TAFE Queensland Gold Coast region has five central locations and provides nationally recognised and accredited qualifications, including apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates and advanced diplomas. With partnerships across a number of industry reference groups and Australian universities, all courses are designed to ensure graduates enter the workforce or university with relevant practical skills. TAFE Queensland Gold Coast region has a dedicated international team servicing its international students, as well as an IELTS testing facility. Students completing a specialised English program can enter directly into a certificate or diploma course. Free student support services and commercial training facilities are available. The Gold Coast has beaches, national parks, rainforests and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. It is 45 minutes by road from Brisbane, Queensland's capital, and has excellent medical facilities, food, public transport and educational services. A wide range of accommodation options is available or, with a homestay arrangement, students can live with an Australian family and practice their English skills.
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Entry requirements for TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
All applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements or competencies as specified in the current version of the published, accredited syllabus are deemed to be eligible for entry to the course. Achievement of the minimum stated entry requirements does not guarantee entry and is dependent on the availability of student places and the merit of individual applicants.
TAFE Queensland requires all students from non-English speaking backgrounds and students whose highest qualification is in a language other than English to provide evidence of English proficiency. This can be demonstrated in the form of a TOEFL, IELTS or ASLPR English Proficiency test or a pass in Queensland Year 12 English or equivalent.
Applicants with an Overall Position (OP) from senior schooling will be selected on the basis of their OP. If it is necessary to differentiate between students within the same OP band, reference will be made to the Field Position specified for particular courses.
For students who do not have an Overall Position from senior schooling, selection will be based on achievement in all previous study (Board, Board Registered and TAFE Queensland subjects) recorded on the Senior Certificate, plus any relevant paid work experience equivalent to six months full-time employment.
Applicants without Queensland Year 12 or its equivalent will be assessed on their vocational and educational qualifications as per Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre standard assessment procedures. All these applicants are encouraged to sit a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
Special consideration in terms of access to programs may be given on the basis of disability, equity and social justice. If applicants seek special consideration, full documentation should be provided to support their application.
Transfering your previous study credits
Students entering TAFE courses may be able to have credit granted towards a course, taking into account previous study, training, work experience and life experience. This will allow them to complete their study in a shorter period of time, without repeating work already done.
Before enrolling, potential students should talk to staff to discuss what credit they may be able to obtain. In some cases staff will be able to grant credit where previous study matches the competencies/training outcomes of the course. In other cases, it may be necessary to do a more detailed assessment through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, particularly where there is other relevant experience to be taken into account.
Entitlement to credit does not guarantee a place in the course.
External study opportunities
Online and flexible delivery study options include face to face, independent study, simulated, work based or computer assisted.