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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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Careers Explorer

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

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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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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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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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Study pathways

With so many great education institutions available on the Gold Coast, it may be difficult to choose just one.

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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.




Riviera Shapes the Craftsmen and Women of Tomorrow

Riviera has been building luxury watercraft on the Gold Coast for 40 years. From humble beginnings the company has grown to become an internationally competitive force in the marine industry. As Australia’s largest builder of luxury motor yachts Riviera is the jewel of the Coomera Marine Precinct, which is the largest facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere.  

The company has over 600 personnel working on site daily with a further 1500 suppliers providing parts and contract labour. Needless to say, Riviera is an incredibly significant player within the local economy and Queensland’s booming boat industry.

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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.

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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.

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