TAFE Queensland

TAFE is the largest provider of vocational education and training (VET) in Queensland and one of the largest in Australia. Each year TAFE Queensland trains over 125,000 international students from over 90 countries in over 600 programme areas.

TAFE has over 130 years experience in delivering vocational education and training and has educated over seven million students since its establishment in 1882. TAFE Queensland is the state’s largest training provider, with more students than all the Queensland universities combined.

TAFE Queensland covers six regions, which stretch from the far north to the south-east corner of the state. Our different locations in coastal, regional and metropolitan areas allow students to choose the location that suits them. Our programmes are available in more than 50 locations across the state. We offer 180 courses across 15 study areas, ranging from entry level certificates to bachelor degrees.

Practical, job-focused training is at the core of our education. At TAFE Queensland you’ll gain hands-on experience in modern classrooms, laboratories and workshops using state-of-the-art facilities, materials and systems used in industry.

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What can you study?

Our qualifications are recognised across Australia and respected worldwide and we offer a broad range of study options across certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree and bachelor degrees.

Our degrees combine university thinking with TAFE hands-on learning, so you get the best of both worlds. TAFE has hundreds of education pathways available to students through our partnerships with some of Australia’s top universities. Dual award diploma/degree programmes combine TAFE and university study, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds. As a TAFE Queensland graduate you may also be eligible for credit transfer, which can reduce the time it takes to complete your university degree. Under this arrangement, you can start your studies with TAFE Queensland in a diploma level course and move straight into the second year of a bachelor degree at university.

Diploma of Hospitality Management / Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

This course will give you the quali cations you need to move quickly up through the industry ranks. Learn how to motivate and lead kitchen teams, identify and assess operational and service issues, plan food production, schedule work ow, understand legal compliance issues, and plan, prepare and cost menus. Get classroom and on-the-job training and the experience to be a senior manager in a large organisation or small business owner or manager.

Diploma of Early Childhood and Education

Learn about the intellectual, emotional, social, physical and educational needs of children under six. This qualification will prepare you to work with children to support their learning, development, wellbeing, rights and safety. Build your skills in planning care routines and understanding children’s cognitive development. From group leader to childcare worker, you will be qualified to supervise staff and volunteers and will have the necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programmes in a variety of early childhood settings.

Certificate III in Carpentry

This course imparts the skills and knowledge required to work as carpenter in the building and construction industry. Learn how to plan and organise work; read and interpret plans and speci cations; construct wall, bulkheads and ceiling frames; install and replace windows and doors; construct pitched and advanced roofs and eaves; perform levelling operations; cut and bend materials; frame and fit wet area fixtures; and erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground. You will also gain skills in other areas including working safely at heights.

Diploma of Building Design

Develop the technical skills to design and draw 2D and 3D residential and commercial buildings. Learn skills from technical design to communication, including the principles of building construction, codes and regulations, design, drawing and sketching techniques, computer-generated building and modelling procedures, and interpreting client briefs. Gain skills in programmes including Autodesk Revit, CAD, SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Premier, InDesign and Photoshop. You’ll learn in the classroom and through practical workshops in simulated workplace environments.

Associate Degree in Engineering

Develop practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings, plant, mining and industrial water and waste management. Employers actively seek our students for cadetships, thanks to their industry-relevant and practical training. This course offers excellent employment prospects; plus our university pathway options give graduates credit exemptions of at least 1.5 years when they go on to enrol in engineering degrees at Australian universities.

Where can you study?


Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, and the third-largest city in Australia. The city is an inclusive, thriving, multicultural hub. Whether you prefer living by the bay, among the hustle and bustle of the city, or on the peaceful acreage to the west, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a location to suit.


Our dedicated horticulture classrooms and training areas are surrounded by lawns, gardens, nurseries and reclaimed forest areas. The campus sits near the impressive Brisbane State Forest Park.


This campus offers a huge range of study options and up-to-date specialist facilities. On Brisbane’s south side just 40 minutes from the city, it has a huge range of study options set amid lush green surrounds.

