Queensland Academy for Creative Industries

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Principal's Welcome


Three reasons to choose Queensland Academy for Creative Industries

  1. ​Co-direct your education with world-class educators and study the international Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  2. Collaborate with like-minds: high-achieving, critical, creative, and global thinkers
  3. Develop influence as a communicator who leads with innovation and cultural awareness in a rapidly changing world.

School Information

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Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) campus supports students to take ownership of their learning through the study of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and involvement in campus and wider community activities.
Students develop critical and creative thinking skills across a broad curriculum incorporating studies of language, mathematics, science, and liberal arts. All six subject groups embed international perspectives into coursework which supports the aim of the International Baccalaureate to create a better world through education.
To balance the intellectual demands of the IB Diploma Programme, opportunities are also available for students to flourish physically, creatively, emotionally and ethically through their involvement in Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) – a core element of the IB Diploma Programme which focusses on the holistic development of the student as a responsible member of local, national and international communities. CAS portfolios reflect real-time learning and are highly regarded by universities looking for active and global citizens to join their campus communities.
Other core elements of the IB Diploma Programme are Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Extended Essay (EE) and both provide opportunities for students to enrich their intellectual development in readiness for tertiary learning. Theory of Knowledge is central to the philosophy of the IB Diploma Programme and enables learners to explore the nature of knowledge and how they know what they claim to know. Providing opportunities to discover more about themselves as consumers of knowledge, TOK informs students as life-long critical and creative thinkers.
Extended Essay reflects the demands of academic research and writing and is practical preparation for undergraduate research. Comprising an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper, the EE focusses on a topic of the student’s choice which is also related to one of the student’s six Diploma Programme subjects.
IB Diploma Programme graduates are well placed to gain admission into world-leading universities. Graduates are recognised for their achievement of a challenging program of study that incorporates content and approaches to learning that are consistent with those experienced in first-year tertiary programs. Advanced Standing Credit is commonly awarded to QACI IB graduates from national and international universities across disciplines ranging from science, engineering, mathematics and technology to law, health, business and management, and creative industries.​

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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

  • ​University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology

School facilities

  • ​Wireless campus environments which enable computer network access from all student work and recreation areas
  • University standard science laboratories
  • Specialist creative industries studios and galleries
  • Fully air-conditioned buildings
  • Indoor/outdoor areas and refectories
  • Modern library
  • Well equipped lecture and performance theatres

Extracurricular activities

​Creativity Action and Service (CAS) is a fundamental part of the IB Diploma Programme experience. The CAS requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counter-balance to the academic demands of the IBDP and Academy environment. 

In keeping with the philosophy of the IBDP, our CAS programmes encourage students to engage in a broad range of experiences, and share their energy and special talents with others. Students may participate in theatre or musical productions, sports and community service activities. Through these activities students will develop greater awareness of themselves and concern for others, engagement with the world of ideas as well as the ability to work cooperatively with other people. Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects. 

Across the campuses we offer a comprehensive range of ‘Creativity’ options including dance, theatre, robotics, debating/mooting, choirs and extensive instrumental music programmes. Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals and working with refugees or homeless people. These programmes also develop students’ leadership capacities.

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 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


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  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Special programs

​At all three campuses of the Queensland Academies, each student is offered an integrated, parallel support structure to foster a sense of belonging that supports, encourages and celebrates success. Our teachers and other support staff work closely with students in small groups and in one on one mentoring to ensure students balance the challenges of the IB Diploma with other pursuits. This is further supported by high quality communication with parents and caregivers.


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 reviewed 06 August 2018
Last updated 06 August 2018