To enrol in a course at TAFE Queensland, you must meet all entry requirements. These requirements are different for and specific to each course.
They may include:
While not an entry requirement for the majority of our courses, we do strongly recommend having a minimum previous education level:
Make sure you read the entry requirement section on the course information page for your chosen qualification. If you have questions about the entry requirements for your course, please contact us.
At TAFE Queensland we want to see our students succeed. We are an adult learning environment, but we also provide education and training to younger students. If you are under the age of 18, you will be required to meet further entry requirements. To find out more, please contact us.
Please note this excludes TAFE at School students.
For international students wanting to study at TAFE Queensland you must have a minimum English language skill level. If English is not your first language, you must have a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic score.
This minimum score is dependent on the study level you plan to complete:
*Some courses and passport nationalities may require higher IELTS (Academic) scores than the minimum of IELTS 5.5 and/or include specific sub-score requirements. These will be detailed in the important information section of the course information page.
There are several ways you can apply to study a TAFE Queensland degree. To help make your higher education application process as simple as possible view our tertiary admissions information.
If you apply for a VET Student Loan, you must provide evidence that you have the reading and numeracy skills to successfully complete your course. The bksb is one way of doing this.
If you're completing a nationally-recognised VET course at TAFE Queensland, you need a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI account is a secure record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia from 1 January 2015. It gives you access to your training records and transcripts, can be accessed online, is free and easy to create, and stays with you for life.