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1 Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Queensland's 2007 Public Training Provider of the Year Presentation by Kate Deacon School Representatives

2 Introduction By students completing Year 12, they have given themselves the best possible foundation for success in the future. Further education & training opportunities will build on their investment to allow them to prosper & develop their working life. Australia is becoming a qualification orientated society and employees will need to be qualified to obtain certain positions or further their career. There is a strong link between further education and training & the chances of finding the job you want. Increasing your chances of finding the job that interests you will depend on the education & training choices your students make now.

3 What is VET? The main difference between vocational education & training (TAFE) studies & university is that vocational institutions are generally more closely linked to the needs of business and industry. This means most courses are very practical & based on skills you will need at work. TAFE is the largest provider of post-secondary education and training in Australia. TAFE institutions have links with universities, and TAFE qualifications can provide the foundation for progressing to degree courses and in most cases a diploma qualification will obtain one year of credit transfers.

4 About TAFE Queensland With a network of institutes and over 80 campuses, TAFE Queensland is the largest, most experienced provider of vocational education and training in the state. We offer over 800 programs spanning a large range of industry sectors – from information technology & creative industries, arts & entertainment, business & administration, hospitality & tourism, real estate, sport & fitness, community services, hair, beauty & fashion to engineering, building and construction.

5 About Gold Coast TAFE Queensland's 2007 Public Training Provider of the Year With five centrally located campuses and a selection of online learning options Gold Coast Institute of TAFE is the largest vocational education provider on the Gold Coast. Gold Coast Institute of TAFE delivers high quality training, equipping graduates with relevant skills and knowledge to enter the workforce or go on to further tertiary study.

6 Gold Coast TAFE vision To provide highly skilled graduates who make a difference At Gold Coast TAFE, education is more than just a piece of paper…we want you to learn, be inspired, challenged & supported.

7 Gold Coast TAFE has four campuses AshmoreSouthport Coolangatta Ridgeway Coomera

8 Courses students can do after year 10 Cert II in Hairdressing – pre-apprenticeship Cert III in Hairdressing – fast track 3 rd year apprentice Cert III in Tourism International Retail Travel Sales Cert III in Children’s Services Cert IV in Applied Fashion Design Carpentry – pre-apprenticeship Plumbing – pre-apprenticeship Electrical – pre-apprenticeship Engineering – pre-apprenticeship Automotive – pre-apprenticeship

9 2009 Schools Program at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Commencing February 09 Gold Coast Institute of TAFE is working with local schools to provide access to a range of vocational programs for the benefit of young people and their future careers. Via this range of programs, school students gain vocational skills and academic qualifications while studying their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Benefits Gain credit points towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) Certificate III programs will gain 8 points and Certificate I will gain 2 points Gain credits into a TAFE Diploma, gain credits towards further studies at University, and gain direct entry into a corresponding Diploma program at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE once you complete high school Save money by conducting your training sooner, and via your high school Gain job ready skills Qualified TAFE teachers are current industry professionals Industry relevant, hands on training is provided

10 2009 Schools Program at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Courses you can do while in year 10, 11 & 12 All students participating in 2 year programs must be in year 10 or 11 Cert I in Boating Services – 1 year Cert I in Engineering – 1 year Cert III in Hospitality – 1 year Cert III in Health Services – 2 year Cert III in Meeting & Events – 2 year Cert III in Fitness – 2 year Cert III in Children’s Services – 2 year Cert III in Tourism– 2 year Cert III in Meetings & Events – 2 year

11 MEM Certificate I in Boating Services Job Opportunities Boatbuilding and other jobs in the fibreglass industries that utilise the laminating, plug making and other skills. Features One year program Coomera Campus (no public transport available) Thursdays - 9 am – 3.00 pm Articulates into MEM30705 Certificate III in Engineering (Marine Craft Construction) $ per year plus self purchased steel boots Program description Learn basic skills and knowledge required to work competently and safely in and around recreational vessels, learn how to set up and operate small vessels in a marine environment. MEM Certificate I in Engineering Job Opportunities Welder, boiler maker, metal fabricator. Features One year program Ashmore campus Tuesday - 9am - 4pm Articulate into MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering-Fabrication Trade Cost $200 per year plus self purchased steel boots and cotton clothes Program description The program is designed as a lead into the engineering trade. The students undertake competencies related to engineering, fabrication and mechanical (fitting & turning), undertaking an introduction to these trades in theory, practical and work experience. Students will undertake a variety of duties including performing engineering measurements; apply quality procedures; using hand and power tools; performing routine gas tungsten & metal arc welding; mechanical cutting.

12 HLT Certificate III in Health Services Assistance Job Opportunities Assistant of Nursing, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient care assistance, ward support. Features Two year program Southport Campus Fridays - 9 am – 3.30 pm Cost $120 per year Program description This qualification covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision. THH Certificate III in Hospitality (Food and Beverage) Job Opportunities: Hotels, clubs, restaurants, casinos, cruise ships, island resorts, entertainment centres, employee food service centres and catering businesses. Features: One year program Ashmore campus Friday - 8am - 4pm Please Note: Due to students being placed in live operation environments these times may change during Food & Beverage training Articulates into the THH51202 Diploma of Hospitality and/or THT50202 Event Management Cost approximately $ per year plus the cost of a compulsory uniform and Textbooks of $ Program description: This program will allow students to enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge required to secure an entry level position in a hospitality and/or food service establishment.

