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One of a kynd

11/10/2019

Michael Metcalfe is the founder of Kynd, a healthcare app that empowers people to choose the right carer, based on their unique needs. The Southern Cross University alumnus launched his startup two years ago and has since grown rapidly in an industry that is undergoing significant change.  

“For the past 40 years the health care industry has worked a certain way with everything controlled by the traditional provider, but over the last few years the sector has become deregulated and we’ve also seen the introduction of the NDIS scheme,” says Michael.

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A Sports and Cultural Exchange

17/09/2019

This week the Gold Coast is hosting 30 students from China as part of the Sister City Agreement signed by the City of Gold Coast and Chengdu earlier this year.

Boys and girls from three Chengdu based high schools, including the prestigious Chengdu No. 7 High School are enjoying a soccer and friendship exchange experience with Gold Coast based high schools including Trinity Lutheran College, Emmanuel College and Coomera Anglican College.

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My Plastic Free Future

12/09/2019

As the world population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate draining the planet’s limited resources the need to adopt sustainable practices becomes increasingly vital to our future. Envirotech Education on the Gold Coast are an organisation committed to leading from the forefront of globally innovative learning, guided by environmental sustainability with foundations in cutting edge technology.  

One of Envirotech’s program initiatives is the Innovation Hub, where teams of students work together to create sustainable projects. The module covers a range of disciplines from digital media to marketing and is designed to provide solutions to real world problems.  

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A Universal Language

09/09/2019

In Italian a cappella translates to ‘in the manner of the chapel’ and while church choirs are often accompanied by the resounding presence of the church organ, in the broader artistic sense an a cappella group perform with their voices as the sole instrument.

Serotonin is Griffith University’s resident a cappella group. Established just 6 years ago the group already has an esteemed history, including performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and winning the national title at the Australian A Cappella Championship.  

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Industry Skills Development Symposium

27/08/2019

TAFE Queensland and DWC International. On the back of the recent Study Gold Coast visit to Indonesia and new partnerships formed, this initiative will invite key stakeholders from Makassar to the Gold Coast for an industry skills development symposium to better understand how the education sector and related industries work closely

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A Sports and Cultural Exchange

17/09/2019

This week the Gold Coast is hosting 30 students from China as part of the Sister City Agreement signed by the City of Gold Coast and Chengdu earlier this year.

Boys and girls from three Chengdu based high schools, including the prestigious Chengdu No. 7 High School are enjoying a soccer and friendship exchange experience with Gold Coast based high schools including Trinity Lutheran College, Emmanuel College and Coomera Anglican College.

Read More

Industry Skills Development Symposium

27/08/2019

TAFE Queensland and DWC International. On the back of the recent Study Gold Coast visit to Indonesia and new partnerships formed, this initiative will invite key stakeholders from Makassar to the Gold Coast for an industry skills development symposium to better understand how the education sector and related industries work closely

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Casual Employment App

27/08/2019

Kool Kids Training College and Story House. With a high demand for daily staffing in early learning centres across the Gold Coast, this app will connect students from Kool Kids Training College with employers. The app will automate workflows by notifying students who have opted-in for shifts at short notice using geo-location.

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Gold Coast Marine Vocational Excellence Program

26/08/2019

TAFE Queensland and Livingstone Christian College. The Queensland Superyacht Strategy forms part of the Advance Queensland initiative which has defined the Gold Coast as a priority action area that will share in the expected 8000 new jobs and contribute $1.1 billion to gross state product by 2021

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International Student Outdoor Education and Leadership Program

24/08/2019

Southern Cross University and Kokoda Youth Foundation. This project involves the development of an outdoor adventure and education program with an Aussie flavour for international university students.

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Experience News

A Universal Language

09/09/2019

In Italian a cappella translates to ‘in the manner of the chapel’ and while church choirs are often accompanied by the resounding presence of the church organ, in the broader artistic sense an a cappella group perform with their voices as the sole instrument.

Serotonin is Griffith University’s resident a cappella group. Established just 6 years ago the group already has an esteemed history, including performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and winning the national title at the Australian A Cappella Championship.  

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New Designs On The Gold Coast Student Hub

20/08/2019

With the Gold Coast Student Hub chalking up another milestone it was time for a little facelift just in time for its 2nd birthday celebration. Newly installed backlighting has created a subtle shift to the interior warmth of the Hub, but it’s externally where the most noticeable changes have been made with aesthetic design features enhancing the garden and courtyard spaces.

The external structure is now complemented by a beautiful framework of Australian hardwood timber, with festoon lights adorning the covered garden area. The hardwood screen wraps around the front of the building providing better privacy for the courtyard with brilliant waves of colour traversing the floor and spilling over the front wall to create a vibrant street mural at the front of the building.

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The Magic of Film

23/07/2019

If you’ve ever considered a career in the movies, then making your own film at Village Roadshow Studios has to be the ultimate. Ethan Abraham attended a film making camp during the school holidays with New York Film Academy Australia after winning a competition through the Gold Coast Careers Festival.

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Mobile Hub Lands at Airways Aviation

15/07/2019

Recently the Mobile Hub checked in at the Gold Coast Airport to Airways Aviation, one of the largest and most successful flight schools in Australia. Along with being a leading pilot training academy, Airways Aviation also provides a Cert 3 course in Ground Operations and Services for local high school students.

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An Ideal Study Destination

02/07/2019

Jason loves the Gold Coast so much that he has no hesitation in recommending it as the ideal study destination. One of the real attractions in returning to the Gold Coast for Jason is the opportunity to live in a city where he feels at home among the locals. “I enjoy learning and living with locals, rather than moving to another place and hanging out with just Chinese friends, so I’m really looking forward to the new experiences and friendships I’ll make this time around.”

