WATCH: How you can do nursing differently at TAFE Queensland

Wanting to kickstart the career of your dreams? Or upgrade your skills to land that job you’ve always wanted?

As the largest training provider in the state, with more than 500 nationally-recognised qualifications to choose from, TAFE Queensland can put you on the right path to reach your full potential.

For Gold Coasters wanting to work in the health sector, TAFE Queensland’s diploma of nursing can get you into the workforce in just 18 months.


The health sector is one of the fastest growing in Australia, with four out of five nursing graduates gaining employment within three months of graduation.

Learn more about studying nursing at TAFE Queensland in the video below:

Nursing Teacher Georgia Brooker said TAFE Queensland is a great option for people wanting to start nursing.

“We have a very early transition into industry. So people learn a little bit of theory and then they are right out into the workforce practicing their skills,” she told myGC.

“It is a great stepping stone if you want to further your career in nursing as well.

“If people are wanting to go on and be a registered nurse, they can do their diploma here, complete it, start working as an enrolled nurse while they then go on to uni to finish their bachelor.

“It’s like an earning while learning type scenario, so a lot of people have benefited from that.”

Ms Brooker told myGC students also have access to purpose-built training facilities.

“Here at the Southport campus, our clinical labs are very similar to what it would be like in a real hospital setting,” she said.

“We’ve got electronic beds and mannequins that a quite life-like. We do have a lot of equipment that is a lot like what to expect in industry, so our students are very well prepared when they do step into hospital.”

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