Talk about the best of both worlds. Studying on the Gold Coast gives you a wide range of courses from some magnificent institutions but also has you living beside spectacular surf beaches in vibrant area with natural wonders offering truly awesome cosmopolitan living.
There are four universities on the Gold Coast offering a widerange of courses from highly regarded institutions. The universities are as follows:
- Bond University
- Griffith University
- Southern Cross University and
- Central Queensland University
Each has their unique qualities and combined they bring a world class standard of tertiary education to the Gold Coast. Students have not just the best in higher education options and facilities but the opportunity to live in a beautiful part of the country. There is a strong multicultural element to these universities with all being set in a safe and friendly environment. Parents looking for an ideal tertiary institution for their son or daughter would do well to seriously consider the Gold Coast universities.
RTOs as well
Registered Training Organizations are educational institutions offering diploma and certificate courses which are cutting edge qualifications for entry into specialist industries. The Gold Coast has not only the courses but also the employers for graduates of these courses. The qualifications are also ideal entrée cards to universities. Technology is to the fore with these courses having many lecturers and tutors also being practitioners in the industry about which they lecture.
The basics of English
If you are a foreign language student new to Australia and need to undertake some studies in English, the Gold Coast offers many venues for the outstanding courses using ELICOS [the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students]. Some are affiliated with the universities and others are privately run. The courses operate at and for every student’s level and are designed to help the student move to secondary education and on to tertiary education.
Schools as well
Any parent moving to the Gold Coast can be assured of having a wide variety of excellent primary and secondary schools for their child or children. Sometimes people away from the Gold Coast see the area as simply a holiday destination when in fact there is a large and thriving permanent population therein. Just the hospitality trade alone employs thousands of workers.
There are state and faith-based primary and secondary schools as well as independent schools. There is a greater emphasis today on technology both as a learning tool and as a possible career path with the curriculum in schools often tailored for tertiary studies in the future. The climate is also ideal for children to play outdoors.
And finally the Gold Coast offers many opportunities with VET or Vocational Education and Training providers teaching skills for a variety of trades and professions. The Gold Coast TAFE is the largest regional TAFE institution in the state of Queensland. Courses at TAFE are created with experts in industry meaning that students are preparing exactly for the needs of their potential employers.
In terms of study, the Gold Coast ticks all the required boxes and then some.