GC TAFE Intern Program


TAFE Gold Coast logoTAFE Queensland (formerly Gold Coast TAFE), a corporate member of the Forum, is interested in placing interns into IT Forum member companies.

The program places a soon-to-graduate student into the host company for 1 day a week for 8 weeks.

The intern will participate in the activity of the company and become another “pair of hands” to assist the organisation in their company operations.

Students cover a wide range of IT topics depending on their courses in which they are engaged, Topics include networking, programming, social media, system operations and end-point management. TAFE will ensure students will be appropriately matched to target organisation and will monitor each placement on a fortnightly basis. The client company will be the final arbiter of intern capability to assist the organisation and will be able to unilaterally terminate the arrangement at any time.

TAFE will handle all Workover requirements, clients will not be required to add to their insurance arrangements. While there is no formal feedback reporting, TAFE will maintain communications with the client to monitor how the placement is proceeding to ensure mutual benefits are achieved.

Members wishing to investigate the placement of an intern should send an email to David Bott, Job Matching Officer to email address Include in your email the following detail:connecting internship students with gold coast IT employers

  1. Company name
  2. Contact person
  3. Email
  4. Area of engagement:
    • Network operations
    • Computer Programming (language ____________)
    • Computer server and end-point Security
    • Service Desk operations
    • Website development
    • Social Media development
    • Other (specify _____________________________)

Remember to email your interest in being part Internship Program to David Bott, Job Matching Officer 



Graham Williamson
Gold Coast IT Forum Committee Member 

Bio: Graham is an experienced IT Analyst and Consultant living on the Gold Coast. He is the author of the new book “Identity Management: A Business Perspective”.

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