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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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2022 Gold Coast Careers Festival

The Gold Coast Careers Festival is your opportunity to meet local employers, as well as education and training providers all under one roof. Whether you’re a high school student, parent, career changer or returning to the workforce, the Careers Festival provides all of the information you need to plan your future career.

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Course Finder

Browse over 800 courses from 95 education and training providers on the Gold Coast in order to find the course which best aligns with your career pathway.

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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 or listen to our podcast.


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Careers Explorer

Design your future by discovering your career opportunities in two easy steps.

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Student Life in Australia's favourite classroom

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




Korean Women Craft Careers in the Marine Industry

Traditionally the trade industry has been a male domain, but increasingly more females are becoming attracted by the opportunities of developing their physical skills as a creative form of expression. And while it’s not uncommon these days to see a new generation of Australian women working within the trade sector that appeal has now broadened for female international students as well.

In the 2022 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction course there are three South Korean women enrolled at TAFE’s Coomera Marine campus. Leanna Ha, Younghyun (Young) Kim and Sujin Kim didn’t know each other prior to enrolment, but have become firm friends since starting the course this year. All admit they were surprised to find that they weren’t the only Korean female in their class.

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Jellurgal Experience

Developing an understanding of local culture, particularly indigenous culture, is one of the primary interests for international students when they come to study here, so it’s no surprise that the opportunity to visit the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre was a keenly anticipated experience for our new cohort of Mayor’s Student Ambassadors.

The 2022 Ambassadors are like a microcosm of the wider Gold Coast student community, reflecting a broad base of cultural backgrounds, including German, Filipino, Czech, Chinese, French, Colombian, Greek, Swedish, South African, Brazilian, Korean, Mauritian, and of course Australian. For many of these students this is their first encounter with indigenous Australian culture, so there were many questions for their aboriginal hosts.

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You For 2032

The Queensland Academy of Sport has launched its You For 2032 talent identification program in a quest to find and develop champion athletes for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

Launching the program at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, Stirling Hinchliffe the Queensland Minister for Sport, said:

“The Olympic Games is the world’s biggest event and there will be many, many opportunities for all – if not as an elite athlete, perhaps as an official, a performer, a chef at the athlete’s village, or even a bus driver.”

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