TAFE Queensland Southport campus features vibrant learning spaces and advanced learning technologies. It is situated in the heart of the Southport CBD, offering students expansive facilities in close proximity to the G: Link Gold Coast light rail and other public transport options.
Currently, TAFE Southport offers General English (Elementary to Advanced), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and IELTS Preparation. The student body comprises individuals from South America, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. TAFE Queensland Southport is well positioned to introduce ELICOS students to the wide variety of TAFE pathways through its large campus and associated VET programs in health science, business, and hospitality.
TAFE Southport has developed excellent curricula for each of the courses that run at the ELICOS Centre. EAP and IELTS courses have been developed in light of the most common pathways students follow and are informed by published texts in these areas to develop skills that students are likely to need in VET and tertiary pathways. Students in the focus group rated the Centre highly for course design, delivery and teaching quality. One student wrote “I enjoy learning English at TAFE, I like the teacher and the buildings”.