TAFE Queensland is the state’s largest, most experienced further education and training provider, delivering practical, industry-relevant courses to more than 120,000 students each year. Courses are taught by experienced teachers who have all worked in their fields and are passionate about sharing their industry knowledge with the next generation of professionals. TAFE courses are delivered in a variety of ways – on campus, online, by distance education or through work placement – to ensure students get the practical skills and knowledge they need to work in their chosen industry.
TAFE Queensland offers over 500 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree and bachelor degree level courses focused on giving students practical skills that employers demand. Courses in nursing, children’s services, aged care, business, human resources, management, information technology, tourism, hospitality and events, produce qualified graduates ready to start their careers. TAFE Queensland’s creative industries courses in graphic design, visual arts, fashion, music, and screen and media give students access to a vibrant arts industry network delivered by teachers who are accomplished practitioners. As the state’s most experienced provider of trade courses, TAFE Queensland delivers apprenticeship and traineeship training in all major trades as well as engineering and building design diplomas for students wanting to build a career in the construction industry.
Pathways to university
Many students choose to complete a TAFE Queensland diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree as a pathway to university, with TAFE study giving students the chance to earn up to 12 months or more credit towards a university degree and improve their QTAC selection rank. TAFE Queensland has relationships with all of Queensland’s major universities as well as a number of interstate tertiary institutions to provide students with a range of options to reach their career goals. Dual award courses allow students to complete a diploma at TAFE and then transfer directly to university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Through a dual award course students can guarantee a place in a TAFE and university course at the same time with only one QTAC application.
In partnership with the University of Canberra, TAFE Queensland delivers a range of bachelor degree qualifications from the South Bank, Coomera, Nambour or Townsville campuses which see students graduate with a university degree as well as the hands-on skills of a TAFE qualification. Through this partnership, in 2018 TAFE Queensland will offer bachelor degrees in business, creative industries and information technology. In addition, TAFE Queensland is also delivering its own Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics Degree and Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from the South Bank campus. Full details of these bachelor degree courses can be found in Course search.
Applicants must have completed Year 12 or have attained Year 12 leaving age to apply for TAFE Queensland programs through QTAC. Entry requirements for TAFE Queensland programs not offered through QTAC are available by contacting TAFE Queensland. Most art, music and performing arts diplomas and advanced diplomas require portfolio, audition or music demonstration submission for entry. Find course entry requirements in Course search. The final date for lodging applications, music tapes, audition applications and portfolios, or changing preferences, is 30 November 2017 for Semester 1 2018 and 18 May 2018 for Semester 2 2018.
Student facilities and services
TAFE Queensland provides a range of facilities with students completing their study in workshops using industry standard equipment; fully functional kitchens, health clinics, theatres and studios; operating restaurants, childcare centres, beauty salons and gyms; and electronic learning centres. Partnerships with local employers allow TAFE Queensland to support study in actual workplaces to give students valuable work experience.
TAFE Queensland provides a range of specialist services to support students with their study, employment and personal needs. Services include career guidance; support for students with a disability; assistance for students from a non-English speaking background or who need help with language, literacy or numeracy; Indigenous Student Support Officers and access to financial assistance for eligible students.
Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (RTO No. 31258)
Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges delivers practical, skills-based training to rural industries, regional communities and regional urban centres throughout Queensland and beyond. Our divisions include the Emerald Agricultural College, Longreach Pastoral College and Rural Training Queensland.
Find more information about courses offered by Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges or call 1800 888 710.
Page last updated: 13 Jun 2017