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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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Student speak

Student speak

Daniel Jeong/Korean

Study area - Auto Mechanical

''Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I've learnt about is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars, they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.''

Effat Mahdavian Bazehhoor/Iran

Study area - Skills for Education and Employment

''I chose TAFE because I can access a wide range of world-class training facilities and learning and support services. TAFE is the best place to further your education. You can gain an advantage in the job market and also use your qualification as a pathway for further tertiary study.''

Wah Yudi/Indonesian

Study area - Diploma of Hospitality

''I love the teachers at TAFE Queensland because they are full of experience. They are very passionate about their industry and very caring. Because English is my second language it makes a difference. You really get the support you need at TAFE Queensland as well as lots of flexibility. I would totally recommend TAFE Queensland to people from all over the globe because it is the best.''

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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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Student support

Student support

The International Student Support Office can help students to study in Australia and settle into life at TAFE Queensland by:

  • Offering information about both living in Queensland as well as advising on transport, banking and accommodation options
  • Helping students to get in touch with multicultural services and community support to enable them to adjust culturally and deal with homesickness
  • Providing support and information with 'Overseas Student Health Cover' for students' health concerns
  • Offering advice about the procedures at TAFE Queensland
  • Helping students to apply for student identification (ID) cards as well as internet access
  • Referrals to learning support which will help them with academic difficulties
  • Offering information about the facilities at TAFE Queensland
  • Supplying information on visa conditions for international student such as:
    • Academic performance
    • Attendance
    • Working in the country
    • Contact details
    • Employment restrictions

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International students

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