Today's workforce is more mobile than ever. Studies show the average Australian will have six career changes in their lifetime, with many people switching jobs every two to three years. Whether you're starting a family, re-entering the workforce, or just ready for a change TAFE Queensland can help you get there.

About TAFE Queensland

With more than 500 nationally-recognised qualifications to choose from, studying at TAFE Queensland can help you change your career. Our industry-experienced teachers will set you up to succeed with the support, guidance and knowledge you need to change your life for the better. 

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Get job-ready skills to enter the workforce.

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Upgrade your skills and enhance your career.

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Aim higher with a hands-on bachelor degree.

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Trade qualifications

Enhance your career with certified trade training.

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Finance options

Payment plans

If you don't want to pay your VET course fees upfront then you may be eligible for a TAFE Queensland payment plan and gradually pay off your course fees while you study.

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VET Student Loans

Eligible students will receive an interest-free loan from the government which you can pay off gradually once you enter the workforce and are earning above the minimum repayment threshold.

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Other payment options

As a TAFE Queensland student there are a range of concessions, loans, and scholarships you may be eligible for to assist you with the cost of your studies. Eligibility conditions may apply. 

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Back to Work funding

Back to Work offers support for eligible jobseekers who need or want to update their skills to gain, change, or retain employment. The program provides an opportunity for jobseekers and those at risk of unemployment to upskill and retrain for jobs to keep pace with a changing Queensland economy. 

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Discover my career

The key to a successful career is choosing to not only do something you're good at, but something you love. There's a lot of noise out there about different careers, pathways and outcomes, and making smart choices can be confusing. 

Use the Discover My Career tool today to receive your personalised career and behaviour profile.
There is a cost of $33 (incl. GST) to access the assessment platform.

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News and events


Building on her success

After 10 years running her own music school, Rachael Turner decided to pursue her childhood passion for construction. She now runs her own design and construction business, Front Porch Properties. 

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Behind the mask

From creating costumes and props for Universal Studios to having his breathtaking designs grace epic famous stages across the world, Jozef has turned the skills he learned at TAFE Queensland’s Mooloolaba campus into his dream career.

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Top tips for a successful career change

Throwing in the towel to embark on a different career can be daunting. Here are a few tips to prepare you for the transition and improve your chances of scoring that dream job.

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