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Innovation News

One of a kynd

11/10/2019

Michael Metcalfe is the founder of Kynd, a healthcare app that empowers people to choose the right carer, based on their unique needs. The Southern Cross University alumnus launched his startup two years ago and has since grown rapidly in an industry that is undergoing significant change.  

“For the past 40 years the health care industry has worked a certain way with everything controlled by the traditional provider, but over the last few years the sector has become deregulated and we’ve also seen the introduction of the NDIS scheme,” says Michael.

Read More

My Plastic Free Future

12/09/2019

As the world population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate draining the planet’s limited resources the need to adopt sustainable practices becomes increasingly vital to our future. Envirotech Education on the Gold Coast are an organisation committed to leading from the forefront of globally innovative learning, guided by environmental sustainability with foundations in cutting edge technology.  

One of Envirotech’s program initiatives is the Innovation Hub, where teams of students work together to create sustainable projects. The module covers a range of disciplines from digital media to marketing and is designed to provide solutions to real world problems.  

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Student Support on the Move

03/06/2019

When Study Gold Coast began to look at how we could make the Hub even more accessible the obvious answer was to make it mobile, and that’s how the Mobile Student Hub as born. The Mobile Student Hub brings support services, workshops and professional development programs directly to students in high schools and campuses on the Gold Coast.

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Speed Dating Your Career

11/04/2019

Health and community services is one of the biggest employers in Australia. Currently one in seven Queenslanders is employed in the sector and by 2050 the Gold Coast is projected to have the largest growth in this sector in the country, estimated to be worth $7 billion annually. In short, helping people, particularly the aged and disabled, is big business.

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Digital Enterprise Through Augmented and Virtual Reality

11/03/2019

Dian is a Professor with Southern Cross University’s School of Business and Tourism, but his real passion is technology. In 2018 he started the Digital Enterprise Lab, a multi-disciplinary facility designed to service the University’s numerous schools and, more broadly, the Gold Coast community.

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Study News

My Plastic Free Future

12/09/2019

As the world population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate draining the planet’s limited resources the need to adopt sustainable practices becomes increasingly vital to our future. Envirotech Education on the Gold Coast are an organisation committed to leading from the forefront of globally innovative learning, guided by environmental sustainability with foundations in cutting edge technology.  

One of Envirotech’s program initiatives is the Innovation Hub, where teams of students work together to create sustainable projects. The module covers a range of disciplines from digital media to marketing and is designed to provide solutions to real world problems.  

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Sister Cities Building Diplomacy

20/08/2019

The Taipei City Government recently established a formal internship program through via the New Colombo Plan. Through this arrangement Australian university students are now able to apply to serve as interns with the Taipei City Government. This is one of the only programs in the world that offers such an opportunity for foreign interns.

One of the first applications they received was from Makaela Fehlhaber, who is studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of International Relations (Majoring in International Diplomacy) at Bond University on the Gold Coast.  The Taipei City Government were deeply impressed by Makaela’s background in international law and strong interest in diplomacy.

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The Magic of Film

23/07/2019

If you’ve ever considered a career in the movies, then making your own film at Village Roadshow Studios has to be the ultimate. Ethan Abraham attended a film making camp during the school holidays with New York Film Academy Australia after winning a competition through the Gold Coast Careers Festival.

Read More

Mobile Hub Lands at Airways Aviation

15/07/2019

Recently the Mobile Hub checked in at the Gold Coast Airport to Airways Aviation, one of the largest and most successful flight schools in Australia. Along with being a leading pilot training academy, Airways Aviation also provides a Cert 3 course in Ground Operations and Services for local high school students.

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Sustainable Leadership

02/07/2019

Larissa Rose, Director of Glowing Green Australia says: “We have a deeply ingrained philosophy that we have a role and a duty of care to build the leaders of the future. If we want to do the 101 of sustainability for our industry, then we need to ensure that we’re building the leaders of the future to sustain the sector.

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Careers News

The Start of Something Really Incredible

26/07/2019

Since the roll out of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme in July 2016 the sector has been crying out for health care professionals and as such new measures are required to meet the needs of the growing demand.  

One project that’s working towards delivering better outcomes is a collaboration between Southern Cross University and TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast. The partnership is a result of Study Gold Coast’s Vision 2020 program, which provides funding for new initiatives between education and training institutions and industry.

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Sustainable Leadership

02/07/2019

Larissa Rose, Director of Glowing Green Australia says: “We have a deeply ingrained philosophy that we have a role and a duty of care to build the leaders of the future. If we want to do the 101 of sustainability for our industry, then we need to ensure that we’re building the leaders of the future to sustain the sector.

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Club Culture Creates Success

07/06/2019

For years Parkwood Village has been an important training ground for school-based trainees in hospitality. General Manager Cody Mathie says it’s more than just training young people for the organisation and the hospitality sector.   

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Student Considers New Career After Winning National Title

07/06/2019

The National High School Mooting Competition was held at Bond University on the Gold Coast this week, with the winning school beating 80 other teams from across Australia. Carindale’s Citipointe Christian College defeated leading Melbourne private school Haileybury in a hotly contested grand final.

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Growing Graduate Opportunities

07/06/2019

Lemon Tree Marketing are a full service strategic agency that began in 2012 with Managing Director Natalie Carosi. The Burleigh Heads agency has grown rapidly since, now employing 10 staff. Timing is everything, nowhere more so than in business as Natalie explains:

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