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Information for parents and guardians

As a parent or guardian, you play an important role in influencing your child's study and career options. Here are some tools to help you to be informed and provide your child with the support and information necessary to make the right decision for their future.

Why choose TAFE Queensland Gold Coast?

Not every student learns the same way and university may not always be the best option for your son or daughter. TAFE Queensland Gold Coast is ideal for practical hands on learners. Our courses are focused on learning for work and in many cases learning on the job, our classes are smaller and provide ongoing support.

Find out more about TAFE Queensland Gold Coast under our study with us section.

Helping your child to decide what to study

Deciding what to study and what career path to take can be daunting for anyone, particularly with so many options now available. As a parent or guardian, you know your child best and can guide them in the best direction to take.

Some people are naturally suited to certain careers compared to others. TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's myProfiler is a great tool to help your son or daughter to find the course that's right for them.

Alternatively, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast can help with career planning, by offering free career counselling and career assessments at the Southport campus.

Fast track your child's career

Your son and daughter can fast track their career by completing a Certificate level qualification or school-based apprenticeship or traineeship whilst they complete their Queensland Certificate Education (QCE).

Further information regarding our offerings can be found at the following links:

Schools Program

School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Can I afford to send my child to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast?

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast offers cost effective study options including payment plans and access to government funded training and subsides.

Your child may also be eligible for a number of Queensland Government Subsides including:

Certificate III Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee gives your child the ability to complete a Certificate III qualification if they have no prior qualifications at this level or higher.

Fee Free Training

As part of this guarantee, we also offer Fee Free training to Year 12 graduates who have completed their studies in 2013 or later. This means they are totally exempt from paying student contribution fees under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.