The hosting of the 2018 DEi Conference has been made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.  Please visit our sponsorship options page to see how your organisation could support this conference.

Award Sponsor

For 19 years, Allianz Worldwide Partners has provided health insurance and assistance to overseas students and visitors. Working with many of Australia’s leading education institutions, we are a leading provider of overseas student health cover.

As a company, we ‘Dare and care, anytime, anywhere’. We Dare to be different with many new exciting projects now being delivered. We Care by inviting you to focus on you and your student or customer needs.

We offer a flexible approach to overseas student health cover (OSHC) and overseas visitors health cover (OVHC) with assistance services relevant to students, education institutions and partners. Our digital transformation project provides the most user-friendly health cover experience in the industry. Simple information and clear messages for our international students and visitors facilitates a great and safe stay whilst in Australia.

Why Allianz Worldwide Partners?

  • Caring for International students and visitors since 1999
  • Major health cover provider for many Australia’s universities and large pathway providers
  • 24/7 call centre and emergency support based in Australia
  • Friendly team with international experience
  • Simple health cover solutions for student visas and working visas including 485 and 600
  • Website translated into over 10 languages


Visit our booth and talk to our friendly team, request a demonstration of the services and products we have to offer.


Gold Sponsor

Ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s finest higher education institutions with:

  • more national awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university
  • exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research levels
  • opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable connections with prospective employers through internships and work placements
  • the chance to study part of their degree overseas at one of the University’s many highly ranked partner institutions

With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of over 52,000 students, including over 15,400 international students from 141 countries.

UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; and one of only two Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

The University has eight world-class research institutes and more than 100 research centres, attracting researchers whose innovations are having a global impact.

UQ consistently ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (41), the US News Best Global Universities Rankings (45), QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (65). Excluding the award component, UQ is now ranked 45th in the world in the ARWU, and is one of only two Australian universities to be included in the global top 50.

CRICOS Provider Number: 00025B


Silver Sponsors

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government. ACU is Australia’s only public Catholic university and is part of the government-funded national system of Australian universities. Our university is registered with CRICOS (#00004G) which gives us authorisation to enrol international students. ACU is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Federation of Catholic Universities, giving us valuable global connections and networks.

ACU is ranked in the top 3% of all universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017/2018). ACU is also recognised as one of the world’s top young universities, included in the top 50 of Generation Y and being ranked 101-150 globally (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017).
ACU welcomes staff and students of all beliefs and backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal access to education for all people. By fostering and advancing knowledge in education, health, commerce, the humanities, the sciences and technologies, law, and the creative arts, ACU contributes to its local, national and international communities.

ACU has a student population of over 33,000 students including 4000+ international from 98 nationalities. All students have the opportunity undertake professional placements and volunteer work throughout their studies, with many securing excellent jobs before they graduate.

Community engagement is also a core part of every student’s experience at ACU, to the point where it’s embedded within our courses. This allows students to give back to their communities and make a difference through opportunities such as volunteer experience programs.

ACU is a great place to meet people and have new experiences. Each campus student association hosts events such as barbecues, balls and concerts. There are also clubs, societies and sporting events such as ACU Games and University Games.


CQUniversity Australia has transitioned into one of the world’s leading universities, having been ranked by the prestigious Times Higher Education as one of the world’s top 2% universities (World University Rankings 2017 – 18) and among the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old (Young Universities World Rankings 2017). This reflects our commitment to research, learning and teaching as well as providing the best student experience.

For 25 years, we have built a reputation as a provider of quality education, allowing thousands of international students to benefit from:

* A wide range of study locations with campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville
* Over 100 internationally recognised qualifications spanning arts, business, education, engineering, hospitality, IT, nursing and sciences
* Internships and work placements to maximise your job prospects
* Scholarships at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
* Optional Term 3 to help you fast track your study and enter the workforce sooner
* Comprehensive support services from the day you enquire to after you graduate
* A learning environment where social change, innovation and making a difference is nurtured and developed.

