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Everything you need to know about the Gold Coast College of Sport and Business Institute powered by TAFE Queensland. 

What career pathways does the program open up?

Potential to be considered for one of two graduate roles (across various departments) will be offered to graduates at the Gold Coast SUNS on completion of the curriculum.

Outside of the Gold Coast SUNS, potential career pathways from completing the course include (either in a sports club or other businesses):

  • Operations Coordinator

  • Sports Coordinator

  • Workforce Coordinator 

  • Community Development Officer  

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Project Administrator/Coordinator

  • Sport Development Manager 

  • Junior Performance Coach 

What qualifications will I be studying? 

TAFE Queensland will be delivering training and assessment for BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management and SIS50321 Diploma of Sport. Students need to successfully complete all 19 units listed here to receive both qualifications. 

Is there an opportunity to pursue further study post completion of the qualifications?

By completing the Diploma of Sport and Diploma of Leadership and Management (SIS50321 / BSB50420) as part of the Gold Coast SUNS and TAFE Queensland partnership, students will have access to a nationally-recognised suite of diploma-to-degree pathways.

In addition to receiving guaranteed entry to university, graduates will also receive up to one year of credit for a degree in some of Australia’s leading universities including the Bachelor of Sport Development, Bachelor of Sport Management and Bachelor of Business with a major on Sport Management. 

Choosing a diploma-degree pathway means that graduates are academically well prepared for bachelor study and have the work skills and experience to start their dream career in a shorter time frame.

What activities outside of the curriculum will I be participating in as part of the program?

  • 100 hours of work-based placement within the Gold Coast SUNS 

  • Exposure to Gold Coast SUNS football operations, fan engagement, membership operations, community engagement, marketing and media communications, events, clinics and more.

  • Guest presentations from Gold Coast SUNS staff, coaches, and players

  • Networking opportunities with staff at the Gold Coast SUNS. 

Who can I talk to about the program?

Are there any entry requirements?

  • No ATAR requirement

  • Year 12 graduate: successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

  • Laptop (needs to be brought to all classes) 

  • Access to the internet (outside of class hours)

  • Existing digital skills – Microsoft Office suite

  • Existing volunteer or work experience preferred 

  • Ability to record videos

Can I transfer to TAFE Queensland from another academic institute to pursue this course?

Yes, you will need to provide a transcript for units undertaken at another training provider. Where eligible, credit transfers can be applied to any units that fits the criteria. Further information can be provided at an information session.

How do I apply?

Once I apply, when will I know if I got in?   

Keep an eye on your emails to find out how your application is progressing and if any further information is needed. Once confirmed, you can accept your offer and enrol into your course.  

What will my weekly schedule look like?

Face to face classes for 2 days a week at the Gold Coast SUNS headquarters in Carrara. Virtual classes or self-directed time for approximately 6 hours per week. Prep reading and assessment completion for approximately 8 hours per week.

When does the course take place?

The next intake is scheduled to commence in January 2024.

At the completion of the course, a minimum of two graduates will be considered for employment by the Gold Coast SUNS Football Club. What kind of roles will they be / which department or capacity? Do students have to apply, or are key students just offered the roles?

There will be a formal application and interview process to fill these roles but participation in this will be limited to the students participating in the course.

The specific roles available for graduates will depend on a number of factors, including (but not limited to):

  • Demand from Gold Coast SUNS for roles and responsibilities at the time of recruitment

  • The capability of students demonstrated across the course

  • The interest / preferences of students to be involved in various departments across the Gold Coast SUNS and AFL Queensland organisations

  • Relationships built between student and Gold Coast SUNS staff across the duration of the course

How much does it cost?  

How do I pay for it? 

Up to date pricing and relevant subsidy information can be found on the TAFE Queensland website here.

I’ve studied a VET qualification previously, how does that work?  

TAFE Queensland offers credit transfers. Credit transfer is a process that provides you with credit for previous formal study that is equivalent to your nominated qualification. For further information on credit transfers please refer to this link

I’ve completed or started study at uni, can I get that recognised? 

TAFE Queensland offers credit transfers. Credit transfer is a process that provides you with credit for previous formal study that is equivalent to your nominated qualification. For further information on credit transfers please refer to this link

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