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Key dates

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

There are two different types of international students:

  • An onshore student is currently living in Australia with a current visa
  • An offshore student is currently living outside of Australia and does not hold a visa.

Whether you are an onshore or an offshore student effects your acceptance close dates. 

Semester 1 intake

Onshore applications

All course applications close one week prior to the start of classes.

Offshore applications

Course Type

Applications close date

VET Courses including courses packaged with English courses.

1st December.

English courses only.

Minimum five weeks prior to study to allow time for enrolment and visa processing.

Semester 2 intake

Onshore applications

All course applications close one week prior to the start of classes 

Offshore applications

Course Type

Applications close date

VET Courses including courses packaged with English courses

30th May

English courses only 

Minimum five weeks prior to study to allow time for enrolment and visa processing.

You will need to return your signed acceptance of offer, make payment, and meet any other conditions by the dates listed above.

Please check our Admissions Process to ensure you follow all the steps required to successfully submit your application to TAFE Queensland.

Hot Tip: To increase turnaround time, upload signed acceptance and outstanding conditions (if any) ensuring all documents are verified/certified to the application portal.