Jonathan Chew2, Vanessa Lao1

1Trade and Investment Queensland, 2Nous Group

Students from more than 160 countries choose to study in Queensland. Diversity is our strength.   Working together and aligning our resources is a key focus under the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026. Every year the International Education and Training Unit consults with te industry and the TIQ global network to develop a forward plan of market activity, known as the IET Partnership Plan. Join us to learn more about Queensland’s priority markets and proposed activities for 2018-2019.


Vanessa Lao is the Acting Group Manager of the International Education and Training Unit (IETU) of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). Prior to joining TIQ, Vanessa was the Partnerships Manager for Griffith Asia Institute, responsible for developing institutional and research partnerships for the University in the Asia region. As part of Vanessa’s responsibilities in IETU, she supports TIQ’s global network of education managers including the development of the Global Partnership Plan which outlines promotion and marketing activities in key overseas markets in partnership with the IET sector.

Jonathan specialises in public policy, strategic analysis and program reviews; with a focus on the vocational education and training (VET) and higher education sectors. He has led the research, analysis, modelling and consultation components of tertiary funding and financing, policy analysis, program design and delivery projects. He has worked with tertiary education and training providers to investigate levels of unmet demand, benchmark delivery profiles and market share, review internal and external projections, and identify opportunities for expansion and growth.

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