Curriculum licensing - existing clients


The Department of Education International (DEi) plays a significant role in the development and establishment of its offshore Queensland curriculum and Recognised Schools. Our clients are listed below. 

Australian International School (AIS), Sharjah, United Arab of Emirates

Based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Australian International School (AIS) Sharjah was formed through an arrangement between the Al Sharif Investment Trading Group and the Queensland Government in 2005 to provide quality education for discerning locals and expatriates. AIS Sharjah was the first international school to be granted the status of Queensland Recognised School in 2011.

The school is located within the Sharjah University City Complex, close to the Dubai border and a short distance to the Knowledge Village – a complex of international and local tertiary education providers.

With a reputation for high standards in education, AIS Sharjah was awarded the Excellence in Internationalising the School Curriculum Award at the 2017 DEi Conference. The school is firmly committed to developing global citizens, with one student awarded a Global Student Leadership Award at the 2018 DEi Conference.​

Find out more about the Australian International School, Sharjah.

Apply to become a Queensland curriculum licensed and Recognised School​.

Hangzhou Dong Fang School, People’s Republic of China

Hangzhou Dong Fang School (HDFS) was established in 1994 as an affiliate to the Middle School of Zhejiang University and operates as a private school with full boarding facilities.​

The school is located in the prestigious West Lake District and boasts a campus environment with well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, sports facilities and boarding house. 

HDFS became a Queensland Recognised School in 2012. In May 2018, the school was awarded the Excellence of a School in Internationalising the School Curriculum Award at the 2018 DEi Conference.

Apply to become a Queensland curriculum licensed and Recognised School​.

Lihir International School, Papua New Guinea

Lihir International School is a Kindergarten to Year 9 School (Year 10 in 2021), of approximately 120 students, situated on Lihir Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea. The student population is approximately 80% Papua New Guinean and 15% Australian, with a small number of children from other countries also attending the school. 

Students study a blended curriculum based on the Australian curriculum, due to the school’s licensing agreement with Queensland Department of Education and the school’s registration with the PNG Department of Education. 

Lihir International School shares a strong partnership with its community and the school is the focus of many well-supported community events. Staff at Lihir International School have high expectations of all students and challenge them to be successful, enquiring learners while acknowledging individual differences and learning needs.

Find out more about the Lihir International School, PNG.

Apply to become a Queensland curriculum licensed and Recognised School​.

Nauru Secondary School, Republic of Nauru

The State of Queensland, acting through the Department of Education (DoE), entered into an offshore curriculum licensing agreement with the Department of Educa​tion, Republic of Nauru in 2013. The Nauru Secondary School was given the status of Queensland Recognised School with the goal of developing a sustainable and effective learning organisation to improve learning outcomes for all Nauruan students.

Apply to become a Queensland curriculum licensed and Recognised School​.

Qingdao Guokai Middle School, People’s Republic of China

Qingdao Guokai Middle School, China, affiliated with Guokai Education Group, was established in 1995. It is a full-time regular senior high school and became a Queensland recognised school in March 2016, with the qualification to accept students in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) program.

Apply to become a Queensland curriculum licensed and Recognised School​.

New Taipei Yuteh Private School, Taiwan

New Taipei Yuteh Private School is a bilingual private school located in the Tucheng District, New Taipei City. Established in 2001, the school includes a nursery and kindergarten, junior and senior school. Students learn in a bilingual and multicultural environment.

The school ensures its students develop a broad view of the world while retaining their cultural pride and identity, through various international exchange and immersion programs. The school became a Queensland Recognised School in mid-2018. 

Apply to become a Queensland curriculum licensed and Recognised School​.

Last updated 01 April 2021