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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. 

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Careers Resources

Explore the links below to discover study pathways, career options and employment opportunities on the Gold Coast.

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Employability Resources

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.

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Student Accommodation

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.

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Student Stories

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.


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Student Experience

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.

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Study Gold Coast CEO to Pursue New Ventures

Study Gold Coast CEO, Alfred Slogrove has decided to take on new ventures and the Board has today accepted his resignation.

During his tenure as CEO, Mr Slogrove has played an integral role in the promotion of the city’s education sector, attracting students from across the world to study and work on the Gold Coast. 

The Study Gold Coast Management Committee would like to thank Mr Slogrove for his significant contribution to Study Gold Coast and wishes him well in his future endeavours. 

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Pico Play Shapes Exciting Careers For Interns

If Pico Play’s newest interns learn only one thing during their three-month, paid work placement, it is that work can be fun. But the 14 second-year Malaysian university students who started their internships with the Gold Coast company are learning so much more.

They are gaining a richer understanding of how their skills and knowledge can be put into practice after graduation and with their boosted confidence they’re experiencing what teamwork feels like. Some may even be rethinking where their degree can take them.

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Student Grant Provides Peace of Mind

Laura Caballero is a qualified graphic designer from Bogota, but never had the opportunity to work as a designer because she wasn’t able to gain the essential work experience to get a job in what is a highly competitive employment market there. She ended up working in a call centre for a communications company instead.

With very few prospects in Colombia Laura began to consider study options overseas and the Gold Coast was recommended as an ideal destination by a number of education agents who talked about the city’s opportunities and great lifestyle.

Laura began researching the Gold Coast on the internet was impressed with what she discovered. Then when she heard about Study Gold Coast’s travel grant for international students Laura applied in the hope that she would be successful.

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