Study in Queensland

Study in Queensland

Study in Queensland

Queensland has been constantly growing in all sectors of society, including business, industry, education and tourism. It is situated in the northeast area of Australia, and is the third most populated state.

Queensland is well known for its beaches, and coastal cities and towns, such as Sunshine coast, and Gold coast. Both of these situated on either side of the states capital Brisbane, and are full of excellent places to surf, spend time at the beach and relax in luxury resorts. Queensland is home to many beautiful islands and reefs such as Fraser, Stradbroke and Moreton, and the exquisite Great Barrier. With a climate that boasts beautiful sunny weather over much of the year there are limitless adventures to be had.

Queensland Tafe and Universities have recently been recognised for their excellence, for their innovation and openness to new ideas. A good example of this if their increasing involvement in international student programs. Queensland Universities educate in a way that aims to best serve the student, the progression of learning, and local, national and international community.

There number of campuses situated around Queensland, many in the city and quality regional areas. They provide diverse courses, and the chance to participate in opportunities nowhere else in the world would. Queensland is a welcoming environment and exciting lifestyle to live in, perfect for international students.

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The academic year in Queensland, Australia’s second largest state and its third most populous begins in March at the end of the Australian summer when it is still to warm to spend most of the day without some kind of air-conditioning and lasts for roughly three and a half months until the first long break of the year. So by the time you have finished studying for the semester the winter chill has made an appearance and you notice the clothing of people has changed dramatically. Although, nowhere near as cold as Europe, it is a lovely time to study in Queensland, and I have found I do my best work during this semester.
I am convinced it is because of the lovely conditions at this time.


While, the second semester begins in July and goes through to late October, when studies are finished for the year. This is the business end of the year. The second semester begins in the late winter months and continues throughout spring to early summer when it begins to get warm again, unlike Europe, when the academic year begins in winter and ends in winter. Australia, being in the southern hemisphere begins its academic year in summer and ends it in summer too.


It has become common for many Australian universities to have a third semester that has its duration throughout the summer months for those students wanting to continue on with their degree and finish their course of study earlier, although this option is not available across all disciplines and in all faculties at universities in Queensland.

Term Three is usually the best semester to take extra English language courses so it is possible to compete with your classmates successfully over the traditional academic year period starting in March. It is also possible to complete tertiary preparation studies during this semester so you can start a bachelor’s program with your contemporaries, without having the feeling of always being a semester behind everyone else and having no classmates.

If you are interested in starting your degree or other studies during the third term of the Queensland Academic year than you will be coming into Australia at the hottest time of the year. So, bring some board shorts, sunscreen and a lot of loose fitting shirts because they are going to become your most cherished articles of clothing. Coming into Queensland at this time of the year means that you will be experiencing a Queensland Christmas which is nothing like you experience in Europe. Seafood is just as popular in most Queensland homes during this time of the year as traditional Christmas food. And, if you are invited over to a friend’s house for Christmas lunch you may find you are eating crab meat instead of turkey or pork.


Because you are an international student you do not have a part time option like domestic students. So it can be difficult to earn extra money while you are in the country. But it is not impossible though, because in the mandatory conditions set down by the Australian Government stipulate that an international student can work 20 hours per week if s/he has already enrolled in a course of study on a full time basis. And there is no limit to the hours of work an international student can do when the course is in hiatus throughout the year. If your VISA belongs to the subclass 8105 than this is an option for you if you would like to consider it. Although it would be wise to check with your course provider about how much coursework you would have to complete throughout the term before you got a part time job because you can find that you have bitten off more you can chew. But, it is still possible to earn some cash on the side to make student life a little
more bearable while you in Australia during your academic career.


Apart from the subclass 8105, there are other subclasses for an international student to consider when applying for their VISA to study in Queensland. If you are a student with Australian Defence Force (ADF) or a secondary student, you would apply for a VISA under the subclass 8202. With the 8202 Subclass though, you must maintain a satisfactory attendance record during your course study period and progress along smoothly enough to satisfy your education provider so you don’t get into trouble with the government.

The other mandatory conditions applied to other student VISA’s are:
If you have an 8501, then you must maintain adequate (OSHC) Overseas Health Student Coverage while you are studying in Australia.
Subclass 8516 stipulates that you must continue to satisfy the requirements of your VISA while you are a student in Australia. Your course of study must match the course of study stipulated on your VISA. You must also maintain a satisfactory standard of living and adequate monetary funds so you can continue in your course of study without undue hardship.

A VISA with the subclass designated 8517 is for parents who are bringing school aged children into the country for more than 3 months and emphasises the maintenance of adequate living arrangements for those dependents while they are in Australia.

