Education and training

The international education sector offers a diversity of education experiences in major cities and regional towns across Queensland and the Gold Coast. Our universities and academics are world leaders in a range of fields, including health and medical research, reef science, and tropical health.

As at November 2016 Queensland’s year to date enrolments across higher education, vocational education and training, schools, English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students and non-award education and training totalled 110,151, including 22,114 enrolments from China, 12,004 enrolments from India, and 3,148 enrolments from Malaysia.

Opportunities within the sector exist for education agents, education media, education influencers, parents and guardians, and students.

International education and training


Queensland’s world-class education and training institutions, inclusive multicultural communities, idyllic locations, and enviable lifestyle makes it the first choice for many international students. Queensland encourages growth in the international education and training (IET) sector and has a comprehensive plan to grow our IET industry. The International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016 – 2026 details 36 initiatives to boost Queensland’s IET sector supported by investment of $25.3 million over the next five years.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast rated by QS World University Rankings as the best student city by the beach in the world, boasts three universities – Griffith, Bond and Southern Cross. The city attracts more than 20,000 international students from more than 125 countries each year. The city’s three research-intensive universities are developing a reputation for cutting-edge research in glycomics, drug discovery and infectious disease, climate change adaptation, 3D printing and prosthetics, digitally enabled technologies and sport management.

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