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Why study at TAFE Queensland North?

TAFE Queensland North is the premier provider of vocational education and training and the largest in Queensland with 17 campus locations including the regional centres of Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa and The Whitsundays and their surrounding areas.

TAFE Queensland North is the result of an amalgamation between Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, Tropical North Institute of TAFE and the Mount Isa Institute of TAFE. By harnessing the strong reputation each of these Institutes had in their communities for providing exceptional training and education we are able to improve education and training to the region as a collaborative force.

We offer a wide range of courses to give you the largest choice of training options. Our teachers are industry professionals committed to sharing their skills and knowledge and we provide our students with hands-on training focusing on real life experiences.

Our study options include certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, training for apprenticeships and traineeships, and a variety of accredited and non-accredited short courses.

Graduating with a TAFE Queensland North qualification means you have the skills to Make Great Happen.

So if you're keen to study with us and want to know more, check out our Student Information Brochure (PDF, 933KB), which includes a breakdown of how to enrol, payment options, how we support our students and much more!

To find out the best course for you, check out our programs and courses or view our TAFE Queensland North Region 2018 Course Guide.


Find a course

We offer over 300 courses across 17 campus locations, TAFE Queensland North is the largest provider of vocational education and training in Queensland. What do you want to be? Find a course that's right for you.

School students


Career changers and jobseekers

Apprentices and trainees

Do you want to earn while you learn? Study an apprenticeship or traineeship at TAFE Queensland North and make great happen. Already a qualified tradesperson? Further develop your skills with a post-trade training course.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

We are the only training facility in Queensland with a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) unit.

Flexible study options

Everyone has a different learning style. TAFE Queensland North offers flexible study options to suit your needs. You can choose to study part time, full time, through block training, externally, online, via workplace delivery and/or through Recognition of Prior Learning.