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TAFE Queensland



As one of Australia's largest education providers, TAFE Queensland offers more than 180 courses in 15 fields of study – ranging from healthcare to hairdressing. Students can choose their preferred method of learning to suit their educational needs such as online, classroom or print based. Courses are practical, tailored to reflect industry practice, and are taught by experienced teachers who can provide first-hand industry insights. The institution teaches more than 120,000 students both domestically and internationally, with overseas students enrolling from more than 90 countries.

At TAFE Queensland, students have plenty of choice when deciding where to study as there are more than 50 campus locations in the regions of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville and Toowoomba.

Students also benefit from plenty of state-of-the-art learning facilities related to their course. These include fully-operating restaurants, childcare centres, engineering workshops, beauty salons, automotive workshops, construction sites, sports centres, Apple Mac computer labs and use of Adobe software.

A wide range of support is also available for students at TAFE Queensland, including help for those with a disability, a confidential counselling service and learning support. The International Student Support Office is at hand to ensure students have a smooth transition and settle in quickly on arrival to Australia.

TAFE Queensland ensures that students are ready for work during and after their studies, and provides connections to services including careers advice, cv writing and cover letters, interview practice and assistance when looking for work experience or jobs.

Students across the TAFE Queensland campuses are encouraged to get involved with extra-curricular activities so that they have plenty of opportunities to meet new people and integrate into their new home. These include sports competitions, group day trips and end of term parties.

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What's new

What's new

Grant Volrath, who hails from the United Kingdom, has won Study Queensland's VET Student of the Year.

Grant trained at the Bundaberg campus of TAFE Queensland and has finished two certificate programmes - a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology as well as a Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.

He is known for sharing his knowledge with, as well as mentoring, his fellow students, and also for helping his fellow international students to feel comfortable and settle into the region.

Two of TAFE Queensland's students pursuing hospitality in Cairns, Alec Stemmler and Anne (Hyemin) Park recently travelled to Tokyo (Japan) for a unique opportunity to work at La Rochelle, which is an award-winning restaurant of Iron Chef Sakai, as interns.

The students worked with sous chefs and experienced executives at the restaurant and were awarded the experience as they had won a competition hosted by TAFE Queensland.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

At TAFE Queensland, the programmes offered are designed to ensure that the students receive job-focused, practical training in consultation with employers. This ensures that the students' education is aligned with the most modern industry standards and that its students can graduate job-ready.

TAFE Queensland's qualifications are renowned across Australia and respected worldwide. TAFE Queensland provides several study options across diploma, certificate, advanced diploma, associate degree as well as bachelor's degree level qualifications.

Training is provided to students through various modes. Most of the courses are delivered through one-on-one teaching with lessons which are held in modern classrooms, workshops and laboratories.

These programmes are taught by teachers who are experienced and passionate about sharing their knowledge of the industry with future professionals.

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Study experience

Study experience

TAFE Queensland ensures that international students are provided with the practical skills required to do extraordinary things.

TAFE Queensland covers many areas which span from the far extent of north to south-east edge of the state. TAFE Queensland's locations in metropolitan, regional, as well as coastal areas indicate that students can choose a study destination that suits them best.

Students who pursue their education at TAFE Queensland, will benefit from the hands-on experience they receive in modern laboratories, classrooms, and workshops which use state-of-the-art facilities, systems and materials utilized in the industry.

There are more than 180 courses available across 15 areas of study for students to choose from.

Its courses are assessed in various ways. Throughout their course, students may complete a variety of tasks including class work, assignments, practical components and project work. They may be assessed using a combination of these tasks, continuous assessment and examinations. Assessment may be based on competency, marks and grades, or a combination of both.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

International students require a minimum level of English language proficiency, which is necessary to study at TAFE Queensland.

Students can have a look at country-specific academic entry requirements.

International students whose first language is not English must obtain the following minimum scores:

Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall score of 5.5 (with no score lesser than 5.0).

Undergraduate programmes

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5 (with no score lesser than 6.0).

Many programmes as well as certain nationalities may need higher IELTS (Academic) when compared with the minimum score of IELTS 5.5 and/or comprise of specific sub-score requirements.

