Elite Science program

​​​​​The Queensland Government is committed to providing world-class education that nurtures excellence, fosters innovation and celebrates diversity. Advancing innovation and research in science education and practice in Queensland Government schools is crucial for cultivating students with the required scientific skills and knowledge for future economic growth.

Participating in an Elite Science study tour program will provide students with the opportunity to benefit from Queensland’s commitment to nurturing ‘Super Scientists’ of the future. Selected schools across Queensland offer innovative science programs, whereby students undertake advanced studies in a specific scientific field. Elite Science study tours are customised to meet the specific requirements of students wishing to further their scientific skills and knowledge in the following subject areas:

  • Chemistry and Biotechnology

  • Health and Biomedical Science

  • Environmental Studies

  • Marine Science

  • Agriculture and Horticulture.

Programs combine scientific research and practical activities in a variety of purpose built and natural learning environments. Many schools boast specialised science laboratories with world-class equipment, while others enjoy being near unique natural environments where students can further examine and expand their knowledge in marine and earth sciences. All programs are individually designed and hosted by schools which best match the visiting group’s desired educational outcomes.

Queensland houses a strong base of research infrastructure and world class institutions, attracting some of the best and brightest researchers in the world. Elite Science programs incorporate experiential learning opportunities and site visits to local institutions and dedicated learning centres directly

related to the group’s focus area. School-based learnings are enriched by interactive visits to:

  • local universities

  • biomedical research and health science institutes

  • CSIRO Science Education Centre (incursion activities)

  • outdoor and environmental education centres (day visits and overnight camps)

  • Currumbin Community Farm for hands-on environmental and agricultural studies (farm stay)

  • Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

  • wildlife conservation centres such as Australia Zoo, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Reef HQ Aquarium.

Contact Us

All group study tours to Queensland Government schools are arranged through the Study Tours and Professional Visits division of Education Queensland International (EQI). For further details regarding our programs and to become an accredited EQI agent, please contact: 

Study Tours and Professional Visits Unit 
Education Queensland International 

Email: eqistudytours@qed.qld.gov​.au​​​

Telephone: +61 7 3513 5708​​

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Last reviewed 14 July 2016
Last updated 02 May 2018