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Get a head start with a TAFE at School course

If you are a year 10*, 11 or 12 student you're eligible to participate in the TAFE at School program. You can choose from a number of exciting and varied certificate II and certificate III courses. Best of all, a TAFE at School course can be achieved in conjunction with your senior studies and can count towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Completing a TAFE at School course is also a great way to open up new pathways to university.

TAFE at School is a great way to:

  • get a qualification while still at school
  • gain valuable credit points towards your QCE
  • get a guaranteed entry into a TAFE Queensland Diploma course
  • gain valuable credits towards a diploma course or university studies
  • make you work ready
  • build practical skills in an adult learning environment
  • learn from professionals, bursting with current industry knowledge.

What courses are available?

Check out which courses you can study while you're still at school or check out our TAFE at Schools course guides.

Who can do it?

You must be enrolled in Year 10*, 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 to your school's Guidance Office, VET Coordinator or Head of Senior Schooling and ask for their help to make this happen.

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

*Subject to a letter of support from the school principal.

How much does it cost?

Students undertaking a nationally accredited qualification at TAFE Queensland as part of their senior studies may 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 Guidance Officer, VET Coordinator or Head of Senior Schooling can provide you with more information. If you would like find out more about the enrolment process and discuss student rules and expectations, program plans or participate in a campus tour then speak to one of our friendly team members.