Designed to deliver practical, workplace-specific skills and knowledge, VET covers a wide range of careers and industries. If you find that your child or student struggles in a traditional classroom, or if they're more of a tactile learner, VET may be where they will really shine. Completing a VET course can help improve not only their skills and knowledge, but also their confidence. They can gain a qualification, start working sooner, improve their career or job opportunities, and advance to further study or university.
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.
From 2020, the Overall Position (OP) for Queensland year 12 students will be replaced by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). This means that ATARs will be introduced for students who start Year 11 in 2019 and graduate from the end of 2020. The ATAR is used nationally for tertiary admissions and indicates a student’s position relative to other students. It will be used for tertiary admissions from 2021 for Queensland students. The Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) will calculate ATARs for Queensland school leavers.
Eligible year 10, 11 or 12 students can participate in our TAFE at School program. Successfully completing a TAFE at School qualification gives students QCE credit points and direct entry into any TAFE Queensland diploma course, so their future is set before they even finish Year 12.Learn more
High school students can get a head start on a trade career by completing a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, or a pre-apprenticeship course. Pre-apprenticeship courses are a great way for students to get a taste of a trade area without needing an employer.Learn more
Choosing a post-school education provider is a big decision for a teenager. TAFE Queensland offers courses from entry-level certificates through to diplomas and bachelor degrees, so no matter where they want to take their career, we have a study option to get them there.
I chose to study early childhood education and care because I love to teach, help children, and watch them grow. From a young age I've always wanted to be a teacher, and my scholarship and courses at TAFE Queensland have provided a great pathway to university. They've even given me credit towards my bachelor degree.