About Us


QIBA Pty Ltd (trading as Queensland International Business Academy) is an Australian government registered training organisation delivering full time Nationally Accredited Vocational Education courses, ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) Courses, Part Time and Full Time programs in PTE Academic as well as the Professional Year Program (PYP) for Graduates of Information and Communications Technology. Our Registered Training Organisation Number is 5304 and CRICOS provider code is 01515J. We are known simply as QIBA.



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Our Campuses

We have three delivery locations for our full-time courses, one in the heart of Sydney, one in the heart of Brisbane and another in Canberra. All locations are centrally located for easy access to trains and buses.

Brisbane +612 9267 3040

Sydney +612 9267 3040

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Canberra +612 9267 3040


Professional Year


Hi, I’m Helmer Lich, CEO of Queensland International Business Academy. I’ve been working at QIBA for 23 years now and guess what? I’m still excited every day about working with International Students. Why? International Students bring so much energy and diversity to our campuses; while in return, our talented teachers and admin staff provide a safe, comfortable and caring learning environment.

Central to our service delivery is our focus on wellbeing. This is really important when you are away from your country, family and friends. For many of you, this maybe the first time you are alone facing everyday problems, like: balancing work, study and play.

I believe you are in safe hands when you become a member of the QIBA community. After all, we have been doing it for over 30 years! And don’t worry if some days are hard; the international experience will make you strong!

I am very proud of our professional teams working across all services and I am really pleased about our achievements over the years. We, at QIBA, are committed to quality and innovation, always checking student feedback to see where ‘the student experience’ in Australia can be improved.
So, come and join us! Let’s build a community of trust, collaboration and integrity! Be creative with your future! Don’t let anyone steal your dream!

Helmer Lich

Chief Executive Officer

QIBA Pty Ltd


QIBA has been a Registered Training Organisation since 1986. QIBA has been widely recognised as a pioneer in international education and has been home to more than 20,000 students from around the world.

The Academy delivers accredited courses in English Language, Business, IT, Marketing and Management at three CBD campus locations:

  • Level 10, 140 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Level 2, 108 Margaret Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
  • Level 1, 15 Moore Street, Canberra ACT 2601

In addition, QIBA delivers Professional Year Internship (PYP) programs for IT graduates in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and the Gold Coast in partnership with the Australian Computer Society. QIBA achieved 2000 PYP graduates this year alone (2022).

QIBA has built a global reputation and Trans National Education expertise through managing International Projects in China, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Caledonia and through designing Specific Purpose study tours. This includes the delivery of an off-shore University Preparation program in Tianjin, China at the University of Science and Technology (now in its 16th year)

QIBA meets Commonwealth and State Government standards for compliance of education delivery to international students. These include:

  • Compliance Standards of the Australian Skills Quality Authority for RTOs (ASQA)
  • Compliance Standards of the National Code of Practice (CRICOS)
  • Quality Principles of the essential requirements of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

QIBA has become an important feeder of International University pathway students. Pathways include University preparation English programs and AQF Diplomas which attract 1 year credit in most Australian Bachelor degree programs.

QIBA’s history shows the achievements of a robust and professionally developed staff, across a range of disciplines. It is our mission to ‘empower international students’ through innovative programs so they can ‘reach their potential’ in business and enterprise, while becoming ‘responsible global citizens’. We are ready to engage with new international clients from anywhere, anytime. At QIBA students feel part of a close-knit community, while building important international relations with fellow students and teachers.

 “Our advantage is our ‘engaging’ organisational culture, based on

Collaboration, Service excellence, Integrity, Empowerment and Creativity”