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

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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