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					Education Queensland

       Queensland Facts
       Arrival in Queensland
       Cost of Living
       Sample Costing
       School Calendar
       Program Fees

In Queensland, students live in a safe and caring multicultural society within a politically stable and
economically strong environment. Students gain a world-class education whilst reaping the benefits of
Queensland's vibrant low cost living and relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

Queensland Facts

Population: 3.8 million, with a median age of 35.5 years old.
Area: Second largest state in Australia.
Climate: Tropical to sub-tropical in the north and sub-tropical in the south.
Economy: Queensland has the fastest growing economy in Australia.
One of the World's Best Cities
The state's capital city, Brisbane, won the vote for World's 8 Best Cities to live in by the Economist
Intelligence Unit 2004 survey

Arrival in Queensland

Airport Reception Service - On request, schools can organise for students to be met at the airport and
taken to their home stay accommodation or school. There is a charge for this service. (This service is
also available on departure.)

Cost of Living

Queensland has a low cost of living compared to the other Australian states and territories as well as
other countries. Brisbane, Queensland's capital has one of the lowest costs of living of all the major
Australian cities and almost half that of the world's most expensive cities:
Source: William M Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2006. Last updated March 2006


Sample costs of Studying and Living in Queensland*

Study Abroad Junior Program (1 Semester)                                 Estimated Costs (AUD$)
Study Abroad (1 semester) Tuition Fee                                                                    5,000
Homestay @ $200/week x 26 weeks                                                                          5,200
6 months of health insurance                                                                               162
Airport pick-up service                                                                                    100
Tuition bond                                                                                               500
Homestay bond                                                                                              500
Homestay management fee                                                                                    200
Stationery                                                                                                 100
Uniform**                                                                                                  250
Public transport @ $20/week x 26 weeks                                                                     520
Additional spending money @ AU$60/week                                                                   1,560
TOTAL                                                                                                   14,092
High School Program, Senior Program (1 Year)
1 Year Tuition Fee                                                                                      11,000
Homestay @ $200/week x 50 weeks                                                                         10,000
12 months of OSHC                                                                                          324
Airport pick-up service                                                                                    100
Tuition bond                                                                                             2,000
Stationery                                                                                                 200
Uniform***                                                                                                 500
Public transport @ $20/week x 50 weeks                                                                   1,000
Additional spending money @ AU$60/week                                                                   3,000
TOTAL                                                                                                   28,124

* Costs are indicative estimates only and may vary depending upon each student's individual circumstances.
** Cost of uniform will vary from school to school.
*** The above assumes 1 sport uniform, 1 winter and 1 summer uniform.




School Calendar

  Year      School                  Term Date                Application Cut-off Date (Lodgement of
             Term                                            complete application for AL 1 & 2 or PVA approval
                                                             for AL 3 & 4. Allow 3 months for AL 4 eVisa
                                                             applications.)
2007           1      29 January - 5 April                   18 December 2006
               2      17 April - 22 June                     6 March 2007
               3      10 July - 21 September                 29 May 2007
               4      8 October - 14 December*               27 August 2007
*2007 - Year 12 students finish on 16 November, Year 10 & 11 students finish on 30 November
2008           1      29 January - 4 April                   18 December 2007
               2      15 April - 27 June                     3 March 2008
               3      15 July - 19 September                 2 June 2008
               4      6 October - 12 December*               25 August 2008
*2008 - Year 12 students finish on 21 November Years 10 & 11 students finish on 28 November
2009           1      27 January - 9 April                   16 December 2008
               2      21 April - 26 June                     9 March 2009
               3      14 July - 18 September                 1 June 2009
               4      5 October - 11 December*               24 August 2009
*2009 - Year 12 students finish on 20 November, Years 10 & 11 students finish on 27 November.
2010           1      27 January - 1 April                   16 December 2009
               2      13 April - 25 June                     1 March 2010
               3      13 July - 17 September                 31 May 2010
               4      4 October - 10 December*               23 August 2010
*2010 - Year 12 students finish on 19 November, Years 10 & 11 students finish on 26 November
Program Fees: 2008 Fee Schedule

