Quality assurance

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The objective of Quality Assurance (QA) is to ensure that all international students are satisfied with the quality of their Queensland study experience.  EQI is Australia’s leader in the implementation and design of quality educational services for international students. 

The following quality standards mean that international students are assured of receiving the support they need to focus on their studies and enjoy the benefits of studying in a Queensland Government school or college.  


Teac​her qualifi​c​ations

Students can expect to be taught by teachers at Queensland Government schools who hold a minimum of a four year undergraduate university degree and many have postgraduate qualifications. 

Class size​​​s

Queensland Government schools comply with the following class size recommendations:

  • 25 students recommended per class in senior high school (Years 11 and 12) and in Prep to Year 3 classes 

  • 28 students recommended per class in junior high school (Years 7 to 10) and upper primary schools (Years 4 to 6)

School Im​​p​​rovement Unit

The Department of Education regularly reviews all Queensland Government schools to ensure they are delivering quality education to students. 

​Community feedback is an essential part of the reviews, with parents, students and the community invited to have their say.

EQ​I school ​accreditation 

All Queensland Government schools which are marketed by EQI are accredited according to National Code requirements to provide quality programs for international students - find out more about them all​.

​Regular compliance audits 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 satisfa​​c​tion survey

The following results are from the 2016 survey which was delivered to 1700 international students enrolled in Queensland Government high schools:

  • Overall, 97% of students were either satisfied or very satisfied with their program
  • 97% of students would recommend their EQI program to other international students
  • 82% of students said that the program met or exceeded their expectations
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Last reviewed 08 June 2016
Last updated 02 May 2018