TAFE Queensland East Coast

TAFE Queensland East Coast is the premier provider of vocational education and training and the largest in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay region with seven campuses and over 20,000 enrolments annually.

TAFE Queensland East Coast is the result of an amalgamation between Sunshine Coast TAFE and Wide Bay TAFE. By harnessing the strong reputation each of these Institutes had in their communities for providing exceptional training and education they are able to improve education and training to the region as a collaborative force.

Provider CRICOS: 02004B

This provider is accredited to deliver courses to international students, (CRICOS code 02004B)

Entry requirements for TAFE Queensland East Coast

All applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements or competencies as specified in the current version of the published accredited syllabus are deemed to be eligible entry to the course. Achievement of the minimum stated entry requirements does not guarantee entry and is dependent on the availability of student places and the merit of individual applicants.

TAFE Queensland requires all students from non-English speaking backgrounds and students whose highest qualification is in a language other than English to provide evidence of English proficiency. This can be demonstrated in the form of a TOEFL, IELTS or ASLPR English Proficiency test or a pass in Queensland Year 12 English or equivalent.

Applicants with an Overall Position (OP) from senior schooling will be selected on the basis of their OP. If it is necessary to differentiate between students within the same OP band, reference will be made to the Field Position specified for particular courses.

For students who do not have an Overall Position from senior schooling, selection will be based on achievement in all previous study (Board, Board Registered and TAFE Queensland subjects) recorded on the Senior Certificate, plus any relevant paid work experience equivalent to six months full-time employment.

Applicants without Queensland Year 12 or its equivalent will be assessed on their vocational and educational qualifications as per Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre standard assessment procedures. All these applicants are encouraged to sit a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

Special consideration in terms of access to programs may be given on the basis of disability, equity and social justice. If applicants seek special consideration, full documentation should be provided to support their application.

Transfering your previous study credits

Students entering TAFE courses may be able to have credit granted towards a course, taking into account previous study, training, work experience and life experience. This will allow them to complete their study in a shorter period of time, without repeating work already done.

Before enrolling, potential students should talk to staff to discuss what credit they may be able to obtain. In some cases staff will be able to grant credit where previous study matches the competencies/training outcomes of the course. In other cases, it may be necessary to do a more detailed assessment through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, particularly where there is other relevant experience to be taken into account.

Entitlement to credit does not guarantee a place in the course.

External study opportunities

TAFE Queensland has flexible learning options. Students can combine online study with face-to-face, or even workplace training, at a pace that suits them.

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