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Queensland Academy for Creative Industries


The Queensland Academy for Creative Industries caters for students in Years 10, 11 and 12, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) program as the only curriculum framework in Years 11 and 12. Year 10 students complete a Pre-IB course of study that prepares them for the rigour and skill set required to successfully complete the IB Diploma. Students undergo a selective entry process prior to an offer of enrolment. The IB Diploma Program provides students with the opportunity of global university entry and in most cases advanced standing arrangements with universities. The IB Diploma Program is externally moderated to give assurance to universities of the high quality of graduates.


The Queensland Academy for Creative Industries recognises as its prime obligation the provision of this specialised educational program for students who, through rigorous testing, are judged to be well placed to achieve the IB Diploma.

This plan sets out the requirements for enrolment of students at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries.

Enrolment capacity of the Academy

The Academy currently has the capacity to enrol up to 450 students across Years 10, 11 and 12.

Enrolment Policy

Under Chapter 8 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (the Act), a Principal must enrol a student at the school the student is entitled to be enrolled. Students enrolling at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries must be eligible for general enrolment in State schools and must also satisfy the specific Enrolment Criteria of the Academy set out in this plan.

Queensland Academies Enrolment Eligibility Committee

The Enrolment Eligibility Committee consists of the Manager, Queensland Academies Brand Division (chair); the Academy Principal; a representative of the Academy Parents and Citizens Association and an elected staff representative.

Review of Queensland Academies Enrolment Eligibility Committee assessments

Applicants who have been refused enrolment by the Academy Principal on the basis of a report by the Enrolment Eligibility Committee will be notified in writing of the reasons for the refusal by the Manager, Queensland Academies Brand Directorate.

Applicants may seek a formal review of an unsuccessful assessment by making a written submission to the Queensland Academies Enrolment Eligibility Committee. This submission should present evidence to substantiate a claim that the stated criteria have not been applied correctly or fairly.

The EEC and the relevant campus Principal will, where possible, provide written advice to the applicant within 14 days of the applicant's submission. The EEC and Principals decision on the review will be final.

Review Date

The Enrolment Eligibility Plan for the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries is internally reviewed each year, and if required, updated to reflect any changes to enrolment capacity.

*The Higher Ability Selection Test is a test developed and scored by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

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