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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 >>
New Graduate Opportunities on the Gold Coast
For the first time in its history the City of Gold Coast has launched a program which aims to attract more university graduates to help shape the city’s future. There are 25 positions available across a wide variety of streams, including engineering; digital and data; business and management; environment; sustainability; and planning.
The City’s Graduate Academy is a 12-month structured early career development initiative providing professional development training and on-the-job experience opportunities for enthusiastic university graduates.
Awesome Women In Construction
With over 20 years’ experience in construction, Amanda Bulow is a pioneer in that industry and is now helping other women to follow in her footsteps through her not-for-profit organisation Awesome Women in Construction.
“I grew up on 80 acres of farmland near Ipswich where there were no ‘boy or girl jobs' – just jobs, and you had to do them. It was my first experience of equality, without knowing what that was at the time,” Amanda says.
“I was lucky to have many great female role models as leaders when I was growing up. I was taught that I could do whatever I wanted and be whoever I wanted to be, and if that door’s not open, we can kick it open.”
Career Opportunities Abound in Marine Industry
Study Gold Coast’s Careers Alliance Network connects professional career influencers with industry to leverage and optimise career pathways for students. The program widens the scope of employment options for students and graduates through the creation of professional networking and partnership development opportunities.
The most recent Careers Alliance event focused on the Gold Coast’s advanced manufacturing sector and was held at the Australian Industry Trade College, an industry established institution that helps young people to pursue their chosen careers through apprenticeships and traineeships.
Representatives from three Gold Coast based advanced manufacturers were guest speakers at the event, all shedding light on their businesses and the career opportunities in their industries.