Whatever you're interested in, TAFE Queensland has a pathway to help you get there. You can complete Year 11 and 12 in Brisbane at our Senior College; start your future career while you finish high school in Cairns with SchoolTech; or combine your senior studies with a vocational qualification with our statewide TAFE at School program. 

About TAFE Queensland

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, even while you're still at school. 

Find a course

Please select a DCR for this component

Explore our study areas

Find the right career for you

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

Take quiz

Payment options

Payment plans

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

Learn more
VET Student Loans

VET Student Loan 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.

Learn more
Subsidised training

There are a wide range of subsidised training options available including Free TAFE for Year 12 Graduates and the Certificate 3 Guarantee. Eligibility conditions may apply.

Learn more
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.

Get my career report

University pathways

Please select a DCR for this component
Pathway options

There’s more than one way to get into your dream university course. TAFE Queensland has a range of pathway options that can get you started on your university degree sooner. We have more than 300 formal articulation agreements with universities all around Australia. In most cases, completing a relevant TAFE Queensland diploma gives you entry straight into the second year of your university course.

Learn more
University pre-requisites

If you didn’t complete the required prerequisites or get the OP or ATAR you needed, TAFE Queensland can help you get into your preferred university degree.  Our Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) program can help you increase your tertiary admissions rank. Or if you need a subject pre-requisite to get into a university course, Unilearn offers a range of online bridging programs to get you there.

Learn more
Get a head start with SchoolTech

Get a head start on your career with our SchoolTech program. Available only at our Cairns location, SchoolTech is an initiative between TAFE Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Woree State High School, and Skill360 Australia. SchoolTech lets you complete your senior schooling and gain your QCE while participating in work placement and vocational training. Don't wait until you finish high school to start your qualification, and give yourself every opportunity to secure an apprenticeship or traineeship when you graduate.

Learn more  


Information for parents and advisors

There are a variety of reasons students should consider vocational education and training (VET) after school. Learn more about how TAFE Queensland can help them enter a trade, test out an industry, or provide a pathway to further education and university.

Learn more

Find a course near you


Filter Results

    Filter Locations
    Back to results

    News and events


    Why it's OK to not have your life figured out

    If you haven't locked in exactly what you want to do with your life, don't stress. Here are just three famous failures that prove you don't have to have your life together right now.

    Read more

    Free TAFE leads to job outcome

    Cairns teenager Nanako Binst is getting ahead in life. She's studying hospitality for free at TAFE Queensland and has landed a job in the industry before she’s even completed her course.

    Read more
    TAFE at School engineering automotive

    TAFE at School student secures apprenticeship

    Eighteen-year-old Ty Broccardo from Innisfail is on his way to becoming a heavy diesel fitter after securing an apprenticeship with Hastings Deering thanks to his TAFE at School qualifications.

    Read more
    Got a question? We're here to help