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TAFE at school

Some people say it's impossible to do two things at once. At TAFE Queensland, we know that's not true. In fact, we've already proven that Year 11 and 12 students can study a TAFE qualification while at school. After all, they're a very smart bunch.

Our TAFE at School programs give Year 11 and 12 students an important head start on their career, a chance to complete a certificate qualification and possible credit towards further study.

It almost sounds too good to be true, but it isn't!

  • Gain valuable credit points towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and complete a certificate II or certificate III while still at school (that's the two things at once bit!).
  • Receive direct entry into certain TAFE Queensland programs upon successful completion of high school (too easy!).
  • Gain credits for a diploma program or university studies (this program really does open lots of doors).
  • Learn from qualified trainers with current industry knowledge (they know their stuff).
  • Gain real employment skills relevant to the workplace (you'll be miles ahead of the pack).

There are heaps of great programs available check them out.

Who can do it?

You won't be surprised to learn that you must be enrolled in Year 11 or 12 and attend a Queensland high school for the duration of the program. You also need to have a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan in place, so talk your school's Guidance Office, VET Coordinator or Head of Senior Schooling and ask for their help to make this happen.

Then it's 'tough decision' time. You can only enrol in one program with TAFE Queensland so think about the one that's right for you.

How much does it cost?

It actually costs very little. Students undertaking a nationally accredited qualification at TAFE Queensland as part of their senior studies pay substantially reduced or, in some cases, no tuition fees at all. However, there are material fees for all programs and an administration fee per calendar year and you'll need to meet these costs.

How do I enrol?

Your careers guidance counsellor can help you to enrol or you can contact your local TAFE Queensland team