TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Five campuses in the Gold Coast region
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Located on Australia’s iconic Gold Coast, TAFE Queensland’s Gold Coast campus is part of a network of world-class vocational education and training facilities in the sunny state of Queensland.

You will enjoy all the benefits of internationally competitive education and training at TAFE Queensland’s regional campuses, all within a safe, attractive and culturally diverse environment.

The Gold Coast institute has five campuses and enrols around 17,000 students each year.

One of Australia’s most awarded training providers, TAFE Queensland is government owned and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that provides vocational education and training to local and international students.

This institution is represented by Study Options in the UK
  • Cookery teacher and student.  Photo credit: TAFE Queensland

    Cookery teacher and student. Photo credit: TAFE Queensland

  • Coomera Creative Campus. Photo credit: TAFE Queensland

    Coomera Creative Campus. Photo credit: TAFE Queensland

  • Gold Coast Beach. Photo credit: TAFE Queensland

    Gold Coast Beach. Photo credit: TAFE Queensland

  • Surfers Paradise by night.  Photo credit: TAFE Queensland

    Surfers Paradise by night. Photo credit: TAFE Queensland

Studying in Queensland

At TAFE Queensland’s regional campuses you will experience a friendly, relaxed, cosmopolitan, outdoor lifestyle near some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From theme parks to beaches, surfing to hiking, dining out to barbecues in the park, shopping and day spas, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts have everything you can imagine.

It is not just the man-made experiences that make these regions the most attractive places in Australia to study and live. Less than 30 minutes from the stunning Gold Coast beaches lies Australia’s largest expanse of sub-tropical World Heritage listed rainforest, bordered by rural farmland and bush where travellers can encounter Australia’s unique native wildlife and experience a taste of country life.

With summer temperatures ranging from 20-35 degrees and winter temperatures averaging around 10-25 degrees, TAFE Queensland’s regional campuses offer the perfect study and work/life balance. At night there are countless restaurants, cafes and bars open late into the night where everyone enjoys a diverse mix of local and international fun, music, food and entertainment.

The Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games and as a result is rapidly developing a range of world-class sporting and recreational facilities that students are sure to benefit from.

Career and university pathways

TAFE Queensland’s regional campuses offer courses that can lead to advanced entry into universities and a range of specialist qualifications for a variety of professions and trades. They provide cutting edge training, in line with industry-based requirements, preparing students for the workforce.

The Gold Coast campus has articulation agreements with Bond University, Griffith University, the University of Southern Queensland, CQ University, Southern Cross University, and Queensland University of Technology.

You will gain practical, real-world experience in simulated workplaces such as kitchens, health clinics, gyms, hairdressing and beauty salons, design studios and workshops. TAFE Queensland works closely with industry to make sure that you are exposed to the latest workplace technologies. All courses
are designed and developed in
 close conjunction with industry
 experts to ensure students are successfully placed into the


TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
 courses are available in aged care; automotive electrical technology; engineering; beauty therapy; commercial cookery; fitness; hairdressing; marine craft construction; travel and tourism; building design; business and commerce; information technology; nursing; software development; graphic and interior design; heavy vehicle mechanical technology; adult tertiary preparation; and early childhood education and care.

Student Support

The International Student Centre can help you to settle into any one of the regional campuses and will assist you throughout your studies with TAFE Queensland. Our staff will ensure you enjoy a smooth transition to your new study home with all the necessary support networks. The Study Centre team will assist you in with visas, signing contracts, banking, accommodation, health insurance, shopping, purchasing a car and re-settlement. Our welcoming staff can also assist in referring you to people who can help with family support, child care, employment, disability services, cultural and recreation activities and transport.

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