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Enrolling with a temporary resident visa

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​​​​​​The Department of Education International (DEi) assists families who have a temporary resident visa to enrol in a Queensland Government school.

Some primary and secondary schools have additional requirements to enrol, such as living in the nominated zone near the school – known as the catchment area. Each school has an Enrolment Management Plan.

Make sure the details of any Enrolment M​anagement Plan are checked before making any accommodation decisions.

For further information, please see:

Which temporary residents are assisted?

Before you apply

Please refer to study on another temporary visa application process.

Terms and conditions of the application

Please make sure that you understand the terms and conditions of the application to enrol as a temporary resident in a Queensland Government school.

Temporary Resident Admissions terms and conditions of application.

Ready? Apply now

You can apply using the Temporary Residents Admissions application for authority to enrol form.

How much?

Information about the costs can be found in the following documents:

Need a refund?

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

English as an Additional Language (EAL/D) support

  • Dependent children cannot 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, then the school will plan to provide this support, which is included in the tuition fee.

Accommodation

  • Homestay accommodation is not available to students with a Tourist Visa.
  • All students with a dependant/bridging visa must live with their parent or legal custodian and be under their care while they are enrolled in a Queensland Government school.

Validation of school reports

When a student completes their studies in a Queensland Government school, before they return home they can request that their school reports be validated by DEi. Please refer to the Recognition of Queensland school reports fact sheet.​

Frequently asked questions​

​For more information about the enrolment of temporary residents, ​view the Temporary Residents Admissions ​​​FAQ​​ (PDF, 400KB)​.

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Last updated 05 November 2021