Defence is the ultimate instrument of our national security. Comprising not only the tri-services but prime, supply chain and estate management contractors, the sector is complex and multifaceted as are the skills required to support its capability and success. 


Our focus is ensuring that all levels of the sector can access training solutions whether skills are in-demand now, expected for the future, or providing training that supports personnel transition into work after service. We bring together the best training content, technology and delivery methods to suit your business.

Solutions and servcies

TAFE Queensland has a range of solutions available including full qualifications, skill sets, micro-credentials and more across technical trades and professional areas. Our work is completely scalable whether you're looking for a one-off training program or a fully-customised enterprise solution.


Things change quickly, and these changes can cause skills gaps. Online, face-to-face, accredited or non-accredited — we have ready-to-go products or can create completely new ones that suit the defence sector.


We offer a range of complete industry-standard qualifications relevant to the defence sector's unique needs. Browse a curated list of full qualifications for the defence sector.

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Our training is developed using leading-edge equipment. We deliver training using augmented reality, face-to-face, online and in simulated and live environments. It's as close to being in industry as you can get without actually being in the field.


We can host training materials in our learning environment or create it for yours — whatever best suits your needs and training goals.

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News and events


TAFE Queensland secures maritime defence contract in Cairns

Following a competitive tender process, TAFE Queensland in Cairns was named as the successful training contractor for the Pacific Maritime Training Services (PMTS) program on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

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Training partnership wins premier's industry collaboration award

TAFE Queensland and Rheinmetall Defence Australia are proud to be recognised as the Premier’s Industry Collaboration award winner for delivering the ISO 9606 Fusion Welding Program at the 2020 Queensland Training Awards on Friday 18 September.

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Transitioning to civi street

Transitioning from defence to civilian life is no easy feat, and a new TAFE Queensland initiative aims to assist veterans into the next stage of their career. The Transition to Civi Street program matches existing skill sets with educational opportunities to create new civilian career paths.

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Information for ex-defence force personnel

TAFE Queensland provides a range of services to help support Veterans re-enter the workforce after leaving the Defence Force.

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