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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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 70 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.



Korean Women Craft Careers in the Marine Industry

Traditionally the trade industry has been a male domain, but increasingly more females are becoming attracted by the opportunities of developing their physical skills as a creative form of expression. And while it’s not uncommon these days to see a new generation of Australian women working within the trade sector that appeal has now broadened for female international students as well.

In the 2022 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction course there are three South Korean women enrolled at TAFE’s Coomera Marine campus. Leanna Ha, Younghyun (Young) Kim and Sujin Kim didn’t know each other prior to enrolment, but have become firm friends since starting the course this year. All admit they were surprised to find that they weren’t the only Korean female in their class.

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Jellurgal Experience

Developing an understanding of local culture, particularly indigenous culture, is one of the primary interests for international students when they come to study here, so it’s no surprise that the opportunity to visit the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre was a keenly anticipated experience for our new cohort of Mayor’s Student Ambassadors.

The 2022 Ambassadors are like a microcosm of the wider Gold Coast student community, reflecting a broad base of cultural backgrounds, including German, Filipino, Czech, Chinese, French, Colombian, Greek, Swedish, South African, Brazilian, Korean, Mauritian, and of course Australian. For many of these students this is their first encounter with indigenous Australian culture, so there were many questions for their aboriginal hosts.

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You For 2032

The Queensland Academy of Sport has launched its You For 2032 talent identification program in a quest to find and develop champion athletes for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

Launching the program at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, Stirling Hinchliffe the Queensland Minister for Sport, said:

“The Olympic Games is the world’s biggest event and there will be many, many opportunities for all – if not as an elite athlete, perhaps as an official, a performer, a chef at the athlete’s village, or even a bus driver.”

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