TAFE QLD - Study at TAFE Queensland as International Student

TAFE Queensland is the largest, most experienced provider of vocational education and training in Queensland, Australia with over 120,000 students. TAFE Queensland has more than 135 years of experience with 50 locations across Queensland and more than 90 courses across 15 different field available to international students. These courses range from certificate, diploma, advanced diploma,
associate degree and bachelor degree levels. English language programs are also available.

TAFE Queensland courses are the highest quality, very practical and get you ready to start work. Our teachers have a high level of knowledge and practical industry experience.

You can learn English and progress directly into a wide range of practical courses that will prepare you for work or entry to University.

Many TAFE Queensland courses are internationally recognised and the training is conducted in a safe, beautiful and friendly part of Australia, Queensland.

TAFE Queensland application

Apply for the next intake:

We are accepting applications now across the leading English language, VET and Bachelor Degree courses offered at TAFE NSW. International students can enhance their career and employment prospects through the industry-recognised programs, including:
Accounting - Business & Marketing - Children’s Services - Design & Digital Media - Engineering, Building & Construction - Hospitality & Commercial Cookery - Information Technology - Nursing & Aged Care - Tourism & Events ...

There’s never been a better time to study at TAFE NSW. For full course information contact our team of education agents. Our application services are free!

Why study with TAFE Queensland

Campus locations across Queensland

TAFE Queesland has campuses all over Queensland in coastal, regional and metropolitan areas, to cater for all preferences.

  • Brisbane: Acacia Ridge, Caboolture, Eagle Farm, Grovely, Loganlea, Mt Gravatt, South Bank, Springfield
  • Gold Coast: Ashmore, Coomera, Coomera Marine, Southport, Southport (Hospitality)
  • Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba, Nambour, Sunshine Coast Health Institute
  • Wide Bay Burnett: Bundaberg, Hervey Bay
  • Darling Downs & South West: Toowoomba
  • Far North: Cairns

Wide range of course options and study areas

TAFE Queensland offers over 90 courses across 15 study areas. Courses are taught by highly experienced, industry-relevant teachers, providing international students the perfect pathway to their employment or university goals.

English Language Programs:
General English, English for Academic Proposes, IELTS Preparation, Cambridge FCE & CAE

Academic Area:
Agriculture & Horticulture, Automotive, Aviation, Beauty and Hairdressing, Building & Construction, Business & Management, Child Care, Community Services, Creative, Engineering, Hospitality and Cookery,  Interior & Building design, Maritime, Nursing * Health, Sports & Fitness, Technology, Information & Networking, Tourism & Events

TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland pathway programs

English Pathways

TAFE QLD has partnerships with selected English language schools across Australia. This means that students who complete English for Academic Purposes, First Cambridge Certificate(FCE), IELTS Preparation, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) ect. at one of these language schools get direct entry into formal courses at TAFE QLD.

Some courses may require a higher academic requirement, so contact our friendly team for details.

University Pathways

TAFE QLD has partnerships with selected Universities across Australia, meaning students can plan their study pathway before they even arrive in Australia. As TAFE Queensland graduates, students may also be eligible for a credit transfer that can help reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a university degree. Additionally, students get the benefit of being able to use the skills they learn from TAFE studies to find a job and work whilst finishing their university degree.

For a full list of diploma to degree packages available to international students, please contact our team.

TAFE Queensland

Comprehensive orientation program

Taking part in Orientation is compulsory for all new international students. We will inform you of the dates and make sure that the flights you book arrive in Australia before Orientation.

TAFE Queensland offers international students a comprehensive 1 week Orientation program which enables students to familiars themselves with the campus and daily life in Australia. Students receive: a campus tour, plenty of useful tips and tricks, an introduction to teaching and support staff, an introduction to TAFE services and facilities, information about student life at TAFE Queensland and get to meet fellow students.

During Orientation week there are also plenty of fun activities including competitions and student events. Students also receive welcome packs.

Dedicated student support services

TAFE Queensland places high value on the support of international students.

TAFE QLD international support advisors help students settle into the Australian way of life and studies at TAFE QLD.

International support advisors can:

  • supply information about living in Australia
  • help arrange accommodation, banking and transport
  • help you you in touch with community support and multicultural services to help with cultural adjustment and homesickness
  • provide information and support with Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • supply information about TAFE Queensland facilities and procedures
  • assist with applying for student identification (ID) card and internet access
  • arrange learning support to help with academic difficulties
  • answer any general questions
  • provide information on student visa conditions

Further support services

There are also many other additional support services available to international students studying at TAFE Queensland.
These services include:

  • job and career services
  • counselling
  • disability services
  • learning support
  • Tutoring services (One-on-one help from an expert)
    This is offered to all TAFE Queensland students and includes individual assistance, study support and additional classes when required. This service is 100% free of charge for TAFE Queensland students!

Exciting and engaging campus activities

TAFE Queensland regularly arranges social and sporting activities and day trips to local tourist attractions. These activities give international students the opportunity to mix with fellow students and experience the local area. Such activities may include sporting competitions, group day trips, end of semester parties, on campus celebrations and events and graduation ceremonies.

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

There is a minimum level of English language skills that are required to study at TAFE Queensland for international students who do not speak English as their first language. Check with us to find out what the requirements are.

Academic Requirements

VET Courses:
Most courses require Australian Year 10 or equivalent. Some courses require Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

Diploma, Advanced Diploma Courses:

Australian Year 12 or equivalent OR (AQF) Certificate 3 or Certificate 4 qualification.

Bachelor and Associates Degrees
Australian Year 12 or equivalent OR (AQF) Certificate 4 qualification OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a Higher Education Institute.

To find out the equivalent entry requirements for your country of citizenship, contact our team.

Visa Requirements

International students require an Australian Student Visa
Unless you plan to study a short English language course program for less than 3 (tourist visa) or 4 months (WHV), you will require an Australian Student Visa Subclass 500.

As part of our free student service, we can assist you with the student visa application process.

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TAFE Queensland News

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (GCIT) has unveiled the fee structure of various diploma and certification programs for international students. Courses are on tourism, hospitality, business administration, nursing, IT, carpentry, and engineering. The start dates for these courses would be in January and July at Southport, Ashmore, and Coomera centers. If you want to study any of the courses which range from job-oriented Certificate III, IV, to diploma programs, get in touch with us.

We have a few place left in our Cert III in Mobile Plant Technology program starting in February for those clients who are looking for a qualification that will give them the skills to find work globally.

This program also includes Vocational Placement which gives students the opportunity to experience an  Australian workplace and gain a firsthand understanding of the work environment with an employer, which enhances work prospects after graduation.

The demand remains high for qualified Tradespeople with diesel equipment experience and skills globally . On successful completion of the program they will have the opportunity to gain employment in mining industry or major infrastructure projects in Australia and worldwide.