SchoolTech - TAFE Queensland North

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Get qualified while you're still at school

Don't wait until you've finished high school to get a nationally-recognised qualification - the SchoolTech program is a great way to get a head start on your career by studying a variety of Certificates in a range of industries.

The SchoolTech initiative is an excellence in training award-winning program (Australian Training Award Winner, Queensland Training Awards and finalist for Showcase Awards) between TAFE Queensland North, the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Woree State High School and Skill360 Australia.

Your involvement in the SchoolTech program begins at the start of Year 11 and finishes when you graduate at the end of Year 12.

Practical skills and work experience are at the core of the program in order to give our students every opportunity to get an apprenticeship or traineeship - whether a school-based apprenticeship or a full-time placement when you graduate.

What you can study

The SchoolTech program is a versatile one and is open to all students who have completed Year 10 or the equivalent.

For a full list of courses, make sure you check out our SchoolTech course guide (PDF,4.50MB).

How SchoolTech will fit into your schedule

The SchoolTech program is delivered at the TAFE Queensland North Cairns Campus over two years, starting in January (The same as all E.Q. state schools).

The program will compliment and contribute to your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

You will be enrolled in six standard core subjects, including:

  • Mathematics (prevocational or Mathematics A)
  • English (English Communication)
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Recreation
  • Certificate I Business
  • Trade or Vocational Area

During Semester 1, you'll go to TAFE Queensland North four days each week and attend work experience on the fifth day. In Semesters 2, 3 and 4, your work experience will expand to include two days a week.

Enrolling in a SchoolTech Program

If you're interested in enrolling in a SchoolTech Program or if you need more information about a specific course, call 4042 2590.

Once you have all the information you need and have filled out the Expression of Interest form, you can submit it to TAFE Queensland North by emailling or by visiting our customer service centre at our Cairns campus.