Events and Important Dates - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

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Events and Important Dates

TAFE Queesland Gold Coast host a range of event over the year. We hope to see you at one of our events soon.


Trade Start Information Session (Construction)

18 January 10am-11.30am 

Session will begin at Customer Service Centre Join us for a campus tour, meeting with our teachers and information on the CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction. No registration is required and the session is open to everyone.

Adult Tertiary Preparation Information Session

19 January 2.00pm
Southport Level 3, Room 311

Learn more about the 10397NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation course and speak with our teachers about how the program can prepare you for continued education.  

Education Support Information Session

25 January 2.00pm or 6.00pm
Southport Level 3, Room 304

You are invited to attend our information session about the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support qualification. You will have the opportunity to speak with the teacher and discover more about the program.  

Key Dates 

17 January* Start of Study Term 1/Semester 1
26 January Australia Day PUBLIC HOLIDAY


Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Volunteers Program 

6 February

Launch of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Volunteers Program  For more information visit:

TAFE at Schools Program Info Session

8 February 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Southport Meet at Customer Service Level 1

TAFE at Schools Program Info Session - Health Services and Support Services for Students/Parents. Parents, students and siblings are invited to visit TAFE Queensland Gold Coast - Southport and learn more about our TAFE at School Program offering:  HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services and HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance  This session is designed for all new students in the 2017/2018 program.


Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo

17-19 March  
Coomera Marine Prescient

Read more about the event Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo


Key Dates 

7 April Close of Study - Term 1/Semester 1  
14-17 April Good Friday & Easter PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
18 April* Start of Study - Term 2/Semester 1  


Gold Coast Careers Festival  Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

10-11 May - 2017
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Come and visit TAFE Queensland Gold Coast at the Gold Coast Careers Festival.

Key Dates



Key Dates

23 June* Close of Study - Term 2/Semester 1



Week 2-9 July

NAIDOC Week NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Key Dates

3 July* Start of Study - Term 3/Semester 2  


Ashmore Open Day  

4 August 

Visit the Ashmore location and learn all about the courses on offer at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast and explore our Trades Training Centre facilities.


Key Dates

1 September Gold Coast Annual Show Day PUBLIC HOLIDAY
15 September* Close of Study - Term 3/Semester 2
25 September* Start of Study - Term 4/Semester 2


Key Dates

2 October Queen's Birthday PUBLIC HOLIDAY


Apprentice Awards Night

Third week of November (TBA) 

Celebrate with our Apprentice students.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma Graduations

Last week of November (TBA)

Celebrate with our graduating Advanced Diploma and Diploma students.

Key Dates

24 November* Close of Study - Term 4/Semester 2  


25 December Christmas Day PUBLIC HOLIDAY
26 December Boxing Day PUBLIC HOLIDAY

*Start of Study and Close of Study Dates are provided as a guide - please refer to your enrolment information, speak with your teacher or contact Customer Service for specific days/times for your selected course.