There are a range of secondary schools in North Queensland, (Townsville and Cairns) for international students and these include co- educational (male and female students) or single gender schools. All schools enrolling international students are required to be CRICOS registered. (Commonwealth Registration of Institutions & Courses for Overseas Students).
To successfully complete Queensland senior secondary certificate (Years 11 and 12) students sit for exams and receive an official certificate of education. The Queensland education certificate is recognised by all Australian universities, higher education and vocational education and training institutions, as well as many institutions internationally.