​​​​Commonwealth Gam​es Training Pathways​
Gold Coast 2018

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is to be staged from 4 - 15 April 2018 and will be the largest sporting event in Australia this decade. The Gold Coast is also the first regional Australian city to host a Commonwealth Games.

To address workforce supply and capability, the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is working in partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and industry to ensure quality training is provided.

​Security Pro​​vider T​raining Strategy

Meeting security requirements for GC2018 through a highly trained and skilled workforce is a key priority for the Queensland Government. It is estimated that 4,200 contract security staff will be required to support Games operations.

GOLDOC has collaborated with the department, the Office of Fair Trading, and the Australian Security Industry Association Limited to develop an integrated Security Provider Training Strategy to increase the number of trained security providers in South East Queensland, Townsville and Cairns in support of the GC2018 Games and provide an improved security legacy to Queensland.

An important emphasis within the strategy is the delivery of quality training that contributes to the development of a skilled and capable security workforce in support of a successful GC2018. Specific steps and operational measures are outlined in the strategy to demonstrate this commitment.

The program will offer applicants the key skills, capabilities and knowledge required to fulfil the role description of General Duty Games Security Officer and Crowd Controller.

Training will consist of the full Certificate III in Security Operations, additional skill sets, Games induction and structured workplace learning.​

It is expected that around 1,​000 Queenslanders from across southeast Queensland and selected regional areas will have the opportunity to participate in this program from July 2017.​

​The department has a key role in supporting the strategy through the provision of funds through the Certificate 3 Guarantee which gives eligible individuals the opportunity to complete their firs​t post-school Certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

How​​​​​ to apply

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, follow the step-by-step guide (PDF, 141KB) or visit GOLDOC's frequently asked questions (PDF, 141KB)​.

Further in​​formation

Only those registered training organisations approved by the department (i.e. pre-qualified suppliers or PQS) can deliver subsidised qualifications under Certificate 3 Guarantee. Only PQS who have established an agreement with a prime contractor of security provider services to the GC2018 (or their sub-contractors) will be able to participate in the program

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Last updated
02 March 2018