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Public transport, socialising and overall living costs are considerably lower than major cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. With the rent being around 40% lower than that of what it is in Sydney.


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Mayor's Technology and Innovation Awards

The Mayor’s Technology and Innovation Awards are open to year 9-12 students. To enter, students create a team of three from their school and submit their idea for judging. Ten finalist teams will then take their idea to the next level through mentoring from some of the best entrepreneurial and technical minds of the Gold Coast.

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This podcast series profiles the lives of our city’s exceptional students. With over 35,000 international students from more than 130 countries, Tomorrow Is Mine celebrates the Gold Coast’s culturally diverse student community through their achievements and contribution to the city’s rich cultural fabric.

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Student accomodation grant

We invite you to consider Your Next Move with up to 10 weeks accommodation on the Gold Coast with either a homestay family or a student accommodation provider.

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Careers Explorer

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

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Gold Coast Student Jobs

Are you a Gold Coast student or recent graduate looking for an exciting opportunity?

If you're looking to enhance your employability skills Gold Coast Student Jobs has you covered with 100's of opportunities across a range of industries. 

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If you have decided to study in Australia, the type of visa you will need to apply for will depend on the type of study you choose.

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Gold Coast Student Jobs


Connecting Gold Coast students and graduates to opportunities is your one-stop-shop if you’re:

  • a Gold Coast student or graduate looking for a job, work experience, or opportunities to launch your career.
  • a Gold Coast employer wanting to fill vacant positions or nurture student talent by offering work experience.


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Student Life in Australia's favourite classroom

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




Caring Experience Leads To A Career Change

Devasehnan Archunan originally planned to pursue a career in tourism, but just after he attained his Tourism Management degree in Malaysia the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and effectively shut down the international tourism industry. While weighing up his options Deva decided to accompany his grandfather on a trip to Australia, who wanted to visit Deva’s uncle on the Gold Coast.

As Deva had spent much of his young life caring for his grandparents, he began to consider the prospect of a career in the sector.

“COVID was a turning point in my life because it impacted the tourism industry so significantly and I began to reconsider my career path”, Deva says. “Taking care of your family members is an Asian tradition and something I had already been doing at home with my grandmother and grandfather, so I thought why not take care of people as a career?”

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A Plush Job Opportunity

FurTastic Friends by Bocchetta is a family owned business that designs lifelike plush stuffed animals. The business began in Italy in 1948 and is now based in Burleigh Heads with their toys distributed around the world. 

As the business has grown so too has their intake of trainees. Their latest is Ambra, who is currently studying at the Australian Industry Trade College at Robina.

“I’m currently studying a Certificate III in Business at AITC and I like the business aspects of the job at Bocchetta – invoicing, processing orders and office administration, but since starting my traineeship I’ve learnt so many other aspects of the business which I now also enjoy” Ambra says.

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A New Home For Kool Kids

Kool Kids Training College have commenced construction on a new teaching facility in Southport. While inspecting the construction work this week, College Manager Sam Hendry was excited about the potential of the new facility.

“We are planning for a time in the not-too-distant future when we can welcome students back into our training rooms – both domestic and international. This vision of delivering the best training facility in Early Childhood Education and Care sector in Australia is taking shape and our students will love it!”, Sam said.

The new Kool Kids Training College will boast 153 square metres of floor space with two state of the art technologically equipped training rooms featuring presenter tracking cameras delivering enhanced interactivity for students studying online. The facility will also include a substantial collaborative meeting space for post lecture review sessions, as well as an onsite gym.

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