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CHC30221 | 109289F

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Start your career in education with this entry-level course that will give you the foundation skills you need to get you into the classroom sooner.

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TIME 9 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 29 Aug 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$330 - $375
Subsidised
$330 - $660
Full Fee
$3,675
International
$6,200
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Course overview

Get a head start on your career in education with this entry-level course. This qualification is perfect for those looking to work as a teacher aide across various school settings. It will give you the foundation skills you need to work in private or public schools.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service the number of people working as teacher aides is expected to see very strong growth in the coming years. This is a very large occupation with around 85,000 job openings expected over the next five years. 

This course covers core skills such as assisting in the implementation of planned learning experiences , supporting the numeracy, literacy and communication skills of students, supporting students at risk, and working with diverse communities. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will give you the tools you need to support teachers and students.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a teacher aide or education support worker, as well as giving you the option to undertake further studies in education.

What can I do?

  • Teacher Aide in Special Schools
  • Inclusive Education Aide
  • Education Assistant (Culturally Diverse School)
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
  • Teacher Aide

Course outcome:

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Get qualified sooner

If you’re already employed as a Teacher Aide and have more than two years’ experience in the role, you may be eligible for a fast-tracked qualification using our recognition of prior learning (RPL) process. Learn more >If you’re already employed as a Teacher Aide and have more than two years’ experience in the role, you may be eligible for a fast-tracked qualification using our recognition of prior learning (RPL) process. Learn more >

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units as per the list below. You will also be required to undertake 100 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS033
    Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS033
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role in school settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS034
    Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS034
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist teachers in the planning and delivery of education programs.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS035
    Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS035
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of students with a focus on the inclusion of all students.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to student education in all developmental domains

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS036
    Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS036
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required to establish program guidelines, provide support, and monitor progress when working with students who need support with their reading, writing and oral language skills.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS037
    Support the development of numeracy skills
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS037
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement numeracy programs as identified by the teacher to assist students requiring numeracy support.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support the development of numeracy skills

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS057
    Support students with additional needs in the classroom
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS057
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support students with recognised additional needs in classrooms, where there are students with a mix of abilities and needs.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support students with additional needs in the classroom

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS059
    Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS059
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement work health and safety policies and procedures to support the health, safety and wellbeing of students in an educational environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS060
    Work effectively with students and colleagues
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS060
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to generate positive, respectful and effective interactions with students and colleagues.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively with students and colleagues

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS061
    Support responsible student behaviour
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS061
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support and guide responsible and positive behaviour of students.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support responsible student behaviour

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time - two afternoon/evenings per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Robina
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Robina
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time - two afternoon/evenings per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Monday, Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time: 2 days per week, plus 1 day per week for a minimum of 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Gympie
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Hervey Bay
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Maryborough
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
28 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time - two afternoon/evenings per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Robina
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Robina
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time - two afternoon/evenings per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Monday, Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time: 2 days per week, plus 1 day per week for a minimum of 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Gympie
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Hervey Bay
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Maryborough
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
28 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time - two afternoon/evenings per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Robina
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
Robina
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time - two afternoon/evenings per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Monday, Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time: 2 days per week, plus 1 day per week for a minimum of 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Gympie
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Hervey Bay
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
Maryborough
10 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time:1 day per week F2F, plus 2 hours of compulsory webinar, plus a minimum of 100 hours of VPC
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
28 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,675
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months.
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $375
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $6,200

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Certificate III in School Based Education Support (CHC30221)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
Specific selection criteria may apply to the location where you intend to study.

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter into this course;
  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International; and
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place. TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

You must have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Placement

 

TAFE Queensland School Based Education Support Students are advised to seek advice from Schools about their COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Vocational Placement given the below advice, effective 1am AEST 30 June 2022 & available at this link: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19.

From 1am AEST Thursday 30 June 2022, vaccinations will no longer be mandatory for the following:

Workers in high-risk settings (unless required by their employer) including: early childhood, primary and secondary education, prisons, youth detention centres, watch houses and airports.

Schools located in areas where restrictions are currently in place: read the latest news and information.

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. Your vocational placement will be conducted in line with school hours and activities and will be approximately 6 hours per day. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Please note: under the national NDIS Worker Screening protocols, workers (including TAFE Queensland students), who support children/students with a disability should also ensure they have the following.

Prior to placement, you will need to receive and provide evidence of the following checks:

  • You must complete your online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application at this link - NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU), and nominate TAFE Queensland as your employer. There is no cost to students. TAFE Queensland will verify each student because TAFE Queensland students may support students with a disability on vocational placement.
  • If you work with children on vocational placement, you will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check. This is called Blue Card in Queensland or you will need the equivalent if you are completing your vocational placement outside of Queensland.
  • Please note: you can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).

If your check identifies that you have a criminal history, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

You will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these placement requirements, which may include an additional cost of approximately $45 for a Criminal History Check.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete a cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. Discuss your enrolment with your TAFE Queensland Assessor to ensure that you enrol in an order of study that will support your learning.

International Important Information

Blue Card: Commission for Children and Young People Act 2000 (Qld) contains a new law to help ensure that people seeking to work with children are suitable. This is called 'the working with children check'. Any person wanting to work in regulated employment, as a paid employee, a volunteer, or a person carrying on a regulated business, will have to fill out a Blue Card application form consenting to a criminal history check prior to his or her appointment or engagement. Students will be unable to attend Vocational Placement until they hold a valid Blue Card. Once enrolled, students need to make an appointment for the Teacher to sight their ID and sign their Blue Card application form. The teacher then arranges for the application to be lodged with Blue Card Services for processing and final approval.

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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