Courses on Offer

Enrol with an External Registered Training Organisation to Complete a Nationally Recognised Qualification

Below is a list of nationally recognised certificate options through private or public Tafe currently offered at Suncoast. Please note if there is a course not listed below that a student may be interested in, they can contact the VET Coordinator for further information.

Name of Qualification and the External RTO that delivers itModel for Delivery
CPC10111 Certificate I Construction
RTO 31399 - Australian Trade Training College
Attend Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre once a week
AUR20716 Certificate II Automotive Services
Attend SCTTTC once a week
UEE22011 Certificate II Electrotechnology
RTO 31399 - Australian Trade Training College
Attend SCTTTC once a week
52700WA Certificate II Plumbing
Attend SCTTTC once a week
ICT20315 Certificate II Telecommunications Technology
RTO 31399 - Australian Trade Training College
Attend SCTTTC once a week
SIS20213 Certificate II Outdoor Education/Scuba Diving, Kayaking or Sailing
RTO 40505 - QLD Marine Training Services
Online Theory plus a one week practical at Sunreef Mooloolaba during Term Break
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Attend Coastal Cookery Trade Training Centre once a week at Maroochydore State Highschool
HLT23215 Cert II in Health Support Services
RTO 40518 – Connect 'n' Grow
Attend Health Program once a week at Kawana Waters State College
HLT33115 Cert III in Health Services Assistance (Kawana Waters State College/ RTO 40518 – Connect 'n' Grow)Attend Health Program once a week at Kawana Waters State College
SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism
RTO 40700 - Redmako Learning
Online learning with a Virtual Reality component
SIT30516 Certificate III in Events RTO 40700 - Redmako LearningOnline learning with a Virtual Reality component
CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance RTO 40397 – EmpowerdanceAttend HQ Dance Co once a week
10283NAT Certificate IV in Crime and Justice RTO 32123 - Unity CollegeOnline only with workshops offered

Details of course descriptions can be found by searching the RTO numbers (indicated below) on

Vocational Education Qualifications offered as part of the Senior Subject Offerings

Suncoast Christian College offers the following Vocational Education Qualifications as an option in their Senior Subject Offerings. The Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology is part of the Humanities offerings and it is delivered by Evolution Learning in partnership with Suncoast Christian College. Certificate III in Music is offered as one of the Creative Arts subjects and it is delivered by Suncoast Christian College. These courses include a combination of classroom teaching, practical learning and theory work to achieve the Qualification. Both of these are Nationally Recognised Qualifications which also contribute to a student’s Queensland Certificate of Education an also contribute to an ATAR.

10432NAT Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology

This program is made available through 45219 RTO: Evolution Learning in partnership with Suncoast Christian College.

The Certificate III Christian Ministry and Theology provides a way to really invest in your spiritual growth – to connect with a group of friends who are God-focussed and accepting, and to explore your faith with adult mentors. It’s a space where you are free to ask the hard questions, to discover who you are in Christ, and to test your faith in real life. This course is not merely about learning facts or passing a course. It is an experience of action and reflection, where the truths of the Bible are lived in everyday experience and then formed into your character through deep reflection and Godly relationships. It is a powerful and life-changing opportunity that develops in students the critical capacities required for work in ministry settings. You will be placed into situations where your heart, your mind and your imagination can be captured by Christ and then, once captured, transformed by the experience of the radical life you are challenged to live, which is what lies at the heart of any ministry vocation. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2. The Certificate has been approved by QCAA as an endorsed course and on completion will give students 8 credit points towards their QCE. Please note that this course is not available to international students.

COURSE OUTLINE: 10432NAT – Certificate in III Christian Ministry & Theology


CUA30920 Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Suncoast Christian College (RTO No. 30574) makes this program available.

Entry Requirements

  • Students enrolling into this course must have undertaken prior study in music to be eligible for this course.
  • Students must have completed: Either previous study in Year 9 or 10 music OR had a minimum of 6 months training in instrumental music or vocal lessons.
  • Students must be given an induction into the course and be registered with a USI number in accordance with legislative requirements when enrolling into the course.

Course Overview

Vocational Education and Training (VET) partners with industry and government to provide people with workplace skills and technical knowledge to help them advance their career, now and in the future. The Certificate III Music course gives senior students a head-start into the music industry, as this course is usually offered at TAFE.  

Cert III Music is designed for students who want to extend their performance skills, range of knowledge and workplace practices in a creative arts industry that has seen many significant changes with developments in technology in recent years.  

Students build on and develop their musicianship and performance skills, teamwork skills and their ability to work with others. Communication, organisational and planning skills are utilised as the students explore being part of a simulated industry workplace which enhances real-world awareness and relevance. 

Students engage in a practical approach that equips learners for their needs as future citizens. Cert III Music has a range of employability skills embedded into the course. Creating and performing music in a band context gives the students many opportunities to develop and extend skill sets that are transferrable to a broad range of careers and fields of employment. 

They learn to set goals to meet deadlines, collaborate effectively, communicate as a team and problem solve. Although making music is the prime objective, the students discover that a great product comes as the result of the consistent use of a range of valuable skills.  

  • BSBWHS211 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • CUAIND314 Plan a career in the creative arts industry
  • CUAMPF313 Contribute to backup accompaniment as part of a group
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents – part 1
  • CUAMPF414 Perform music as part of a group
  • CUAMCP313 Create simple musical pieces using music technology
  • CUACMP301 Implement copyright arrangements
  • CUAMCP301 Compose simple songs or musical pieces
  • CUAMPF314 Make music demos
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents – part 2
  • CUAMPF312 Prepare for musical performances
  • CUAIND313 Work effectively in the music industry

COURSE OUTLINE: CUA30920 – Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)