You can take various pathways on your TAFE learning journey.
Students must be 15 years of age to enrol in TAFE programs. Schools can arrange the required forms and ensure these are forwarded onto the schools consultant at TAFE Queensland.
Queensland certificate of education (Year 11 and 12)
The Queensland certificate of education (sometimes referred to Senior studies) allows continuing secondary school students to complete flexible Year 11 and 12 studies at TAFE.
This can range from academic study to a combination of TAFE vocational courses and general studies. The course is for students who may learn better with a varied structure and mature learning environment in a non standard setting.
For further information, please contact:
You can study TAFE at school, through:
direct enrolment into programs at TAFE
delivery in schools by TAFE
school based apprenticeships or traineeships.
Contact your school career guidance officer for more information.
The Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) program helps improve your chances of gaining entrance to tertiary institutions.
This is done by developing your research, writing and general study skills and gaining a senior equivalent certificate.
The program is especially suitable for adults who have been away from formal education for some time and would like to enhance their job prospects.
Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years or turning 18 in the first year of the program.
Find further information on Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation.
TAFE and university
As a TAFE graduate, you can articulate to university and in some cases obtain credit transfer to reduce the time it takes to complete your degree. TAFE has credit transfer arrangements with:
Many university graduates also undertake further studies at TAFE. TAFE institutes will be able to advise what credit may apply.
For more information, read TAFE and university pathways.
Prior to enrolling, you should always contact both the relevant TAFE institute and the relevant university for up to date information.
TAFE offers a range of short courses which can advance your learning pathway.