Temporary Residents Admissions

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​​​​​​The Department of Education and Training’s (DET) Temporary Residents Admissions Centre (TRAC) assists families with temporary resident visas to enrol in Queensland state schools.  

How to apply

The application process is outlined in the Temporary Residents Admissions Centre – Application Process (PDF, 337KB) factsheet.  Applications must be submitted using the appropriate application form.  

Please apply using the  EQI TRAC Application form (PDF, 624KB​) ​​​

​Client service standards  

The Temporary Residents Admissions Centre aims to consistently deliver quality  services to stakeholders of our international student programs delivered in Queensland Government 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 EQI International Student Programs Client Service Standards.​​​

Who does the temporary residents admissions centre assist?  

  • Dependants of international students 

  • Bridging visa holders 

  • Tourist visa holders​

Application and enrolment fees

Information about application and enrolment fees can be found in the Fee Structure and Exemption Criteria (PDF, 225KB) factsheet.  

Terms and conditions

The terms and conditions of application to enrol as a Temporary Resident  in a Queensland Government school are outlined in the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 250KB) factsheet.

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.


  • Students under 16 years of age enrolling as a tourist visa student must reside with a close family relative, as defined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

  • Close family relatives are required to produce documentation which proves  their relationship to the child. EQI retains the right to reject applications for which appropriate documentation is not provided. 

  • Parents of students who are aged 16-18 and want to live with a family friend  or distant relative during their attendance at a Queensland state high school must complete section 3 of the Tourist Visa Student Program application form. 

  • 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. 


Refund policy  

Temporary Residents Admissions Centre Application for Refund​ (PDF, 293KB)

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Last reviewed 08 March 2016
Last updated 23 January 2017