Study Free TAFE at CQUniversity

Gain industry-relevant skills and training through our Free TAFE for Year 12 Graduates.


Hi, I’m Emily, I’m here today to tell you about our Free TAFE for Year 12 graduates.

Free TAFE is a Queensland Government funded program designed to support Year 12 students into work in high priority areas. There are a number of Certificate II and III level qualifications to choose from in a variety of disciplines.

Eligible Year 12 graduates must enrol and start training within the calendar year after leaving high school to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you are enrolled in a Certificate III or Higher-level training you are not eligible for the Free TAFE program.

For the full list of eligibility requirements please visit

For eligible applicants, the Free TAFE program will provide you with the opportunity to kick start your career without having to pay the tuition fees. You will also gain the skills and training that employers are looking for in industries where there are many job opportunities.

Depending on where you live and the career path that interests you, there are a range of courses for you to choose from. From Community Services to Education Support, to Horticulture and many more.

The Free TAFE courses are delivered online and through mixed mode, it all depends on the course you choose.

Studying online means you will complete all of your theory learning online with opportunities for work-integrated learning in industry, providing flexibility and industry relevance to your school studies.

Some courses are offered through mixed mode, combining online study with residential schools on-campus.

You can check whether a course is available online or through mixed-mode by going to

If you want to find out more about our Free TAFE for Year 12 Graduates and how to apply, visit our website.