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Queensland Government Schools
Population = approx. 19 million Politically and economically stable Unique natural environment World class infrastructure in health,
education and technology Federal and State legislative controls on
education Multicultural society
Queensland - Smart State
Population = 3.6 million 2nd largest state in Australia Investing in industries of the future World renowned natural attractions Multicultural atmosphere Low crime rate and safe environment Competitive living and tuition costs 9 universities 350 State High Schools 1100 State Primary Schools
Education Queensland International
Division of Education Queensland that provides schooling programs and services to international students
Links schools, students and families
32 EQI-registered schools deliver secondary studies programs
360 EQI-registered schools offer study tours
Manage the delivery of offshore programs: Year 10 and Unilearn
Manage consultancy projects in many parts of the world
Qld Government Schools
Over 10 years of offering international student programs
Owned and managed by government
Co-educational Excellent academic standards High university entry rate Joint university programme
delivery Qualified, QLD-registered teachers Wide variety of subjects and extra-
curricular activities Special care and support for
High Teaching Standards Minimum 4-year
university degree Teachers registered with
Qld Government Board of Education
Many teachers receive special cross-cultural communications and TESOL training
Class size– Senior Year:
maximum 25 students per teacher
– Junior Year: maximum 30 students per teacher
Solid training from highly-qualified teachers
Sports - golf, soccer, basketball, hockey and many more (Olympic Sports Coaches)
Arts - music and choral music, performing arts program, drama, dance, fine arts, photography, visual arts (enhanced by resident artists and music programs at Griffith University)
Information Technology Languages - English as a
Second Language, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Spanish, Vietnamese
Programs for Gifted and talented students
Maths - Extension Maths Vocational Education and
Some schools have approx. 40 different nationalities
International Student Welcome Day festivals
Diverse multicultural communities
Qld government support -Multicultural Affairs Division, over 66 multicultural development projects
Over 22.2% of Queensland residents were born overseas (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001)
Qld School Structure
Level Year Approx Age
Preschool 5 years
Start: End of January
Finish: Mid December
Secondary English Preparation Program
Group Study Tours
Short term cultural exchange programs for groups of students and adults.
Visitor/Tourist Visa Duration 1 day to 10 weeks Insight into Australian Cultural and
academic life Conversational English and interaction
with local students Tourism activities
EQI Study Tours
14 years experience arranging study tours.
Dedicated multi-lingual team of 5 full-time employees.
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Study Tour Schools
Trained and accredited by EQI personnel.
450 staff accredited to coordinate study tours.
360 primary & secondary schools accredited across Qld.
Homestay Programs Day and Half Day Visit programs Professional Visits New Products:
– Themed programs– ISP Holiday– Parent & Child
# DAY MORNING SESSION AFTERNOON SESSION
01 Monday Arrival at International Airport. Airport reception service and bus transfer to host school. Official welcome and school orientation. Welcome morning tea with buddies.
Integration into the school program.
02 Tuesday English lesson Excursion (accompanied by English teacher).
03 Wednesday English lesson Integration into the school program.
04 Thursday Excursion (accompanied by English teacher).
05 Friday English lesson Farewell lunch function with buddies. Presentation of participation certificates.
06 Saturday Leisure time with host family.
07 Sunday Leisure time with host family.
08 Monday Host families deliver students to host school for farewell. Bus transfer to international airport. Departure.
Sample 1 Week Program
Safe and Enjoyable Homestays
A unique opportunity to experience the lifestyle of a
Queensland family environment
Coordinated by qualified homestay coordinators at each EQI school
Thorough homestay screening and orientation
Stay with school families in a safe and caring environment.
Excellent language environment
Long lasting friendships
3 meals per day and daily transport to/from school
Homestay accommodation Buddy system Integration with local students Welcome & farewell functions,
participation certificates and gifts Pre-departure Orientation Package
Pre-departure Orientation Package
Includes: – Electronic Presentation– Student Pre-Departure Booklet
Aim:– Introduce Queensland– Introduce study tours– Assist with preparation– Inform responsibilities / expected behaviour– Reduce anxiety
English Lessons– Delivered by qualified and registered teachers– Focus on conversational English– Lessons designed to suit each group– Curriculum developed by EQI
Excursions– Discover Queensland’s world famous tourist
attractions, unique wildlife and natural beauty.
Airport transfers and reception
Welcome functionSchool tour / orientationIntegration sessions with buddiesLunch cateringGifts / certificates
TIME PROGRAM DETAIL
9:15am Welcome and exchange of greetings.
10:00am Welcome morning tea and introduction to Australian buddy
11:00am Classroom integration with Australian buddy
2:00pm Activities or classroom integration with buddy
2:30pm Formal farewells and exchange of giftsDepart school
Education professionals can gain experience and knowledge of education in Qld through some of the following activities:– School visits / orientation– Observation / participation activities– Lunch catering and/or refreshments– Presentations on topics of interest– Discussion forums– Information packs
School and camp based themed study tours:Reef and RainforestOutbackSurf and TurfSurvivor
All-inclusive packaged tour for ISP students
Cairns & Sydney During school holidays Fully escorted and supervised by
EQI personnel Opportunity to interact with other
international and local students
Parent and Child
Preschool or primary school based. Children aged 5-9 years + parent. Programs include:
– English lessons.– Buddy system. – Cross-cultural and school activities.– Sightseeing excursions.– Spend a day with an Aussie family.– Flexible accommodation options.
Products under development
Intensive ESL Qld/NSW programs:
– Professional Visits– Sydney tourism add-ons– Co-hosted group programs
1. Agent contacts EQI with enquiry2. EQI prepares quotation3. Agent accepts proposal and
confirmation notice sent to EQI4. EQI locates suitable host school5. 10% Deposit Invoice payable to secure
host school6. Agent can now contact school to
discuss finer details of program
Please contact the Study Tours team for further information.– Phone: 61 7 3224 6042– Email: [email protected]
We look forward to working with you– Sharyn Maskell, Manager– Delia Terpstra, Senior Project Officer– Wendy Ashcroft, Project Officer– Karen Heusner, Project Officer– Uyen Pham, Support Officer