Australia’s global reputation as a supplier of first-class education and training has facilitated the development of its sophisticated, competitive education industry. 

Australia enjoys a flexible and highly developed education system that has produced an innovative and productive workforce across the nation. Providing education services to foreign students is a major area of growth with education-related travel services - Australia’s largest services export. Figures show that there is ongoing potential for growth in Australian education exports.

The demand for world-class education services delivered in English in the Asian region will continue to grow and the Australian education industry is perfectly positioned to satisfy such demand- and has already begun doing so. The number of international students in Australia hit a record high in 2016 with more than half a million choosing to study in Australia. 

The combination of a growing demand for services, and a Government committed to educational reform creates an environment with significant potential for investment across the education sector.