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You should plan to submit your international student application well in advance of the application close date. Applications received after the application close date may be offered a deferral to the next available intake.

Your offer letter will have an acceptance expiry date stated on it. This is the last date you can return your signed acceptance of offer, make payment, and meet any other conditions as stated on your offer letter.

Your application close dates depend on what type of international you are — onshore or offshore. An onshore student is currently living in Australia with a current visa. All program applications for onshore students close one week prior to the start of study.

Offshore students are currently living outside of Australia and do not hold a visa. The acceptance close date for offshore students enrolling in a VET program (including programs packaged with the TAFE Queensland English Language Program) for Semester 2, 2108 is Wednesday 30th May 2018.

For offshore students enrolling in the TAFE Queensland English Language Program (TQELP) only, your application must be received a minimum of five weeks prior to the start of study to allow time for enrolment and visa processing.


Application close dates Semester 2, 2018

Student type Application close date
Onshore One week prior to start of study
Offshore VET program Wednesday 30th May 2018
Offshore TQELP only Five weeks prior to start of study