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Study tours

Study tours are short-term programs which combine English language lessons with sightseeing and educational excursions. We can tailor a program to your specific requirements or make recommendations based on our extensive knowledge and experience. Some of our most popular excursions include visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, bushwalking in the Blue Mountains, seeing the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, learning about Aboriginal Culture at local art galleries and museums or finding out more about native Australian animals at a wildlife sanctuary.

CQUEnglish can organise study tours in Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton and Sydney all year round. We have extensive experience in organising study tours for professional groups, government ministries as well as senior high school and university students. We can customise a study tour to suit your subject area or group, such as English for Nursing or Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Study tour programs are not accredited or CRICOS registered programs and are not available as a principal course for student visa holders.

Download our Study Tours Guide

Feedback from our study tour group Meikai 2015 Rockhampton study tour group on Great Keppel Island.

The photo shows the 2015 Meikai University group on Great Keppel Island.

“Thank you so much for all your support during our students and chaperones stay in Rockhampton.

We really appreciate your kindness and hospitality.

Our students returned home safely with wonderful and happy memories in Rockhampton.

We are very pleased to know that they really enjoyed staying with their host family and have had a wonderful experience that would be never possible if they had been in Japan.”

Hiroko Saito
Meikai University, Japan  

Types of study tours

For university students

These study tours are designed to combine English language study with academic studies and cultural activities. The English language content can be either General English (GE) or English for specific purposes e.g. nursing, depending on the specific interests of your group. This is an ideal opportunity to experience life at an Australian university, visit study-related organisations, participate in a range of cultural activities in the local area and take part in academic activities.

For high school students

These study tours combine an English course specially designed to suit the level and interest of high school students, with a fully inclusive and varied program of excursions and activities.

For special interest groups

These study tours are for business, sporting, hobby or other special interest groups and are designed to provide opportunities to learn English and pursue particular interests with an Australian flavour e.g. practise your English speaking skills as you visit places of natural beauty such as wetlands, beautiful coastal areas, national parks and the outback.

Study tour features
  • Specialised classes in business English, pronunciation and writing.
  • Lectures by business professionals or university academics.
  • Day visits to local schools (Rockhampton only)
  • Tourist and leisure activities.
  • Student progress reports and certificate of completion.
  • Dedicated study tour coordinator.
  • 24-hour emergency contact.
  • Homestay accommodation with friendly, caring families.

We offer study tours any time throughout the year. You have the options of joining ongoing GE classes or your own class depending on the size of the group.


In Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, homestay accommodation is organised through the University's preferred provider: Australian Homestay Network (AHN). In Rockhampton, local homestay is arranged by CQUEnglish.

The approximate costs for homestay including meals are:

  • shared room - AU$270 per week
  • single room - AU$300 per week.
Study tour costs

The cost of a study tour will depend on the schedule and activities included.

Sample study tour quote

Below is a GST inclusive sample quote for a 14 day study tour in Rockhampton.

  • Per student based on a group of 15 participants starting at AU$2200.
  • Per student based on a group of 30 participants starting at AU$1600.
  • Per student based on a group of 45 participants starting at AU$1500.

Quotes include:

  • English tuition and cultural, academic and leisure activities according to specific group requirements
  • all transport and entry fees for scheduled activities
  • secondary school and university-based tours at Rockhampton
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • tour guides
  • certificate of completion
  • homestay accommodation and meals, where required
  • daily transport to and from CQUEnglish Language Centre or school (Rockhampton)
  • smartcards for travelling on public transport (Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney)
  • airport meet and greet service.

Quotes do not include:

  • travel between Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton or Sydney and the tour group's home country
  • medical and travel insurance
  • personal items.
More information

If you would like more information or are interested in organising a study tour for your organisation, please email Manpreet on

Tour activities

Study tours are available in our metropolitan locations in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and our regional location in Rockhampton. As part of your study tour, you will enjoy exciting activities which include but are not limited to visiting popular and historical landmarks in each location.

Study tours in Brisbane

Example activities include:

Brisbane Bicycle Tour

Croc Connection at Australia Zoo

Gallery of Modern Art

Kangaroo Point rock climbing

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Roma Street Parkland

Theme Parks - Dreamworld or Movie World

To see a sample of study tour activities you can undertake in Brisbane, download our two week study tours schedule.

Study tours in Melbourne

Example activities include:

Great Ocean Road tour

Ian Potter Centre

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Zoo

Phillip Island


Spotswood Science Museum

Star Observation Wheel

St Kilda Beach

To see a sample of study tour activities you can undertake in Melbourne, download our two week study tours schedule.

Study tours in Sydney

Example activities include:

Blue Mountains tour

Bondi Beach

Darling Harbour cruises

Harbour Bridge climb

Luna Park

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Sydney Opera House tour

Sydney Tower

Taronga Zoo

To see a sample of study tour activities you can undertake in Sydney, download our two week study tours schedule.

Study tours in Rockhampton

Example activities include:

Capricorn Caves

Cooberrie Park (Australian Wildlife Sanctuary)

Dreamtime Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Farm stay

Great Keppel Island

Helicopter flights

Heritage Village

Indigenous Food Discovery

Mount Hay adventure

To see a sample of study tour activities you can undertake in Rockhampton, download our two week study tours schedule.