Pre-course Information

Course Fees and Payment Plans

The Gold Coast Training College does not charge GST for any of our courses, or fees for enrolment or credit transfer. Please contact the college directly if you have any questions about our fees or payment plans. To be eligible for our Drug and Alcohol student price, participants must be currently enrolled in a course or be a past course participant.

Security Courses Pre-requisites for enrolment:

All students enrolling in any security course offered by the Gold Coast Training College must provide evidence of having a current Driver’s License. A copy must be provided to the College upon enrolment and will be used as evidence of a competency based skill during the training.

Enroling Online.

When enrolling online , the enroll now button will take you to PayPal to complete the payment for your course. Once payment has been received you will receive an email with your login details for the student portal.

Enroling over the phone.

Students can enroll in a particular course over the phone using credit card details. The phone number for the college is 07 5528 3591.

Login details will be provided by email once payment has been received.

Enroling in person

Students can enroll in person at the Gold Coast Training College located at Suite 1301, 56 Scarborough St Southport. Students can pay by cash or Eftpos during office hours. Our office reception is closed between 12:00 - 1:30pm daily.

Using a Payment Plan

The Gold Coast Training College also has a direct debit option where students can pay for their course over a period of time. Some courses have multiple payment plans listed on the respective courses page. To enroll using a selected Direct Debit method, students can simply use the contact form box and advise the college which payment plan they would like to select. Students are required to pay a nominal set up fee, which is less than $5 which is the set up costs with our direct debit provider.

Payment Plans will not be offered for all courses provided by the college with only select courses having this option. Terms and Conditions can be seen here >>>>>>>>>>

Eligible Job Seekers.

The Gold Coast Training College, accepts payments from Job Search Agencies on behalf of eligible job seekers. If you are considering this option, please ask your job search agency to contact us.

Refund Policy

Our Refund policy can be found here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Student Handbook

Our student handbook can be found here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Enrolment Form

Our student enrolment form can be found here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Replacement Certificates

If you have lost or damaged your certificates please call us on 07 5528 3591. Please note a $35 fee is applicable to replacement certificates.

Unique student Identifier Information

From 1 January 2015 all students will require a USI. More information is available at the USI website

Course Durations and Locations

Face to face courses are generally run from our Southport Campus located at Level 1 55 Nerang Street Southport, Queensland. We are able to offer courses at specific locations for employers, please contact the college for details.

Course durations are offered in line with the AQF Volume of learning requirements. The volume of learning applies to all courses. Students may complete courses faster as each student can study at thier own pace. Assessments will not occur until the student feels they have been given sufficent training to undertake assessment. The Gold Coast Training College is committed to ensuring compliance is maintained with the AQF in relation to volume of learning. The AQF provides a guide to the volume of learning which describes how long a learner who does not hold any of the competencies identified in the relevant units of competency or modules would take to develop all the required skills and knowledge. The volume of learning includes all teaching and learning activities such as guided learning, individual study, research, learning activities in the workplace and assessment activities.

To facilitate an appropriate volume of learning structure for each course offered by the Gold Coast Training College, the following processes are to be applied.

Online Training:

Each Student is to be advised upon initial contact with the College that they will have sufficient time to complete their course. Time will be as per the AQF guidelines for each AQF level.

Upon enrolment each student will have an interview via telephone, skype or face to face with their allocated trainer to discuss, existing skills, knowledge and experience of the learner.

Face to Face Training:

Each student is to be advised that they will have sufficient time in accordance with AQF guidelines to complete the course.

As face to face courses are based upon attendance at course workshops, determination of the volume of learning will be made jointly by the course coordinator and student during the enrolment process.

Each prospective student is to have at a minimum a phone interview where their work history and training outcomes are to be discussed. This interview will include discussions in relation to the learner’s knowledge and experience in a working environment. Students will be advised that they will require LLN skills and LLN testing will be conducted at the first workshop.

All students will be advised that they will have the opportunity to have 600-1200 training hours to complete a certificate II level course and 1200-2400 training hours to complete a certificate III level course. For Certificate IV courses the training hours will be up to two years and Diploma courses the training hours will also be two years .

All students will be advised that extensions will be granted if necessary. The amount of learning offered must be consistent with the AQF framework. Students who have existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the course being offered will have the opportunity to complete the training in a shorter period of time than is expected by the AQF framework. This length of time will be determined on a case by case basis for each individual student.

Reasonable adjustment and contextualisation to meet specific industry requirements will be made when necessary. Contextualisation for industry will be site specific and on an as needs basis. Prior to assessment each student must be given sufficient time to practise the skills in different contexts and to learn to apply the skills and knowledge in varied training environment’s simulating “real world” events.

Please contact the college for more information on the volume of learning if required.

Complaints Policy >>>>


As the national regulator for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) seeks to make sure that the sector's quality is maintained through the effective regulation of:

· vocational education and training providers

· accredited vocational education and training courses, and

· Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) providers including those delivering English Language Intensive Courses to Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Australia is fortunate to have a world-leading vocational education and training system. This crucial sector provides training in the skills Australians need for employment, and injects billions of dollars of export income into the economy each year.

ASQA makes sure that the quality and reputation of Australia's VET system is maintained through effective national regulation.

Related Legislation, Standards and further information >>>>>