Applicants must at least meet one of the several English language entry requirements.

Students who don't meet any listed requirements may enrol in one of the intensive English language training programmes prior to pursuing their degree programme.

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How to apply

How to apply

Students who wish to study at TAFE Queensland must first check the necessary documents as well as evidence they need to provide.

They must then check:

  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Key dates
  • Statement of purpose

Students must prepare their certified supporting documents. They must also submit their application and supporting documents through the online application portal, or they must submit their application through one of TAFE Queensland's registered agents.

Once the students receive their letter of offer, they must accept and pay for their offer. Students must then receive their Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE - required for lodging a visa application).

They must then apply for their visa. Applicants for an international student visa, who are under 18 years of age will be accepted by TAFE Queensland if they establish with certainty that they will be accompanied by a legal custodian, parent, or a suitable relative whose age is 21 years or above.

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Global partnerships

Global partnerships

TAFE Queensland Global Engagement is committed to developing international partnerships by expanding and strengthening its global networks.

Some of its international partnerships are:


  • Xingtai University
  • Shanghai Polytechnic University
  • Qingyuan Polytechnic
  • Zhejiang Department of Education
  • Shanghai Information Technology College
  • Qilu Normal University
  • Guangzhou Huashang Vocational College
  • Wenzhou Vocational and Technical College
  • Guangdong Department of Labour and Social Security
  • Shanghai Municipal Education Commission
  • Shandong Technician Institute
  • Jinan Engineering Vocational Technical College
  • Peking University
  • Shanghai Commercial Accounting School
  • Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology
  • Hunan Urban Construction College


  • Australian Retail College


  • Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA)


  • Ministry of Manpower
  • Ministry of Religious Affairs
  • Ministry of Home Affairs


  • Centro de Entrenamiento Industrial Y Minero's (CEIM)


  • Gyeonggsangnam-do Education Office
  • Jeollabukdo Office of Education
  • Incheon Electronic Meister High School
  • Neolanids Office of Education
  • Daejeon's Metropolitan City Office of Education

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Join us at TAFE Queensland
Join us at TAFE Queensland
Coomera Queensland 198 Foxwell Road
Southport Queensland 91-99 Scarborough Street
Ashmore Queensland Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Eagle Farm Queensland 776 Kingsford Smith Drive
Keperra Queensland Fitzsimmons Street
Acacia Ridge Queensland 247 Bradman Street
South Brisbane Queensland 66 Ernest Street
Meadowbrook Queensland 50-68 Armstrong Road
Cannonvale Queensland Shute Harbour Road
Caboolture Queensland Tallon Street
Mt Gravatt Queensland 1030 Cavendish Road
Pimlico Queensland Corner of Hugh Street and Fulham Road
Mountain Creek Queensland 34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Nambour Queensland 91 Windsor Road
Manunda Queensland Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Springfield Queensland Education City Drive
Toowoomba Queensland 100 Bridge Street
Bundaberg Queensland 118 Walker Street
Acacia Ridge Queensland 247 Bradman Street
Birtinya Queensland 6 Doherty Street
Hervey Bay Queensland 47-95 Urraween Road
TAFE Queensland is one of the largest and most experienced providers of vocational and tertiary education, annually delivering programs to more than 125,000 students, within Queensland, nationally and overseas. The institute delivers practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries at more than 50 locations in Queensland.

TAFE Queensland has over 180 courses across 15 study areas, ranging across a broad range of study options across certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree and bachelor degree level qualifications. The institute is committed to provide international students with the practical skills they need to do extraordinary things.

Job-focused training is offered through a variety of modes including traditional classroom, distance and online, workplace training, and blended delivery methods. Most courses are delivered through face-to-face teaching with hands-on experience in modern classrooms, laboratories and workshops using state of the art facilities, materials and systems used in industry.

No other provider can match TAFE Queensland for scale and location options. Students can choose from more than 50 locations across the state, from Thursday Island in the north, down to Coolangatta in the south east corner, and as far west as Mount Isa. TAFE Queensland

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