13 CHC Certificate III in Children’s Services Job Opportunities Assistant in centre based care, assistant in outside school hours care, family day care provider, nanny. Features Two year program Ashmore Campus Friday - 9 am – 3.30 pm Articulates into CHC50302 Diploma of Children’s Services Cost $120 per year Program description Learn how to provide care to children, facilitating their leisure, play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. SRF Certificate III in Fitness Job Opportunities You will be able to register under the Fitness Australia National Registration Scheme as a National Fitness Instructor. Features Two year program Ashmore Campus Fridays am – 3.30 pm Articulates into SRF50206 Diploma of Fitness Cost $ per year plus approximately $30.00 gym joining fee and $6.00 per gym visit per week Program description You will gain the skills to instruct clients in a gym and in group resistance classes for particular client groups. You will use specific equipment, relevant to a variety of fitness related work settings.

14 THT Certificate III in Tourism (Operations) Job Opportunities: Retail travel agency consultant, travel consultant, airline or agency processing clerk, sales clerk, customer service officer, corporate reservations officer, airline reservations/airport check-in officer for tourism information/sales officer and inbound operator. Features: Two year program Ashmore campus Friday - 9am pm Articulates into THT50302 Diploma of Tourism (Operations) Cost approximately $ per year Program description: This program will allow students to enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge required to secure an entry level position in a tourism establishment. THT Certificate III in Meetings and Events Job Opportunities: Conference co-ordinator, events co-ordinator, meetings co-ordinator, wedding co-ordinator and functions co-ordinator. Features: Two year program Ashmore campus Fridays - 9am pm Articulates into THT50302 Diploma of Tourism (Operations) and THT50202 Diploma of Event Management Cost $109 per year Program description: This program is suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in the ever exciting, ever growing, conference and events industry and will allow for students to enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge required to secure an entry level position in a role responsible for co-ordinating meetings, conferences and events.

15 How do the schools programs work? Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (GCIT) offers the opportunity for high school students in year 10 (must be 14 years and 9 months), year 11 and year 12 to attend Gold Coast Institute of TAFE one day a week during the school term over one or two years to complete a Certificate program. How do students participate in the programs? Study should be identified in the SET plan. Students seeking to secure their placement in outlined programs can only do so via enrolment after 1 October Positions in courses cannot be held nor reserved, and placement is limited in all programs. Interested participants must complete the New Student Details form at the back of the booklet and obtain a letter of endorsement from their school representative (VET co-ordinator, Deputy Principal etc). Participants can enrol in person at our Customer Service counters at our Ashmore, Southport or Coolangatta campuses. Payment will be required at time of enrolment.

16 What are the options after Year 12? For Year 12 school leavers, post-school study generally means vocational education and training (TAFE) or university. People tend to know more about university courses than they do about TAFE although in most fields of study you’ll find both university and TAFE courses to choose from. Traditionally, TAFE delivers education and training more closely linked to the needs of work and industry.

17 It’s all about what will work for your students The most important consideration is for the student to do the kind of course that interests them. It is much easier to complete a course successfully if it is something they enjoy and that is why GCIT offers the Direct Entry/Scholarship program.

18 GCIT Accounting, Administration, Frontline Management, Business (Marketing, Advertising, Management, Human Resources) Justice, Community Welfare, Children Services Information Technology, Multimedia, Screen, Graphic Design Building, Project Management, Building Design (Architecture), Interior Technology Massage, Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine Nursing, Sport, Fitness Music (performance), Music (technical production) Hair, Beauty, Fashion Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management Horticulture Real Estate, Property Investment, Body Corporate Management Trades (pre-apprenticeships)

19 University Articulation As a TAFE diploma graduate, you can continue your studies by articulation/pathways to university and obtain credit transfers to reduce the time it takes to complete your degree. (in most cases a year equivalence) We have developed strong links with universities & credit transfer arrangements are in place between GCIT & universities such as: Griffith University, Bond University, Southern Cross University, University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, James Cook University, Queensland University of Technology & Australian Catholic University. Students who enter university via the TAFE pathway have a higher completion rate than those students who enter university directly from high school. In 2007 TAFE graduates had a 87% completion rate on university compared with the 34% completion rate for students going directly from high school to university

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22 Schools Direct Entry STUDENTS are more than a number! STUDENTS can secure their place without OP/Rank GCIT recognises: related school subjects & VET certificates & subjects work experience & part time employment non-accredited short courses studied Application forms are in schools NOW 1.students writes 1 page application 2.a teacher/school representative to answers the criteria 3.attach references, awards, letters of support & certificates

23 Scholarships We have EIGHT scholarships available! The best eight Direct Entry applications will be awarded a scholarship that covers: 1.Course fees 2.$500 credit at the campus bookshop for books and learning materials

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26 Student Services Gold Coast Institute of TAFE has a highly qualified student services team that works closely with educational staff to provide a supportive learning environment for all students. Student services staff will provide support to students during their studies and after completion of their course. On-campus counsellors are professionally qualified with backgrounds in psychology, social work and education. They have extensive experience working across the vocational education and training sector. This service is free and confidential.

27 Learning support As an enrolled student at the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE you have access to the learning support to assist you in achieving their qualification/s. Learning support is provided within each faculty to assist students and may include: –exam techniques –language, literacy and numeracy –study skills –writing assignments

28 In closing As quoted by Albert Einstein, “Knowledge is power.”


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