Information for school students
Whatever you're interested in, TAFE Queensland has a pathway to help you get there. You can complete Year 11 and 12 in Brisbane at our Senior College, start your future career while you finish high school in Cairns with SchoolTech, or combine your senior studies with a vocational qualification with our statewide TAFE at School program.
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, even while you're still at school.
Get a head start by completing a TAFE Queensland qualification while you're still at school.
See if a trade is the right option for you or test out a potential career path without needing to commit to a full qualification.
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.
Our Senior College program is a practical alternative for students to complete years 11 and 12 at our Alexandra Hills campus.
Get a head start on your career with our SchoolTech program in Cairns. Complete your senior schooling and gain your QCE while participating in work placement and vocational training.
TAFE at School guides
Download the latest TAFE at School course guide to find out what courses are available in your area.
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.
Pathways to university
There’s more than one way to get into your dream university course. We have a range of pathway options that can get you started on your university degree sooner.
Information for parents and advisors
There are a variety of reasons students should consider vocational education and training (VET) after school. Learn more about how TAFE Queensland can help them enter a trade, test out an industry, or provide a pathway to further education and university.
BREAK IT and you will MAKE IT handstand workshop.
TAFE Queensland’s Toowoomba Indigenous Student of the Year, Tahnee Hooper, has been recognised for her outstanding achievements during her studies and in her role within a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisation, as she guides clients towards a healthier tomorrow.
For many, fashion accessories are secondary to garments regarding style. But for graduate Michelle Walsh, the small details transform a look – even at the Oscars.
Together students, teachers, and the community support the Leukaemia Foundation.
Gold Coast SUNS players hone their trade skills with TAFE Queensland.
TAFE Queensland hosts successful Screen Industry Careers Event.
In her senior years of school, Year 12 student Ella Shepherd has chosen to gain industry experience in the field she hopes to one day work, enabling her to graduate with a head start in the workforce and her university studies.
As the 2023 recipient of the inaugural Zonta Club of Bundaberg TAFE Queensland Bursary prize, Hannah’s culinary success to date is showing all aspiring cooks and chefs what can be achieved when you combine passion, creativity and hard work
We want to make sure you have everything you need to kick start your study at TAFE Queensland.
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.
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!