The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the biggest sporting event Australia has seen in over a decade. From 4 to 15 April 2018, athletes, officials and visitors from all over the world will visit Queensland to attend 11 days of intense competition. As the official Training partner of GC2018 TAFE Queensland will be part of making the Commonwealth Games memorable and nothing short of great.
To help make a spectacular and wonderful experience for everyone, the Commonwealth Games will need the energy, enthusiasm and friendliness of some 15,000 volunteers – who will welcome you to Queensland and will provide guidance, give direction and play an active part in bringing the Games experience to Queensland.
They say the best athlete is made during the off season – conditioned for strength, speed, stamina and trained for peak performance. The same could be said about the volunteers.
As the training team behind GC2018, TAFE Queensland will be responsible for developing a bespoke vocational education and training program for the volunteers to ensure they have the diverse set of practical skills needed to make a great games happen.
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Tara Hastings, Sydney 2000 Olympics Volunteer
Tara tells us about her volunteering experience at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Tara says what an amazing experience it is to volunteer with people from all walks of life – that as much as it is an opportunity to be a part of an event, it’s also an incredible opportunity to learn from people with different skills, and of all ages.
Tatiana Grigorieva, Olympian and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist
Olympian and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Tatiana tells us how important volunteers are for large scale sporting events - nothing would be possible without the help of volunteers. As the official training partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, TAFE Queensland will train 15,000 volunteers to ensure they are ready for the largest sporting event Australia has seen in a decade. Tatiana says that this training will be extremely important to volunteers to ensure they are prepared.
Mark Peters, CEO GOLDOC
Mark says that it’s great to have TAFE Queensland on board as the official training partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Volunteers perform a really important function during the Games, they need to be trained across a diverse range of roles and responsibilities. Importantly, the volunteer training program TAFE Queensland develops will have a great impact on the legacy of the Games, that is, giving people skills that will last a lifetime, that they can continue to use well after the event.
Ashley Callus OAM, Triple Olympian and 4 x Commonwealth Games representative, Commonwealth Record Holder, Mens 50m Freestyle
As an athlete who has competed in 3 Olympics, 4 Commonwealth Games and 5 world championships, Ashley knows the vital role that volunteers have to play in sporting events. Ashley tells us how volunteers added to his Sydney 2000 Olympics experience and how the kindness of one volunteer at the 2010 Commonwealth Games made all the difference after a disheartening race. Ashley says that it will be a benefit to volunteers of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to receive their training from TAFE Queensland.