Schools program - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

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Schools program

Fast track your career with a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Schools Program. With a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Schools Program you typically attend school four days per week and TAFE Queensland Gold Coast one day per week. For online based courses, it is expected that the equivalent of one day per week is devoted to your TAFE Schools Program study.

Gain credit towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

Your TAFE Queensland Gold Coast studies will provide you with credit points towards your QCE. TO determine how many credit points are awarded for your qualification, please contact your School Careers Office or the Schools Liaison team directly.

Graduate school with two qualifications

Not only will you graduate school with a QCE, you will also have a Certificate level qualification, that gives you credit towards your Diploma and University studies.

Receive direct entry into selected TAFE Queensland Gold Coast courses

With direct entry into selected courses upon completion of your Schools Program, you will know exactly what you will be doing after you finish school, you won't have to worry about QTAC or waiting to the following year to enrol.

Gain a competitive advantage

Gain real employment skills relevant to the workplace with industry based training taught by industry-connected teachers. The skills and experience you will develop will allow you to move straight into the workforce or onto further study. It is a great opportunity to try an industry and become familiar with life on campus.

What courses can I study?

You have the choice of a wide range of courses from tourism, hospitality, health, media, trades and more.

 View all of TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's Schools Programs

How much does it cost?

A range of Schools Program qualifications are fee-free for students and covered under VETiS or RTV funding. Please ensure you research your decision in choosing the most suitable qualification to study as students are only entitled to receive one qualification funded by VETiS. All qualifications not VETiS or RTV funded have associated fees to cover the cost of training.  The course information listed on this website includes the cost of the course.

Who can do a Schools Program?

If you are a Year 10, 11 or 12 Queensland high school student and are 15 years of age upon commencement of your qualification, you can enrol in a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Schools Program.

How to apply:

Complete the online application form at using code 52126 to gain access to the application.
Please remember to consult with your schools Careers Office prior to applying for a Schools Program.

After completing your application, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will contact your school to request endorsement of your application, which is formal permission from your school to acknowledge that you will be released from school to participate in the selected course.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will email you and your parent/guardian directly (to the email addresses supplied on your application) with enrolment instructions and associated forms to complete prior to enrolling.

Contact TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Customer Service to process your enrolment and pay any applicable fees.

I've done it

I've always wanted a career in the health industry and I was recommended the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast schools health program by the career counsellors at my college. I loved the practical side of the course, as it gave me plenty of hands on experience as well as skills that I can take straight into the workforce. I also loved that we got to complete vocational placement out in the industry, it allowed me to meet and work alongside many health professionals in a real-world environment.

Thomas Griffith, 18, from Assisi Catholic College. Now studying a Diploma of Nursing.