We have a number of helpful tools and services to ensure you get the most out of your time with us.
Managing your finances while you study can often be difficult. For information and tips on how to keep your finances afloat as a student, we recommend check out the following big Australian banks student banking options and information that can be useful.
• ANZ Student Banking
• Westpac Student Banking & Debit Cards
• Bank of Queensland (BOQ) Student Banking
• National Australian Bank (NAB) Student Banking
• Commonwealth Bank of Australia Student Banking
You must purchase overseas student health cover (OSHC) as part of your Australian student visa conditions. Find out what it is, who it’s for, and how to apply through the following Australian government information website Private Health. It also provides suggestions on Health Insurer options for you to select.
With rental prices through the roof, taking advantage of student accommodation will help keep your mind on your study. Find a room that best suits you through Study Gold Coast.
We are also partners of My Stay International and Study Match who specialise in homestay accommodation. Let us know if we can help you with any other these options.
Looking for some extra money while you study or wanting to kickstart your career? Find employment that suits your busy lifestyle within Study Gold Coast and Gold Coast Student Jobs who advertise student job availability. Study Gold Coast is located within a 5-minute walk from GeSS Education Gold Coast campus, so it is easy to pop into their offices for help.
GeSS Education specialises in career training. Select courses we will organise your work placement opportunities for you to get firsthand experience and we even assist you in finding employment with complimentary support such a resume preparation and interview skills training.
Queensland is the Sunshine State and home to many beautiful sights and exhilarating attractions. To find out how to plan your adventures, we recommend to check out Destination Gold Coast, Gold Coast Australia and Visit Brisbane which highlights attractions and events within both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
If you’re having a hard time with some of your study or just need extra help with your assessment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your trainer or ask for one of our support staff. Helping you graduate confidently is what we strive to achieve.
Wanting to give some positive, productive feedback or are you unhappy with how something has been handled here. We would love to hear from you. Email us at [email protected] or speak to one of our friendly staff while on campus.
Queensland is an all-year round destination. The sub-tropical climate brings warm summers and mild winters. Average maximum temperatures during the year are:
Sep - Nov
14 – 25 ℃
Dec - Feb
22 – 35 ℃
Mar - May
14 – 25 ℃
Jun - Aug
5 – 20 ℃
The basic cost of living in Australia according to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs is AU$19,830 per year. International student may be asked to provide specified documentary evidence of your financial capacity with your visa application.
Bus, Tram Services
Buses and Trams are readily available on the Gold Coast and times vary from 24 hour service to part time services depending on location and week day. You can purchase GO CARD and register for concession.
Cost to school: AU$1.50 – AU$2.00 (GO CARD Concession)
*The cost may vary depending on the location. For more information, please check TransLink website: https://translink.com.au/
There are a number of train stations located throughout the Coast. The train service provided connects the Gold Coast to Brisbane and all major suburbs in between. The present train service terminates at Varsity Lakes Station.
For more information, please check TransLink website
The following is an indicative price guide for general accommodation costs on the Gold Coast.
*Home Stay AU$250.00 – AU$270.00 per week depending on location and conditions of stay
*Share Accommodation AU$130.00 –AU$180.00 depending on location [does not include food ]
*Unit and house rentals from AU$280.00 up, depending on size and location
Other living costs
*Pre-paid phone card: AU$10.00 – AU20.00 per week
*Cinema ticket: AU$12.00 – AU$17.00
*Coffee: AU$3.00 -AU $5.00
*Lunch (take away): AU$8.00 – AU$15.00
*Fast Food: AU$5.00 – AU$10.00
*Dinning out: AU$25.00 – AU$45.00