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IN THE PRESS: Gold Training gets on with the job

As the Federal election dragged into its final day on Friday, a Mooloolaba-based training company is busy delivering on the Government’s “jobs and growth” mantra.

Founded on the principle that they are training people for rewarding work not just a qualification, Gold Training is celebrating its fifth year of delivering employment outcomes that are well above the national average.

Since opening its doors in 2012, Gold Training has given more than 3,000 Australians the chance to kick start a new career.

And in doing so, it has grown from a three-person agency preparing Queenslanders for work on the Sunshine Coast to a 40-strong team whose work is changing people’s lives throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, founder Samantha Johnson said.

If all goes to plan, Gold Training will soon expand its operation into South Australia and Western Australia.

The expansion has been built on its successful partnership in delivering the State Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, an endorsement of the quality of its programs, Ms Johnson said.

According to Gold Training founder and Buderim resident Samantha Johnson, its success is also fuelled by a desire to do things differently.

“We are a bit contrary — I think that’s a bit of a Sunshine Coast thing!” she said.

“I think this individualism has a lot to do with our results. For example, we don’t want students to graduate with a piece of paper, but with a great job.

“Our staff are, first and foremost, teachers — they are business professionals and tradespeople with current, real-world experience who immerse in the Gold Training culture to ensure they are delivering the best results in the classroom.

“This is an example of how Gold Training has developed connections and engaged with industry and the community to deliver jobs for Queenslanders.

“Our courses are also a departure from the rest of the industry. We ensure our they are an engaging mix of on-line learning, face-to-face classes and practical, workforce-based training.

“We aren’t interested in a one-size-fits-all approach — our courses are flexible and can be tailored to meets each student’s objectives and extra-curricular commitments.

“We pride ourselves on finding the right training for each situation and working to create the best possible outcome for every individual and employer.

“And because we work with industry to deliver training designed to teach particular competencies, our courses suit people who are time poor, allowing them to get into the workforce quicker.”

Samantha believes their capacity for fun, as well as hard work, is a key ingredient in their winning culture.

“We think having fun is important,” she said.

“There is a real energy in this building, and we celebrate everything.  Recognising and rewarding achievement is essential to foster excellence.


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Please join us as we congratulate our very own Amie Franzese who has been selected as one of 3 finalists in the North Coast Regional Training Awards.

Amie has been nominated in the ‘Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year’ category. This prestigious accolade is awarded for outstanding achievement by a trainee who has recently completed or is due to complete a traineeship in Queensland.

Should Amie be successful at the next stage she will progress to the Queensland Training Awards for consideration at the state level.

This is an outstanding achievement for Amie and a true credit to her commitment and performance in completing her traineeship and now as a permanent Gold Training team member.

We’re right behind you Amie – Good Luck!

Go Team Gold!


Gold Training is unbelievably proud to support our extraordinary RTO & Compliance Manager, Lee-Ann Munro as she supports a cause close to her heart.

As a returned service person, Lee-Ann is raising funds for friends and families that have been injured (physically or mentally) while deployed.

Lee-Ann will be running the New York City Marathon for Solider On in November of this year and Gold Training will be with her every step of the way.

Soldier On is a charity created by young serving members in 2012, to support all Australians who face physical and mental wounds from service in today’s military. Soldier On’s mission is to achieve the best reintegrated generation of serving and ex-serving men and women in Australia’s history. To achieve this, Soldier On supports those who have served by focusing on their physical and mental health, their family, their community, and their future.

Today we announce that our partner the WorkPac Group have answered the call and have committed to support Lee-Ann and this outstanding charity with a donation of $5,000 towards her fund-raising goal of $10,000.

Lee-Ann is truly grateful for the support shown by WorkPac.

“This is for my friends and buddies that are trying to get back on their feet and for my friends and family that supported me through the hard times, it is my turn to give back.” Lee-Ann says.

“Soldier On is an important link back into the community and gives the support that is required while soldiers are healing from their wounds.”

Once again, thank you to WorkPac and well done to Lee-Ann for passionately supporting Soldier On.

Donations to Lee-Ann’s NYC Marathon fundraiser can be made at the link below.

Go Lee-Ann!



We are delighted to announce the appointment of Madeline Parr as Gold Training’s ‘newest recruit’.

Madeline has been working in the Gold Office in Brisbane for a number of months now and we are so pleased she has accepted our offer to undertake a Certificate III in Business Traineeship (BSB30115). Madeline has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic, attitude and enthusiasm for Gold Training and our culture.

Her commitment to her work and the team around her, speaks volumes of the contribution and value Madeline brings to the Gold team.

Please join us in welcoming Madeline to our team.

Enjoy the journey Maddy!


New recruit for Gold Training

Matt Egan is a young man with ambition.

At just 18 years of age, Matt has recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast to join the Melbourne Storm’s under 20’s NYC squad which is based at the Sunshine Coast Stadium at Kawana.

Gold Training have a track record in assisting and mentoring young rugby league players in providing recognised qualifications and life skills to complement their playing commitments. In this case, Matt’s outstanding attitude and persistence stood him apart from his peers and Gold Training were quick to recognise this and made an offer of employment.

His drive and enthusiastic nature has not gone unnoticed by Gold Training’s National Manager, Samantha Johnson. “Matt called me every day. I was so impressed by his persistence. You don’t see that kind of attitude in a young man very often and we’re so proud to have him on our team”’ she said.

Gold Training snapped up the young recruit after he came highly recommended by his Player Agent, Sam Ayoub. Sam had nothing but praise for Matt. The Storm’s player welfare manager, Brian Phelan commented, “Gold Training has really stepped up to help Matt settle into the Sunshine Coast. It’s a big move for any young player to relocate to a new area and to have the support of local business makes the transition just that little bit easier”.

Matt has a level head on his shoulders and he wants to pursue an electrical apprenticeship while he’s making his way through the NRL ranks. Gold Training will assist Matt in pursuing his dreams on and off the field.

Ms Johnson also commented, “I would encourage all businesses to support the local talent right on our door step. There are some terrific young people looking for opportunities right now. You won’t be disappointed”.

For more information on securing a trainee for your business, contact Gold Training on 1300 885 121 or  There are more talented young players just like Matt looking for the next opportunity.