What is TAFE?
TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education. In some countries TAFE is known as a Polytechnic, Vocational Technical College or Community College.
In the Australian education system TAFE is a pathway to a rewarding career or a way of getting into university. TAFE courses are designed with industry and courses provide practical skills to prepare you for employment. Some courses include work placement or training in industry-like facilities to give you hands on experience.
Employers look for TAFE Queensland qualifications because they know its graduates have the skills and knowledge to do the job. They have an excellent reputation as a high quality provider of education and training.
As well as providing qualifications for employment, TAFE courses can help students to progress to further study at universities in Australia.
Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE has partnerships with Australian universities. These partnerships provide pathways from TAFE to university. Visit the Pathways to university page for more information.