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Complete Personal Trainer SIS40215,SIS30315

The Complete Personal Trainer gives you a diverse knowledge base in key areas of the sports & fitness industry. The sports & fitness world offers exciting and rewarding careers for people with initiative, talent, and drive. The Complete Persona...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online
Location Canberra ACT +8
Job Outcomes Your own personal training b... +3
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers -  Course

Diploma of Community Services (QLD/SA/WA/TAS/NT Only) CHC52015

This Diploma of Community Services (QLD/SA/WA/TAS/NT Only) from Sarina Russo Institute could provide just the training you need to become qualified in community services. Become recognised in the community services industry with this Diploma level qual...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Caseworker or manager +8
Sarina Russo Institute -  Course

Diploma of Project Management  BSB50820

The Diploma of Project Management  gives you a broad and targeted understanding in important aspects of the project management industry. This Diploma of Project Management  from Scope Training is a Diploma level qualification, and for project managemen...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Canberra ACT +5
Job Outcomes Project Manager +3
Scope Training -  Course
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Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

The Diploma of Community Services targets the skills and capabilities required of people wishing to work and progress in the community services industry. This community services course has been developed by community services experts in order to produc...

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

Diploma of Mental Health CHC53315

Job prospects data shows the demand for workers in the community services, health, mental health industry is ever increasing. Increase your employability by studying a Diploma of Mental Health from TrainSmart Australia. Participants who undertake a Dip...

Study Method Blended, Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Development Office... +4
TrainSmart Australia -  Course
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Certificate IV Project Management Practice BSB40920

The Certificate IV Project Management Practice from Scope Training will help you realise your career dreams in project management. The project management world offers exciting and rewarding careers for people with initiative, talent, and drive. The Cer...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Canberra ACT +5
Job Outcomes Project Team Member +3
Scope Training -  Course
New

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) from Builders Academy Australia can help provide you with the foundation for a successful career in the building & construction industry. This course inspires and engages learning targeted to a ca...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Project supervisor +5
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC Only) CHC33015

Job prospects data shows the demand for workers in the aged care, community services industry is ever increasing. Increase your employability by studying a Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC Only) from Hammond Institute. You will learn about em...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate IV in Disability (VIC Only) CHC43115

The Certificate IV in Disability (VIC Only) gives you a broad and targeted understanding in important aspects of the community services, disability industry. This Certificate IV in Disability (VIC Only) course from Hammond Institute aims to improve you...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Disability Officer- day supp... +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110

Boost your career in building & construction by studying this Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) from Builders Academy Australia, a recognised training provider. Discover more about our a Certificate IV in Building and Construct...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Site manager +3
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (VIC ONLY) CPC40120

The Management Edge is a course provider known for delivering the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (VIC ONLY) so that people gain the necessary skills to work in the building & construction industry. The building & construction world...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Carpenters
The Management Edge -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) CPC50220

Your building & construction career begins here. A Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) gives you the skills to develop your career in building & construction. Participants who undertake a Diploma train in the essential sk...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Carpenters
The Management Edge -  Course

Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213

Foundation Education is a course provider known for delivering the Certificate III in Education Support so that people gain the necessary skills to work in the education industry. Foundation Education is now offering this exciting Certificate III level...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Teacher’s aide / Teachers... +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015

Kirana Colleges’s 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. This course inspires and engages learning targeted to a career in...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Certificate IV in Health Administration HLT47315

This Certificate IV in Health Administration from Foundation Education could provide just the training you need to become qualified in health, health admin. This course inspires and engages learning targeted to a career in health, health admin. Togethe...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Clinical services team leade... +4
Foundation Education -  Course

Diploma of Business (Leadership) BSB50120

The College for Adult Learning is a course provider known for delivering the Diploma of Business (Leadership) so that people gain the necessary skills to work in the business, leadership & management industry. By completing the Diploma of 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 from Foundation Education can help provide you with the foundation for a successful career in the hospitality industry. Become recognised in the hospitality industry with this Certificate III level qualification from...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Reception Front Desk Staff +5
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate IV in New Small Business BSB42618

The Certificate IV in New Small Business from Monarch Institute can help provide you with the foundation for a successful career in the business, small business industry. This course inspires and engages learning targeted to a career in business, small...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Small business owner +5
Monarch Institute -  Course

Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting from Foundation Education will help you realise your career dreams in dentistry, health. Discover more about our a Certificate III in Dental Assisting which will give you a Certificate III level qualification and...

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

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB40520

Boost your career in leadership & management, management by studying this Certificate IV in Leadership and Management from MiTraining, a recognised training provider. Know you want to move up in the leadership & management, management world but...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Team Leader +1
MiTraining -  Course

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!