TAFE Queensland offers practical diploma and degree courses, commencing Semester 1 2022. 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 course options.

Some diploma courses have specific entry requirements:

  • CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)* 
    Audition required, commencing from 27 September 2021
  • CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design* 
    Portfolio required, submit to [email protected] by 27 September 2021. Please refer to tafeqld.edu.au (see 'Important Information' tab) for portfolio requirements


  • 16 August 2021: Direct entry submissions close online
  • 24 September 2021: Direct entry confirmations issued (excluding CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) and CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design)
  • 10 January 2022: Final day for Direct entry students to enrol and secure your place
  • January/February 2022: Study commences

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 (VSL). 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 VETSL 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.

*This training package will be transitioning to replacement training package in 2022. TAFE Queensland intends to register for the new version of the training package.

Please complete this form to confirm your Direct Entry position.


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