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Giving your students a head start

For some students, school is just not their thing. That's why we offer our TAFE at School program. The program allows students to get a head start in the workforce by taking part in TAFE Queensland's vocational education and training (VET) options while they are in Year 11 and 12.

How it works

All they need to do is enrol in one of our courses as part of our TAFE at School program and attend a TAFE Queensland location one day per week during the school term over one or two years, completely dependent on the course they choose.

The process of enrolment

After you have discussed the options and helped the student make a decision on the right course, all you have to do is contact the TAFE in Schools unit. We will then send out the appropriate forms and enrolment documents so the student can get started.

Want to know more?

At TAFE Queensland we offer information evenings for school career guidance officers, parents and students.

At these events we outline the enrolment process, student rules and expectations, program plans, conduct tours of our facilities and outline exactly how to apply for the program.

You will be advised of specific dates, times and locations of these evenings as they are organised.

If you know some of your students would be interested in this program, please contact us so that we can help you set it up at your school.

Study TAFE after high school

Students need to know that they don't necessarily need to go to university to get somewhere in life. TAFE Queensland might be the answer for them.

Our educational facility offers:

  • practical and professional training in their chosen field
  • industry-recognised qualifications that will lead them to fantastic job opportunities
  • convenient locations across Brisbane
  • high-level support
  • flexible training options such as online learning
  • apprenticeships and traineeships.

In even better news, school leavers don't need an OP to apply at TAFE Queensland for many courses, although some of our high demand courses do require a QTAC application.

To find more specific course information pease check out our online course search or contact our customer service centre.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane also offers a number of Queensland Government Subsidies for school leavers including:

  • The Certificate 3 Guarantee to complete a certificate level III qualification if they have no prior qualifications at this level or higher.
  • As part of this guarantee, we also offer Year 12 Fee Free training to students who have completed their studies in 2014 or later. This means they are totally exempt from paying student contribution fees under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.

If you are a teacher or Careers Guidance counsellor wanting more information or to discuss the TAFE in School program, please talk to our TAFE Schools Program Unit on on 1300 712 007 or email