Why international students love our location on Australia’s Gold Coast
Capital College’s new Gold Coast campus (with our first student intake on 12 October 2020) is an exciting location to study from. With Australia’s most famous beach on one side, subtropical rainforests and waterfalls on the other, a hub of shopping and entertainment awaits you in between. This is the sun, sand and surf lifestyle Australia is famous for. It’s also great for study and business. With 300 days of sunshine a year and long warm days, you’ll fit more in to your lifestyle. So come on and join us. A world-class faculty is waiting to train you, and local business is ready to employ you. What are you waiting for? No wonder the Gold Coast is #AustraliasFavouriteClassroom
Our Gold Coast Campus
Our modern Gold Coast campus is based in Southport Central, close to all the attractions. Australia Fair is only 300 metres away, offering a truly massive range of shopping, dining and entertainment. more…
The Gold Coast is the sixth largest city in Australia, and second largest in Queensland, it is in the south-east corner of Queensland, just 1 hours drive from Brisbane (with good bus and train services. We have over 70 kilometres of beautiful coastline.With great public transport and cycling networks including over 2400 kms of bikeways and pathways. There are international airports at the Gold Coast and Brisbane. See the Gold Coast from the air. Our climate i summer all year with 300 days of sunshine. Winter average temperatures are 12° C. Summer average temperatures are 29°, with a yearly average of 25°.
The Gold Coast is youthful (almost 50% of people are under 35 years old), multicultural (almost 30% of people are born overseas) and highly educated with 20% of people holding a Bachelors degree or higher. Click here to see more details on the Gold Coast population.
Gold Coast incomes match Australia’s average with very high employment. Many job opportunities are well suited to students including hospitality and tourism. It is expected there will be 383,900 Gold Coasts jobs by 2024 (14% growth) including
childcare and other education (31% growth)
health (27% growth)
aged and disability care (26% growth)
management & administration (26% growth)
accommodation, food & tourism (21% growth)
warehousing & transportation (18% growth)
The Gold Coast also offers many tourism employment opportunities including theme parks and the local $1.8 billion motion picture industry.
There are many housing options for international students on the Gold Coast. Gold Coast housing is very affordable compared to other Australian cities. The links below are a useful start and our friendly staff are always happy to discuss housing options with you.
Average weekly living costs: $200 rent. $100 food. $50 travel. $150 other. On average, up to 40% less expensive than Sydney or Melbourne. A strong supply of city, beach or canal apartments.
The Gold Coast has great shopping, an incredible array of dining choices to cater for every taste and budget. There’s always something cool happening on the Gold Coast, see today’s events. We offer 2,400 kms of cycling/running tracks. Warm nights perfect for outdoor fun. Great shopping. Incredible fresh food. We are surrounded by amazing leisure options fishing, snorkelling, diving, parasailing, jetskiing and have 5 major theme parks and water parks. The ultimate mix of sun, sand, surf and sophistication. The perfect location for shopaholics and foodies. If you ever exhaust all that the Gold Coast has to do and see, Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city is only a 1 hour drive away.
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10 Awesome Reasons to Live on the Gold Coast.
There are so many reasons to study on the Gold Coast. 21% of the population are studying at university or further education, that’s over 30,000 students, and the student population is growing at 11% a year The Gold Coast is multicultural, has a young population, excellent housing and employment opportunities and is ranked #1 in Australia for student affordability with costs 40% less than Sydney or Melbourne.