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.
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):
- Higher Education: In 2015, China remained Queensland’s largest source market of higher education students, followed by India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
- Schools: In 2015, China was the largest source market of students, followed by Germany, Papua New Guinea, Republic of South Korea and Japan.
- Vocational Education and Training (VET): In 2015, India was the largest source market of students, followed by South Korea, Brazil, Taiwan and China.
- 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.
Upcoming IETU events will be posted in our events listing as they are announced. Our events include the following formats: