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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We opened our purpose-designed campus at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) in 2007; located in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village within 2km of inner-city Brisbane.

Enjoy our campus life in a safe, multicultural village environment with shared green, business and education spaces collocated in the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) creative industries precinct.

As we attract a diverse range of students with shared interests, you can immerse yourself in our rich and integrated academic International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme curriculum.

Flourish in our culture that encourages creative and critical thinking, innovation and enterprise, where we approach learning as a limitless opportunity to enhance understanding and perceptions.

Contact details


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

Our school spans seven levels of a purpose-built building in the centre of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village and QUT precinct. Our facilities include:

  • Gallery 61
  • Refectory
  • Open-plan library with flexible learning spaces
  • 350-seat theatre and two individual theatre studios
  • Fully equipped science lab with research space and preparation lab
  • Design technology prototype lab equipped with industry-grade machinery and resources
  • Specialised visual art and media rooms including a high-end film and broadcasting studio, music recording studio and double-height visual art gallery

Extracurricular activities

  • QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)
  • CGEN State Schools Onstage
  • Language competitions
  • Youth Dance Project
  • Myriad High
  • Model United Nations
  • District sports
  • Robotics
  • Volunteering
  • International study trips

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.


  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) non-mainstream languages
  • Languages are available from a range of 55 languages and are studied independently through Distance Education. Examples of previously studied languages include Korean, Japanese, Chinese, German and Russian

Special programs

We exclusively offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, an internationally recognised preuniversity level qualification, enabling learners to work toward achievements based on merit in a non-competitive environment


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