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Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

The Diploma of Community Services from TrainSmart Australia offers a comprehensive education for students wishing to pursue or further their career in community services. Upon completion of this community services training course from TrainSmart Austra...

Study Method Blended, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Development Office... +4
TrainSmart Australia -  Course

Diploma of Mental Health CHC53315

Gain the qualifications necessary to enhance your community services, health, mental health career by studying a Diploma of Mental Health from TrainSmart Australia and learn valuable skills. Become recognised in the community services, health, mental h...

Study Method Blended, Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Development Office... +4
TrainSmart Australia -  Course
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015

Job prospects data shows the demand for workers in the aged care, disability industry is ever increasing. Increase your employability by studying a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) from Open Colleges. The successful completion of this age...

Study Method Blended, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +4
Open Colleges -  Course
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Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support gives you a broad and targeted understanding in important aspects of the aged care, community services industry. The successful completion of this aged care, community services course is a certain way to improve you...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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Certificate IV in Health Administration HLT47315

Gain the qualifications necessary to enhance your health, health admin career by studying a Certificate IV in Health Administration from Foundation Education and learn valuable skills. Know you want to move up in the health, health admin world but not...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Clinical services team leade... +4
Foundation Education -  Course
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Diploma of Business (Leadership) BSB50120

Your business, leadership & management career begins here. A Diploma of Business (Leadership) gives you the skills to develop your career in business, leadership & management. You will learn about emerging trends and opportunities in business,...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Business Manager +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30616

The Certificate III in Hospitality by Foundation Education provides essential skills, knowledge and understanding to ensure superior professional performance for a career in hospitality. a Certificate III in Hospitality will teach you everything you ne...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Reception Front Desk Staff +5
Foundation Education -  Course
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Diploma of Graphic Design CUA50715

The Diploma of Graphic Design from Open Colleges offers a comprehensive education for students wishing to pursue or further their career in design, graphic design. The Diploma of Graphic Design from Open Colleges is a Diploma level qualification that c...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant web/digital design... +4
Open Colleges -  Course
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Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35021

Have you considered doing a dental assisting, health course? If so, this Certificate III in Dental Assisting from Foundation Education offers a comprehensive syllabus designed to improve your dental assisting, health knowledge. This course inspires and...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant +3
Foundation Education -  Course

Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health) CHC52015

This Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health) from Kirana Colleges could provide just the training you need to become qualified in community services, health, mental health. The successful completion of this community services, health, mental heal...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Coordinator +9
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB40520

The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management gives you a broad and targeted understanding in important aspects of the leadership & management industry. Upon completion of this leadership & management training course from Open Colleges, you w...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Coordinator (Business Operat... +10
Open Colleges -  Course
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Certificate IV Celebrancy (Online) CHC41015

Rose Training Australia is a course provider known for delivering the Certificate IV Celebrancy (Online) so that people gain the necessary skills to work in the celebrancy industry. Become recognised in the celebrancy industry with this Certificate IV...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Civil Celebrants
Rose Training Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215

The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs from Upskilled will help you realise your career dreams in alcohol & other drugs, community services. Become recognised in the alcohol & other drugs, community services industry with this Certificat...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation support worker +5
Upskilled -  Course
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Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015

The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management targets the skills and capabilities required of people wishing to work and progress in the leadership & management, management industry. A Certificate IV qualification from Upskilled can provide you w...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Coordinator +3
Upskilled -  Course
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Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Community Services, Mental Health roles are important in many businesses. A Certificate IV in Mental Health from Open Colleges gives you the tools to make a difference. This course inspires and engages learning targeted to a career in community service...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Rehabilitation and... +4
Open Colleges -  Course
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Event Management Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

The Career Academy’s Event Management Certificate will teach you everything you need to know about event management giving you the competitive edge across many industries. The Career Academy is now offering this exciting Short level qualification. If y...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Event Promoter
The Career Academy -  Course
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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care gives you a diverse knowledge base in key areas of the child care, education industry. Our child care, education course will teach essential knowledge to improve your career in child care, educa...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Long Day Care Educator +3
Foundation Education -  Course
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Diploma of Logistics TLI50221

Boost your career in logistics, supply chain operations by studying this Diploma of Logistics from The College for Adult Learning, a recognised training provider. Discover more about our a Diploma of Logistics which will give you a Diploma level qualif...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Logistics Manager +10
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Diploma of Social Media Marketing 10904NAT

The Diploma of Social Media Marketing from Upskilled will help you realise your career dreams in social media marketing. A Diploma qualification from Upskilled can provide you with the ability to make your mark in the competitive social media marketing...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Social Media Manager +1
Upskilled -  Course
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Dual Certificate III in Individual Support & Certificate IV In Ageing Support CHC33015/CHC43015

Kirana Colleges’s Dual Certificate III in Individual Support & Certificate IV In Ageing Support will teach you everything you need to know about aged care, community services giving you the competitive edge across many industries. Discover more ab...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +11
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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What is TAFE?

TAFE is designed to help students be job-ready as soon as they finish their vocational education. Unlike higher education, TAFE aims to give hands-on, practical experience in the industry rather than theoretical frameworks and focuses on traineeships and apprenticeships.

Typically, the qualification level sets out how long a course will go for and include:

  • Certificate II
  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma

Funding for TAFE Queensland

The Qld government provides subsidies for a number of both short courses and more extended qualifications. These subsidies depend on what level qualification you complete, and in what area. Some subsidised areas of study include:

  • Community Services
  • Information Technology
  • Beauty and Hairdressing Services
  • Aged Care and Child Care, including Early Childhood Learning

Funded courses aim to give students a skill set that will help close the skills gaps that are particular to the Australian Gold Coast. They also apply to skills shortages in greater Queensland (including Brisbane), and even further afield in Australia. A course in an area with a skills gap could see you working in Perth full-time, in Melbourne part-time, or rural New South Wales. 

How can I study?

There are heaps of training courses with heaps of options. Generally, the method of learning will fall into one of three categories

  1. Online Learning: Students complete online courses entirely online. It’s perfect for administration courses, or for people who own and run their own small business. It will also suit people doing a Graduate Diploma or other course where they’ve already learnt much of the underlying theory. Almost every training organisation has an online learning portal, and there are lots of student support and support services available.
  2. Face to Face Learning: In-person learning is a popular option for traineeships, apprenticeships and hands-on courses like building or justice studies. Generally, it’s the best choice for courses that require real-world, in-person experience and training. 
  3. Blended Learning: Blended learning means that much of the theory can be learned online. Still, testing or hands-on applications need to be done on a semi-regular basis. Blended learning is an excellent option on the Gold Coast because there is good accessibility. With plenty of nearby TAFE or VET campuses and learning centres in areas like Southport, Bundaberg, Coolangatta, Brisbane, and many other locations, the travel isn’t too far. 

 

International students should check with the independent registered training organisation (RTO) and with CRISCO to see which courses are right for them. 

If you live or work (or want to live or work!) on the Gold Coast, there are heaps of brilliant TAFE courses that you could do, so browse the list of courses above, and get started on your future today!