Whatever you're interested in, TAFE Queensland has a pathway to help you begin your career or embark on further study. You can even get started while you're still at school with our TAFE at School program, or finish your high school studies at our Senior College.

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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.

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Get a head start with SchoolTech

Get a head start on your career with our SchoolTech program. Available only at our Cairns location, SchoolTech is an initiative between TAFE Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Woree State High School, and Skill360 Australia. SchoolTech lets you complete your senior schooling and gain your QCE while participating in work placement and vocational training. Don't wait until you finish high school to start your qualification, and give yourself every opportunity to secure an apprenticeship or traineeship when you graduate.

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Payment plans

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.

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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.

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Subsidised training

There are a wide range of subsidised training options available including Free TAFE for Year 12 Graduates and the Certificate 3 Guarantee. Eligibility conditions may apply.

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University pathways

Pathway options

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 270 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.

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University pre-requisites and OPs

If you didn’t complete the required prerequisites or get the OP 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.

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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.

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