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Gold Coast District Rugby Union Partnership

Gold Coast District Rugby Union has partnered with GeSS Education to give high school students better educational pathway opportunities and paid rugby employment outcomes as an assistant coach commencing in Term 1, 2023.



  • SIS50321 Diploma of Sport (Coaching)

This course provides the skills and knowledge to pursue a career within the sports industry coaching athletes, managing competitions, sports venues and facilities.

  • SIS20321 Certificate II in Sport Coaching and SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

These entry level qualifications will give students the practical skills needed to conduct coaching sessions in community-based sports clubs and organizations. Within the Certificate II in Sports Coaching, you will gain a range of basic coaching skills required to work under the supervision of a coach to engage participants in sport. Within the Certificate III in Fitness, students will become a qualified fitness and group exercise instructor across Australia. Opportunities to also become a qualified referee.


CLICK HERE to view the course flyer



GCDRU are looking for energetic coaches to join 1st Five Rugby team (part of Gold Coast District Rugby Union) and deliver across a number of venues on the Gold Coast, Logan and also Scenic Rim. 1st Fives Rugby is a PLAY based rugby specific program for boys and girls aged 2-7 years so the coaches don’t necessarily need to know rugby at all just be super shameless and willing to learn. Here is a link to more information about their 1st Fives programs – https://youtube.com/channel/UCNe7CcXlNXXnVzC0WH0zCVg


  • Blue Card & First Aid (or be willing to obtain)
  • Driver’s License (if driving 1st Fives Vehicle)
  • Assistant Coach: Casual Rate $25/hour
  • Lead Coach: $30-$35/hour

If you are interested in applying get in touch with Brooklyn from 1st Five Rugby on 0405 828 273 or [email protected]



The GCDRU is the regional body for the conduct of rugby union within the Gold Coast Region encompassing; Yatala to the North, Casuarina to the South and the Scenic Rim to the West. Whilst the Gold Coast is recognised as one of the best sports and recreation locations within Australia, the challenge is to ensure not only the viability of Rugby Union as a singular sport within the Region, but the development of participation, infrastructure and sustainable financial growth. GCDRU has long recognised the importance of planning and accountability in its approach to sustaining and developing the game of rugby across the Gold Coast Region. The Gold Coast demographics and societal expectations are ever changing. The needs of, and opportunities for our game must reflect these evolving conditions. It is against this background that the GCDRU, as the governing body for rugby as part of Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) and Rugby Australia (RA), consulted with its various stakeholders and relevant outside agencies, researched trends and considered the learnings from other strategic assessments in its pursuit for improvement. Visit https://gcdru.com.au/ for more information.


For more information on the partnership email [email protected] or call (07) 5559 1605.