Entry requirements - TAFE Queensland

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Entry requirements

One of the great things about TAFE Queensland is how accessible it is. Everyone deserves the chance to earn a nationally recognised qualification and take that first step towards a great career. That's why we take into account a combination of your qualifications, studies and experience when you apply to study with us.

Each course is different

For most courses, you need your Year 10 or Year 12 Certificate or equivalent. But don't worry if you don't have that, there are other ways to get your foot in the door. We can help you complete year 11 or 12 at TAFE. We can also take into account your skills, knowledge and experience through Recognition of Prior Learning

The table below gives you some idea of the academic requirements for different course types. But it's important to keep in mind that each course is different and the best thing to do is check out your course details for specific entry requirements:

  Foundation skills courses (Certificate III and below) Certificate Courses Diploma Courses Higher Education Courses
Academic requirements

Year 10 or 11 or equivalent

These are also dependant on age. Check out your course brochure to find out.

Year 10 or equivalent

Some programs may require Year 12 or equivalent. Check out your course brochure to find out.
Year 12 or equivalent Domestic students applying for undergraduate study apply through QTAC or direct application to TAFE Queensland.
International students studying Year 12 in Australia apply through QTAC.
All other international students should contact TAFE Queensland to find out how to apply.

Most art, music and performing arts diplomas and advanced diplomas require portfolio, audition or music demonstration submissions for entry. Applicants should contact the relevant TAFE Queensland region for more information.

Find out more about our course admission requirements (PDF, 79kB).