Government and industry working together
Queensland's International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016–2026 (Strategy) provides a framework for industry and government to work together to grow the sector and enhance the state’s reputation as a leading global provider of international education and training services.
In 2019 IET supported*:
- $5.6bn in export revenue
- 20,294 roles directly in higher education, Vocational Education and Training, English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and high schools. It also employed 7,186 people indirectly
- The economic and cultural development of Regional Queensland
(1 in 3 international students study outside Brisbane)
*Deloitte, International education and training snapshot: Queensland 2019
Working closely with IET stakeholders supports the state’s broader trade and investment strategies and the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland plan. It articulates the Queensland Government’s vision for the industry.
A strong and sustainable international education and training industry that facilitates global engagement, produces lifelong ambassadors for Queensland, and becomes a key catalyst for growing Queensland’s knowledge economy.
Key focus of the strategy
The Strategy is built around 4 key areas:
- Promoting Queensland internationally
- Enhancing the student experience
- Strengthening the regions, and
- Connecting the industry.
Snapshot of the Queensland IET industry
Click the image below to view the full Snapshot of the Queensland IET industry [PDF].
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