This COVID-19 Source Markets and Competitor Summary
This COVID-19 Source Markets and Competitor Summary outlines the status of Gold Coast’s primary student source markets and adjacent markets with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic as at 24 November 2020. This data, to be updated on an ongoing basis, will inform Study Gold Coast’s strategy towards trade activity and International Education and Training recovery.
Study Gold Coast — The Way Forward: 2020 - 2021
2020 has been an incredibly demanding year, but with the recent announcements of the easing of restrictions and roadmaps showing the way forward we can now begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The indication from the Prime Minister that the Government is open to working with our sector with the possibility of international students returning to Australia as early as July has been most welcome news.
Study Gold Coast supporting Students and Providers
Study Gold Coast is here to support the more than 200 international education and training providers in the city and our international student community.
Study Gold Coast — Australia's FAVOURITE classroom
Study Gold Coast aims to educate the community about the value of the sector, provide meaningful student experiences and promote the economic value of the industry in order to expand the city's talent pool, attract more employers and add depth to the city's social fabric.
AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST CITY WIDE STUDENT EMPLOYABILITY PROGRAM
Study Gold Coast has launched Australia's largest citywide student employability program, aimed at showcasing career options, helping to upskill and developing student engagement opportunities.
Become a Member
Beyond the advantages of a newfound community, members will gain access to an amazing suite of exclusive benefits.
The Study Gold Coast organisation is membership based and represented by a Committee of Management, chaired by former Queensland Premier the Hon. Rob Borbridge AO. Institutional members include Southern Cross University, Griffith University and Bond University, as well as TAFE Queensland Gold Coast. The organisation has more than 50 regular members, including a range of Registered Training Organisations (RTO/VET), English Language Schools and High Schools. Associate members provide complementary services to the education and training sector.
For all membership inquiries please contact Partnerships on 07 5556 6100 or email us.
Online International Exchange Fosters Closer Relationships For Students
In August 2020 a group of Japanese students from Hashimoto High School in the Kanagawa Prefecture were due to visit Australia for an international study exchange with Trinity Lutheran College through Study Gold Coast. As the year unfolded and it became increasingly clear that international travel wouldn’t be possible the program was totally rebuilt as a virtual experience.
By October the first virtual class was underway with an introduction to the program and an English language lesson for the Japanese students. Later sessions included virtual experiences with the Gold Coast Student Hub and the Home of the Arts (HOTA), as well as a tour through a homestay family’s home and a visit to the Gold Coast City Council Chambers with a presentation from the Mayor’s Office.
World First Climate Law Degree
Bond University is launching the world’s first climate law degree for undergraduate students who want to fix the system from the inside.
The university’s Faculty of Law took its cue to develop the new Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Climate Law from the hundreds of thousands of students who protested to demand action on climate change during 2018 and 2019.
Executive Dean of the Faculty, Professor Nick James, said COVID-19 had temporarily taken the focus off climate change but “there are still many young people out there who are passionate about doing something to help heal the planet.”
“My sense is that concern among high school students and young people hasn't gone away and that they are energised and keen to learn more about the issue and how to do something about it,” Professor James said.
A Carefree and Convenient Life
In 2017 Xuanle Hao left Guilin, a small city in southern China to undertake a Bachelor of Business Degree in Sydney. Xuanle now wishes that she’d just come straight to the Gold Coast instead.
“During those three years I was in Sydney I spent virtually all my time either at university or living in my apartment. I was living and studying in the western suburbs and it would take me hours to get to the city or the beach. Sydney was too big and impersonal for me as a city, I never really felt connected with the student community or anyone else there”, she says.
“The Gold Coast appealed to me for a number of reasons. Studying at a regional destination meant I would qualify for the three-year post study work visa, but more than that I felt that there would definitely be more work opportunities in my field given the city’s strong construction industry. I majored in Property with my Business Degree, so the course at Bond was a good fit for me.”