Take advantage of more than 50 locations across the state and study at a TAFE Queensland campus. Our purpose-built facilities include workshops with industry-standard equipment, fully functioning health clinics and labs, digital studios, beauty salons, gyms, and commercial kitchens and restaurants.LEARN MORE
Studying with TAFE Queensland Online gives you access to TAFE Queensland's huge range of resources and the freedom to study anywhere, any time. You can study a range of our nationally-recognised qualifications online, from short courses and entry-level certificates through to high-level diplomas.LEARN MORE
If you’re a Year 11 or 12 student you can complete a TAFE Queensland qualification while you're still at school. You'll get a head start on your career or tertiary study by choosing from a variety of certificate I to certificate III courses, while still completing your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).LEARN MORE
Apprenticeships and traineeships combine hands-on learning with theoretical study and give you the opportunity to earn while you learn. As a trainee or apprentice you will complete paid work in your industry as part of your studies, applying everything you learn in class to a practical environment straight away.LEARN MORE
If you've completed prior study or have significant work experience, applying for credit transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can reduce study time and costs. We can assess your skills and directly apply credits from previous successful study to give you advanced standing in your course.LEARN MORE
As well as our wide range of formal courses, we also offer a number of short courses across an exciting range of study areas. Our short courses are developed to be responsive to local demands and changing industry needs and include professional development courses, hobby courses, and workplace licences and skill sets.LEARN MORE
Your study mode indicates the way your training and education is delivered.
You will attend a TAFE Queensland campus and learn face-to-face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom, workshop, laboratory or simulated learning environment. You might also interact with your teachers using real-time video or web conference tools.
Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of choosing when and where you study. Direct your own learning with all your study materials online, allowing you to manage your own workload and fit your studies around your lifestyle. Access your learning space 24 hours a day, seven days a week and be supported by high-quality educators who are devoted to your outcomes. You may need to attend a vocational placement, and a teacher might attend to observe and assess.
You will get your training on the job, supervised by a workplace training officer or your employer. This training is undertaken at your place of employment. Work-based learning may also include completing work-based projects while under supervision.
You may learn through a combination of classroom based, online and workplace activity. For example, you may receive face-to-face time with a teacher on campus, have an element of self-directed learning with online modules, as well as receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.
If you live remotely or don't have a reliable internet connection, print-based distance learning might be for you. Direct your own learning activities with printed materials received from TAFE Queensland. Training is self-paced and contact with trainers is usually limited to feedback provided on submitted work.
Your workload indicates how much time you need to commit to sucessfuly complete your course.
Full time study typically requires around 30-35 hours of study per week. Your workload is divided between face-to-face instruction, tutorials, workshops, laboratories, self-directed online learning and individual study, depending on your course and the delivery mode you select. You may also be required to undertake a set number of hours of work experience or vocational placement.
You may prefer to study part time by opting to study fewer days or hours each week. This means it will take longer to complete your qualification than if you studied full time, but you won't have to devote as many hours each week to your studies. Many people choose part time study to fit in around their work schedules or family commitments. Part time study is generally 50-75% of the full time study load.