Whatever you're interested in; from beauty to plumbing, information technology to hospitality, or anything in between, TAFE Queensland can set you on the path to success.

With more than 500 nationally-recognised qualifications to choose from, studying at TAFE Queensland gives you access to multiple pathways to get a head start on your career.

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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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Reach your full potential by matching your personality profile with the study journey that is right for you.

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Free TAFE for Year 12 Graduates

If you're a Queensland resident, have recently finished year 12, and want to continue studying you may be able to access a range of fee-free courses.

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Certificate 3 Guarantee

If you don't have a post-school certificate III or higher, you may be eligible for a subsidy to help cover the cost of your first certificate III qualification.

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Payment plans

Don't want to pay your course fees upfront? You may be eligible for a payment plan that allows you to gradually pay off your course fees while you study.

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How to apply

Direct entry

Most of our courses are available via direct entry. If you're ready to develop practical, hands-on skills then you can apply directly to TAFE Queensland. Entry requirements may apply.

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Entry into select diploma and bachelor courses is offered via QTAC. Choosing TAFE Queensland as one of your top preferences is a great way to maximise your career options.

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Free apprenticeships for under 25s

The Queensland Government is supporting young Queenslanders up to the age of 25 by providing access to fully subsidised training across a range of priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualifications.

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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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