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.
A welcoming small school atmosphere that embraces cultural diversity and inclusivity in a caring and supportive environment.
Extensive range of industry-leading creative technology courses in music, animation, design, screen, sound and game design.
Established partnerships with James Cook University (JCU), Central Queensland University (CQU) and TAFE Queensland to prepare students for tertiary and career pathways.
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.
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.
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.
James Cook University (JCU)
Central Queensland University (CQU)
TAFE Queensland North
Other regional and metropolitan universities.
World-class Creative Technologies Centre
Performing arts centre including music recording studio, drama and music spaces
Video recording room including green screen
Science laboratories including an aquaculture laboratory
Sports centres, fields and gymnasium
Beach volleyball court
Industry-standard catering kitchen and cafe
Vocal and contemporary music ensembles
Highly acclaimed annual Arts @ Twilight and Heatley's Got Talent events
STEAM club (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics)
School and inter-school sporting competitions
School camps, trips and excursions
Student Council and many special interest clubs
EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.
There's an EQI 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 EQI 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. To find out more visit the holiday programs page
Creative technology courses in music, sound, screen, gaming, animation and design
Specialised programs in marine science, aquatic practices and aquaculture
'Stellar' program for academic high-performers
Wide range of certificate and non-certificate 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:
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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