Apply to Brilliant Futures Gold Coast

Important Points

  • Year 6 students are welcome to apply. Applications will be analysed and students will then sit the Admissions Test. It is an expectation that students demonstrate NAPLAN results in the upper two bands in the majority of components in order to proceed to the testing point: Year 3 and Year 5 NAPLAN reports should be submitted with the application.
  • Students who were not successful in gaining a place in Brilliant Futures Gold Coast, or who withdraw from the Program prior to Year 9, would be welcome to re-apply in Year 9 as per the general process for Queensland Academies admission.

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Key dates for application in 2019 to join the program from 2020

February Applications open
Friday 6 September Applications close for regional, interstate students and those requiring special consideration for the Admissions test
Friday 13 September
Applications close
Saturday 12 October
8:00am – 12:00pm
Admissions Test – Gold Coast Campus, Southport
Friday 15 November Notification of offers


Gold Coast Program

Year 6 Application process and Admissions Test
Notification to selected students
Year 7
Introductory Year
Induction ceremony
Introductory Year Program with engagement in online and face-to-face STEM-based enrichment courses and workshops
Year 8
Investigative Year
Investigative Year Program with practical hands-on application in scientific inquiry and research
Year 9
Pre-Academy engagement
Enrolment interview for Year 10 commencement
Engagement opportunities
Year 10 Commence Queensland Academies, Health Sciences Gold Coast Campus


Program Expectations

  • Submission of Semester Report cards and NAPLAN reports as they become available.
  • Completion of two enrichment activities, preferably one online and one face-to-face workshop in Year 7 and Year 8. We understand that students may already be engaged in a range of extracurricular activities. Queensland Academies Gold Coast has designed the Brilliant Futures Program to complement students’ school and extracurricular commitments

Fee Information

Application fee: $250
Program fee: $250* each year (online course/standard workshop)
STEM Camp levy $100-$150

*Extra and optional workshops may entail an additional fee


We look forward to welcoming the next cohort of Brilliant Futures Gold Coast students to our Gold Coast Campus. For further enquiries contact Queensland Academies, Health Sciences Gold Coast Campus Tel: 5510 1100 E:

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