Eligibility and referral - TAFE Queensland

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Who is eligible for SEE?

You are eligible for up to 800 hours of free training with Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) at TAFE Queensland if you are:

  • an Australian Citizen or permanent resident;
  • aged 15-64 years old;
  • a registered job seeker with Centrelink or an employment agency;
  • able to meet the rules on Centrelink benefits and visa status; and
  • assessed as suitable for classes.

Students are ineligible for SEE if they are a full-time student at the time of referral, or if they entered Australia under a skilled migrant category visa. 

To check your eligibility for SEE at TAFE Queensland:

  • visit or call Centrelink on 132 850
  • speak to your local Employment Service Provider (ESP) or, if in a remote area, your Community Development Programme (CDP) contact.
  • Teletypewriter (TTY) enquiries phone 1800 810 586 (a free service for people with hearing and speech impairments).

TAFE Queensland offers SEE classes at many locations throughout the state. If there is a TAFE Queensland SEE class in your area you will be booked for a pre-training assessment interview.

Please note, if you have completed your Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) entitlement and are a registered job seeker you may also be eligible for SEE.

What comes next?

Once eligible job seekers are referred to SEE, they will meet with a qualified assessor for a Pre-Training Assessment. This is a relaxed, informal interview where the assessor will:

  • Evaluate the applicant's reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy and study skills;
  • discuss the applicant's goals for work or further study;
  • explain the program timetable and class attendance requirements;
  • discuss the applicant's suitability for SEE; and
  • develop an Individual Pathway Guidance plan that aligns with the applicant's learning needs and goals.

If you are recommended for SEE you will be placed in a training program to suit your needs and skill levels.