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High School Preparation program

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Our High School Preparation program helps international students to gain the English language skills needed to excel academically in high school studies in Queensland.

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Our High School Preparation program is an intensive and in-depth English language program that prepares you for your study experience in Queensland. 

Complete the program in one of 3 Brisbane high schools or enrol in the virtual alternative and complete the program at home before you arrive in Queensland. Either way, you will gain the language skills you need to enjoy your Queensland study experience and achieve well at high school.

This program helps with entry into our High School program, Study Abroad programs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma program for high achieving students.

Our High School Preparation program is offered at 3 high schools in Brisbane and online:

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Key program facts

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12–18 years old
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10-40 weeks, depending upon your level of English
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Complete one to four 10-week modules, with a minimum 20 hrs instruction per week
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Choose from 3 centrally located Brisbane high schools or study online from home in our virtual program.
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Build language fluency in contexts such as mathematics, science, social studies and literature to excel in learning.
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Access a range of options including homestay with a caring Queensland family. Read about your accommodation options.
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Program benefits

Whether completed in Queensland or virtually, our High School Preparation program will make your move to study in Queensland easy and will help you to settle into the Aussie way of life quickly.

  • Choose the level and the pace that suits your level of Englishthere are 6 levels to choose from.
  • Achieve better results in your high school studies due to your better level of English.
  • Make your study journey from high school to university seamless and get the eventual career outcome you want.
  • Use a range of learning methods including textbook, video, group discussion and practical activities.
  • Study in Australia, where in 2022 the quality of life was rated 5th on the world scale*.

*Numbeo Quality of Life Index by Country and Australian cities 2022

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Hear about the great experiences of past students

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Entry requirements

To enter our High School Preparation program, you must show you have passed all core subjects in your previous two years of schooling. There is no English language proficiency or testing requirements.

For more details please refer to the entry requirements standard (PDF, 630KB).

Program fees

Fees apply to our High School Preparation program. You may also need to pay additional fees for school uniforms, homestay, excursions and tours.

Read more about fees.

Application and start dates

Different application cut-off dates apply, depending on when you want to start studying in Queensland. You must apply before these cut-off dates for your application to be considered. Check the cut-off dates in EQI application cut-off dates by country.

You can start your study at the beginning of any school term – January, April, July and October.

Read more about school terms.

Find a school and apply

  1. Think about your level of English and whether 10 weeks of study will be enough, or you’ll need more.
  2. 2. Decide whether you want to study the program at home or at a Brisbane school – Indooroopilly State High School, Whites Hill State College or Mitchelton State High School. If studying at a Brisbane school, the school offered will be based on where you plan to study high school.
  3. Find an agent to get advice and help preparing your application or submit your application directly with us.

* There might be some rules about going to a specific school close to the student’s home address in Queensland—this is called a catchment area. Find out more about school catchments.

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Our International Baccalaureate Diploma is an internationally recognised qualification for high achievers who are ready to commit two years in Year 11 and 12 for an outstanding global qualification in preparation for university. Read more about International Baccalaureate Diploma.
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Three ways to apply

Read more about the application process and information before you apply.

CRICOS course codes: High School Preparation 087993A.

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Study from home with virtual HSP

Our virtual High School Preparation Program (vHSP) is delivered by qualified English teachers via Microsoft Teams and lets you learn and practise English from home in a setting you know.

Watch our introduction to vHSP video below or download the virtual High School Program brochure—English.

Get more information:

virtual High School Preparation program explained

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Last updated 28 July 2022