CRICOS / RTO Codes: 00219C / 40939


We develop an environment for our team that is fun, safe and inspiring and share the same mantra with the people we work with. Our tailored, long-term student leadership courses align to the Australian Curriculum and are delivered both online and in the face-to-face environments. We pride ourselves on providing a collaborative, purposeful learning journey equipping teachers with lesson plans, video resources and assessment tools to promote the application of student leadership at school and throughout the wider-community.

We would love to learn about your student leadership approach and explore areas to work together.

Come say hello.


Bronze Sponsors

Terra Australis has been operating for over 30 years providing quality Safari tours for international students. We are one of the only specialist provider of educational Safaris in Australia. We do not operate coach tours for individual passengers our focus is the International youth exchange market. By focusing only on tours for exchange students aged 14 to 18 we have developed a deep understanding of the needs of our clients and students.

We offer all-inclusive Safari Tours. This means that when students board the coach the only money they will need is to purchase souvenirs and perhaps one or two lunches. All attractions are included in the cost.

Our safari consultants have many years experience organizing tours around Australia and can assist in planning a safari that meets your budget, time frame and educational requirements.

We can handle all the organisational aspects of your Safari. From issuing a booking form, booking flights, collecting money direct from students, to emailing reports to clients and coordinating chaperones. We can offer fully chaperoned tours or you can supply your own.

Contact us or call +612 4022 8792


Bond University is Australia’s first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalised academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential.

With access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond’s world-class Gold Coast campus, students thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers know them by name.

By undertaking three-semesters-per-year instead of the usual two, graduates finish their studies sooner. Combine this advantage with Bond’s commitment to opening doors to blue chip employers and it becomes clear that students graduate with a clear competitive advantage over their public university peers.

Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Its high quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers. Since its beginning, Griffith has been deeply connected to the Asian region, environmentally aware, open to the community and industry focused.

Ranking in the top three percent of universities worldwide, Griffith offers degrees in: business and government; criminology and law; education; engineering and information technology; environment, planning and architecture; medicine; dentistry; paramedicine, nursing and allied health; humanities and languages; music; science and aviation; and visual and creative arts. At Griffith, students benefit from an extensive network of industry partners to gain the skills and confidence that employers want.

We’re known for being well connected with industry, having strength in innovation and entrepreneurship, and for research that has global impact.

We place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees. Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. QUT Creative Industries Faculty is one of the largest Arts, Media and Design entities in the Asia Pacific, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.

The QUT International College offers a wide range of study options to assist you, if necessary, in meeting the English language and academic requirements for entry into all QUT study areas.


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Av Media Systems was established in Melbourne in June of 2000. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth we provide state based, national and global organisations a complete, consistent and diverse range of audio visual products and services.

Av Media Systems has developed audio visual integration and service expertise across a wide range of industries, including:
– Corporate and Government
– Universities, TAFE’s and Training Organisatins
– Public & Private Schools
– Hospitals & Helathcare Facilities
– Aged Care & Assisted Living
– Hotels & Hospitality Venues
– Houses of Worship (Churches, Mosques & Synagogues)
– Gymnasiums & Aquatic Centres
– Shopping Centres
– Mining
– Aerospace & Defense

By Providing a great business environment, our staff are highly motivated and stay up to date with current audio visual technologies and services. The Director in each state office is also an equity partner. This means that you are always assured of receiving a high level of service and personal attention from the owner of the company and the staff that have helped make av media systems a successful national and professional audio visual company


Established in 2009 Study Brisbane is an initiative driven by Brisbane Marketing. In partnership with government and industry, Study Brisbane aims to highlight and contribute to,  the economic, social and multicultural benefits of Brisbane’s international education sector. Study Brisbane coordinates a consistent destination marketing approach for members located in the Greater Brisbane region and positions Brisbane as a destination of choice for international students.

