Information before you apply

​​​​​​​​Standard 2.1 of the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students states that prior to accepting a student for enrolment in a course, Education Queensland International (EQI) must provide current and accurate information regarding the following:

  1. The requirements for acceptance into a course, including the minimum level of English language proficiency, educational qualifications or work experience required and whether course credit may be applicable

  2. The course content and duration, qualification offered if applicable, modes of study and assessment methods

  3. Campus locations and a general description of facilities, equipment, and learning and library resources available to students – see our 'Find a school' search tool.

  4. Details of any arrangements with another registered provider, person or business to provide the course or part of the course are available on our Pathways program page and Pathways ELICOS page.

  5. Indicative course-related fees including advice on the potential for fees to change during the student’s course and applicable refund policies are made available for your reference. EQI’s refund policy is contained in the terms and conditions of each student's Enrolment Agreement.

  6. Information about the grounds on which the student’s enrolment may be deferred, suspended or cancelled

    • EQI’s policy on deferral, suspension and cancellation is contained in the terms and conditions of each student’s Enrolment Agreement.

    • EQI’s Deferral, Suspension and Cancellation procedure outlines the roles and responsibilities of school and EQI staff in the deferral, suspension and cancellation of enrolment of a student.  


  7. A description of the Education for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act made available electronically.    

  8. Relevant information on living in Australia, including:

  9. Indicative costs of living are outlined below.

    Accommodation options:

    • Students studying in an EQI Primary School must live with a parent, legal custodian or relative approved by the Commonwealth Government department responsible for immigration.

    • Students in an EQI High School program must have adequate arrangements in place for their accommodation and general welfare – please see Accom​modation Options​​

Sample Costs of Studying and Living in Queensland​

Example 01: ​Sample Costs of Studying and Living in Queensland​

​​​​​Junior High School (Study Abroad)
1 Semester (24 weeks)
2016 Cost 
Estimate AUD$
2017 Cost 
Estimate AUD$
​Study Abroad (1 semester) Tuition Fee$6,786$7,024
​Homestay x 24 weeks (including placement fee)$6,764​$7,012
​6 months of OSHC​$294​$323
​Stationery$125$125
​Uniform​$300​$300
​Public transport x 24 weeks$720​​$720
​Additional spending money @ AU$60 per week​$1,560​$1,560
TOTAL​$16,549​$17,064


Example 02: ​Sample Costs of Studying and Living in Queensland​

Senior High School
2 Semesters​ (48 weeks)
2016 Cost 
Estimate AUD$
2017 Cost 
Estimate AUD$
​1 Year Tuition Fee$14,600$15,112
​Homestay x 48 weeks (including placement fee)$13,836$14,344
12 months of OSHC$553$559
​Stationery$250$250
​Uniform​$500​$500
​Public transport x 48 weeks$1,440​$1,440
​Additional spending money @ AU$60 per week​$2,880​​$2,880​
TOTAL$34,059$35,085
  • ​Costs are indicative estimates only and may vary depending upon each student's individual circumstances.
  • Uniform costs will vary from school to school.
  • The approximate uniform cost above assumes 1 sports uniform, 1 winter and 1 summer uniform.
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Last reviewed 18 August 2016
Last updated 11 April 2017