Connecting you to China, Mandarin and cross-cultural tourism

The Tourism Confucius Institute is the world’s first and only Confucius Institute with an emphasis on tourism.

We offer a range of exciting short courses for government, industry and the wider community to promote Chinese learning, as well as a better understanding of Chinese people and their culture.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner, you can choose from our popular courses, including General Chinese, Tourism Chinese and Business Chinese.

Special trial offer: Free Basic Chinese 1 classes*

Griffith staff and postgraduate students can enrol in any scheduled Tourism Confucius Institute Group course free of charge. Contact us to register.

We also offer after-school classes, programs for school students and test preparation workshops for Chinese proficiency exams.


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Featured courses

Our courses help promote Chinese culture and language through education.

Cultural programs

China has one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating cultures.

In order to provide people with a better understanding of the country, we host a range of cultural programs for schools, university students, industry and the wider community.

The TCI is offering a FREE Mandarin lesson in the second week of September 2018 on the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University. Please send an email to by 24 August if you are interested in this offer.

Drop in and say hello to us at the International Cafe from 9.00 am - 2.00 pm on 22 August at the Southport Church of Christ, cnr Olsen Ave & Griffith Way. Free entry with cultural food, entertainment, information and raffle prizes!

Please join us at a joint Chinese Painting Exhibition on 25 & 26 August. Admission is free - see the flyer above for more information.

Enjoy some Chinese culture at our booth at the Gold Coast Show on 31 August - 2 September 2018

The Gold Coast Chinese Song Competition starts August 2018. See our Facebook page and the flyer above for more information about how to register for this exciting event! Your application and song recording for the Preliminary Round must be sent to by 31 August 2018. Click here to download more information about the event and the application forms.

Registration for the First Australian "Confucius Institute Cup" Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament is now open. See the flyer above and our Facebook page for more information. Click here for the application form.

Space is still available in classes for Term 2 that began Monday 4 June 2018.

The Nathan Campus Chinese Club and the Gold Coast Chinese Club will be meeting again this trimester as follows:

  • The Gold Coast Chinese Club will be meeting on Thursdays beginning 19 July from 4.00-5.30 pm in G52_1.24

If you are Chinese and living abroad, we want to hear from you. Register with the TCI Cultural Ambassador Project to share your cultural talents and experiences with the local community. Click here to register

TCI also welcomes university students who are interested in Australia-China cultural exchange and language education to apply internships at TCI. Contact us for further information.

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