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Fee exemptions for eligible dependant students of temporary visa holders

The Department of Education and Training's (DET) Temporary Residents Admissions Centre (TRAC) assists families with temporary resident visas to enrol in Queensland state schools.

Who does TRAC assist?

Exemptions for school age dependants of student visa holders

The Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 External Link provides authority for the Department of Education and Training (DET) to charge a fee for the education of a person at a state school who is not:

The power to charge a fee includes the power to "exempt any person or matter from payment of the fee".

School age dependants of student visa holders may be exempt from the requirement to pay tuition fees for their education (Prep - Year 12) in Queensland state schools. 'School age dependant' of a student visa holder means a member of the family unit of the student visa holder who has turned 5, but has not turned 18 (see the Migration Regulations 1994 [Cth]). Any exemption only applies for the duration of the primary student visa holder's course of study in Queensland.

The DET Fee exemption policy Adobe PDF document External Link outlines:


Parents must notify TRAC in writing within 7 days of any changes to the parent's:

Find out more information about Temporary Residents Admissions.

How to contact us

Telephone: 1800 316 540 (within Australia)
Telephone: +61 7 3513 5301 (outside Australia)

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