Temporary Residents Admissions

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Temporary Residents Admissions 

The Department of Education International (DEi) assists families with temporary resident visas to enrol in Queensland state schools.

Enrolment of a student in a nominated state primary or secondary school may be subject to the requirements of the school's Enrolment Management Plan. This means students may not be entitled to enrol unless they live within the local catchment area, or meet other eligibility criteria contained in the plan. Other conditions may also affect a prospective student's entitlement to enrolment.

Applicants should check the details of any Enrolment Management Plan for their chosen school prior to making decisions in relation to securing accommodation in Queensland.

DEi introduced a Temporary Residents Admissions policy and Temporary Residents Admissions procedure on 1 October 2020.

Which  temporary residents do DEi  assist?  

Information before you apply

Please refer to Study on Another Temporary Visa Application Process for further information about how to apply for enrolment at a Queensland state school.

Terms and conditions of application

Before you apply, it is important that you understand the terms and conditions of application to enrol as a temporary resident in a Queensland state school.  Please ensure that you have read the Temporary Resident Admissions terms and conditions of application (PDF, 648KB).

Apply now

Please apply using the Temporary Residents Admissions application for authority to enrol form (PDF, 973KB )


Information about Temporary Resident Admission fees can be found in the following documents


Our refund process is outlined in the Temporary Resident Admissions terms and conditions of application (PDF, 648KB). If you wish to apply for a refund please complete the refund form below and return to DEi as instructed.

English as an Additional Language (EAL/D) Support  

  • Dependant children are not entitled to enrol at designated migrant reception centres unless referred by a local school. 
  • Access to in-school or in-class support from EAL/D staff is determined by the school. If EAL/D support is required the school will make arrangements for the delivery this service. 
  • EAL/D support is included in the tuition fee. 


  • Homestay accommodation is not available to students holding a Tourist Visa.  
  • All dependant/bridging visa students must reside with and be under the care of a parent/legal custodian for the duration of their enrolment. 

Validation of school reports

On completion of studies in a Queensland state school and prior to returning to their home country, applicants can request their school reports to be validated by DEi.  Please refer to the Recognition of Queensland School Reports (PDF, 736KB) factsheet for further details.

Client service standards  

DEi aims to consistently deliver quality services to stakeholders of our international student programs delivered in Queensland state schools.  Please take the time to check our commitment to provide you with the highest level of service possible. 

More information can be found by at International Student Programs Client Service Standards. 

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Last reviewed 10 August 2020
Last updated 23 November 2020