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International education

Industry clusters

  • Lot Fourteen Innovation Precinct

    Adelaide’s creation and innovation neighbourhood spans seven hectares and is a mixed-use precinct that combines nature, culture, enterprise and people in a way only Adelaide can.

  • Adelaide BioMed City

    The centrepiece of South Australia’s health and medical industries is Adelaide BioMed City - one of the largest health precincts in the Southern Hemisphere.

Industry resources

  • International Education Association of Australia

    IEAA strives to empower professionals, engage institutions and enhance Australia’s reputation as a provider of world-class education.

  • Austrade Education services and peak bodies

    A comprehensive list of government, peak bodies and associations relating to international education and higher education.

  • International student visas

    Learn more about visas available for international students.


    ISANA is an association of international education professionals whose members are dedicated to the advancement of international education.

  • ICEF

    Global market leaders in business-to-business networking events and services for the international education sector.

  • International student accommodation

    Almost 4,000 students choose to live in and around the Adelaide city centre, with plenty of options available.

  • South Australian Training Advocate

    A world-class training system that supports South Australians to effectively participate in employment and skills formation.

Investment bodies and organisations

  • Venture Catalyst Fund

    An initiative of the South Australian Government and the University of South Australia encouraging student entrepreneurship and the creation of local startups by providing funding for early-stage ventures founded by UniSA students and recent graduates.

  • South Australia Landing Pad

    Supports companies with up to $80,000 looking to make their first investment in South Australia, Australia or the Asia Pacific Region.

  • R&D Tax Incentive

    The Australian Government provides a Research & Development Tax Incentive of up to 43.5% for companies with a group turnover under $20 million.

  • Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund

    $27.9 million fund supporting researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to accelerate their progress with funding from the South Australian Government.

  • Supporting Innovation in South Australia (SISA) visa

    A new visa arrangement designed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to take forward innovative ideas and launch seed stage startups.

Knowledge and innovation

  • The University of Adelaide

    Continuously ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, the University of Adelaide challenges and inspires.

  • The University of South Australia

    A university ranked 25th in the world’s top 50 under 50.

  • Flinders University

    Providing industry driven degrees, internationally recognised teachers and world-class research.

  • Torrens University Australia

    Preparing international students with the skills and knowledge they need to be employment-ready.


    Courses cover more than 80 areas of industry and activity, with flexible delivery options that suit the needs of students.

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)

    Offering courses to build job-specific skills across a wide range of industries in Australia.

  • SACE International

    A globally recognised pre-university program that awards students the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and provides entry into the world’s top universities.

  • Carnegie Mellon University

    A private, global, research university which stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions.

Primary connections

  • Austrade – building the international education sector

    Austrade is responsible for the international marketing and promotion of Australian education and training.

  • StudyAdelaide

    Promoting Adelaide as the city designed for life, StudyAdelaide’s key marketing activities include targeted global digital campaigns, country specific websites and social media channels.

  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment

    Working to ensure Australia is recognised as a regional and world leader in education and a partner of choice for international collaboration.

  • South Australian Department for Education

    The Department for Education provides a range of integrated education and training to benefit young people and families. The department works to improve young people’s education, safety and developmental outcomes throughout their transition to employment.

Sector growth

  • Flinders Village

    A new development of a world-class health research facility, providing state of the art research facilities, as well as teaching simulation and clinical research spaces.

  • International Education Sector Plan

    International Education 2030 sets an ambitious target of achieving a $3 billion industry and employing 23,500 South Australians by the year 2030 in education-related jobs and those within the wider economy.

  • JLL Report

    South Australia’s future accommodation needs for the growing demand from international students has been outlined in an independent JLL report commissioned by the South Australian Government.

Sector insights

  • International education

    South Australia’s international education sector plays a critical role in our economy and continues to attract new students, new industries and new investors to our state.

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