An important part of your application to TAFE Queensland is a well-written Statement of Purpose (SOP). The statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to TAFE Queensland.
SOPs provide our Admissions team with an understanding of who you are, your personal circumstances in your home country; your reasons for studying including why you have chosen to apply with TAFE Queensland.
SOPs generally cover three areas:
Successful SOPs give our admissions team a genuine snapshot of who you are including your personal circumstances in your home country.
Key points to cover include:
Importantly, the SOP allows you to discuss any education or employment ‘gaps’ of more than 12 months.
Why is this important? In many cases, any unexplained gaps could indicate a lack of career progression or focus or at risk of not being considered a genuine student applicant.
In the second part of your SOP, we look for the reasons why you want to study overseas, in Australia, in Queensland at TAFE Queensland. You should be clear about the benefits of the city you have chosen to study in.
The SOP should show your understanding of our program – including specific units of interest.
Key points to cover:
The final part of your SOP must cover your employment and salary expectations when you return to your home country and have completed your studies and/or period of work rights.
Successful applications often include a clear explanation of a return on investment. You should clearly state how your studies and time overseas will be funded.
This is your chance to describe the value of gaining international experience, Australian standard education, real world skills and a competitive edge in the global marketplace.