Start earning faster
Think your only options after school are to start working or go to uni? Think again. Another great option you might not have considered is a diploma. Diploma qualifications give you the practical skills you need to enter the workforce. Plus, with most diplomas taking around 12 months to complete they’re a great way to try out a career path and start earning faster.
It’s uni, but not as you know it
Universities aren’t the only place you can get a degree. TAFE Queensland has partnered with some of Australia’s leading universities to offer a range of degrees that focus on combining theoretical knowledge with our signature hands-on learning style. Do what you love and focus on what comes next with a practical degree taught in purpose-built facilities.
What do you want to do next?
Why choose between TAFE or uni when you could have the best of both worlds? Because a diploma will generally give you a year’s credit towards a degree in the same study area, you could do a diploma now and decide to continue your studies at uni later on. We also have a range of other university pathways than can help you meet university entry requirements and get you into your dream degree.
Practical courses, flexible choices
If you prefer to learn by doing, then an apprenticeship or traineeship could be the perfect way to turn your passion into a career. You’ll combine working for an employer with hands-on training at TAFE Queensland and graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification and the skills you need to advance your career or start your own business.
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Information for parents
Helping your teen decide what they want to do for the rest of their life can be a daunting task. Take the pressure off and instead, help them focus on what they want to do next. With a range of post-school options including apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, degrees and university pathways, TAFE Queensland offers a range of flexible options that can help your child find their next move.
Seize your opportunity with Fee-Free TAFE
The career of your dreams is within reach thanks to Fee-Free TAFE funding. Follow your passion and choose from over 90 industry-recognised courses. With a wide range of skill sets, certificates and diplomas available, now’s the time to get job ready in 2023 with Fee-Free TAFE.
Emily Marszalek always knew she wanted to act but it wasn’t until she started studying that she discovered a love of storytelling.
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