Higher education

​Tertiary and Further Education (TAFE) institutes offer a range of short courses, certificates, diplomas and associate and bachelor degree programs that combine theoretical and practical job-focused training. Australian TAFE study provides graduates with job-ready skills and internationally recognised qualifications. ​

Queensland Government schools can provide seamless pathways to Queensland TAFE institutes.​


TAFE at school programs

These programs enable students to experience higher education by studying a TAFE subject during Year 11 or 12 at high school.

The program gives students access to the TAFE campus facilities and other benefits, which may include gaining credit points towards the Queensland Certificate of Education, direct entry into a Queensland TAFE program, or credit towards a degree or higher education program.

For more information please visit TAFE at school.

TAFE study after high school

TAFE institutes offer a wide range of courses to take you towards a career or further study. You can study at TAFE to improve your Overall Position (OP) score to qualify for entry to university courses, or to get an OP equivalent. You can also study towards your university degree by gaining credit while at TAFE, or study for a TAFE diploma and university degree at the same time by undertaking a Dual Award program.

Applications for TAFE study

Many TAFE courses require you to have a Year 10 or Year 12 High School Certificate or equivalent academic attainment, but may also consider your other skills, knowledge or experience if you don’t meet these requirements. You can discuss your options with your school guidance officer or visit the TAFE Queen​sland​ website for more information.​

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Last reviewed 21 April 2016
Last updated 30 May 2018