Education a university for the real world

Customised education for groups

Since 1996 more than 5,000 educators have completed one of our professional development short courses either outside Australia or at our Kelvin Grove campus.


Our courses are available for:

  • education students
  • teachers
  • principals and senior staff
  • other people working in the education sector.

Group size

We generally run courses for groups with a minimum of 10 members. We have accommodated groups of up to 100 participants.


We tailor-make our courses to suit the needs of your group.

Our regular programs include:

  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
  • Leadership and management
  • Early childhood
  • English as a medium of instruction
  • Inclusive education
  • Professional study tour for undergraduate students.

Entry requirements

There are no English language or previous study requirements for our customised courses.

Delivery locations

We can deliver courses at:

  • our Kelvin Grove campus in Brisbane, Queensland
  • your institution, in or outside Australia.

Duration and timing

International groups and institutions

You can stipulate the length of the course, and request a suitable time of year for it to be run. Courses can be 1-12 weeks long; most are 4-8 weeks long.

Australian groups and institutions

You can request courses to be run either part-time or full-time at a time that's convenient for you.

Contact us for a tailor-made course

Contact the Office of International and Engagement to let us know what your group requires. We can then send you a sample program and budget proposal based on your needs.


Key outcomes are based on the aims of each course.

Each short course graduate receives a certificate of completion.

Participants who are studying an education degree at a university outside Australia may be eligible for credit towards that degree, subject to an agreement between QUT and their home institution.

We can design courses to include subject matter and assessment that make successful participants eligible for credit towards one unit of QUT's Master of Education. Short course graduates must meet the entry requirements for the Master of Education to be eligible for credit.

Extracurricular activities

We can organise:

  • an observation or practical visit to a local childcare centre, primary school, high school or vocational college, during Australian school terms
  • professional site visits to relevant local businesses.

Your group can also participate in cultural activities, which may include:

  • a trip to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast
  • a visit to the Queensland Art Gallery or Museum
  • an excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • a BBQ at a local park.

Additional services


  • assist with visa applications by providing the details of the course and a letter of invitation
  • can provide a translator or student helper if required, for an additional charge.


If you're travelling to Brisbane, we can organise:

  • homestay accommodation with Brisbane families. A professional homestay coordinator will be available 24 hours per day for the length of the program.
  • self-contained units in Brisbane.

You can organise your own accommodation if you prefer.

Recent participants

  • Beijing Normal University: professional development staff program and professional study tour for undergraduates
  • China Scholarship Council: English as a medium of instruction program for university lecturers
  • Hong Kong University: TESOL student program for pre-service teachers
  • Hong Kong Institute of Education: early childhood student program for pre-service teachers
  • Jiangsu Education Department: TESOL program for in-service teachers

More information

Contact the Office of International & Engagement


Faculty of Education - Office of International and Engagement

  • Level 3, B Block
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
  • Postal address:
    Faculty of Education - Office of International and Engagement
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001