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TAFE after school

TAFE after School


89% of TAFE Queensland graduates go onto work or further study

If you have finished high school and wondering what to do next, TAFE Queensland East Coast can help you make great happen.

Whether it's a short course to get you working now, a Certificate, Diploma or dual university qualification to launch your career, an apprenticeship or traineeship to get you earning while learning, or pathways to and from university, there is something for everyone.

  • practical and professional training in your chosen field
  • industry-recognised qualifications that will lead you to fantastic job opportunities
  • convenient locations across the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions
  • high level support
  • flexible training options, such as online study.

Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

If you have finished high school and are wondering what to do next, we can help you make great happen. Start training with us in 2017 for *free if you graduated from year 12 in 2016 in Queensland.

To be eligible for fee-free training, Year 12 graduates need to commence training in a high priority qualification with a pre-approved training provider within the calendar year following the completion of Year 12.

The Fee-free training will apply to high priority qualifications on the Training website available under the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee program or User Choice program, which funds workplace-based apprenticeship and traineeship training.

Find out more about Fee-free training for Year 12 Graduates on the Training website or view our fee free training information flyer.

Courses available to year 12 graduates are:

+ Provided in conjunction with the dual qualification Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (fee for service)

You will need to provide proof of completion at time of enrolment.

Pathways with university

If you haven't had the opportunity to enter university direct, we can help you on your way to a Bachelor degree. Likewise, if you have completed part or all of your university education, but need practical hands-on training to land the prefect job, a qualification from TAFE will complement your degree.

Read more about Pathways with university

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides subsidies to assist eligible Queenslanders who do not have a post school qualification higher than a certificate II to obtain a certificate III level qualification.

There is a vast range of certificate III qualifications subsidised under the Certificate 3 Guarantee.

Find out more about Certificate 3 Guarantee on the Training website