Before you arrive

It's time to get ready to go! We look forward to welcoming you shortly.

To help you prepare for your trip, we recommend you take some time to read this information prior to your arrival in Australia.

Before you leave, please complete the compulsory pre-departure lessons.

You will learn more about:
  • what to expect when you arrive
  • how to prepare for life at UQ
  • health and safety while overseas

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Lesson 1: Living in Brisbane Lesson 2: Student Life



This guide will help to prepare you for travel, arriving in Australia, and getting started at ICTE.

Student Handbook

This guide will assist you in making your stay in Australia a memorable experience.

Homestay guide

An arrival transfer will be organised with the group leader.
 Brisbane Domestic Airport
  • Collect your luggage at your carousel and look for the ICTE representative holding the UQ sign.

 Brisbane International Airport*
  • After you exit the Immigration and Customs area turn LEFT to enter the lounge area. Go to the main arrivals lounge. An ICTE representative holding a UQ sign will meet you.

 Coolangatta (Gold Coast) Airport*
  • After you exit the Immigration and Customs area, enter the main arrivals lounge. An ICTE representative holding a UQ sign will meet you

*All individuals who arrive via an Australian international airport are required to pass through Immigration and Customs Services. This process usually takes approximately one hour. Please ensure that you visit the Australian Department of Agriculture website to check what you can bring with you.

On your first day, please arrive at the UQ St Lucia campus at 8.00am and walk to ICTE Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building #14, Level 2). If you are late please visit ICTE Student Information on Level 4.

Orientation and classes are held in either the morning or the afternoon. You will be advised via email whether you are a morning or afternoon student.  

Please bring your passport with you.

Need help?

If you're unsure about anything or have any questions, we're here to help.

Program Services

Office hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm

 Flight delays

If there are any last-minute changes to your flights, please email and if within 24 hours, please call our Homestay team:

Homestay - emergency contacts:
  + 61 419 435 147 or + 61 417 712 674