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Study on the Gold Coast

Study on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is the second largest city in Queensland and is one of the most desirable places to live, work, study and play. The Gold Coast is located in close proximity to popular beaches, theme parks, lush natural hinterland, and only a one hour drive to Brisbane city.

Discover everything the Gold Coast has to offer, with a range of exciting activities and events. With something for everyone, you will be filling up your holidays in no time.

  • Explore world heritage listed rainforests, beaches and natural attractions (including: Mount Tamborine and Lamington National Park)

  • Experience a diverse range of international and national events; festivals, entertainment, music, arts, sport and recreation

  • Visit the Health and Knowledge Precinct, the location for education, research, knowledge creation and the commercialisation of newly developed technologies

  • Unique and varied shopping centres and markets to suit all tastes

  • Visit local theme parks, zoos and wildlife parks

    For more information on events and what to see and do on the Gold coast, you can visit the following websites:

    Study Gold Coast

    Gold Coast City Council

    More Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has many affordable accommodation options to suit all budgets, located close to transport facilities, local attractions and city hubs. Accommodation options include:

 Affordable rental and share options.

Translink is a well serviced public transport system that offers three main types of transport in the region; bus, train and trams. International students studying full time are eligible for public transport discounts (conditions apply). Cycling is also a great way to explore the Gold Coast, with more than 800 kilometres of bike-ways linking the Gold Coasts shopping district, coastal environment, national parks and major transit hubs.

Live comfortably with an all year round humid and subtropical climate. Pleasant winter temperatures, makes it easier to enjoy all of what the Gold Coast has to offer.

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Visit one of TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's five campus locations that offer a variety of courses, programs and on-site facilities. We offer great learning, in great spaces creating great outcomes for our students. Our locations provide everything you need to make great happen.


Our Coomera campus is the quintessential home for the creators, innovators, entertainers and movie makers. This $26 million state-of-the-art facility offers the best possible creative learning experience in the region.

Nestled amongst natural bushland for the ultimate creative backdrop, our campus provides specialist delivery supported by state-of-the art technologies such as computer labs including MAC and PC, drawing rooms, sound recording and music rehearsal studios, digital video and editing suites and 3D motion capture and production control facilities. There is also a Black Box theatre, auditorium and Independent Learning Centre


This is the location where master craftsmanship is born and raised. Our newly renovated-for-purpose specialised facility is the new trades training hub of the Gold Coast. With industry standard learning technologies, you will perfect your craft nestled amongst the parkland setting and spacious grounds offered at this location.


This location is where greatness is realised. Our Southport campus has recently had a $7 million refurbishment and offers vibrant spaces and advanced learning technologies including a refreshed customer service centre with touch screens for enquiries, contemporary new study zones, a refreshed and connected library, and Wi-Fi throughout the campus.

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Student Success Story:




The Gold Coast is a beautiful place to live and study. There are all kinds of different amenities like restaurants and theme parks, and at the same time you can just go for a bike ride, go paddling through the rivers, go surfing at the beach; It's pretty much the perfect spot. I would recommend TAFE Queensland as a place where you can get a lot of skills and knowledge. I've learned so much here and I think it will definitely help me in the future.

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