Types of Study

With so many great education institutions available on the Gold Coast, it may be difficult to choose just one. From internationally recognised universities to boutique style schools with a special focus, there is something available for every learner. Browse the options below and find the one that suits your individual needs.



Building on our strengths in education the Gold Coast universities – Bond, Griffith and Southern Cross are investing heavily in infrastructure and research and delivering world-class education that is ranking them amongst the world’s best in national and global rankings.

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TAFE Queensland awarded best large training provider of vocational education and training. (Queensland Training Awards 2015, 16 & 17) With over 122,000 students from more than 90 countries in 600+ study areas, and a completion rate of 90 per cent, TAFE Queensland has a proud history of training built on more than 130 years of experience and has been awarded, ‘Best Large Training Provider of Vocational Education and Training for three years in a row at the Queensland Training Awards.

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English Language Schools

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) are for international students who will be studying English in Australia as part of an intensive program. In this case ‘intensive’ means a minimum of 20 hours of scheduled classes involving face-to-face contact hours of English language instruction.

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Vocational Education

Queensland is internationally renowned for its high quality, industry focused vocational education and training system. Led by industry and responsive to local and international needs, vocational education and training providers on the Gold Coast are focused on delivering competency based training that gives students a competitive edge.

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