The Gold Coast is the second largest city in Queensland and is known for its popular beaches, theme parks, and lush natural hinterland. TAFE Queensland has campuses spanning the length of the Gold Coast region, from Coolangatta to Coomera as well as central locations in Ashmore and Southport.
A comprehensive range of study areas are offered on the Gold Coast including animal care, automotive, building and construction, business, child care, 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, and tourism and events.
This specialised facility is a renowned trades training hub of the Gold Coast.
Our Coolangatta campus' central location allows you to enjoy an idyllic Gold Coast lifestyle whilst learning in a supportive environment.
Our Coomera campus is the perfect home for the creators, innovators, entertainers, and movie makers.
Our Coomera Marine campus is situated in the heart of the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera, approximately 15 kilometres from Surfers Paradise.
Our Southport campus features vibrant learning spaces and advance learning technologies in the centre of the CBD.
Leading the way as a sustainable vocational institution in Australia, the Robina campus will ensure that sustainability is embedded into every aspect of campus operations including campus design, course curriculum and student life.
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Study at a campus near you
From Coolangatta to Coomera, with central locations in Ashmore and Southport, the Gold Coast region offers a range of courses from entry-level skill sets and certificates through to advanced diplomas and bachelor degrees. Explore our campuses to see where TAFE can take you.
Ashmore Trade Training Centre
This recently renovated specialised facility is the new trades training hub of the Gold Coast. It is equipped with industry-standard equipment and tools for automotive, electrical, refrigerations, construction, cabinet making, plumbing, engineering, and horticulture.
Located in the heart of the marine industry at Coomera this specialised training facility is based on-site with the Gold Coast's largest boat building employer, Riviera. Our facility boasts two levels of industry-style workshops and specialised learning spaces to offer you the best of both worlds in practical and theory-based training.
Music and sound engineering studios
You'll have the opportunity to learn hands-on using technical and production skills in our Coomera rehearsal rooms and recording studios. Our sound production students can access industry standard software. If you want to develop skills in set construction, sound and lighting installation, theatre operations, theatrical design and stage management you can put theory into practice in our Black Box Theatre.
Hairdressing and beauty training salon
Our fully operational hairdressing and beauty salon in Southport is staffed by our hairdressing and beauty students who are supervised by fully-qualified teachers at all times. We use the same products, equipment, and facilities found in a real salon and work with real, paying clients. You will have the valuable opportunity to put theory into practice and gain practical skills in a real-world environment.
Our Coomera campus is equipped with the latest equipment, software and facilities for a range of creative study areas. You can unleash your creative abilities using state-of-the-art facilities and modern technology including MAC and PC computer labs, digital video and editing suites, drawing rooms, specialist design print rooms, and 3D motion capture and production control facilities.
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