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Join Tourism Tribe to Improve Digital Skills

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Southern Gold Coast businesses are being invited to hear from acclaimed digital expert, Liz Ward from Tourism Tribe, who will facilitate a digital training workshop for local operators to brush up on their digital knowledge and grow skills in web marketing and social media.  ..

Twin Towns Hosts Southern Cross Graduation Ceremony

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

Over 260 students from Southern Cross University attended their Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 30 April, hosted at Twin Towns Services Club. Students from several schools, including Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Tourism, Education, Law and Justice and the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples received their graduating certificates and awards. ..

CSGC Thanks Small Business Solutions for Partnership

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

CSGC has thanked economic development partner, Small Business Solutions/TAFE Queensland, for their long-standing commitment to supporting businesses in the region. CSGC has been promoting the Certificate 3 and 4 Small Business Management courses delivered by Small Business Solutions/TAFE to local small business stakeholders for the past three years, with over 50 local businesses taking advantage of the highly subsidised courses to date. ..

Gold Coast Trades College Open Day

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

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, head along to the Gold Coast Trades College Open Day on Friday 20 May at their college in Hayter Street, Currumbin Waters. ..

Be My Guest Program to Commence

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

The joint State Government and City of Gold Coast ‘Be My Guest’ initiative will commence on the Southern Gold Coast shortly, with the aim of building pride in the city in the lead up to, and including, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Local small and medium businesses will be encouraged to attend a free, 7 hour presentation and get into the spirit of the Games. ..

Southern Gold Coast Hosts Business Learning Forum

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on the Southern Gold Coast are being invited to a Learning Forum on Saturday 14 May, 2016 at the Currumbin RSL, from 8am to 2pm. ..

SCU students ‘WIL-ing’ and able

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Work integrated learning (WIL) is now a common component of university curriculum design for many disciplines. Encompassing a range of approaches and strategies that integrate theory with the practice of work, WIL is described as ‘experiential learning’ and provides students with the opportunity to be ‘work-ready’, with real-world industry experience upon graduation.  ..

March into Business Success

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016

CSGC’s Business Success Program gets underway in March, offering a series of weekly workshops culminating in the attendee gaining a Certificate IV in Small Business Management.  

Each 3 hour workshop is normally priced at $195, however the discounted price for Southern Gold Coast businesses is just $49 (incl GST) to complete the full qualification, representing great value for small business owners. ..

Exhibit at the Gold Coast Careers Expo

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival will feature a program of motivating, inspiring and interactive events throughout the Gold Coast from the 3rd-6th May.  ..

Connecting Southern Gold Coast Launches Business Success Program in 2016

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast is launching its new Business Success Program for 2016, commencing in February. 

CEO Peter Doggett said the new program, delivered by TAFE Queensland and Small Business Solutions, was designed to enhance businesses across the Southern Gold Coast through targeted learning and skills development.  ..

Forum to Meet the Division 14 Candidates

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast has partnered with Southern Cross University at Bilinga to host a free forum on Thursday March 10 to ‘Meet the Candidates’ for Division 14 in the upcoming local government election. The forum will allow each candidate to discuss their priorities for the region. Registrations are essential. ..

TAFE Diploma Focuses on Arts & Culture

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In consultation with City of Gold Coast Cultural Development, TAFE Queensland are introducing a Diploma of Project Management which will focus on developing our city's Arts and Culture focus.  ..

Project Southern Sparkle Launches to Enhance Visitor Experiences

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

A new training program has been launched this month to enhance visitor experiences across the Southern Gold Coast. Project ‘Southern Sparkle’ is a joint initiative of Registered Training Organisation One Step Further, Connecting Southern Gold Coast, and the Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce. ..

Southern Cross Uni Expansion Going Ahead

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The Southern Cross University Gold Coast Campus within the Airport precinct at Bilinga is set to expand, with construction of a multi-million dollar six storey building to come as part of the Gold Coast Airport’s Masterplan. The Masterplan was approved by the Federal Government in October. ..

Small Business Workshops Roll into Round 4

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

Our Small Business Workshops have proved extremely popular with local businesses around the region. Round 3 participants have successfully completed their course, which includes a Certificate IV in Small Business Management or Cert III in Micro Business Operations. Expressions of Interest are now open for Round 4 in November at the Currumbin RSL. ..

SGC Businesses Prepare for Learning Forum

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

This Saturday, businesses from the Southern Gold Coast and the wider Gold Coast and Tweed will converge on the Currumbin RSL for an all-day Learning Forum for Small and Medium Enterprises, presented by the Small Business Association of Australia.

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More Small Business Workshops for SGC

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Round 2 of Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s Small Business Workshops has concluded successfully. Conducted by Small Business Solutions’ Dani Frazer, the workshops are backed by the Queensland Government and TAFE Queensland, delivering highly informative and practical courses that have now helped over 30 small business on the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

Southern Cross University’s Rising Stars Scholarships

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO Peter Doggett had the pleasure of attending a presentation ceremony at Kirra Hill Community Centre earlier in July to present Southern Cross University’s Rising Stars Scholarships. CSGC sponsored two scholarships awarded to local high school students.  ..

SGC to Host Small Business Forum

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Small Business Association of Australia is partnering with Connecting Southern Gold Coast to host a one-day Small Business Forum for local businesses. The Forum will be hosted at the Currumbin RSL on Saturday 1 August. The event will run from 8.00am to 2.30pm, with a fantastic program of expert talks and experienced panelists making for a highly informative day.  ..

Small Business Workshops Filling Fast for Round Two

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Places are filling up fast for the second round of Small Business Workshops to be hosted by Connecting Southern Gold Coast in June. The courses are run by the Queensland Government’s Small Business Solutions and have had great responses from participants to date. 

The five week course ‘Building a Better Business’ is aimed at assisting small business owners to improve their operations through a series of skill development and coaching/mentoring.  ..

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