Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.
Before you apply
Check the evidence required to apply for your visa
Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.
How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:
- Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
- Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
- Select the country listed on your passport
- Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
- Answer the final question: I am one of the following
- Click the Display Evidence button
- Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application
Review Admissions criteria and key dates
Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.
Prepare your certified supporting documents
If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:
- Copy of passport
- Educational certificate and academic records
- English language test results
Applying as a mature aged student
Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
The following documentation is required to support your application:
- Current CV
- References on company letterhead from current or previous employers
Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
Under 18 students
International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
Submit your application
Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.
Receive your Letter of Offer
Accepting your Letter of Offer
Note the expiry date for acceptance.
- Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
- Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
- Read the International Student Refund Policy
- Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
- Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
- Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.
Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.
Apply for your visa
To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.
Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation
Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.
At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.
TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.
International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.
Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.