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Primary School

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The EQI Primary School program is for students who want to come to Queensland to study in Prep to Year 7.

Students participate in the Queensland Primary School curriculum, which is taught by world-class teachers in small classroom groups.  EQI Primary Schools encourage a global perspective and promote a safe and friendly learning environment for all students. EQI Primary School students who are from a non-English speaking background also receive quality EAL/D support, delivered by specialist EAL/D teachers.

General information about the EQI Primary School program can be found in the EQI Primary School Program (PDF, 2.6 MB).

EQI Primary Schools

Government Primary Schools which support international education in Queensland are called EQI Primary Schools.



Gold Coast

Sunshine Coast

Find out more information about EQI Primary Schools, view their profiles.

Entry Criteria

Students in Prep to Year 7 can enter the EQI Primary School program based on the following conditions:

  • The minimum program period is six months in duration
  • Students in Prep to Year 6 may commence at the beginning of any school Term
  • Students in Year 7 may commence or at the beginning of Term 1 or 2 only


EQI Primary School students must reside with a close family relative, as defined by Division 1.2 of Migration Regulations. These regulations define a close family relative as:

  • A parent or step-parent
  • An aunt or an uncle
  • A Grandparent or step-Grandparent

EQI will closely monitor the residency status of the close family relative to ensure continuous care and support of the student.

Guidance Officer and International Student Coordinator

Every EQI Primary School has a dedicated Guidance Officer and International Student Coordinator. These support staff are trained to provide advice about study options and student matters including extra curricular activities, health and personal matters.

It is the International Student Coordinator's number one priority to ensure that EQI Primary School students experience quality outcomes from their EQI Primary School program.

Further Information

More information about program fees.

Full Terms and Conditions can be found in the International Student Program Application Form (PDF, 1 MB).

Translations for the International Student Agreement terms and conditions are available in the following languages –

Student Visas

All international students must hold a valid student visa for the duration of their studies. Information about the protection a student visa provides: ESOS Framework (PDF, 42 KB).

Apply for a EQI Primary School

To apply, use the following Application Form:

Student Application Form (PDF, 775 KB)

Translation is provided by Google for your convenience. Education Queensland International is not responsible for the accuracy of the translation. Readers should always refer to the English original as the source of information.


General Enquiries

+61 7 3224 6958

+61 7 3224 6973


Education Queensland International
PO Box 15050
City East QLD 4002


Last reviewed
15 December 2013
Last updated
15 December 2013

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