Once you have selected your course and study location, it's time to get your application underway. Follow the below steps to submit your application to TAFE Queensland as an international student.
Before you start your application please read the Australian Government’s Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) regulatory framework so that you understand your rights and responsibilities as an international student before and during your study.
TAFE Queensland formally engages with an extensive network of agents who can provide advice on your study options and guide you through the application process.
Please note: An international student is defined as anyone who is not an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen. If you're not classed as an international student, visit How to apply page to see how you can apply as a domestic student.
1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa
Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Home Affairs (HA) to support your visa application.
How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:
2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates
Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.
3. Prepare your certified supporting documents
You must provide certified copies of key personal documentation translated into English. Please provide certified copies of your:
4. Applying as a mature aged student
Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a course without meeting the formal academic requirements.
The following documentation is required to support your application:
Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
5. Under 18 students
International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian 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 for all students under the age of 18 years (fees apply). TAFE Queensland considers the ongoing support and monitoring of younger students will enhance the overall student experience. The TAFE Queensland welfare package will assist younger students to settle into their studies and their new life in Australia. This ongoing support, monitoring and pastoral care ensures students are well supported to succeed in an adult learning environment and promote positive study outcomes.
Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's International Application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.
Note the expiry date for acceptance.
Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.
To apply for your student visa, visit the HA website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.
Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.