Brisbane is Australia’s new-world city – a multicultural hub of creativity and innovation that provides students with world-class research facilities and forward-thinking education providers, all in a safe, subtropical environment made for outdoor living. Key benefits of studying in Brisbane include:
Career opportunities: Post-study career opportunities are a reality in Brisbane. Over the past decade, the city has sustained the fastest employment growth of all Australian capital cities, now employing more than one million people. With annual economic growth at more than 4 per cent, Brisbane has developed an appetite for skilled workers and many international students choose to stay in Brisbane and join our dynamic workforce. Today, Brisbane exhibits the highest share of full-time jobs amongst Australian capital cities, with full-time employment accounting for 72.3 per cent of total employment.
World-class education providers: Brisbane draws great strength from its education sector and our institutions compare with the world’s best. Recognised for the quality of their graduates, our educational institutions are predominantly located near the central business district and lifestyle precincts – offering great proximity to integrated transport networks and opportunities for part-time work whilst studying.
Lifestyle and weather: Brisbane is renowned for its lifestyle. Our people are friendly and optimistic and with an average of 300 days of sunshine every year, Brisbane offers a healthy outdoor lifestyle mixed with a love of sports and the arts. The city offers an abundance of leisure activities and within one hour of Brisbane are Heritage-listed forest and marine parks, some of the world’s largest sand islands, unique wildlife and pristine rainforests. On the day-to-day side of life, the city caters for all the visiting student essentials with great dining, shopping, entertainment and accommodation choices that cover communal living, boarding with Australian families, independent living, shared and on-campus accommodation. Brisbane has also been rated as one of Australia’s least expensive capital cities.
Strong economy: Australia recorded its 18th consecutive year of growth in 2010 and according to the International Monetary Fund has the best economic prospects in the developed world. Real gross domestic product growth sees the state of Queensland outperforming global competitors such as Japan, the United Kingdom and United States of America. Recognised as one of the top ten Asian cities of the future, Brisbane is firmly connected to global markets and the world community. Many multinationals have invested in the city – attracted by the open, supportive, stable and cost-competitive business environment.