Tourism & Hospitality Industry

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.

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What We Offer

SIT30816 - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT40516 - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management

BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business

BSB50120 - Diploma of Business

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Why train in Australia and the Gold Coast?

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.

There are 32,000 international students from over 130 countries studying on the Gold Coast. Our student community is as diverse as the reasons why they’ve chosen to study here

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.

Education, accommodation, public transport, and overall living costs are considerably lower on the Gold Coast than Australia’s other major cities like Melbourne and Sydney.

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.

Teaching and Training Philosophy​

Teaching Styles

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.

Teaching and Training Staff

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 – Industry Visits And Field Trips

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.

Campus and Facilities

Modern, well-appointed, and equipped facilities (classrooms and practical workshops (commercial kitchens), in a central location, close to public transport, parking, shopping and accommodation.

Structure of Classes and Hands-on Learning

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.

Lectures and Demonstrations by Industry Experts

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.

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