Heatley Secondary College

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Principal's Welcome

Heatley Secondary College is a unique educational campus which offers both secondary education and vocational training across a range of academic and specialist areas.

Our goal is to equip our students with the skills they need to build a fulfilling future.  

We do this by providing an innovative curriculum, high-quality teaching and a variety of pathway and subject options including STEM, programs for academic excellence, vocational training, creative technologies and excellent sporting facilities.

Most importantly, Heatley Secondary College is all about people. We embrace cultural diversity and pride ourselves on a welcoming environment where individual student needs are catered for and students are challenged to do their very best. 

Three reasons to choose Heatley Secondary College

  1. A welcoming small school atmosphere that embraces cultural diversity and inclusivity in a caring and supportive environment.

  2. Extensive range of industry-leading creative technology courses in music, animation, design, screen, sound and game design.

  3. Established partnerships with James Cook University (JCU), Central Queensland University (CQU) and TAFE Queensland to prepare students for tertiary and career pathways.

School Information

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Heatley Secondary College is proud of our small school atmosphere and personalised approach to teaching and student welfare. Our vision is 'Your Future – Our Focus' and we are committed to nurturing students' potential to become active, responsible and caring citizens.

Located in the heart of Townsville, we are renowned for excellence in creative technologies, focusing on music, animation, design, screen, sound and gaming within our very own world-class Creative Technologies Centre. 

The College boasts exceptional sports facilities, science laboratories and a range of specialist and general classrooms. We deliver a quality curriculum that prepares students academically, vocationally and socially for a successful future as lifelong learners.

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Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • James Cook University (JCU)
  • Central Queensland University (CQU)
  • TAFE Queensland North
  • Other regional and metropolitan universities.

School facilities

  • World-class Creative Technologies Centre
  • Performing arts centre including music recording studio, drama and music spaces
  • Video recording room including green screen
  • Computer laboratories
  • Science laboratories including an aquaculture laboratory 
  • Sports centres, fields and gymnasium
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Industry-standard catering kitchen and cafe

Extracurricular activities

  • Vocal and contemporary music ensembles
  • Highly acclaimed annual Arts @ Twilight and Heatley's Got Talent events 
  • STEAM club (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) 
  • Lego-robotics club
  • School and inter-school sporting competitions
  • School camps, trips and excursions
  • Student Council and many special interest clubs

Holiday adventure programs

EQI holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for international students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian outback adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school and additional fees apply. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


  • Japanese

Special programs

  • Creative technology courses in music, sound, screen, gaming, animation and design
  • Specialised programs in marine science, aquatic practices and aquaculture
  • ‘Stellar’ program for academic highperformers
  • Wide range of certificate and noncertificate vocational training courses
  • Peak performance sporting programs
  • Indigenous wearable art project


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last updated 28 April 2022