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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

AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST CITYWIDE 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. 

Our Employability Programs

Events

 

Social BBQ

  Friday 31 Jan - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a true blue, fair dinkum, Aussie style BBQ - our first social event for 2020! As always, there will be plenty of options available. Register soon, places are filling up quickly!

 

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SGC WELCOME DINNER FOR STUDY QLD INBOUND KOREAN DELEGATION

Join Study Gold Coast in welcoming delegates from Korea to the Gold Coast for a week-long VET mission to Queensland. The delegates come from various University College and VET High School institutions and agencies (more details below).

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The Photowalk

  Friday 21 Feb - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Learn photography with Aaron Chapman and enhance your photography skills:

A brief discussion on exploring the concept of the ‘everyday'

Embark on a Photowalk around Southport using techniques + ideas outlined in the brief

Frequent pit stops to discuss how best to document their surroundings i. e.

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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 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.

News

 

Breaking The Paradigms In Education And Industry

The world is changing faster than most of us can grasp and at an ever-increasing rate. Traditional notions of career pathways and job descriptions are being created almost daily to the point where asking a child what they want to be when they grow up is almost a redundant question. The real question for parents and educators alike is: “how do we give our children the skills they need to not only adapt, but thrive in an increasingly uncertain future?”

Recently Study Gold Coast invited a number of innovators to address the city’s education and training sector to demystify entrepreneurship and why we need to develop enterprise skills within our curriculum to meet the needs of the 21st century workplace. Leading the discussion was Dr Baden U’Ren, Bond University’s Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leanne Kemp, Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur.

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Swimming With Confidence

With the first wave of summer upon us and those long, lazy days ahead many students naturally start thinking about spending more time at the beach. Those crystal clear waters and golden sands are one of the city’s biggest drawcards and for a large number of international students that’s an irresistible prospect. But for many of them beach culture, much less the prospect of being able to swim in the surf, is as foreign and palatable as a Vegemite sandwich.

The lure of the beach is strong, but without the knowledge and confidence to navigate the waves the closest they usually get is being left high and dry on the sand. With that in mind the city’s only beachside university, Southern Cross, has partnered with Surf Life Saving Queensland to launch their Hit The Beach surf safety program through Study Gold Coast’s Vision 2020 partnership fund.

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Beyond the Horizon

In the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games billions of dollars were invested into the Gold Coast, not only to meet the event’s infrastructure needs, but to ensure the city could leverage its potential in the post Games era. Aside from the physical infrastructure substantial emphasis was placed on realising the city’s intellectual capital, particularly through entrepreneurial enterprises and innovative start-ups. As Australia’s small business capital the strategy made perfect sense.

As part of that strategy $5 billion was invested into the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge precinct, encompassing Griffith University’s research facilities, the new University Hospital, the Gold Coast Private Hospital and the G:Link light rail service. The GC2018 Athlete’s Village occupied some 10 hectares within the precinct, a parcel of land now being reimagined as Lumina, an entrepreneurial nursery for innovative, high technology enterprises, many of which will feed into, and form partnerships with, Griffith University’s world leading biomedical research facilities.

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