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International Education and Training

Queensland boasts a leading education and training system comprising nine world-class universities, schools, TAFEs, VET and English language colleges. In 2016 Queensland attracted more than 111,000 international student enrolments from more than 160 nations. Queensland’s international education and training sector is ready to partner for research, student mobility, joint program delivery and capacity building.

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Through the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland we have a bold ambition to position Queensland as the leading destination for international education and training.

Queensland is a global hub for scientific research and discoveries. For more than a decade Queensland has invested heavily in science infrastructure, research and its commercialisation, to build research expertise in medicine, agriculture, food security, energy and environment.

Five Queensland universities made it into the 2016 'Top 150 Under 50' Times Higher Education ranking, more than any other Australian state.

Queensland’s training sector delivers high quality skills training both locally and globally, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Why this sector?

Internationally regarded academic and research staff, well-regulated system and unrivalled education and research infrastructure

Queensland is a place where entrepreneurs, industry, universities and government collaborate to turn great ideas into commercial products

International students consistently rate Queensland as a great place to study and live, with the Gold Coast rated as the best student city by the beach

Investment Opportunities

Opportunities exist for investment across:

  • Education institutions in key markets looking to partner with Queensland providers in co-delivery of programs onshore and offshore, including in Queensland’s key industry areas such as health and medical, tropical medicine, sport, environment, and food and agriculture.
  • Governments, scholarship bodies and agents wishing to refer students and scholars to Queensland for schools, VET, undergraduate and post-graduate studies.
  • Schools and VET sector partnerships in student mobility, joint program delivery and capacity building   

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