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Gold Coast Trades College (RTO 31175)

Gold Coast Trades College, a division of People and Performance Solutions, is a lighter, brighter and more flexible local alternative to trades and construction training.

If you are looking for a career in the construction industry, need an apprentice to join your business or are a tradesperson looking for skills recognition or upgrades, you have come to the right place. Gold Coast Trades College knows what employers, apprentices and tradespeople really need.


Gain new skills and become a real contender in trades by gaining a nationally recognised qualification while working and earning a wage.

Skill Recognition and Gap Training (RPL)

Use your existing skills and work experience to earn a Nationally Recognised Qualification. This can enhance your career prospects without repeating the training you already have.

Higher Level courses

These will provide you with the higher level skills required to advance your career.

Short Courses and Pre-Employment

Extend your knowledge with our short courses for both personal and professional development. Pre-employment programs aim to provide participants’ access to further training.

Find out about our VETiS courses

What we can offer

Gold Coast Trades College will set you up for whatever trade profession you’re looking to get into.

The demand for industry professionals is continuously growing and at Gold Coast Trades College, we have the facilities and long-standing industry relationships to build a firm foundation for your career. Our experienced teachers will guide you through your program and together you will develop the skills and knowledge that you require.

We believe in supporting our participants both in and out of the classroom and offer a range of activities and services which aim to support and enhance your student experience. With our established partnerships, we have significant experience working with both large and small organisations which will leave you with a network of industry contacts.

Whether you wish to eventually manage large construction projects or delve into electrotechnology, we have a range of tailored and flexible courses that are perfect for your needs.

Pricing & funding

PPS College and Gold Coast Trades College have a range of options to assist students in the payment of their studies.

We are approved to offer a variety of Government funding initiatives that cover part or all of your training costs (eligibility criteria and conditions apply). Affordable payment plans are also available. Contact us now to discuss your options and eligibility.

What our students say

Find out what our previous students have to say about us.

“I came into the course without a very basic knowledge on construction, however coming out I had a huge range of knowledge from the basic tools, to heavy machinery and a potential apprenticeship.”

Certificate I in Construction student

Delivery mode

We offer a range of study options so that you can find one that suits you.

PPS College and Gold Coast Trades College are dedicated to providing the best options for you. That’s why we offer a range of delivery modes – on campus, online studies, workplace programs – all which can be designed to suit your individual needs.