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Explore Central Queensland

Central Queensland with it’s mining strengths is the backbone of the Queensland economy is world renown for it’s expertise in Mining and Rail.
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About Central Queensland

  • Central Queensland with its mining strengths is the backbone of the Queensland economy is world renowned for its expertise in mining and rail. 
  • Central Queensland is a world-rank producer and exporter of black coal and a major centre for mineral processing. The region hosts the coal-bearing Bowen and Galilee basins and also produces gold, silver, limestone, coal seam gas, magnesite and gemstones. There are currently 50 coal mines, 25 mineral mines and 30 medium to large extractive quarries operating in Central Queensland.
  • Central Queensland University is set to become Queensland’s first dual sector university and has 11 campuses across Australia with its headquarters in Rockhampton.
  • According to the Excellence in Research in Australia2012 Report, Central Queensland University has performed well above world standards in Mathematical and Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences.
  • Airlie Beach near Mackay is the gateway to the world famous Whitsunday Islands which was the setting for Tourism Queensland’s Best Job in the World Competition in 2009.

Why study in Queensland?

Queensland as a study destination has many exclusive benefits including:

  1. The only state with a major international network with representation in 17 cities around the world.
  2. Easy access from your home country. The only state with three major international airports – Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns
  3. Half price local transport concessions for international students on accredited courses
  4. Queensland has warm and sunny weather with the vast majority of the state receiving an average of 8 to 9 hours of sunshine every day.
  5. Queensland has 5 of Australia’s 11 World Heritage sites and is home to many famous landmarks including the world famous Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, countless islands from the Whitsunday’s to Fraser Island and more than 200 national parks.
  6. Queensland is a leader in research with nine major research centres in Mining and Energy, over 40 major research centres in Health and Medical, 18 major research centres in Environment and Nature, 14 in Food and Agriculture, 9 in ICT and Multimedia, 7 in Defence, Aviation and Space and 20 in Manufacturing and Design
  7. Free schooling for children of PhD students and 576 visa holders.

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Last updated: Monday, 27 October 2014 4:55:52 PM

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