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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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Alumni 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.




English Language and an Authentic Aussie Lifestyle

After finishing high school in southern Germany, Johannes Mayr headed to Australia to do something out of his “comfort zone”. He’s a big surfing fan, so the Gold Coast was an obvious destination. He has already surfed in France, and after he leaves Australia he’ll be doing the same in South Africa. But before that next adventure, he’s got an English course to finish at The Language Academy in Broadbeach.

"I get to speak English every day, which is better than if I did this course in Germany where I would have four hours of speaking English then switch back to German. Here you can reach a much higher level of progress and the teachers at The Language Academy are so helpful, it’s been a great experience."

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It Felt Like Coming Home

Nene Onosa had just finished high school when she left Japan and flew to the Gold Coast earlier this year to enrol at The Language Academy in Broadbeach. In a way, it felt like coming home because she had spent time on the Gold Coast not long ago as an exchange student.

Now Nene has moved back in with her host family and has plans to study interior design. She’ll take a short break after her current course before studying at TAFE's Southport campus and then consider her future options beyond that.

In the meantime, Nene is enjoying the relaxed pace of life that the Gold Coast offers, which is miles away from what she was used to in Tokyo.

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Education empowers emerging sports talent

Ironwoman Harriet Brown has been opening up conversations in schools across the Gold Coast around female athlete health through a series of educational sessions to enhance school sporting excellence programs.

Harriet has been educating talented young sports women from Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, Miami State High School and Robina State High School Sports Academy as part of a wider program aimed at delivering an elite athlete curriculum to sporting excellence students.

Her goal from these sessions is to ensure girls who pursue their sporting dreams can better understand their bodies to support their training, performance and recovery.

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