TAFE Queensland

Study at TAFE Queensland

Student life on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane

Getting to live in Queensland is the best part about studying at TAFE Queensland. Come and experience the true Australian culture, the friendly people, the beautiful beaches and the relaxed outdoor life of Queensland while studying with TAFE. Check out all the activities you can do and interesting sites you can visit in this part of Australia!

Enjoy life at the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane

Two of Queensland's most attractive regions are the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. You'll enjoy the relaxed outdoor lifestyle and friendly people while studying at TAFE Queensland.

The Sunshine Coast region encloses the coastline from Caloundra to Noosa and the lush countryside of the hinterland. The Sunshine Coast metropolitan area is located just off the Pacific Ocean coastline about an hour's drive north from the state capital Brisbane in South East Queensland. It offers green surroundings and beautiful beaches with warm weather all year around. After finishing the lessons at TAFE you can go to the beach and enjoy the sun or go for a swim in the sea.

In the Gold Coast area, you will find a beautiful scenery of mountains and nature. TAFE Southport campus is located just by Surfers Paradise – here you will find parties, shopping and restaurants. You can also easily get out of the city and explore the beautiful beaches surrounding the area.

Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia. Here you will find shopping, museums, markets and much more. If you get tired of the city life, the water is running through the city and the beach is close by.

Beaches in Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay

Do you like sailing, surfing, sunbathing and swimming? Visit one of the outstanding beaches of the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane regions, like:

  • Noosa Main Beach
  • Coolum
  • Maroochydore
  • Alexandra Headland
  • Kings Beach 
  • Hervey Bay
  • Rainbow beach
  • the Fraser Coast beaches
  • Nobby Beach
  • Ocean Beach
  • Main Beach

Noosa Beach on the Sunshine Coast

National parks and rainforests and more

Apart from beaches, both regions have beautiful national parks and rainforests, like:

  • Mapleton Falls National Park
  • Kondalilla National Park
  • The Glass House Mountains National Park
  • Noosa National Park and
  • The Great Sandy National Park

Or visit:

  • World Heritage-listed Fraser Island
  • Byron Bay
  • Surfers Paradise
  • Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba
  • Australia Zoo - made famous by The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin who died in 2006
  • or one of the many sporting facilities, restaurants, nightclubs and art galleries

6 Activities you can do for free

Check out some of the cool activities you can do in Sunshine Coast that will cost you absolutely nothing.

  1. Enjoy the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Queensland is home to the greatest sunrises and sunsets on Earth!
  2. Spend a day at the beach and swim in the sea!
  3. Go for a bushwalk (or a run)! There are plenty of national parks with well-maintained walking trails that do not charge entry fees for walkers and offer a free map at the information centre. Visit waterfalls, unspoiled beaches and other scenic spots.
  4. There are a number of botanic gardens, two of which are free to visit: Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens or Noosa Botanic Gardens.
  5. Do you adore nuts and chocolate? Visit the Nutworks and the Chocolate Factory in Yandina.
  6. Visit one of the many markets, but don’t bring your wallet!

studying at TAFE Queensland East Coast in Australia

Student discounts in Queensland

With your ISIC student card you receive tons of discounts and benefits all over Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, Gold Coast and Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Download the ISIC Benefits App for free and take advantage of all the cool student benefits. Save money during your stay in Queensland with ISIC. Read more about ISIC and purchase your card here.

Climate in Queensland

Queensland is Australia’s Sunshine State, with 263 sunny days a year on average. It has a sub-tropical climate of warm humid summers and mild clear winters. Summer months are December to February with typical temperatures of 21 - 31 Celsius. Winter months are June to August with typical temperatures of 9 - 19 Celsius.

Rent a car in Queensland

Maybe you wish to explore the areas surrounding Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay in the weekends. KILROY offers car rental in Queensland, Australia and we'll be happy to find you the best and cheapest option for your needs. Contact us to hear more.

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