While VISA subclass 8532 is specifically for people under 18 and also emphasises the maintenance of suitable living arrangements, support and general well being while you are in the country. Subclass 8532 notes that the holder of the VISA with this particular subclass must remain in the custody of a parent or guardian, or a relative over the age of 21 who is of good character. If the holder of the 8532 VISA has no relatives in Australia than they must make arrangements that have been approved by their education provider and meet their requirements for adequate housing, support and general well being while the student is studying in Australia.
These are the main subclasses that a student who wants to come to Queensland to study must consider while they are filling the appropriate documentation.

So, remember that most (if not all Queensland tertiary education providers) provide courses for international students in accordance with governmental regulations that apply to student VISA's. And, all Queensland universities have international student offices that will assist you or your AA education agent with the appropriate information to make your study experience in Queensland a rewarding one.

So, if you are interested in studying in Queensland get the exact dates of course commencement and duration from the education provider of your choose because they are all slightly different with different orientation schedules and international student days and so forth.

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Study Queensland Agency: International Student Services

Deciding to study, work or travel in Australia involves complicated processes of; applications, visas, accommodation and finance. Therefore moving to Australia can be a stressful, as well as incredible, experience.

AA education network offers students the support and advice needed to make this life changing decision as smooth as possible, both at the application stages and throughout their time in Australia. As an independent network, AA provides free services to students in all circumstances, whether they are in Secondary school, a mature student or have additional needs.

The AA Education Network provides vital information and advice for students considering a move to Australia. Once the decision has been made to take the huge step to study abroad, applicants then have to decide where and what to study. An outline of the Australian education system, lifestyle and qualification possibilities, allows prospective students to make informed decisions about their time in Australia.

The network also provides a descriptive background of each Australian State, so that applicants have the knowledge needed to choose which region of Australia suits their individual needs. The network aims to ensure students are fully aware of all the options available to them, by presenting all the possibilities.

The decisions to study abroad, where to study and then what to study, are just the beginning of the study abroad experience. Once these initial choices have been made there is then the complicated process of applying for visas, financing the move and finding accommodation. All of which can be extremely stressful. Therefore the AA service aims to support students both during and after the application process, be it in study, work or travel.

The network provides information regarding applications, documentation, visas, jobs, travel and finance. They will also spend time filling out forms, investigating different options and detailing a step by step process of visa application, all at no cost. The services uses experience within Australian and German education systems to help students find courses which fit their individual needs. The network recognises individual students needs and aims to accommodate these needs as best as they can.

The AA network provides a student orientated service, dedicated to supporting individual problems, requirements and experiences. This unique, free student service will help ensure that a move to Australia is a hassle free and positive, life changing experience.

Queensland is the fastest growing state in the nation with an annual influx of 10 000 people moving from the southern states or overseas to its temperate climate that rivals anywhere in the world. Australia’s third most populous state and its second largest geographically, Queensland stands on the cusp of its old town past and 21st century city capacity to move forward at a rapid rate. But, Queenslanders themselves seem to be unaffected by the development of the last 50 years and retain their unselfconsciousness about the burgeoning growth of Queensland.
Geographically speaking, Queensland has everything, even snowfall during odd times of the year in the hills that straddle the border of Queensland and New South Wales. Queensland’s closest neighbour and traditional sporting rival. But, most people do not come to Queensland for the snow though. They come for the sun. And sunshine is a nearly year round phenomenon for people who live in Queensland to enjoy. Queensland has some of the finest beaches in the world and enough diversity to keep the most ardent traveller wanting to explore the state and its many regions.

To the north and west, Queensland has a significant grassland and desert region that is excellent for grazing a tough breed of cattle exported to overseas clients for hamburger mince. While underground, bauxite and other minerals are mined giving the infrastructure of Queensland considerable wealth.

The Far North of the state encompassing cities like Townsville, Rockhampton and Cairns are Mecca’s for international travellers being gateways to the Great Barrier Reef. Far North Queensland is also home to some of the most beautiful and lush rainforest in the world. That has many tourists from around the world climbing its mountains, swimming in its crystal clear streams, and exploring the caves and other seemingly otherworldly rock formations that make their home in the deep north.

To the west of Brisbane (the capital) we enter into the outback country surrounding the town of Roma and Chinchilla. The gateway to this region of Mars-like-sand, and radiating harshness is the city of Toowoomba; an old colonial town done well, that now rivals many of the other cities and towns in Queensland with its own university and modern lifestyle. The Queensland outback is home to many of the important myths and legends that Australians adhere to define their character traits as a people. During the later half of the 19th century Outback Queensland saw many major work strikes that have influenced the politics of the nation ever since. Outback Queensland is also home to R.M Williams Outback Company and the Tree of Knowledge and the legend that surrounds it.

