Become a member of Study Cairns
Congratulations on considering becoming a member of Cairns’ peak international education and training industry body.
Today, Queensland’s two major services exports are tourism and education. International Education is recognised as the 5th largest export and 2nd largest services export contributing almost $3 billion to our economy and creating 19,470 full-time equivalent jobs for Queenslanders including over 1000 jobs in Cairns.
It is estimated that International Education brings in over $150 million annually to Far North Queensland alone. On an annual basis more than 25,000 international students choose to study in Cairns. In addition to its economic contribution, the International Education and Training industry promotes cultural diversity and enrichment, drives innovation and advancement, and gives individuals the skills and knowledge they need to transform their lives.
Study Cairns is dedicated to supporting our members and students achieve growth and maximize opportunities for the Cairns region. Our vision is to see Cairns become the leading regional International Education and Training destination in the Asia Pacific by 2020.
Study Cairns has played a big part in positioning our city over the past 19 years as a premier international study and EduTourism destination, with our schools, English language centres, VET providers and universities attracting students from over 100 countries every year.
Our members make up a progressive network of participants from various sectors of industry. We are proud of our role in bringing together educational institutions, study tours, homestay and sharehouse companies, tourism partners and student support services who all appreciate the value of the international student market. Your involvement in Study Cairns will only make this network stronger and help us reach a wider global audience.
The next 12 months will be even more exciting as we host ANZA 2017 in Cairns, the first time an International Education workshop has been held in a regional area in Australia or New Zealand. We are planning Trade Missions to key destinations to follow on from our successful Trade Mission to Japan in 2016. We also look forward to working closely with our members to promote Cairns in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
It is a dynamic time for our region - we look forward to meeting with your organisation to discuss your membership needs and welcoming you to the Study Cairns team.
Reserve your place at Cairns International Education & Training Summit The International Education and Training (IET) Summit is one of the key projects under the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026. It is an annual event that will bring together the industry and partners to help plan for future activities reflect on […]
Cairns a draw card for foreign students A senior CQUniversity academic predicts that international tertiary students in Cairns will outnumber their domestic counterparts in five years. Senior international and services deputy vice-chancellor Alastair Dawson said the destination and proximity to Asia would draw increasing numbers of students from overseas to study in Cairns. He told […]