Return of International Students - FAQs
The Queensland government has announced that border will reopen to fully vaccinated international travellers from 22 January 2022. The frequently asked questions on this page provide details on the information currently available.
Explore the links below to discover study pathways, career options and employment opportunities on the Gold Coast.
As the home of over 600,000 people, the Gold Coast offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for local and international students to gain valuable work experience while undertaking their studies.
We know the importance of finding safe, clean and affordable accommodation to support the success of your studies. This page provides an overview of the different kinds of accommodation available on the Gold Coast including links to special offers for short term accommodation, and links to longer term providers.
Home to students from over 130 different countries, the Gold Coast is a city of opportunity with our exceptional education and training institutions laying the foundations for a multitude of career possibilities. Read about student stories and latest news or listen to our podcast.
Study Gold Coast offers a range of programs and initiatives for international and domestic students, providing regular opportunities to engage within the wider local community through unique student experiences.
Events & Programs
The Gold Coast Careers Festival is your chance to meet local employers, educators and training providers under one roof. Read more >>
The Kickstart Graduate program is designed specifically to provide graduates with practical workplace skills to build their effectiveness in their organisation. Our highly experienced training consultants deliver what big business do, but better! Read more >>
If you are a Gold Coast high school student with an innovative, technological idea waiting to be discovered, the Mayor’s Technology and Innovation Awards are for you! Read more >>
The Mayor’s Student Ambassador Program gives you the opportunity to engage within the wider local community, providing you with a platform to contribute to the City of Gold Coast through unique student experiences. Read more >>
The Gold Coast Student Excellence Awards recognise and acknowledge our outstanding students and the positive impact and contributions they have made within the community and our city. Read more >>
The Gold Coast Student Hub is the ultimate social and study space for current Gold Coast Students, boasting monthly events, modern workstations, free Wi-Fi and unlimited tea and coffee. Read more >>
Pathways to Success
The one goal that every student wants to achieve is a career once they’ve attained their qualification, which is why educational institutions are increasingly investing in experienced professionals to support and guide students with the essential knowledge to find the right career education and employment pathways.
And while the job titles of these professionals may vary from guidance officers to department heads and industry liaison officers, all have the same objective - helping students to make informed choices in reaching their goals.
In recognising the vital role these professionals play in the education sector Study Gold Coast created the Careers Alliance Network, providing opportunities to discuss career and employment related topics, share best practice knowledge and facilitate networking connections with likeminded professionals.
Farewell to the Class of 2022
This week the 2022 Mayor’s Student Ambassadors met in the Gold Coast Student Hub one last time with the official close of this year’s program. There were lots of smiles, laughs and a few tears as the Ambassadors and the Study Gold Coast team reflected on the accomplishments of the group and the individual achievements of this exceptional cohort of students.
Anyone who has participated in this program knows all too well the extraordinary bonds that are forged through the shared experience and the responsibilities that are part of being a Mayor’s Student Ambassador. This year presented its own particular challenges, with several students arriving just after our international borders reopened before taking the plunge into the unknown as an Ambassador and often finding themselves out of their comfort zone.
World Teacher's Day
October 28 is World Teachers’ Day so we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate and thank our teachers for the vital role they play in our communities and for the positive impact they have on the lives of students. Here’s a glimpse of some of our amazing teachers on the Gold Coast