5 Reasons to Study on the Gold Coast


1. Quality Education and Training Institutions

  • 3 high quality universities (Bond University, Griffith University and Southern Cross University) and TAFE Queensland.
  • High quality English Language Schools with over 6,000 students studying English on the Gold Coast.
  • The city is home to over 200 reputable education and training institutions and schools.

2. Employment and Career Outcomes

  • Part-time and casual work available all year round to enhance your skills and support experience.
  • The city offers free employment and career advice at the Gold Coast Student Hub
  • Great Global careers on the Gold Coast with exciting projects such as the Gold Coast Health and Knowledgae Precinct creating new jobs.

3. Diverse Student Community

  • People from all over the world are ready to welcome you
  • 29,000 international students
  • Students from over 130 countries make up our international student community
  • One third of the Gold Coast population is born overseas

4. Affordable Living

  • The Gold Coast is ranked #1 for affordability in Australia.
  • Rent in Gold Coast City is around 40% lower than Sydney.
  • Public Transport, socialising and overall living costs are considerably lower than major cities such as Melbourne and Sydney.



5. Desirable Lifestyle

  • There are beautiful national parks, waterfalls and mountains less than an hours drive from the Gold Coast.
  • The Gold Coast has great public transport with our new tram network - The G:Link.
  • Cycling and walking is also popular with over 1,000 kilometres of cycling trails.
  • The Gold Coast offers a range of support initiatives and community engagement programs.
  • 300 days of sunshine per year.
  • Average temperature of 29 degrees.
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