Queensland is a great place to study vocational education, with TAFE Queensland offering six institutions to provide students right across the state with the education and learning they need. These institutes have a large number of campuses, making access to this learning easy for most. If you can’t find one nearby though, don’t stress, there’s also a great many online courses that can allow you to study anywhere, and at anytime.
Popular Queensland TAFE Courses
TAFE courses in Queensland offer local and international students the chance to obtain industry recognised and endorsed qualifications part-time, full-time, or online. QLD TAFE short courses are also available to help with continuous professional development.
Popular courses include:
- Diploma of Counselling
- Certificate in MYOB 19
- Certificate III in Education Support (Teacher’s Aide)
- Certificate III in Aged Care
- Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
- Diploma of Share Trading and Investment
- Certificate II in Nail Technology
- Certificate IV in Small Business Management
- Diploma of Events
- Certificate III in Disability
TAFE Institutes in Queensland
TAFE Queensland Brisbane
Brisbane is home to TAFE Queensland’s array of campuses situated in the Capital City. The campus locations include; South Bank, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Caboolture, Grovely, Loganlea, Mount Gravvatt and Redcliffe. TAFE Queensland Brisbane offers a variety of courses, including Certificate II in Visual Art, Certificate III in IT, Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining, and Diploma in Business Management, as well as business, hospitality, and photography short courses. Central Queensland Institute of TAFE provides a pathway to Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, University of the Sunshine Coast and Bond University, among others.
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast have four campuses in Queensland: Ashmore Campus, Coolangatta Campus, Coomera Campus and Southport Campus. The Gold Coast Institute of TAFE offers courses that include Certificate III in Nutrition and Dietetic Assistance, Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety, Diploma of Education Support, and Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design. Courses can be completed on campus or online.
TAFE Queensland East Coast
TAFE Queensland provides education and training to the east coast of the state through seven campuses: Bundaberg, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Nambour. Courses on offer include Certificate II in Hospitality, Certificate III in Education Support, Certificate IV in Accounting, Diploma of Beauty Therapy, and Advanced Diploma of Nursing.
TAFE Queensland North
The Tropical North Queensland is the home to TAFE Queensland’s North campuses. This is one of the largest institutes and offers many locations. Its regions include; Atherton, Bamaga, Bowen, Burdekin, Cairns, Cairn’s Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Ingham, Innisfail, Mount Isa, Normanton, Palm Island, Thursday Island, Townsville, Trade Training Centre and the Whitsundays.Its location gives it a strong marine focus, so you’ll find a lot of marine-related TAFE courses, including Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Marine Engine Driving 2), Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations – Master 5), and Certificate of Safety Training. Other TAFE courses are also available, such as Certificate III in Events, Certificate IV in Small Business Management, and Diploma of Tourism.
TAFE Queensland South West
TAFE Queensland South West has ten campuses: Chinchilla, Kingaroy, Roma, Toowoomba, Bundamba, Dalby, Inala, Nurunderi, Springfield and Warwick. TAFE courses offered by Southern Queensland include Certificate III in Media, Certificate IV in Hospitality, and Diploma in Tourism. TAFE courses at the institute provide pathways to the University of Southern Queensland.
TAFE Queensland SkillTech
TAFE Queensland SkillTech offers award- wining education across a range of trade and specialised subject courses. It offers courses that include automotive, Building and Construction, Electrotechnology, Manufacturing and Engineering, Sustainable and Renewable Energies/Water, and Mining, Gas and Resources. There are four campuses for SkillTech, Acacia Ridge, Eagle Farm, Bracken Ridge and Alexandra Hills.
TAFE Course’s regularly updated online education portal helps you find TAFE courses no matter where you are in Queensland.