                                                           Fee
                          Program                                              Period
                                                         (AUD $)
Dependant Children of Overseas Students
Visitor Visa Students
Primary School (Years 6 - 7)                                       1 academic year
                                                         $10,000
                                                                   (12 months)
Junior High School (Years 8 - 10)                                  1 academic year
                                                         $10,000
                                                                   (12 months)
Senior High School (Years 11 - 12)                                 1 academic year
                                                         $11,000
                                                                   (12 months)
International Baccalaureate (Years 11 - 12)                        1 academic year
                                                         $12,500
                                                                   (12 months)
                                                         $6,750    1 semester (6 months)
High School Preparation                                            1 week (each school term is
                                                          $320
                                                                   approximately 10 weeks)
                     2
Junior Study Abroad (Years 8 - 10)                                 1 academic year
                                                         $10,000
                                                                   (12 months)
                                                         $7,500    3 terms (9 months)
                                                         $5,000    1 semester (6 months)
                                                         $3,000    1 term (3 months)
                     2
Senior Study Abroad (Years 11 - 12)                                1 academic year
                                                         $11,000
                                                                   (12 months)
                                                         $8,500    3 terms (9 months)
                                                         $6,000    1 semester (6 months)
                                                         $3,500    1 term (3 months)
Homestay: Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast    $200     per week
Homestay: Toowoomba, Townsville, Hervey Bay               $180     per week
                                        1
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)                      $348     1 year
                                                          $261     9 months
                                                          $174     6 months
                                                          $87      3 months
Holiday Adventure: Cairns (ex Brisbane)                  $1,600    1 week (approx)
Holiday Adventure: Sydney (ex Brisbane)                  $1,450    1 week (approx)
Holiday Adventure: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra (ex
                                                         $1,850    2 weeks (approx)
Brisbane)
2009 Fee Schedule

                                                                          Fee
                             Program                                                              Period
                                                                        (AUD $)
Dependant Children of Overseas Students
Visitor Visa Students
Primary School (Years 6 - 7)                                                         1 academic year
                                                                        $10,000
                                                                                     (12 months)
Junior High School (Years 8 - 10)                                                    1 academic year
                                                                        $10,500
                                                                                     (12 months)
Senior High School (Years 11 - 12)                                                   1 academic year
                                                                        $12,000
                                                                                     (12 months)
International Baccalaureate (Years 11 - 12)                                          1 academic year
                                                                        $13,500
                                                                                     (12 months)
                                                                         $7,250      1 semester (6 months)
High School Preparation                                                              1 week (each school term is
                                                                          $340
                                                                                     approximately 10 weeks)
                        2
Junior Study Abroad (Years 8 - 10)                                                   1 academic year
                                                                        $10,500
                                                                                     (12 months)
                                                                         $7,875      3 terms (9 months)
                                                                         $5,250      1 semester (6 months)
                                                                         $3,150      1 term (3 months)
                        2
Senior Study Abroad (Years 11 - 12)                                                  1 academic year
                                                                        $12,000
                                                                                     (12 months)
                                                                         $9,000      3 terms (9 months)
                                                                         $6,500      1 semester (6 months)
                                                                         $3,850      1 term (3 months)
Homestay: Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast                    $230       per week
Homestay: Toowoomba, Townsville, Hervey Bay                               $190       per week
                                        1
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)                                      $348       1 year
                                                                          $261       9 months
                                                                          $174       6 months
                                                                          $87        3 months
Holiday Adventure: Cairns (ex Brisbane)                                   TBC        1 week (approx)
Holiday Adventure: Sydney (ex Brisbane)                                   TBC        1 week (approx)
Holiday Adventure: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra (ex
                                                                          TBC        2 weeks (approx)
Brisbane)

Notes on Fees - All Courses

     1.   This is an annual fee determined by the Health Cover Provider, which may rise subject to pricing
          conditions.
     2.   All extensions to Study Abroad programs will be charged according to the duration of the extension.

        2008 published fees will apply from 1 January - 31 December 2008. 2009 published fees will apply from
      1 January - 31 December 2009. All fees and charges are subject to change after this date.
        All fees must be paid in Australian dollars in advance for 12 months or the duration of the course (if less
      than 12 months).

Tuition Fee Coverage

The tuition fee covers:

         airport pickup (excluding Dependant and Visitor Visa students)
         all aspects of compulsory schooling and teaching costs
         textbook hire
         compulsory subject-related excursions
         supervision and counselling (academic and personal) throughout your program abroad
         enrolment in a Queensland Government high school
         pre-departure and post-arrival orientation information
         ESL services
         student identification card for student concession fares where public transport is available
        support of a local school International Student Coordinator and/or Homestay Coordinator who is a
      representative of your school.
        management of homestay fees.

The tuition fee does not cover:

        the cost of homestay accommodation
        school uniform
        school activities that are not compulsory, such as optional excursions and performances
        personal items and holiday travel
        stationery
        lunch at school
        passport and visa application fees
        international and domestic travel

Students may be required to pay additional fees relating to specialist subjects and activities depending on the
subjects selected.

                       (Queensland Government – Department of Education, Training and the Arts)

				
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