Knowing what to do after leaving high school can be pretty tricky. With so many options out there it can be overwhelming thinking of the possibilities, but exciting, too! TAFE, which stands for Technical and Further Education, is an option that allows you to further your education and training, usually with a more ‘hands on’ and practical approach than you might find studying at University.
You might like the idea of TAFE if you’re interested in gaining qualifications and skills while also getting the experience to work and earn money through an apprenticeship or traineeship. TAFE can also be a pathway into university, expanding your knowledge and gaining skills and qualifications along the way.
TAFE is an appealing option for many people wanting to gain skills and qualifications to help gain employment in the industry they are interested in. There are many benefits of furthering your education through TAFE as it:
Choosing a course that suits your interests and will give you the skills you need for your future career choices can seem a little daunting. Some courses might just jump out at you, while others might require some more research. The most important thing is to look at courses that interest you and the skills you’d like to develop. To find a subject or course you can study at TAFE check out My Skills and the links for each state and territory in the ‘how to apply’ section below.
ACT: There is only one TAFE Institute in Canberra, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) which you apply to directly
NSW: TAFE NSW
NT: Apply to Charles Darwin University or to Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
QLD: TAFE QLD
SA: TAFE SA
TAS: TAFE TAS