The beautiful Sunshine Coast region spans over 60 kilometres of pristine coastline and lush sub-tropical hinterland. It includes the picturesque coastal hub of Mooloolaba, as well as the inland town of Nambour. The region also incorporates the newly opened Sunshine Coast Health Institute located in the suburb of Birtinya.
The Sunshine Coast region offers a wide range of study areas including beauty and hairdressing, building and construction, business, child care, community services, fashion, graphic design, horticulture, hospitality and cookery, information technology, music, nursing and health, photography, sports and fitness, and tourism and events.
Featuring specialised training facilities, Mooloolaba offers a wide range of study areas.
Featuring a range of purpose-built facilities, Nambour offers a wide variety of study areas.
SCHI features dedicated and integrated research and learning spaces in health, all equipped with the latest technology.
TAFE Queensland has been partnering with the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) at their Gold Coast and Redlands locations for several years, providing pre-employment training to students and guiding them towards the right trade path. Now, AITC is on the Sunshine Coast and has taken up residence in our Maroochydore campus.
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) features dedicated and integrated research and learning spaces allowing students to participate in learning, research and clinical practice in one convenient location. SCHI has dedicated workspaces as well as specialised learning spaces equipped with the latest in audio-visual technology.
Our Mooloolaba campus has two on-campus restaurants which give our hospitality students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real-world environment. You will learn the workings of a real restaurant, serving paying customers, in state-of-the-art facilities under the guidance of industry-experienced teachers.
Hairdressing and beauty training salon
Our fully operational hairdressing and beauty salon in Mooloolaba offers a range of services using the same products, equipment, and facilities found in a real salon and work with real, paying clients. You will have the opportunity to put theory into practice and gain practical skills in a real-world environment.
Sunshine Coast local and nursing graduate Tanya Armstrong has been recognised for her commitment to achieving her career goals, with the dedicated 23-year-old awarded the title of 2021 Sunshine Coast Student of the Year.
When she's not offering support to students, TAFE Queensland Disability Study Coach Naomi Oliver doesn't simply rest - she's winning tennis tournaments.
Tina Brooks has used the skills she developed while studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2020 to achieve her goal of starting her own family day care service, and is now supporting others in kick-starting their careers as educators.
The Sunshine Coast’s global insurance powerhouse Youi has selected TAFE Queensland as the study provider to deliver extensive and world-class learning opportunities for its staff.
Gympie cabinetmaking apprentice Elijah Allen is preparing to demonstrate his skills on a national stage, with the 19-year-old among 73 of Queensland’s top trainees and apprentices representing the state at the 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships in Brisbane from 26-28 August.
Sunshine Coast resident Nicola Hatfield is in the process of turning her lifelong passion for fashion into a career after receiving a scholarship from TAFE Queensland.
TAFE Queensland beauty teacher Narelle Crick and screen and media graduate Mikayo Mundy represented the region at the Queensland Training Awards on Friday 8 October 2021, after taking out the top gongs in their respective categories at the North Coast regional final in July.
TAFE Queensland Mooloolaba beauty teacher Narelle Crick knows how to create a relaxing environment for day spa clients, but when it comes to herself, she’d prefer not to ‘rest’ on her laurels.
An increase in cyber security threats is driving employment opportunities in this growing industry.
After a broken water pipe piqued his interest in plumbing, Travis Hamilton decided to take the plunge and get a head start in his career by studying through the TAFE at School program.
Eighteen-year-old Jayda Glazebrook is helping coach the next generation in self defence after giving her fitness career a head start through TAFE at School.
Success comes in many forms. For some, it’s being at the top of their field, but for others like freshly qualified chef and doting father-of-two Alan Webster, success is a happy family and a chance to follow his passion.