Gold Coast TAFE - Study at TAFE on the Gold Coast

God Coast TAFE

What does TAFE on the Gold Coast offer?

TAFE is an acronym for Technical and Further Education. There are various TAFE institutes all around Australia and Gold Coast city is no exception. These institutes are government owned and are the largest provider of vocational education and training courses in Australia.

The TAFE Queensland has five campuses on the Gold Coast which are located from Coolangatta to Coomera. It accommodates over 16,000 students a year and over 600 residents. It was named Queensland’s Large Public Training Provider in 2007, and has also won numerous other regional and state level accolades.

The TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast continuously aims to achieve higher levels of quality and respect in terms of the services it provides. It is already recognized as an innovator in design, assessment and delivery of vocational skills, business solutions and its approach for continuous learning.

The institute offers wide range of diploma and advanced diploma courses in almost every technical field. It also provides apprenticeship and traineeship.

Overall, Gold Coast TAFE offers an experience which not only improves technical capabilities of students but also provides them with great personal development opportunities.

From and certificates through to advanced diplomas and bachelor degrees, TAFE has a course to suit your needs.

A wide range of study areas are offered throughout these campuses

  • animal care
  • automotive
  • building and construction
  • business
  • child care and community services
  • digital screen and media
  • electrotechnology
  • engineering
  • floristry
  • general education
  • graphic design
  • hairdressing and beauty
  • horticulture
  • hospitality and cookery
  • information technology
  • music
  • nursing and health
  • photography
  • sports and fitness
  • retail
  • tourism and events.

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Gold Coast TAFE student honoured as the state's best

The passion and determination of Queensland TAFE hospitality student Emanuela Pagani has resulted in her being named as Queensland's Vocational Student of the year.

Ms Pagani was presented with the award the on September 7 during the 2006 Queensland State Awards state final at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

"It is such a great honour to achieve this award and at the same time be recognised for my efforts and my commitment to my training at Gold Coast TAFE, said Ms Pagani.

"I am very grateful to all the wonderful teachersand staff members from TAFE who have supported me and gave me the confidence to never give up".

Ms Pagani who is of Italian origin pursued a Double Diploma in Hospitality Management and Event Management at Gold Coast TAFE and now is responsible for event management at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Ms Pagani was full of praise for the training she received at Gold Coast TAFE.

"I enjoyed very much studying at Gold Coast TAFE, not only for the
interesting subjects useful for my career path, but also for the friendly atmosphere created by the teachers and their constructive way of adapting their teaching skills to all different students from all over the world, she said.

"The training I have got at Gold Coast TAFE and the experience of being involved in the Queensland Training Awards has given me the confidence to make the right choices to achieve my goals'."It has been a very fulfilling experience and the most amazing time of my life".

Diploma of Sport (Athlete Support Services) (for Overseas Students) (SRS50406)

CRICOS Provider Code: 03037G CRICOS Course Code : 065787M

This course was designed by the sports industry to prepare you for employment as a remedial massage therapist in a sporting environment and in your own practice.

You will gain experience in multiple areas of massage and sport while under supervision.


Massage techniques - remedial massage, deep tissue, stretching, physical assessment, myofascial release, trigger point, lymphatic drainage, transverse friction, mobilising massage, neuromuscular techniques, cross fibre, sports injury management and pre-post-massage.

Sports units - working with elite sporting athletes, strengthening, conditioning, managing sporting events, postural analysis and nutrition information.

Health science units - anatomy and physiology, pathology, human bio-mechanics, professional terminology, referral procedures to medical professionals, report preparation, research techniques and clinical practicum.

Generic units - effective work in the health industry (duty of care, ethics, regulatory environment, etc), infection control, occupational health and safety, communication, practice management and first aid.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the course students may work with elite sport persons or teams as a remedial sports massage therapist.
From the age of 18 years, be able to apply for registration as a Massage Therapist by the Australian Association of Massage Therapists.
On completion of the course, students may consider completion of an Advanced Diploma course.
On completion of the course, students may gain credit towards a Bachelor of Science (Natural Therapies) with a range of universities in Australia.

Delivery Method

The course is offered for 39 weeks full time, excluding holidays. Classes are delivered from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (these days may vary each semester) with online learning timetabled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The course is delivered using a combination of: (i) on-campus face-to-face classroom instruction and simulated learning environment; and (ii) online learning with PowerPoint presentations and streamed audio-video conferencing.

Teaching-learning resources include: study guides, journals, textbooks, CDs, and DVDs.

Assessment methods and tools include: oral tasks (interview questions), written tasks (workbook, recognition of prior learning, tests, assignments, examinations), group work and discussions (case studies, role plays), project (workplace research project), and simulated or workplace performance (practical demonstration with observation checklists, and third party evidence of clinical placements within a clinical placement handbook).

Assessment results recognise student achievement against each competency combined with performance level assessments (PLA).

Vocational Placement

GCIT offers opportunities for skills practice at internal supervised massage clinics, Academy of Natural Therapies, and field trips to elite sports practice sessions.

Entry Requirement

Completed Year 12 or its equivalent with sound achievement in English and Mathematics.
Mature age (18 years of age and over) with language, literacy, and numeracy proficiency.
Overseas candidates require English language proficiency 5.5 Academic IELTS or equivalent.

Resources Required

Included in the course fees are uniforms (Academy of Natural Therapies Polo Shirt - compulsory dress for clinic and field trips), learning materials (Study Guide, assessment requirements, handouts, online resource lists, vocational placement diary/work book), and resources (CD toolboxes/VCDs), etc.

Students will have to purchase required text books ($300 approximate price in 2008), 3 large towels, plastic sleeves for notes and uniform ($200 approximate price in 2008 for polo shirt with GCIT logo, long black slacks for males, long black slacks/culottes/three-quarter pants for females; and closed-in shoes compulsory for clinic and field trips), and club memberships (gymnasium and Police Citizens Youth Club).

Students need to access a computer, the Internet, and a personal email account. The booklist will be provided to students at orientation.

The Institute will provide access to:

Computers - MS 2003 XP Windows, Office Professional, Outlook, Internet Explorer, job-related software for teaching-learning, computer disk drive, and USB ports.
Models - anatomical.
Learning environment - class rooms, table, chairs, whiteboards, overhead projectors, flip sheets, TV/video recorder, video camera, digital camera, massage table, seated massage equipment.

TAFE Gold Coast - News

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a full time, alternative education program for young people from age 15 who are not currently engaged in mainstream schooling and haven't reached a year 10 education.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast General Manager, Jenny Dodd said the program takes more than 100 students each year who due to various circumstances need a more tailored alternative environment to continue their education.

"The program gives them the opportunity to re-engage in education in a flexible and supported learning environment," she said.

"The students learn the basics of English, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Finance as well as resume and interview preparation."

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (GCIT) has plans to float a bricklaying and blocklaying hands-on training course to train students for the construction industry. From planning to demarcating specifications, operations, manufacturing, and marketing the product, the Year 10-passed students would learn A-to-Z of the subject. If you are keen to know about this course or enroll in this institute, contact us immediately.