Tourism and Hospitality has been identified as one of Australia’s high growth sectors over the next two decades, while employment in the hospitality sector is forecast to grow considerably over the next three years. Taken together, the two sectors make up one of our most important industries. If you enjoy meeting new people and trying new things, you’ll be amazed at the career choices available to you in this dynamic and exciting industry sector.
The Gold Coast is a city coming of age. It is a place of opportunity that, over the next decade, will transform into a globally recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment. Located on the edge of the Asia Pacific rim, with access to two international airports. The Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for study and vocational training, research, careers, and employment.
The Gold Coast is home to over half a million people and offers the greatest educational choice of any city of our size and is recognised as the undisputed tourist capital of Australia.
Led by industry and responsive to local and international needs, vocational education and training providers on the Gold Coast are focused on delivering competency-based training that gives students a competitive edge.
The Gold Coast has beautiful national parks, beaches, waterfalls, and mountains less than an hour’s drive, it has a great public transport network and over 1000km of cycling and walking trails.
It offers a range of support initiatives and community engagement programs and activates for international students and has an average 300 days of sunshine per year with an average yearly temperature of 29 degrees Celsius.
Employability is a key focus for our city as we create better graduate outcomes for our students. Gold Coast Student Jobs is your one stop shop if you’re a Gold Coast Student or graduate looking for a job, work experience or opportunities to launch your career.
Students also have the benefit of a range of support and professional development experiences through the Gold Coast Student Hub, including free employment and career advice.
A variety of teaching and training methods are used, including teacher/trainer directed learning, lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, student research, teamwork, group projects and presentations and interactive practical hands-on classes in a simulated workplace kitchen environment.
All teaching and training staff are qualified educators and experienced industry professionals with unique perspectives and diverse sectors of the industry to provide you, the student with a variety and understanding of different cultural, religious, and dietary learning experiences.
Immersive learning is a methodology that makes use of a simulated environment through which learners can become completely immersed in the learning and mastery of skill development making the transition from learning to earning (gaining employment) transferable.
Modern, well-appointed, and equipped facilities (classrooms and practical workshops (commercial kitchens), in a central location, close to public transport, parking, shopping and accommodation.
Students will be required to attend campus for face-to-face delivery of lectures/ tutorials and practical workshops for three days per week (eight hours each day)
To facilitate the student learning environment and development of hands-on skills, and interaction with the teacher/trainer class sizes are kept small with the average class size being 16-18 students.
Units of competency will be grouped together and where appropriate (when learning outcomes or methodologies are similar) delivered in a holistic manner to reflect industry practices and the nature and operation of a commercial kitchen environment.
Each unit of competency will require completion of all tasks and activities and will include a triangulation methodology consisting of formative and summative assessment.
Guest lectures and demonstrations by industry experts offer students new perspectives and opinions that are often missed in a regular class and are a valuable learning opportunity to learn about and gain insights of a topic from an industry viewpoint.