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Live and learn near the famous Noosa beaches in one of the most attractive schools in Queensland
A choice of 44 subjects
Marine science and certificate courses.
Sunshine Beach State High School is a progressive International school located in a biosphere reserve, recognized by the United Nations. The school focuses on positive relationships between students, teachers and the community, with a strong academic focus on Technology and Innovative thinking in environment studies, sustainability and Reef Guardianship.
Cutting-edge pedagogy delivers computer-based studies, ensuring a 21st century education for our students.International students select their studies grouped by areas of interest leading to a flexible pathway to higher education and vocational opportunities.
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.
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Headstart program
Central Queensland University (CQU)
TAFE Queensland East Coast
Photography – wet and dry darkroom
Marine aquaculture and boating equipment
Located next to an Olympic-sized swimming pool and 10 tennis courts
Performing arts centre
Outdoor/indoor sports facilities
English – debating, writing, public speaking, spelling competition
Marine research project on the Great Barrier Reef (Heron Island)
Beginners surfing lessons – learn from a champion (on demand, additional costs apply)
Scuba diving for students holding a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Certificate (on demand)
Bar course (hospitality)
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
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
Junior Italian, intermediate Italian and senior Italian
French, Japanese, Chinese, German and Spanish and other languages through distance education
Elite program in Italian
Excellence in Surfing program (invitation only)
Music Excellence (Years 7, 8, 9)
Photography, film and television
Italian exchange program
Marine science (boat licence)
Hospitality and tourism
English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support for international students
International study tours
Work experience in Year 10
Surf Lifesaving Certificates
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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