Education and training
International education and training in Queensland
The international education and training (IET) sector is a trade and investment success story in Queensland.
About 100,000 students from across the globe choose to pursue their education in Queensland.
At our schools, universities, English language intensives and vocational education and training providers; international students are discovering the benefits of a world-class education in Queensland – exciting employment outcomes, unrivalled lifestyle and warm and welcoming communities.
It is a significant contributor to the Queensland economy, and is the State’s second largest services export. Every year we calculate the contribution of international education and training to regional Queensland economies.
The IET industry enriches our community – culturally and socially. It strengthens Queensland’s relationships with other countries and our global connectivity, standing and reputation.
Trade and Investment Queensland’s education specialists, Study Queensland, 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.
Queensland’s IET roadmap 2021–2022
In 2016 the Queensland Government funded the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016–2026 and Study Queensland successfully implemented a range of initiatives to support the IET sector.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, Study Queensland shifted its focus to rapidly respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on Queensland’s IET sector, including support for students and businesses, and planning for the safe arrival of international students. While Study Queensland continues to respond to the continuing and far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the 2021–22 IET Roadmap will replace the IET Strategy and a revised strategic approach will be considered in 2022 to align with the Government’s overarching trade and investment approach.