Study Brisbane takes a Team Brisbane approach and  collaborates  with industry to attract new students to Brisbane through coordinate activities offshore, a comprehensive digital and social media strategy and through programs such as the Brisbane International Student Ambassador Program. By focusing on  enhancing students’ experiences,  Study Brisbane provides unique opportunities and valuable information to current international students to ensure that they have a transformational education experience whilst in Brisbane, and form a lifelong bond with their new home.

Study Brisbane is proud to have a number of Brisbane schools as key members, and works with them to boost the quality and visibility of the education offering in Brisbane.

Supporting Sponsors

Leading national language service provider, 2M Language Services specialises in helping Australian exporters, universities and all partners in international education to increase exposure of their training institutions and services to hundreds of millions of new users and reach their international markets successfully. Services include translation of text and video content, conference interpreting, voice-over & subtitle production, website localisation, foreign language typesetting/DTP, multilingual social media & apps, cross-cultural training and localization of e-learning modules. We translate into 250+ different languages and dialects. Integrated workflows and data analysis enable measuring the outcome of all multilingual campaigns.

With offices in Europe (Paris), Latin America (Argentina), Asia (China) and in Brisbane and Melbourne, 2M covers all timezones and ensures culturally sensitive translations and international SEO and market research.

The use of sophisticated translation technology and terminology management by our experienced translators and editors ensure consistency and high quality content across all verticals and sectors.

2M works with Queensland schools, DET, Education Queensland International and other Queensland Government agencies and is proud to be a Partner in and the Voice of International Education and promote all facets of international education to the world by speaking the language of your clients and markets.


Congress Rental is a specialist provider of conference interpreting equipment, supplying simultaneous interpretation equipment, conference microphones with dome camera integration, voting/audience response systems, silent public address and whisper/tour guide systems.

We are Australia and South-East Asia’s leading and largest supplier of simultaneous interpretation equipment rental services. We have operated successfully in Australia (1975), Singapore (2005) and Indonesia (2017), and provide our services throughout the Asia Pacific. We use the latest equipment and continually invest in new systems and technologies.

Our goal is to ensure a perfect customer experience. As a Bosch supplier, we provide the highest quality interpretation equipment, Audipack booths and industry experienced staff, trained and certified through Bosch. As the Australian member of the Congress Rental Network, we are able to provide our services to events of all sizes. Our company aims to provide a quality solution for your congress, conference, event or installation.



The gen[in] student innovation challenge is Queensland’s first-ever internationally focused innovation challenge. We build the entrepreneurial mindset and skills of international and globally-minded young people (aged 14-21) across Queensland.

Our online innovation challenge helps young people prepare for their future through ideation and collaboration. Backed by Queensland’s best entrepreneurial minds, gen[in] gives young people access to unique experiences and opportunities.

gen[in] is one of 37 projects to receive funding from the Queensland Government’s $6 million International Education and Training Partnership Fund. Funding has been granted for 3 years to deliver the gen[in] student innovation challenge to enhance the international student experience.

The project is backed by a large and diverse consortium including, Indooroopilly State High School, Queensland University of Technology, QUT Creative Enterprises Australia, Griffith University, University of Queensland, UQ Idea Hub, Australian Catholic University, Independent Schools Queensland, Little Tokyo Two, CarAdvice, Holden Capital, Sarina Russo Group, Brisbane Marketing, Future-U, Be Social. Be Smart and a group of young entrepreneurs and innovators.

Together, we’re committed to advancing Queensland through innovation, entrepreneurship and global connectedness.


To tackle the complex challenges of our world while there is still time, we need a critical mass of global citizens and leaders who can accomplish what previous generations have failed to do: to act in the long-term, collective interest of humanity.

For over 11 years, High Resolves has been creating global citizens and leaders with the resolve to do just that.

We do this through the design and delivery of our award-winning, game-based learning programs that build 21st-century skills. These programs combine professionally-facilitated, full-year experiences with advanced professional training for teachers to reinforce learning in and out of the classroom.

We have now launched in Canada and the USA so students in North America can also participate in our program.


