Types of Study - Choose Brisbane

Types of Study

Australia's seamless education and training framework allows students to access a range of education options, and also move easily between institutions and levels of study.

Brisbane has a full range of study choices including:

Higher Education

Brisbane offers international students some of Australia’s finest higher-education institutions. Our universities have a broad portfolio of areas from Law and Medicine, through to Business, Tourism, IT, Creative Industries and Biotechnology.

Vocational Training

Undertaking vocational training is a great stepping stone to further your study or career. Brisbane’s vocational and training (VET) system enables students to achieve career-focused, practical skills that are valued and sought by employers.

Primary and Secondary School

Brisbane's schools are internationally recognised for providing high-quality education to all students and there is a wide range of both government and private schools.

English Language Courses

Brisbane's English language institutions offer a range of general and specialised courses to learn in an English-speaking environment. Courses are offered for beginners to advanced English speakers, with modern language and multimedia laboratories, university-qualified instructors, study facilities and the opportunity to meet and interact with students from all over the globe.

Pathways and Foundation Studies

Foundation studies or pathway studies provide international students with an opportunity to study a pre-university year within a fully-accredited specialist program as the first step to completing tertiary studies. Classes are taught in English and students are offered a choice of programs, specially developed to meet university requirements.