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Ways to study

Find a way to study that suits what you want right now. We offer traditional on-campus study as well as hands-on apprenticeships and traineeships, online study, TAFE at School courses, and the ability to complete qualifications through recognition of prior learning.

Delivery modes

Everyone learns differently. TAFE Queensland's flexible range of delivery modes are designed to help you get the most out of your time with us. You can find more information about which delivery mode is available for your future course on the digital course brochure of the course you are interested in.

Get a more traditional learning experience. Discover the hustle and bustle of on-campus life, learn in purpose-built facilities and interact with your teachers and other students.

Enjoy more freedom and flexibility of choosing when and where you study. Fit your studies around your lifestyle while accessing our huge range of nationally-recognised qualifications.

If you’re a Year 11 or 12 student, you can complete a TAFE Queensland qualification while you're still at school. You'll get a head start on your career while still completing your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). 

Completing an apprenticeship is a smart choice for your future. It provides you with practical skills you can use to build a lifelong career. Plus, it offers you the opportunity to earn while you learn – working and earning a wage with an employer while you complete hands-on training and a nationally-recognised qualification.  

As a trainee, you'll gain valuable experience in the workplace as well as hands-on training from TAFE Queensland. Learning from your employer as well as TAFE Queensland's skilled trainers will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of your industry and will set you up for a successful career. 

If you've completed prior study or have significant work experience, applying for credit transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can reduce study time and costs. We can assess your skills and directly apply credits from previous study to give you a head-start in your course.

Study loads

Your study load or workload indicates how much time you need to commit to successfully complete your course.

Study or train full time

Full time means you spend the full amount of hours per week on your course. A full-time option typically requires 30–35 hours of study per week. This includes any face-to-face instruction, tutorials, workshops, laboratories, self-directed online learning and individual study — depending on your course and the delivery mode you select. You may also need to undertake a set number of hours of work experience or vocational placement. You can find workload options on the digital course brochure of the course you are interested in. 

Study or train part time

Part time means spending fewer days or hours each week dedicated to your course. Studying or training part time extends the duration of your qualification but may be a more manageable option. Many people choose part-time study to fit in around their work or family commitments. Part-time study is generally 50–75 per cent of the full-time study load. You may also need to undertake a set number of hours of work experience or vocational placement. You can find workload options on the digital course brochure of the course you are interested in.