TAFE Queensland offers practical diploma and degree courses, commencing semester 1 2020. To acknowledge Gold Coast and Northern NSW school students commitment to their high school vocational studies, we offer Year 12 students the opportunity to apply for Direct Entry for post Year 12 study.


Secure your place early into a diploma course with TAFE Queensland. Choose from a large range of diploma courses. Some diploma courses have specific entry requirements: CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) - audition required - commencing from 30 September 2019. CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design - portfolio required - submit to [email protected] by 27 September 2019. Please refer to tafeqld.edu.au for portfolio requirements.


If you have completed one of the below certificate III courses at TAFE Queensland during Year 10, 11 and 12, you will be offered a guaranteed place for entry into the University of Canberra degree courses offered in partnership with TAFE Queensland.

CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media
» 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media / CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry
» 306JA.2 Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice


  • 16 August 2019: Direct Entry submissions close online.
  • 27 September 2019: Direct Entry confirmations issued. (excluding CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design)
  • 10 January 2020: Final day for Direct Entry students to enrol and secure your place.
  • January/February 2020: Study commences.
Direct Entry Process Timeline

A diploma level qualification enables individuals to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work or pathway to further study. All diploma level students are required to sit a Language Literacy and Numeracy test on entry to the course and mandatory entrance scores are set for students wishing to access a VET Student Loan. To view course costs, please visit our website tafeqld.edu.au. For students requiring support services, an appointment will need to be made with an appropriate TAFE Queensland Support Services Officer prior to enrolment.

VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. For further information on VET Student Loans, please visit tafeqld.edu.au/vet-student-loans.

Please complete this form to confirm your Direct Entry position.


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