International Education & Training in Queensland

The International Education and Training (IET) sector is a trade and investment success story in Queensland.

It is a significant contributor to the Queensland economy as its second-largest services export.

The IET industry also enriches our community — culturally and socially. It strengthens Queensland’s relationships with other countries and our global connectivity, standing and reputation.

TIQ’s education specialists (IETU – International Education & Training Unit) collaborate with private and public providers to strengthen Queensland’s international education and training industry.

We actively promote our Study Queensland brand and profile our education and training strengths in overseas markets.

International Education & Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026

The International Education & Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026 was  launched on 9 November 2016, providing a framework for industry and government to work together to grow the industry and enhance the state’s reputation as a leading global provider of international education and training services.

The Strategy details 36 specific initiatives aimed at supporting international education and training in Queensland.  The strategy is supported by $25.3 million over the next five years.

Funding is currently available for industry groups to partner with government to deliver projects that will enhance Queensland’s International Education and Training sector.

Read about the Strategy and current funding opportunities

Education and training sectors

Queensland’s international education and training sector includes Higher Education (HE), Vocational Education and Training (VET), and Schools and English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS):

  1. Higher Education: In 2015, China remained Queensland’s largest source market of higher education students, followed by India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
  2. Schools: In 2015, China was the largest source market of students, followed by Germany, Papua New Guinea, Republic of South Korea and Japan.
  3. Vocational Education and Training (VET): In 2015, India was the largest source market of students, followed by South Korea, Brazil, Taiwan and China.
  4. ELICOS: In 2015, China was the largest source market, followed by Brazil, Colombia, Japan and South Korea.

Queensland’s education and training priority markets

Queensland’s top education markets are China, India, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Colombia.

Brazil and Colombia
South Korea

IETU events

Upcoming IETU events will be posted in our events listing as they are announced. Our events  include the following formats:

Inbound Missions
Overseas Missions
Workshops and Seminars
Offshore activities
Online promotions

Commissioner’s intel: Global opportunities for Education & training

View the videos below, and hear from TIQ’s Trade and Investment Commissioners as they speak of the opportunities in the education & training  sector in their region.

Tak Adachi: Education & training opportunities in Japan

Alex Pessagno: Education & training opportunities in Latin America

Donna Massie: Education & training opportunities in Middle East

Oka SimanjuntakEducation & training opportunities in Indonesia

Zijian Zhang: Education & training opportunities in China

Murray Davis: Education & training opportunities in Taiwan

Relevant library resources Complete library

Study, Live And Work In Queensland, Australia

September 5, 2016

Queensland has world-class education and training providers at scenic locations from cities to country towns to the beach. You’ll feel at home in Queensland’s safe, vibrant and relaxed environment. Queensland delivers an abundance of study, lifestyle and work advantages to international students, making it the ideal place to study,

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