Trade Commissioners and clients at Export Week

Queensland Export Week heads to the regions with market updates on international education

Liz Day News

Queensland Export Week headed to the regions with market updates on the international education and training sector from three of Queensland’s Trade Commissioners from Taiwan, ASEAN and China.

Patrick Hafenstein, Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – Taiwan attended an education roundtable in Rockhampton with education providers and stakeholders giving an update on the Taiwanese market and trends in English training and global internship programs. The roundtable discussed skills required in the region and how international students can meet local demand.

Tom Calder, Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – ASEAN headed north to speak at a forum of stakeholders hosted by Study Cairns. Mr Calder said short travel times, common industries and economic stability has positioned the ASEAN region as a prime market for the state’s international education and training sector with Vietnam presenting the newest opportunity to engage.

Julie-Anne Nichols, Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – China presented in Townsville on demand for health specialists in China opening up opportunities for Queensland’s regions. Ms Nichols said health, aged-care, allied health are real growth areas and China is keen to be a leader in Research and Development and interested in university and industry partnerships. Ms Nichols highlighted that education and training in nursing, general practice and aged care were occupational ‘hotspots’ for Asia’s largest economy.