Completing work experience or an internship can be an invaluable learning experience that will compliment your studies, help you make industry connections and build your skills within your field of study.
If you are planning to study in Australia for more than three months, then you will required to apply for a Student Visa. Here you can find some key information about the student visa, how to apply and some other advises.
Once you have completed your studies, there are many employment opportunities available on the Gold Coast both in the public and private sector. Many businesses also have graduate programs in place to get you started on your career path.