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TAFE and training

TAFE and training

CQUniversity Australia is Queensland's first dual sector university.

CQUniversity offers a full suite of qualifications from Certificate I to Research Doctorates and a wide variety of vocational and professional development programs to meet the needs of the Central Queensland and beyond. Study at CQUniversity and benefit from a range of flexible study options and high quality courses in a range of study areas. You may also be eligible to benefit from subsidised training options. To find out more visit our VET student fees information.

The University offers a great range of alternatives for students wishing to build upon their vocational qualifications and experience including:

Certificates and Diplomas

CQUniversity have a range of certificates and diplomas available within:

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

CQUniversity now offers nationally-recognised training to apprentices and trainees in a way and at a time that suits their workforce. Our trainers:

  • Work with the apprentice/trainee and employer to design a training plan, including:
    • what training needs to occur
    • how that training will be provided
    • when/where that training will take place and,
    • support both to make it work.
  • Provide a Training Record Book and any essential training materials at no cost to the apprentice/trainee.
  • Visit workplaces to monitor training.
  • Organise any additional learning support required (e.g. reading, maths skills).
  • Provide advice on fees and charges, and travel and accommodation subsidies.  

Short Courses

CQUniversity now has a range of accredited and non-accredited short courses in a wide variety of interest areas. If you are looking at upgrading your skills, or have a talent or interest that your would like to pursue, our suite of short courses are designed to bring you the knowledge and skills you are looking for. 

Non-accredited courses, known as Adult Community Education (ACE) courses are short courses without formal assessment for people over 15 years and are typically held for two to three hours a week, over six to eight weeks.

Accredited short courses are designed to provide knowledge and skills across a wide range of topics including automotive, art, beauty, information technology, hospitality, small business, languages and sport.

Dual Offers

A range of courses are currently available which offer students from the ability to seamlessly transition from their vocational studies to a CQUniversity degree - explore our range of study areas to find one that suits you.

Credit for TAFE or Vocational Study

If you have studied at a Diploma level or higher with a TAFE College or RTO you may be eligible for credit towards your university studies. Visit or phone the University (13 27 86) for further information.

Further information on recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit can also be found by visiting the RPL and Credit Transfer page.