Vietnam
  11. Thailand
  12. Finland
  13. Luxembourg
  14. Kuwait
  15. Czechia
  16. Monaco
  17. Qatar
  18. Liechtenstein
  19. Cyprus
  20. Greece
  21. Estonia
  22. Malaysia
  23. Poland
  24. Ireland
  25. Croatia
  26. Turkey
  27. Oman
  28. Slovakia
  29. Latvia
  30. Slovenia

Our incredible school teachers, homestay providers and international coordinators continue to motivate current students with the support of their virtual education delivered at home. There has been extremely positive feedback from students who have been able to continue receiving a world-class education throughout this time.

Read the most recent health alerts.

Thank you
Jack Stathis
Director, EQI — International Business
Education Queensland International


Cleanliness, it’s not rocket science…

Reality in the science lab took on a whole new meaning at the Mabel Park State High School with teachers encouraging creativity and innovation.

A combination of proactive planning and the opportunity for real-life lessons has meant that Year 9 STEM students experienced first-hand how quickly germs spread and the implications of not hand washing properly.

Hand sanitiser was produced in the lab with positive results and bottles distributed to teachers, staff and staffrooms as a positive lesson outcome.

With glitter-bug powder and UV lights it was demonstrated how easily germs can spread and the importance of handwashing techniques.

One group washed their hands in just water, the next washed with soap for 30 seconds and the third group were told to wash their hands until they were clean.

No guessing that the UV light showed a superior level of cleanliness with soap and water or sanitiser.

Congratulations to the team at Mabel Park State High School for providing real opportunities for innovative learning.

Here’s the recipe for hand sanitiser.

Hand sanitiser recipe 240ml


  • ¾ cup or 180ml of Isopropyl or Rubbing Alcohol (99%)
  • ¼ cup of Aloe Vera Gel or 4 large Aloe Vera branches
  • 10 drops of essential oil (Lavender oil or Eucalyptus Oil)


  • Cut the Aloe Vera branches and place them in a jar to allow the yellow liquid to drain
  • Remove the green skin of the Aloe Vera
  • Pour all ingredients into a bowl, ideally one with a pouring spout
  • Mix ingredients with a spoon
  • Using an electric hand mixer, beat the liquid mixture until it turns into a gel
  • Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use and label it 'Mabel Park Hand Sanitiser'
  • To make enough for a small 60ml bottle: Mix 15ml Aloe Vera Gel with 45ml Isopropyl Alcohol

*Safety: Whilst undertaking this activity, please ensure that all personnel wear a lab coat, safety glasses, and leather shoes. The rubbing alcohol is highly flammable, so keep away from flames or sparks.


Online agent training

It has been a top priority and a commitment to continue providing training and delivering information, updates and reassurance to our agents.

The EQI recruitment team has developed a flexible online training program specifically to reinforce news, trends and EQI education program updates.

The six-part training program is being delivered every month to our international accredited agents with over 300 agents already signing up.

Each 45 minute module is delivered by specialist EQI regional managers through a virtual meeting room platform. The individual sessions are presented in English and we welcome your contribution by live-chatting in real time during the sessions.

For more information contact your regional manager or email

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