“If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” —Wanda Sykes
One of the most exciting developments the COE launched in 2018 was the development of its Corio GITTC campus which enabled us to add two more popular courses to our programs and another school for regional Victoria.
With another campus in Swan Hill and of course our new Melbourne school, we feel we are in a fabulous position in providing many regional students be able to have more opportunities for study.
Geelong, known as the ‘Gateway City’, is the second largest city to Melbourne in Victoria and will leave a lasting and amazing impression on anyone who visits. As an active bayside city, Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia. Geelong is 75 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It takes approximately an hour to reach Melbourne central by car.
Geelong is known for its quaint shops and cafes and some serious big name stores for the serious shopper. Its famous Eastern beach comes alive every Friday night in February with the Night Jar markets. With major events happening all year such as the Festival of Sails and the Cadel Evans bike race, the yacht races down the Barwon River and a constant source of art inspired events, Geelong city remains an ever constant hive of activity for the locals and the visiting students and tourists.
Further from town we have the iconic Great Ocean Road, which is a must-visit to anyone seeing the surrounding sights. Home to the 12 Apostles and many beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls, it is a popular coastal drive with breathtaking views of Victoria’s beaches. Again the coast is peppered with markets and festivals.
In the opposite direction, located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 28 km from the city of Geelong is Port Arlington home to the Mussel Festival. And the many coastal towns on the Bellarine, such as Point Lonsdale, Drysdale, Saint Leonards and of course Queenstown; where the active ferry will take tourists across the bay to visit Dromana and Portsea are also home to many of our much-loved vineyards and award winning Geelong wines.
Many students are making the move to study in Geelong as it is proving to be not just a place with many options to explore but also is more economically viable, as it is often cheaper to stay than in Melbourne.
We have a reliable and user friendly public transport system which includes, trains, trams, and buses and of course taxi’s and Uber-drivers at hand which makes getting around Geelong and Victoria easy and affordable. If you are looking for accommodation there are some amazing student homes ready to move into, or the very popular share-houses. Regional study has never been more easy or exciting.