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TAFE at School

Get more out of high school

There’s no need to wait until after school to pursue your passion. Choose from a variety of certificate I to certificate III courses from a range of study areas ranging from hospitality to horticulture, early childhood education to engineering, and everything in between. Speak with your VET coordinator today to get started.


How it works

Get a head start on your future with TAFE at School. Gain a nationally-recognised qualification while you’re still at school and graduate job ready, giving you a head start on your career or future study plans. 

Completing a TAFE at School course will seamlessly fit around your high school studies, with your TAFE course generally replacing one of your senior schooling subjects and our term dates aligning with Queensland school terms.

Open up pathways to TAFE and university

Get credit towards your QCE and ATAR

The great thing about TAFE at School courses is they count towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Plus, courses at a certificate III level (or above) will also contribute towards your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). In fact, in some instances completing a TAFE at School course could even help you improve your ATAR.

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Unlock doors to TAFE or uni

Completing a TAFE at School qualification is a great option if you’re considering continuing your studies at TAFE or university. Completing a TAFE at School course will give you direct entry into any related TAFE Queensland course. And for those wanting a pathway to university, a TAFE Queensland diploma will give you guaranteed entry into a related degree at TAFE Queensland or one of our university partners.

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Understanding ATARs

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is the national standard for tertiary admissions. It indicates your position relative to other students and is calculated by the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) and is used for entry to tertiary study. Completing a Certificate III or higher through TAFE at School contributes to your ATAR.

Information for parents and advisors

There are a number of reasons why students can benefit from completing a TAFE at School course. Whether they want to get qualified sooner, follow their interests, pursue a trade career, or set up a pathway to university, a TAFE at School course can help set them on the right path.  

What it costs

Government subsidies such as Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) funding may allow you to study a TAFE at School course for less, or even for free. Students studying diploma and accelerate-to-diploma courses may also be eligible to access a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Loan. Or you may be able to access a payment plan to gradually pay off your course throughout your studies. Contact TAFE Queensland to discuss your eligibility for available funding, loans and payment plans.  

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TAFE at School guides

Download the latest TAFE at School course guide to find out what courses are available in your area.

How to apply

If you're ready to get a head start on your career through TAFE at School, talk to your VET Coordinator who will be able to talk through your study options and start the application process for you. If you’ve already spoken to your VET Coordinator and have the TAFE at School application code for your preferred course, you can apply online.

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