The Gold Coast is ranked #1 for affordability in Australia.
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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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.
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.
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.
DO YOU NEED A VISA?
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.
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.
With so many great education institutions available on the Gold Coast, it may be difficult to choose just one.
Gold Coast Student Jobs
Connecting Gold Coast students and graduates to opportunities
- 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.
Career Change Lures Dentistry Student to the Gold Coast
Khairul Alam arrived in Australia in 2014, originally studying for his PhD in Newcastle before accepting an engineering job in Melbourne, but his real passion in life has always been dentistry. For numerous reasons his career path led him down a different road, but with the advent of COVID-19 he began to reassess his life and career priorities.
Dentistry has always been Khairul’s lifelong dream, he even married a dentist, but until now he hasn’t had the opportunity to pursue his goal. It was while he and his young family were in lockdown that he began to explore his options and he heard about Study Gold Coast’s Student Accommodation Grant, which provides up to 10 weeks’ accommodation for students who want to relocate to the Gold Coast to study.
Australian Defence Force – Student Stories
Three Gold Coast teenagers have taken their first steps in a career in the military.
Ethan Blackstock, from Bonogin, Ken Yamamoto, from Pimpama, and Max Brown, from Upper Coomera, are among the latest officer cadets to join the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) having achieved excellent ATAR results in their final year of high school.
From continuing on a family legacy of service, to fulfilling leadership opportunities and embracing new challenges, these young men had a variety of motivations to join Defence.
Student Talent Creates Hit Record
When local Gold Coast radio personality, Christo was challenged by country music star Casey Barnes to produce a country song in just three minutes he turned to TAFE Queensland for help. The 102.9 Hot Tomato breakfast show host collaborated with music and sound production students from TAFE Queensland’s Coomera campus to record the vocals, play instruments and input creative direction to produce a high quality track in one of the campus recording studios.
Within weeks of it being officially released, the song titled ‘I Don’t Care (I Want My Dog Back)’ hit #3 on the Australian iTunes Country Music Chart behind global superstars Keith Urban and Dolly Parton.