World-class education


​​​​​​​​Queensland Government schools offer an outstanding curriculum and​ one of the best performing education systems in the world. As an international student, ​you will receive great education​ and be well looked after.

Academic excellence​

If you want to attend one of the best schools in the world, Queensland is the place to study. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Australia is one of the top countries in the world for education with students scoring well above the international average.

World-class​​​ programs

Queensland Government schools offer a mix of lessons and activities to help you reach your full potential. As well as academic lessons, Queensland schools help with career development and offer various courses and programs such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), marine science, farming, performing arts or elite sporting programs.

Read more about our​ choice of subjects​​.

Quality assurance​

In Queensland, we set high standards for our schools and have quality assurance systems in place to make sure our programs for international students are of best quality. Our high standards cover aspects such as:

  • teaching and school management
  • accommodation
  • health and safety
  • student counselling and guidance
  • school facilities.

International students are covered by the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act, which makes sure you are getting the best education and support while in Australia.

School facilities​​

Our schools have everything you need to support your learning. Facilities include well equipped labs for computer, science, and multimedia classes, large art studios and extensive sports facilities.

Our teache​rs

​Queensland has excellent highly-qualified teachers who look after your academic needs as well as your welfare. While studying at a school in Queensland, teachers will help you explore what you are good at and help you be the best you can be.

Our teachers study at a university for at least 4 years and have a degree or postgraduate qualifications.

​Class s​iz​es

Queensland Government schools implement strict class s​izes as follows:

  • 25 students per class in Prep year to Year 3
  • 28 students per class in upper primary school Years 4, 5 and 6
  • 28 students per class in junior high school Years 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • 25 students per class in senior high school Years 11 and 12​.

Education Improvement Branch and EQI s​chool accreditation

The Queensland Government Department of Education regularly reviews all Queensland Government schools to ensure that they are delivering quality education to students. Parents, students and the school community are invited to provide feedback as part of the reviews.

​Regular compliance a​udits are carried out across all accredited EQI schools to ensure a process of continual improvement in the services delivered and the outcomes of the students.

Student satisfaction s​urvey

The following results are from a survey taken in 2020 among 851 international students from Queensland government high schools:

  • 96% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with their program.
  • 94.4% of students would recommend their study program to other international students.
  • 97.5% of students said that the program met or exceeded their expectations.
Last updated 30 June 2023