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Study Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is establishing an international reputation as an education city, with education and training providers offering a world-class education alongside the Gold Coast’s enviable lifestyle. The City of Gold Coast is partnering with education provider Study Gold Coast, Queensland Government, Australian Government, business and industry to invest in an enduring education and workforce legacy beyond the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Study Gold Coast’s strategic plan (2016–2020), Strategy 3, highlights three key initiatives resulting from the GC2018 opportunity.

• Targeting media from Commonwealth Nations to ‘tell a new Gold Coast story’ focused on education and training opportunities in the city.
• Inspiring local Gold Coast high school students (year 11) through an incentivised study and volunteer program. Over the next three years, 1,000 students will be able to complete their tertiary studies on the Gold Coast while gaining invaluable work experience in areas such as hospitality, sports management and event management through their training as a GC2018 volunteer.

• Enabling Study Gold Coast member institutions with the option to offer students from Commonwealth Nations the opportunity to study on the Gold Coast during the Commonwealth Games, be appointed student ambassadors and enjoy a unique Gold Coast experience during their stay.

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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this initiative will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:

  • GC2018 is leveraged to build the education sector and knowledge economy to become a defining industry for the Gold Coast

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