Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a $76 million strategy investment to advance quantum technology, embracing a "new frontier".
Self-flying cars are the subject of a new university course, with software engineers encouraged to retrain to join the futuristic transport industry.
Indigenous high school students from around the country are taking part in a week-long university experience based on their future study interests.
Girls and their mothers are being encouraged to take a computer coding course these school holidays as a national review investigates funding STEM support.
Thousands of Queenslanders will soon be able to complete aged care, health, hospitality, construction, farming and manufacturing courses for free.
As more people move to regional Australia, communities have identified the gaps in housing, water security, healthcare and connectivity.