Gold Coast Trade Courses

Find out which trade courses are available for international students to study in the city of Gold Coast

Intro to Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Studying the right trade course on the Gold Coast can put you a pathway for an in-demand occupation that has strong permanent visa prospects.

The Gold Coast is an iconic destination to visit, travel and live. With glistening beaches, to luscious rolling hinterlands, as well as a thriving vibrant nightlife, the Gold Coast haven has something to offer everyone. The all-year-round tropical climate means you can spend your days lazing in the sunshine on the long white sandy beaches or learn to surf in world renown beaches. In the evenings explore the many classy bars, hip eateries and fine dining restaurants. Many internationals are drawn to the Gold Coast for its laid-back lifestyle, friendly community lower cost of living.

The Gold Coast is classified as a regional area by immigration. This means students can claim an additional 5 points on the Australian Immigration Points Test for studying in a regional area and may be able to apply for a Skilled Work Regional Visa (subclass 491).

Trade & Vocational Courses

Why study a trade?

Studying the right trade or vocational course can greatly increase your chances of receiving Work Visas to Australia.

But migration can be very difficult to understand. There are so many different types of visas and so much information out there, which can make it super challenging to know what is accurate for your circumstance.

Therefore we’ve created a booklet for you that explains a pathway that has been tried and tested. Pathway to Aus has had many of its students successfully go down this path to achieve Permanent Residency.

This pathway is not for everyone, however it may be for you!

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in most Trade Occupations

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Boat Builder.

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Boat Builder you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

Carpentry

Certificate III in Carpentry

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $12,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term, Per Semester

Overview

In this course, you’ll learn how to construct, install, finish and repair structures and fixtures for residential, commercial and industrial developments. You will work with a range of tools, equipment and materials to construct frames for walls and ceilings, construct pitched and advanced roofs and eaves, and erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground. Gain the skills and knowledge required to work as carpenter in the building and construction industry. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, carpentry skills are in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies for qualified carpenters and joiners. This is a very large occupation with around 69,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

Automotive Mechanic

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate IV in Automotive Management, Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Intake Dates

January, April, August, July & November

Duration

24 months

Cost

$8,000 – $13,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term, Per Semester

Overview

As well as developing the skills to manage a small automotive business, in this course you will discover how to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles including the engine, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential), and suspension systems (steering, brakes, wheels and tires).

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an automotive mechanic or light vehicle technician, or in management roles in an automotive retail, service and repair environments.

Diesel Mechanic

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Intake Dates

January & July

Duration

24 months

Cost

$9,000 – $10,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Semester

Overview

This qualification is essential to become a heavy commercial vehicle technician. Successful completion of this course will allow you to become a qualified tradesperson servicing and repairing trucks, buses, earth-moving equipment, or tractors and other farming machinery. In this course you will apply your practical skills and gain underpinning knowledge of how to diagnose problems, repair and service a range of systems and components of heavy vehicles and equipment. You’ll repair and service engines, transmissions, cooling, steering and suspension systems, electrical circuits and systems, hydraulic and air braking systems, and diesel fuel injection systems. You will also apply your skills and knowledge to complete heavy vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections.

Boat Building

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

Intake Dates

January & July

Duration

24 months

Cost

$9,000 – $11,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Semester

Overview

This course provides the skills required to perform a range of marine craft construction tasks. You will learn about occupational health and safety, trade drawing and lofting, material science, composite, and timber construction. You will also study the repair and maintenance procedures associated with various construction methods. You will receive hands-on training delivered by our industry-experienced teachers in workshops equipped with the latest in marine technology.

Cabinet Making

Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Intake Dates

January & July

Duration

24 months

Cost

$10,000 – $12,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Semester

Overview

In this course you will gain skills in making and repairing fine timber products using solid timber, flat-panel or timber-based materials. You will learn processes from design through to production including producing manual and computer-aided drawings, using power tools and wood machines, and undertaking jobs within cost and time constraints. Within this course you may specialise in producing free-standing furniture such as dining and bedroom suites, antiques and office furniture; or you may learn the skills required for the manufacture and installation of kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Commercial Cookery

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, Diploma of Hospitality Management

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$6,000 – $15,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term, Per Semester

Overview

This course will equip you to work within the kitchen at a supervisory level. You will gain hands-on culinary experience in the preparation of appetisers, salads, stocks, sauces, soups, seafood, meat, poultry, breads, pastries and cakes. Develop your supervisory skills and learn how to manage diversity in the workplace, implement sustainable practices, provide leadership, manage finances, and coordinate cooking operations. You will also get the advanced skills needed to manage a hospitality establishment including rostering, budgeting, marketing, and people management. You will learn customer service skills in our training restaurants, and electives may include how to operate a bar and prepare espresso coffee.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to enter the workforce as a chef or chef de partie, or to work in a management role in a diverse range of hospitality settings

Plastering

Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$8,000 – $10,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term

Overview

This course covers core skills that are common across the construction industry as well units specific to solid plastering. Experienced professionals will show you how to apply plain, decorative, and protective coverings of plaster or cement to the interior and exterior of structures. You’ll learn how to use solid plastering tools and equipment, install cast plaster and paper-faced cornice, apply trowelled texture coat finishes, and apply, float and render to straight and curved surfaces.

Painting & Decorating

Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

Intake Dates

Monthly

Duration

24 months

Cost

$8,000 – $10,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month, Per Term

Overview

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial work, it can lead to career pathways as a painter and decorator. All units of competency are delivered in a real or very closely simulated environment to follow the requirements of this qualification. The course has no speciality entry requirements, so applicants can have from zero to lots of painting and decorating experience.

Telecommunications & IT Network Engineering

Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

Intake Dates

January, July, March & September

Duration

24 months

Cost

$12,000 – $13,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month

Overview

This program teaches the essential professional level skills required for the design and implementation of IP Networks in enterprise, service provider, and carrier environments. Students should learn how to plan and implement complex IP Networks and technologies in enterprise, service provider, and telecommunications carrier environments. The program teaches the related technical, managerial and planning skills that support these activities. The program contains 2 major projects. Each subject is structured as a self-standing professional course covering a specific topic in detail.

Electrical Instrumentation and Control

Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

Intake Dates

February, May, August, November

Duration

24 months

Cost

$12,000 – $13,000 per year

Payment Plan

Per Month

Overview

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge in instrumentation and process automation and control. With the Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control you may apply for trade recognition as an Electronic Instrument Tradesperson (Special Class) and break into an industry that is high on the National Skills Shortage list.

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain systems and devices for measurement and recording of physical/chemical phenomenon and related process control.

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Trade Courses in Gold Coast, Australia was last modified: June 9th, 2021 by PTA