Student Bodies & Associations

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Australian schools are governed by student bodies and assisted by various student associations. International students looking for primary or secondary level schooling can find an appropriate school through one of the student bodies below. Student associations assist international students at a tertiary education level. Both provide support to international students.

Education Queensland International

Education Queensland International (EQI) (trading on behalf of the Queensland Department of Education and Training) develops and promotes programs for international students who want to study at a Queensland Government school. Find out more about Brisbane schools here.

Independent Schools Queensland

Studying at a Queensland independent school provides students with a unique opportunity to further their education while learning about Australian life and culture. Queensland independent schools welcome international students to study in a range of individual and group programs. Students can enrol in registered schools for periods of longer than three months on a full-time basis. Many independent schools also offer short-term study programs of less than three months.

Click on “Brisbane” on the map to see a list of CRICOS-registered independent schools in Brisbane.

Queensland Catholic Education Commission

Catholic schools in Queensland welcome overseas students to study in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Catholic schools educate about one in five Queensland students, with more than 3900 students studying on a visa including 267 overseas students across 47 schools. Look up QCEC Brisbane schools on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) that lists all Australian education providers offering courses to people studying in Australia on student visas.

Council of International Students Australia

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is the national peak student representative organisation for international students studying at the postgraduate, undergraduate, private college, TAFE, ELICOS and foundation level. CISA lobbies and advocates on behalf of international students on key issues such as accommodation, immigration and employability at the State and Federal Government level.