TAFE Queensland has an extensive range of education
and training programs available to people from just about
every walk of life—all ages, backgrounds and vocations.
Our programs range from areas as diverse as arts, fashion,
business and community services to automotive,
engineering, building and construction.
With over 125 years of history, a network of institutes,
over 80 campuses and 800 programs, TAFE Queensland
is the largest, most experienced training provider
delivering world-class vocational education,
training and adult learning in Queensland.
Whether you’re studying or training for your ﬁrst job,
seeking a promotion, aiming to improve your career options
or just have a desire to broaden your knowledge, talk to
TAFE about how we can help you explore the possibilities.
One of TAFE Queensland’s major advantages is its
Learn from industry professionals ﬂexibility. We can tailor a combination of delivery modes
TAFE teachers are commercially experienced which means (often referred to as ‘blended learning’). TAFE can customise
you learn practical skills from industry professionals. programs and timetables to suit you, your lifestyle or
Careers and outcomes
Off-campus options to suit your TAFE Queensland graduates can also look forward to
lifestyle working in a range of professions. Our programs are
developed with those in the industry, meaning that you
TAFE Queensland offers a range of open
will be ‘job ready’ when you graduate from TAFE.
learning programs to suit your lifestyle.
These allow you to: Value for money
• enrol at any time of the year and study Committed to ongoing excellence and modernisation,
off campus TAFE Queensland provides value for money in
education and training. The cost of our programs is
• learn at your own pace and complete
often considerably less than those programs offered
assessment when you are ready
by universities or private training providers due to
• access a wide variety of learning government subsidies.
materials, which may include books,
Concessions are also available in some instances and
videos, CDs, DVDs or other materials
fee-for-service programs are competitively priced by the
delivered by post or via the Internet
institute offering a particular program.
• enjoy the support of tutors and
Financial assistance may be available to you through
teachers (either face to face or via
Austudy and Youth Allowance (Tel 13 24 90), Abstudy
phone/computer) who take your
(Tel 13 23 17) or Newstart Allowance (Tel 13 28 50).
learning style into account.
You can discuss payment options with your local
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Get the qualiﬁcation
TAFE Queensland offers a wide range of nationally
recognised qualiﬁcations, many of which are formally
accredited within the Australian Qualiﬁcations Apprenticeships and traineeships
Framework (AQF): Apprenticeships and traineeships provide a
combination of employment and structured
Vocational graduate diplomas training (e.g. through TAFE).
and vocational graduate certiﬁcates They can be:
• Similar level to a higher education graduate certiﬁcate • full-time or part-time
or graduate diploma. • adult and mature age
• Provide high-level employment related skills and • school-based (Years 10 — 12).
knowledge with a focus on competency in a workplace Apprenticeships are available in trades such
environment. as auto mechanics, aircraft maintenance,
engineering, plumbing, carpentry, hospitality,
• Usually take the equivalent of six months to 12 months
jewellery, hairdressing or electrotechnology.
full-time. Traineeships are available in a range of areas
such as ofﬁce administration, animal health,
Advanced diplomas and diplomas
meat processing, information technology
• Widely respected by employers, providing high-level, and hospitality.
practical managerial employment skills. TAFE Queensland will work with you
• May allow you to articulate or gain credit towards and your employer throughout your
apprenticeship or traineeship to develop
further study at university.
a training plan, deliver training, assess
• Can assist with upgrading skills or re-entry to the your achievement of skills and issue your
workforce at a more qualiﬁed level. qualiﬁcation upon successful completion.
• Usually take the equivalent of 12 months to two years More information about
full-time. apprenticeships and traineeships:
Telephone 1800 210 210
• Certiﬁcate levels range from I to IV.
Pre-trade, pre-vocational or
• Help develop skills in speciﬁc career ﬁelds, enhance pre-apprenticeship programs
your employment skills or provide a stepping stone if
TAFE Queensland also offers pre-trade
you are seeking to re-enter the workforce or change programs that give you practical skills
career path. including basic literacy and numeracy
training, bridging courses or training in
• Provide articulation to the next level of qualiﬁcation.
general work skills and habits.
• Usually take the equivalent of six to 18 months full-time.
Statements of attainment If you are already trade-qualiﬁed, TAFE
• Awarded to students who successfully complete Queensland can assist you to expand your
existing skills in technical and supervisory
components of certiﬁcates, diplomas or advanced
capacities through its range of post-trade
(sometimes called advanced trade) programs.
• Awarded to students who successfully complete a
nationally accredited short course.
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Get the support you need
TAFE Queensland is committed to helping its students
achieve their goals.
• career assistance and guidance
• support and advice to learners with a disability. Early
contact with the disability services ofﬁcer can assist
us to negotiate reasonable adjustments to meet
students’ speciﬁc support requirements Resources and facilities
• support for people from non-English-speaking Our library system includes thousands of books,
backgrounds databases, electronic journals and resources. Many
institutes have electronic learning centres where
• learning support including assistance with language,
students can also access the latest computers and
literacy and numeracy
computer programs, including Internet and email, for
• employment services including e2enet. This ‘education
research or preparing assignments.
to employment’ service helps match skilled students
Online learning resource management systems such
and recent graduates with potential employers. In an
as my.TAFE supports the delivery of online training to
easy-to-use online network.
students in their own environments in their own time.
• Indigenous Student Support Ofﬁcers to assist
We have a range of training facilities that function as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a
commercial businesses to provide practical experience.
range of study-related enquiries
Bookshops, canteens, coffee shops, restaurants, childcare
• scholarships and bursaries.
facilities, sporting facilities and games areas are also
available, depending on the size and location of campuses.
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For most TAFE programs, you can enrol directly at the relevant TAFE institute.
Some diploma and advanced diploma programs are offered through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
For these programs, TAFE institutes give preference to eligible QTAC applicants. Institutes may make further offers at the
completion of the QTAC offers process, if places are available. Details of programs offered through QTAC are published in
the QTAC Guide (distributed to Year 12 school students and via newsagents).
For more information on QTAC, visit www.qtac.edu.au
How to use this guide
A comprehensive list of programs is offered in the following pages. The programs are sorted by industry area.
You can determine which institute offers the program by the institute code indicated in the institute column.
Institute code descriptions are as follows:
BRIT Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE SBIT Southbank Institute of Technology
BNIT Brisbane North Institute of TAFE SQIT Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE
CQIT Central Queensland Institute of TAFE SCIT Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE
GCIT Gold Coast Institute of TAFE TBIT The Bremer Institute of TAFE
MSIT Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE TNQIT Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE
MIIT Mt Isa Institute of TAFE WBIT Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
STA SkillsTech Australia
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