Connecting you to China, Language Learning 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.

If you are interested in enrolling in an online class please  Contact us for more information.

Griffith staff and the current PhD students can enrol in any scheduled Tourism Confucius Institute Group course free of charge. Contact us to register. We also will be offering after-school classes, programs for school students and test preparation workshops for Chinese proficiency exams(HSK) when it has been deemed prudent to do so. Please note that the HSK tests in 2021 have been changed and updated. Enquiries regarding eligibility, test dates and registration, please Contact us.

The Tourism Confucius Institute is not involved in teaching or curriculum design for any University undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.

The Institute also plays no role in commissioning research.

Its teaching activities are done under the direction of a senior Griffith academic and, in many cases, in partnership with community organisations.

The Tourism Confucius Institute is a partnership with the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in China.


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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.

Chinese language study will be online lessons commencing on Feb. 15 at Term 1 2021. For more information about the lessons, please Contact us.

Please note that the HSK tests are not confirmed for 2021.

The Nathan Campus and Gold Coast Campus Chinese Clubs are open to all levels of Chinese speakers, from beginning to advanced. Please Contact us for more details

Chinese Han Opera Visits Griffith University

"The First Confucius Institute Cup" Gold Coast Dragon Boat Race

Asian Culture Day at Somerset College

Chinese Culture Shared at the Global Village Festival

The TCI Presents their Chinese Traditional Music Tour at Livingstone Christian College

Debut of TCI Chinese Traditional Music Tour at Marsden State High School

The Tourism Confucius Institute at the International Café Multicultural Event

Chinese Culture Day at St Lawrence's College

The Tourism Confucius Institute’s Fifth Chinese Gourmet Festival

The TCI's Chinese Cultural Day for Sheldon College

Chinese Cultural Day at Sheldon College

TCI Joins Juiced TV's Paddle for Kids Festival and Dragon Boat Race Day

Queensland Day 2019

Tenth Professional Development Seminar for Gold Coast Chinese Language Teachers

Griffith University Student Wins 18th Chinese Bridge Queensland Preliminary Competition

TCI Goes Camping With Emmanuel College

Importance of Learning Mandarin at Marsden State High School

TCI Highlights Chinese Culture at the Griffith University Multicultural Week

TCI Flies High at the Brisbane Kite Festival

First 2019 Meeting of Nathan Campus Chinese Club

TCI Pipa Performance at the Australian Chinese Youth Association

Harmony Week 2019

The TCI Celebrates Chinese New Year at the German Club Gold Coast

The Tourism Confucius Institute Welcomes the Year of the Pig in Southport’s Chinatown

Video highlights from the TCI Fourth Chinese Gourmet Festival Banquet

TCI presents Painting Exhibition 'INFINITY ACROSS THE OCEAN'

TCI offers Chinese courses for police officers

TCI at the 2018 Gold Coast Multicultural Festival

The Eighth Annual Gold Coast Chinese Teachers’ Professional Development Seminar

Wealth Paifang Completes Chinatown Precinct

2018 TCI Chinese New Year Concert and Phoebe's Pipa Special

Counsellor Xu Lin Visits the Tourism Confucius Institute at Griffith University

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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