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Students - Frequently Asked Questions
The Department of Home Affairs administers the student visa program in Australia. There are a range of different types of student visas you can apply for. The one you need will depend on the type of program you're planning on studying (e.g. English language course, vocational training, higher education etc.). For shorter periods of study, you may also be able to apply for a Visitor or Working Holiday Maker Visa. For more information on the Australian student visa options available and how to apply, visit the The Department of Home Affairs.
TAFE Queensland has selected key international agents who can help you apply for a TAFE Queensland program or pathway and provide advice and assistance with your student visa application. These agents are specialists in Australian student visa applications and can step you through the entire process. For example, they can help you decide which student visa is right for you and help you prepare the documentation you need to submit to The Department of Home Affairs for your application.
TAFE Queensland has dedicated support services for international students. These include our team of International Student Support Advisors (ISSAs) and a dedicated international student Orientation program to help you settle into life at TAFE Queensland. Additional support services include disability support, learning support, job and career services, and counselling services.
If you already have qualifications or experience in your chosen study area, our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process can allow you to turn these knowledge and skills into credit towards your TAFE Queensland program. This can save you valuable time and money and help you start your career sooner. For more information and to apply, contact your TAFE Queensland region.
By enrolling in either a diploma or advanced diploma at TAFE Queensland you can have the opportunity to pathway your studies to University. it offers credit transfers, which means that some of our course areas cross over with the study units in some university degrees. This in turn will reduce the amount of time you need to study your chosen profession. Contact us to find out more.
It varies from program to program and also the University you choose. On average most pathways work on the 1 year Diploma will give 1 year credit of a 3 Year Degree, contact us for more information.
A certified copy of a document is a photocopy of the original that has been certified as a true copy by an authorised person. When you provide us with a scanned copy or photocopy of a document, it must be certified. All pages of submitted supporting documents must be certified. Make sure your current name is added to any documents you supply with your former names (if applicable). Click here for further information.
The entry requirement for a Certificate III level course with TAFE Queensland is an Australian Year 10 qualification or equivalent. Entry to Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses requires a Year 12 qualification or equivalent.You can check the equivalents via this link: https://international.tafeqld.edu.au/how-to-apply/academic-entry-requirements
If you are a mature student you can apply via our online admissions portal, this will direct you to the registration page to start your enrolment.
The international English language testing system (IELTS) is an English language proficiency test for entry into educational programs. Applicants are required to meet at least one of the English language entry requirements listed in the equivalency tables.
VET stands for Vocational Education and Training, TAFE operates in this is part of the tertiary education and training to deliver accredited training for job-related, industry based outcomes and technical skill sets.
Unfortunately, TAFE Queensland does not have any current scholarships available to International Students at present.
Unfortunately, TAFE Queensland does not offer payment plans to students, payments are due every semester of the program you intend to study.
No if your main language is English we can waive the English requirement, however this is subject to the country you are from and passport you currently hold.