TAFE after school - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

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TAFE after school

If you have finished high school and are wondering what to do next, TAFE after school may be the answer. We can help you get the qualification you need to lead you to your dream job or create a direct pathway for you to university.

To be more specific, we offer:

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

Direct Entry program

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's Direct Entry gives Year 12 students the chance to secure a place early and guarantee entrance into a Diploma post Year 12 completion without using an OP or Rank score. Read more about how to submit for Direct Entry.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee gives you the ability to complete a certificate level III qualification if you have no prior qualifications at this level or higher.

Fee free training

As part of the Certificate 3 Guarantee, we also offer Year 12 Fee Free training to students who have completed their studies in 2014 or later. This means that you are totally exempt from paying student contribution fees under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. Fee Free Training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program is funded by the Queensland Government.


Students are also encouraged to apply for a TAFE Queensland Scholarship. For further information or to apply for a Scholarship please visit: www.scholarships.tafeqld.edu.au.

Opening doors to university

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast offers bachelor programs or you can undertake a diploma course which can be a great path to university. In many cases you can save up to one year from your university qualification. Read our University Pathways guide to learn all about it.

On-the-job training

Some of us don't have the means to be able to study without working. If that sounds like you, an apprenticeship or traineeship may be the best option as they provide on-the-job training in the industry of your choice, while you're on your way to becoming a fully-qualified professional. Find out more about options for apprentices and trainees.

Time to enrol

Great! You can read all about how to enrol or contact us at Customer Service or call now on 5581 8300!