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Gold Coast EducationSchools, Universities & TAFE

Education is a major consideration for many families, especially those relocating to a new area.

In parallel with the fast population growth of the Gold Coast, there has also been strong expansion in the quality and number of Gold Coast schools, both public and private. The Gold Coast is a fantastic place for tertiary study with Griffith University and the private Bond University both with excellent campuses here. There are also many TAFE campuses as well as other higher learning centres. 

Gold Coast Education Providers & Student Life

The Queensland Government has pumped considerable funding into the state education system and Gold Coast school children are among the best educated in the world. There are over 100 primary schools on the Gold Coast, and all offer excellent educational facilities.

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The Gold Coast has a fairly even, but diverse mix of public high schools and offers some of the best educational opportunities in the world. Students are blessed with a range of extra curricular learning facilities within the community which are unlike any other region on earth.

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Catholic schools and independent schools fall under the 'Private Schools' category. The Gold Coast has many privately run schools, many of which have been established since the early 1900's. Either co-educational or single-sex, some contain both primary and secondary schools at the same location.

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The Gold Coast is a wonderful place to study, with thousands of international students enrolling in a Gold Coast university each year. It's also popular among Australian school-leavers and mature-age students from other Queensland areas and even interstate.

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With four centrally located campuses and online learning options, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE is the largest vocational education provider on the Gold Coast, delivering high quality training & equipping graduates with relevant skills and knowledge to enter the workforce or go on to further study.

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Whether you’re a Gold Coast local, from regional Australia or you’re an international student, the Gold Coast is one of the best places you can study. If you’re thinking of making the move to the Gold Coast for your studies, find out what make the lifestyle so great for visiting and local students. 

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Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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