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Agreement provides increased study options


Brigid Veale
28 February 2007
A new landmark agreement between Southern Cross University and the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE will provide increased study options for domestic and international students.

A Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations, which collectively have more than 30,000 students, will be signed today (February 28) at the University’s Tweed Gold Coast campus.

Under the agreement students who complete specific courses at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE will be granted advanced standing in the University’s Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Tourism Management.

Southern Cross University Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Clark welcomed the close relationship with Gold Coast Institute of TAFE.

“This is a great opportunity to provide additional opportunities for students throughout the Gold Coast and northern NSW region,” Professor Clark said.

“This agreement paves the way for collaboration on a number of initiatives which will benefit domestic and international students.

“We are also jointly looking at how we can best attract international students to this region.”

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE director Deb Daly said the partnership provided Gold Coast TAFE students with an easier pathway to undertake further study at one of Australia’s leading universities.

“The articulation arrangements will allow TAFE students to fast-track their university studies to further develop their careers,” Ms Daly said.

Both organisations are committed to excellence in education for students across a variety of subject matters providing solid career outcomes.