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Gold Coast Student Jobs

Are you a Gold Coast student or recent graduate looking for an exciting opportunity?

If you're looking to enhance your employability skills Gold Coast Student Jobs has you covered with 100's of opportunities across a range of industries. 

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We invite you to consider Your Next Move with up to 10 weeks accommodation on the Gold Coast with either a homestay family or a student accommodation provider.

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Gold Coast Student Jobs


Connecting Gold Coast students and graduates to opportunities is your one-stop-shop if you’re:

  • a Gold Coast student or graduate looking for a job, work experience, or opportunities to launch your career.
  • a Gold Coast employer wanting to fill vacant positions or nurture student talent by offering work experience.


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Student Life in Australia's favourite classroom

See what students are up to in Australia’s favourite classroom.




Students Turn to Science For Solutions

Students from the Queensland Academy of Health Sciences (QAHS) on the Gold Coast have developed a series of scientific concepts focussed on marine biodiversity, pitching their ideas to an esteemed panel including Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, along with scientists from Griffith University and Nigeria’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

One of the project teams looked at more efficient processes of desalination, a pertinent issue locally with the Gold Coast's desalination plant. Sarah Rao, one of the students working on that project says: “If we could create a more efficient means of purification and implement it here successfully we could then export the concept to other parts of the world.”

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Investing in local talent creates business success

From humble beginnings in 2005, Cooper and Westwood has grown rapidly to become one of the Gold Coast’s leading creative agencies with a substantial roster of local, national and international clients. According to General Manager Liam O’Doherty the agency’s success is built on a thriving team culture. “For us, culture is everything. We hire first on culture and aptitude, before technical talent”, O’Doherty enthuses. 

It’s that focus on putting people first, with a priority on hiring people with the right cultural fit that has seen the agency develop a substantial internship program to ensure the agency can continue to grow while investing in local talent. “Apart from investing back into our industry the program makes smart business sense. It’s a definite benefit for us having the chance to work with someone, see how they respond to challenges and then how they solve problems to provide a very clear picture of their capability”, says O’Doherty.

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STEAM Academy Nurtures the Digital Minds of Tomorrow

Merrimac State High School is nurturing the digital minds of tomorrow through its STEAM (Science, Technology, Enterprise, Arts and Maths) Academy in robotics and artificial intelligence by preparing their students for a technological world through a comprehensive technology program.

The Academy, led by former software engineer Daniel Ricardo and supported by Merrimac State High School’s leadership team, was launched 5 years ago after identifying limiting opportunities for students to engage in the fields of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. In establishing the program Daniel Ricardo eplains Merrimac’s thinking: “We looked around at what other schools were doing and made a commitment to give our students the opportunity to explore technological concepts through practical applications and develop their digital skills to better prepare them for the world beyond school.”

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