Delivery modes

Your delivery mode indicates the way your training and education is delivered.

Classroom-based learning

You will attend a TAFE Queensland campus and learn face-to-face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom, workshop, laboratory or simulated learning environment. You might also interact with your teachers using real-time video or web conference tools.



You will direct your own learning with all your training materials online. You will interact with your teacher online using video or web conference tools. You may need to attend a vocational placement, and a teacher might attend to observe and assess.


Work-based learning

You will get your training on the job, supervised by a workplace training officer or your employer. This training is undertaken at your place of employment. Work-based learning may also include completing work-based projects while under supervision.


Mixed-mode learning

You may learn through a combination of classroom based, online and workplace activity. For example, you may receive face-to-face time with a teacher on campus, have an element of self-directed learning with online modules, as well as receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.


Print-based distance learning

If you live remotely or don't have a reliable internet connection, print-based distance learning might be for you. Direct your own learning activities with printed materials received from TAFE Queensland. Training is self-paced and contact with trainers is usually limited to feedback provided on submitted work.


Your workload indicates how much time you need to commit to sucessfuly complete your course. 

Study full time and get your qualification sooner

Full time study typically requires around 30-35 hours of study per week. Your workload is divided between face-to-face instruction, tutorials, workshops, laboratories, self-directed online learning and individual study, depending on your course and the delivery mode you select. You may also be required to undertake a set number of hours of work experience or vocational placement. 

Study part-time to fit your course around your lifestyle

You may prefer to study part time by opting to study fewer days or hours each week. This means it will take longer to complete your qualification than if you studied full time, but you won't have to devote as many hours each week to your studies. Many people choose part time study to fit in around their work schedules or family commitments. Part time study is generally 50-75% of the full time study load.


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