Information for career starters
Kick start your career with a wide variety of courses from entry-level certificates, to diplomas and bachelor degrees. Whatever you're interested in, from beauty to plumbing, information technology to hospitality, or anything in between, TAFE Queensland can set you on the path to success.
About TAFE Queensland
With more than 500 nationally-recognised qualifications to choose from, studying at TAFE Queensland gives you access to multiple pathways to get a head start on your career.
Take advantage of more than 50 locations across the state, and study at a TAFE Queensland campus near you.
Access our huge range of resources and the freedom to study anywhere, any time.
If you’re in grade 10, 11 or 12 you can get a head start on your career by completing a TAFE Queensland qualification while still at school.
Unlike traditional apprenticeships you don't need to find an employer in order to complete a pre-apprenticeship course.
Get paid while learning on-the-job skills with a nationally recognised apprenticeship or traineeship.
There’s more than one way to get into your dream university course. Our pathway options can get you started on your degree sooner.
Explore our study areas
Take a look at everything we have on offer by the area of study that interests you the most. Choose from over 500 entry-level certificates to degree-level courses across a wide variety of industries. Whatever your interest, we know you’ll find a pathway to your dream career.
- Business and IT
- Creative industries
- Education and community
- Environment and animal services
- Health and science
- Infrastructure and transport
- Service industries
Discover My Career
The key to a successful career is choosing to not only do something you're good at, but something you love. There's a lot of noise out there about different careers, pathways and outcomes, and making smart choices can be confusing.
Use the Discover My Career tool today to receive your personalised career and behaviour profile. There is a cost of $33 (incl. GST) to access the assessment platform.
Free TAFE for under 25s
Get qualified without the cost with the Queensland Government's Free TAFE for under 25s program. Choose from a range of courses in high-priority areas and kick start your career with an industry-recognised qualification. Secure your future and get the skills employers want without the fees.
Free apprenticeships for under 25s
The Queensland Government is supporting young Queenslanders up to the age of 25 by providing access to fully subsidised training across a range of priority apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications. If you're eligible, the training fees associated with your study will be covered by the government.
There’s more than one way to get into your dream university course. TAFE Queensland has a range of pathway options that can get you started on your university degree sooner. We have more than 300 formal articulation agreements with universities all around Australia. In most cases, completing a relevant TAFE Queensland diploma gives you entry straight into the second year of your university course.
If you didn’t complete the required prerequisites or get the OP or ATAR you needed, TAFE Queensland can help you get into your preferred university degree. Our Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) program can help you increase your tertiary admissions rank. Or if you need a subject pre-requisite to get into a university course, Unilearn offers a range of online bridging programs to get you there.
In its fifth year The TAFE Queensland - SkillsTech Apprentice Awards are back.
TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast would like to invite you to an upcoming Nursing webinar. We'd love to have you join us to learn all about starting your journey towards a rewarding career in nursing!
Cartwrights Restaurant and Bar and Eco Blue Bistro and Bar are taking bookings for Semester 2 services.
Celebrating all things pork, this three-day food festival in Queensland’s South Burnett, showcases the region's world class produce.
Are you just starting your career, looking for a change or want to enhance your existing skills but not sure where to start? Join us at one of our four campuses to speak to our experienced teachers and explore our amazing facilities.
Action-packed WorldSkills events test the skills and knowledge of vocational education and training students in a series of competitions.
TAFE at School student Hannah Lawrence was named the Secondary Student of the Year Award at the 2022 Salute to Excellence Award
Rob Witham's training journey with TAFE Queensland started in 1989, 30 years later he is passing on a wealth of industry-proven skills.
Niki completed her Diploma of Visual Arts at TAFE Queensland’s Cairns campus several years ago and subsequently heavily immersed herself in the creative industries, and then some.
Jarrad Rogers has been recognised for his commitment to excellence, as the North Coast Vocational Student of the Year.
TAFE Queensland's new teacher program - a magnet for passionate industry experts
The ‘earning while learning’ transition has been a highly successful pathway for Kevin, who is now employed as a Teacher at TAFE Queensland. Exactly as the Foundation Educator Program intends.