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
Find the right career for you
Reach your full potential by matching your personality profile with the study journey that's right for you.Still not sure? Get in contact
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.
If you don't want to pay your course fees upfront then you may be eligible for a TAFE Queensland payment plan. Our payment plans allow you to gradually pay off your course fees while you study.
VET Student Loans
VET Student Loan eligible students will receive an interest-free loan from the government which you can pay off gradually once you enter the workforce and are earning above the minimum repayment threshold.
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.
Meet the Ulysses Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year for Queensland and Northern Territory that is 19 year-old, TAFE Queensland student Bailey Rice!
In a training first, TAFE Queensland has introduced an initiative that sees women in trades gain a network of their peers from their first training block.
Within months of starting an apprenticeship, Jenni Butler knew that a career with TAFE Queensland was her calling.
Free training opportunities are helping Sally O’Connor to steer her career in a new direction after life in the Royal Australian Navy.
TAFE Queensland is excited to announce a football centred TAFE at Schools program in collaboration with Football Queensland.
Having enjoyed photography since childhood, Natalie Lorenz picked up a camera after finishing school and started taking photos while deciding what to do with her life.
The TAFE Queensland Defence Team visits various employers every week to gather insight on current employment trends. This information helps the team provide guidance to transitioning ADF members and address their employment-related questions. With the evolving recruitment landscape, the Defence team is observing a shift in the types of recruitment requests they receive, such as unexpected and high-volume demands for specific skills.
Get ready to celebrate your milestone achievement with your loved ones and peers! Graduation is a major moment to bask in the glory of your success and share with the people who mean the most to you.
Ipswich local and Kutjala man, Stanley Huen, is kicking goals on the footy field while keeping his eyes firmly on his future career goal: owning his own barber shop.
TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast would like to invite you to an upcoming Nursing information session. We'd love to have you join us to learn all about starting your journey towards a rewarding career in nursing!
Orientation information for TAFE Queensland Gold Coast enrolled students.
Congratulations on your achievement! You’ve worked hard, studied tirelessly and now it’s time to celebrate your success with your classmates, teachers, family and friends.