Mt Gravatt

Only 20 minutes from Brisbane, Mt Gravatt campus is the perfect choice for students looking for easy access to the city while still being surrounded by calm natural surrounds.

South Bank

This campus has been designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of potential study and career paths. Located in the heart of Brisbane’s arts and cultural precinct it has easy access to the city, the lush South Bank Parklands and cafes, restaurants, and art galleries.


With a combined population of 270,000 the East Coast region offers all the facilities of an urban city with a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and an affordable cost of living. If you love the beach and the great outdoors then the East Coast region is for you.


The campus offers courses across a range of areas and has specialist training facilities – mechanical, engineering and construction workshops, a beauty and hairdressing salon, a nursing ward, a retail training facility and a training restaurant.

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay offers courses across a range of areas including hair and beauty, community services, horticulture, IT, business, sport and fitness, hospitality, massage, retail, automotive, electrical, engineering, and construction trades.

Sunshine Coast

Our campuses are in Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Nambour. At Mooloolaba you can study fitness, nursing, events management, cookery, hairdressing, fashion, hospitality, IT, tourism and beauty.

Maroochydore focuses on business with courses in business, accounting, management and justice studies. Nambour, the largest of the three, offers courses in childcare, community work, conservation and land management, music, horticulture, construction, photography, and graphic, interior and building design.


Visit one of TAFE Queensland Gold Coast’s five campuses.


This is a home for the creators, innovators, entertainers and movie-makers. This A$26 million, state-of-the-art facility offers the best possible creative learning experience, supported by cutting-edge technologies such as labs, drawing rooms, sound recording and music rehearsal studios, digital video and editing suites and 3D motion capture and production control facilities. There is also a Black Box theatre.


Ashmore is where master craftsmanship is born and raised! Our newly renovated facility is the new trades training hub of the Gold Coast. Using industry standard learning technologies, you can perfect your craft among the parkland setting and spacious grounds offered at this location.


Our Southport campus has had a A$7 million refurbishment and offers vibrant spaces and advanced learning technologies.


SkillsTech is dedicated to technical and trade training in automotive, building and construction, electro-technology, water, manufacturing and engineering, and sustainable technologies. It has three campuses in Brisbane’s suburbs and specialises in hands-on learning using industry-standard equipment.

Acacia Ridge

This is home to some of our newest facilities with the recent completion of an A$200 million capital works programme. New features include an engineering and automotive precinct and electrical training facility. It is some 15km south of Brisbane.

Bracken Ridge

SkillsTech Bracken Ridge has strong links to the local business community due to its closeness to the commercial and industrial areas of Brisbane’s northern suburbs.

Eagle Farm

Eagle Farm has facilities for renewable technologies, process instrumentation and telecommunications training. It is to the north of the city, 9 kms from the CBD.


This region stretches from Townsville in the north to Cairns in far North Queensland. It includes many of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations including the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands.


The campus is in the western suburb of Manunda, some 4km from the city centre. Regular public transport services are available to and from the campus, which features student-run training facilities including a hair and beauty salon, coffee shop and restaurant.


The campus has training facilities where students can put their skills into practice including a hair and beauty salon and fully operational restaurant. Student support includes literacy and numeracy support, counselling, and disability services.


The campus is in Cannonvale, the business precinct of the Whitsundays. It specialises in hospitality with a full service training restaurant on campus that is operated and staffed by hospitality and cookery students.


Toowoomba is Australia’s second largest inland city. A thriving regional centre, it has plenty of modern facilities including the Empire Theatre, museums, art galleries, restaurants and sporting facilities.


The Toowoomba campus features modern learning amenities and training facilities that simulate real workplaces. The Futures Training Restaurant is a fully licensed, open to the public restaurant that allows cookery, hospitality and patisserie students to gain practical experience while studying. Salon on Bridge is our hair and beauty facility and allows students to train and work in a real salon with real customers, ensuring they graduate job and client-ready. 

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