Established in 1995, Shafston specializes in offering courses in English, such as General English and preparation courses for the IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge exams, Business and Hospitality. Its main campus is located on the scenic Brisbane riverfront while another campus is located just minutes away from Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Both campuses have excellent facilities including state-of-the-art computer labs with on-site IT support, extensive libraries and a dedicated Activities & Travel Centre which makes arrangements for social events and weekend trips for students. Hospitality students at the Brisbane campus even have access to the L’Academie Hotel, which is a fully equipped and operational commercial cooking facility. The Brisbane campus also offers on-campus accommodation in the form of the 5-star Shafston University Mansions, which has its own gym and restaurant, while students at the Gold Coast campus can stay at the Blue Water Bay Resort nearby.