International Services within the Department of Education offers a range of international opportunities for students, teachers, education leaders and Queensland schools throughout the academic year. The student international opportunities enable students to explore new cultures, experience new learning settings, advance language skills and develop qualities to become active global citizens. International Services offers schools, teachers and education leaders international immersion experiences through professional development programs or as a student chaperone.  These opportunities enable teachers and education leaders to enhance their cultural awareness and language proficiency, to make a positive difference to the quality of learning and teaching in Queensland schools.


From humble beginnings when the first recorded rescue on a Queensland beach was made in 1909, SLSQ is now an efficient and vibrant organisation servicing 30,500 members.

It was formally established in 1930 and is the governing body for surf lifesaving in Queensland, comprising 58 affiliated surf life saving clubs in six regional branches. The organisation also includes supporters’ clubs and a range of programs that involve more than 462,000 participants.

SLSQ is directly affiliated with, and is part of, Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and the International Life Saving Federation (ILF).


Surf Life Saving Queensland is built on a fundamental principle: to save lives.

Our organisation encompasses several diverse arms – lifesaving services, community education, membership services, surf sports, fundraising and commercial training – but they all contribute to one overarching purpose.

Queensland’s mainland coastline stretches 6089km and there are more than 780 accessible beaches along that expanse. There are more than 30 million visits to our public waterways every year.

Population and tourism growth will substantially increase aquatic activity through to 2020.

Despite significant advances in technology, techniques and knowledge, people still drown or die in Queensland public waterways.

SLSQ aims to set the benchmark in lifesaving service provision, rescue practices, emergency care, training and education, as we strive to make our public waterways safer for everyone. A commitment to continuous improvement across all areas of our operation ensures we are highly regarded both in Australia and around the world.

Education Queensland International (EQI) is the trading name of the Department of Education International (DEi).

EQI develops, supports and promotes the International Student Programs (ISP) delivered by over 85 accredited Queensland Government schools.

The ISP consists of a choice of study programs and welfare arrangements tailored to meet the needs of international students:

  • Primary school
  • High School Preparation (HSP)
  • High School (junior and senior)
  • Study Abroad
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

Becoming an ISP school strengthens international perspectives and intercultural experiences at school, enabling students to develop the attributes they need to become global citizens.

In 2017, we welcomed over 3,400 international students from 61 countries. With these numbers set to grow, we invite Queensland Government schools to join us and enjoy the benefits of being part of our internationally connected network.

1800 QStudy is our strong and sustainable approach to afterhours support for all international students across Queensland. The service can be accessed anywhere in Queensland and includes warm transfers to specialised EQI first-responders, school-based cluster support officers, mental health counsellors and transcultural support officers, as required.

A trial will commence in Term 3, with the Brisbane North Alliance and rolled out to all International Student Program schools by the end of this year. Make sure you come along to the 1800 QStudy session delivered by Nathan Pugliese at the conference. Also come and speak to our EQI responders at the exhibitor stall for further information.

Homestay  Host  Insurance-Plus™   provides peace of mind for any family hosting a student.

We are very mindful that whilst in your care, students must respect your property, your family and your privacy. You also have a duty of care and could become liable should a student suffer an injury in your home.  Unfortunately,  sometimes  things  can  unexpectedly  happen  that  may  leave  you  in  a  vulnerable position.  These incidents of course happen very rarely, but as an added precaution, we recommend that hosts have appropriate insurance cover.

AIG, through Edgewise offer a broad insurance package Homestay  Host  Insurance-Plus™  to you at a nominal cost.  The Queensland Department of Education is a registered Homestay Provider with Homestay  Host  Insurance-Plus™ and encourages all host families to carry this insurance.

The cost of Homestay  Host  Insurance-Plus™  cover starts  from  as little as $115 per  year  depending  on  the  cover  option  selected.

You are not  limited  in  the  number  of  students you can host during the insurance year and you will only require the one off cover each year . Each year you will be reminded via email to renew your cover on-line and your Host Provider will receive an updated confirmation.

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