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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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Are you ready for 2 years of intense and focused learning?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) is an internationally recognised qualification for high achievers who are ready to commit their 2 years in Year 11 and 12 for an outstanding qualification.

The IB curriculum accelerates academic subjects while being delivered in a format that enables students to adjust more easily to university study. It aims to develop thinking, communication, self-management, teamwork and research skills. It is one of the world’s most innovative educational courses offered for 16–18 year olds and is globally recognised by universities for the holistic and rigorous education it provides.​

The IB fulfils many national and state education system requirements, allowing the transfer from a Queensland IB school to any other IB school in the world.

It also works in reverse – if you are studying in an IB school in your home country, why not spend 6 months or a year here in Queensland, then return to your school for the final part and receive the full IB qualification from your home-country school.

When you complete your IB Years 11 and 12 in a Queensland IB school, you will be awarded both the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and the IB Diploma (PDF, 259KB)​.

Your Year 10 academic results must be very high in a range of subjects to be eligible to enrol in the IB program. In particular, secondary level English is a ‘must have’. The ​entry requirements are below.

The IB is only offered at selected schools.

Program length: 2 terms, 1 academic year or the 2-year diploma course.

Age range: 15 to 18 years

School years: Years 11 to 12

Program entry: beginning of Term 1 (January) or Term 3 (October). January only entry for the Queensland Academies 3-year program from Year 10 or January option only for the 2-year IB in other EQI schools in Years 11 and 12.

Entry requirements: for details of age, academic and English language skill requirements, check the entry requirements.

Fees: check our fee schedule.

CRICOS course code: 079324E.

Our schools that offer the IB Diploma

More information

For more information download the International Baccalaureate brochure:

Apply now

To apply for an EQI program, choose one of the options below:

  1. Applying online is fast and secure and can be done at any time of the day or night. There is no application fee to apply online.
  2. Complete the EQI international student application form and return it by email to EQInternational@qed.qld.gov.au.
  3. Find an agent who will help you select the right study program and complete the application process for you.
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Last updated 22 October 2021