But, it is the south eastern corner of the state that is the most populous area with an expected 5 million people making the South East home over the next 20 years. This area that extends from the New South Wales border to Bundaberg (5 hours drive) north out to Toowoomba (the gateway to the outback) is the most diverse of all the regions that make up the state of Queensland and has grassland, valleys, mountains, hills, rainforests, snow (sometimes), and glorious surf and calm water beaches. ‘The South East’ as it is referred to by locals has all the amenities of a European city and is one of the most civilised places a person can live. Street crime in the state is very low and a person is usually pretty safe wherever they are.
Queenslanders are often viewed by other Australians as being a bit quirky. And there is some truth to the stereotype. David Malouf a prominent Queensland writer has often remarked about the unselfconsciousness of Queenslanders, the sense of unselfconsciousness being the most defining trait of the people of the north. Queenslanders really do not care too much about what other people think of them and their love for mangoes, rugby league, paw paws, sunburn, XXXX beer, electrical storms, and redback spiders and taipans. But, there is more to Queenslanders than the quirky stereotype that permeates the consciousness of the south.

Queensland has had a mind of its own for a long time since it became a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859, and figured prominently in constitutional politics during the fin de sicle at the end of the 19th century.
Queensland has produced Nobel laureates, Oscar winning film makers, writers of international reputation, Olympic gold medal winning athletes and swimmers, a couple of prime ministers, and the best rugby league team (the Maroons) the sport has ever known.

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Study in Queensland

AA Education Network offers a complete service for people wanting to come to Australia and study at one of the many internationally renowned educational institutions that the country has to offer. AA Education Network will assist you from the moment you contact them and will assist you with all documentation that you will need for a successful stay in Australia even if that time is for three months or six years, AA Education Network will walk you through the process and be a constant net of support while you are in Australia.

AA Education Network offers a detailed and comprehensive service that includes:

Advice and assistance with applying for the appropriate courses
Information on IELTS
Colleges in Australia
Help with all application forms; including translations and other documentation
24 hour a day on ground support while you are in Australia
Help with student visas
Info on airline travel
Help with accommodation and advice on living expenses
Guides on Australian life that include finances and transport
Help with OSHC

After consulting with AA Education Network you will have an answer within 24 hours, your AA Education Agent will come back to you with a reply on whether you were successful with gaining entry into the course of your choice at the institution that you wanted to study at. AA Education Network takes all of the stress out of the process for you with professionalism and empathy.

AA Education Network will help you gain entry into whatever course in Australia you want to get into and they work across all Australian educational sectors.

AA Education Network offers 24hour a day help AA Education Agents can be contacted via email at any time.

AA Education Network is a complete service!

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So talk to AA Education Network today and enquire about what they can do for you.

Study in Queensland

Welcome to our Study in Queensland Portal, your one-stop information centre on the study and training opportunities available in Queensland, Australia. If you are an international student looking for information on study opportunities (English language studies, university education, technical and vocational training opportunities, school studies) in Queensland, this site is for you.

Increasing numbers of international students are choosing Queensland as their study destination. There are many reasons why students want to study in Brisbane such as its excellent reputation for education along with it being Australia's fastest growing and most dynamic region, situated within a beautiful natural environment.

The Study in Queensland Portal is a convenient and comprehensive information portal about the unique opportunities available to you in Queensland, Australia's Smart State.

Are you looking for a course or an institution in Queensland?

Our Study in Queensland Portal helps you to find a course in Queensland.

Do you want to know what life is like as an international student in Queensland?
Are you looking for the perfect place in Australia to study? gives you the information about studying in Queensland you are looking for - the fantastic education and training opportunities.

If you decide to study in Brisbane you will also find many ways to relax such as Australia's best tropical rainforests, great surf beaches, wildlife reserves, and the excitement of a young and vibrant city. More about Queensland

Our international student team welcomes you as an international student in Queensland.

Why Study in Queensland?

Queensland is in the northeast area of Australia, and it is the second largest state in the country, as well as the third most populated. The capital of the state is Brisbane and more than one third of the people in the state live there. There are activity centres around the Brisbane River, it is also a good spot if you like jogging, biking, rollarblading, or just feel like taking a nice walk along the riverside. Brisbane is full of great markets, parks, restaurants, and nightlife. There is also a huge man made pool for the public to use for swimming or sun tanning in the sand.

Queensland also has many places to go where there are better beaches that are actually along side the ocean. If you go a few hours south of Brisbane you are on the gold coast, which is full of excellent surfing beaches and resorts. Also is you go a few hours north of Brisbane you are on the sunshine coast, which is very similar and also has great beaches and resorts to enjoy. Queensland has a beautiful national park, Moreton Island, which has excellent beaches, sand dunes, and crater lakes. It is great to go there for day trips and enjoy snorkelling, swimming, or just relaxing at the Resort.

Another huge attraction that lies on the coast of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef. This particular Reef is so popular because of the vast area it covers, there is 2000 kilometres of coral reef and it contains approximately 30,000 species of marine life. It is a great place to go to, to experience magnificent diving and/or snorkelling.

Queenslands climate is usually good throughout the whole year. The sunshine is great in the summer time and the temperature ranges from 20-30°C (68-86°F). The winter does not get to be that cold either, usually staying between the ranges of 920°C (48-68°F).

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