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Study abroad with TAFE Queensland

Take your studies abroad with TAFE Queensland.

At TAFE Queensland the learning doesn't stop in the classroom! We can offer you a variety of opportunities to join a faculty led study abroad tour or participate in a short course with one of our partner institutes around the world.

Would you like to learn business practices in China, study building design in Denmark or perhaps immerse yourself in the fashion industry in the London?  If so, check out our sample itineraries on the Prospectus as well as the full list of programs on offer below. 

TAFE Queensland offers you a variety of tours to choose from, with most programs departing between September and December with a duration of 10 days.

To be kept informed about the latest study abroad opportunities, news and events register your interest here.

Contact us

Contact the study abroad office via or contact your study tour leader.

Upcoming Tours

Information Sessions

Want to know more about TAFE Queensland's Study Abroad programs?

Information sessions are running throughout March and April. To find a location near you and register visit

Information sessions are not mandatory however we strongly encourage interested students to come along.

If you cannot attend a session, don't stress, Register your details here and we will keep you in the loop with application due dates as well as upcoming study abroad news and events.

How to Apply

Apply Now! 2018 could be the year of your life.

Applying is easy.

1. Complete Application Form
2. Request Letter of support from one of your TAFE Queensland teachers
3. Complete the Student Statement (See page 3 of Application Form)
4. Check your Passport expiry date!
5. Submit Application Form, Letter of Support & Student Statement to
6. Students will be notified for both successful and unsuccessful applications

Cost and Scholarships

Costs vary according to your destination and program. Typically programs will cover your flights, accommodation, transfers and tuition and you will need to cover your own meals, daily transport and sightseeing activities. Refer to the program factsheet for more information about additional costs and expenses.

All study abroad programs must be paid in full 1 month prior to departure. Payments are made in instalments following the study abroad payment schedule.

Study Abroad Payment Schedule:


25% of Program Cost, Due 1 week after acceptance of offer.


50% of Program Cost, Due Mid-Way


25% of Program Cost, 1 month prior to departure

Some programs have grant funding available. Usually programs are limited to ten grants per program and are awarded to the top ten candidates. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

How to Prepare for Departure

Congratulations you are heading overseas!

Before making arrangements to travel overseas there's a list of things you need to do:

  1. Read through the Pre-Departure Guide
  2. Check travel advise on Smart Traveller
  3. Research the countries you plan to travel to, especially in regards to safety issue, transportation in country and accommodation.
  4. Let family and friends know your travel itinerary.
  5. Learn a few greetings in the local language


Here is a checklist to consider before you go overseas:

  • Valid passport for the entire length of your stay overseas plus six months
  • Apply for the appropriate Visa
  • Check you are appropriately covered by insurance
  • Undergo a Health check, ask your GP about vaccinations needed
  • Register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Smart Traveller

Student Support Abroad

We love to see photo's, use hashtags #TAFEQldabroad and #TAFEQueensland to share your photos.

Remember to keep your family updated on your travel plans and monitor the Department of Foreign Affairs advice.

The Department of Foreign Affairs provides emergency services for Australians overseas. These services include access to Lifeline telephone counselling if you experience a crisis or if you require counselling services in an emergency while overseas. These services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To access the counselling service, call, +61 2 6261 3305.

For details see Smartraveller.

Returning Home

There is such a thing as reverse culture shock! You might feel restless and bored and you might need to adjust to life back at home in Australia. Don't worry, these feelings are normal and shared by many. Remember to stay involved the exchange community and say in touch with the friends you made on the tour.

When you return home you will have developed a new understanding of multicultural customs and norms as well as enhanced intercultural awareness and communication skills. You may also have developed a fresh and streamlined perception of your chosen discipline and studies that will make you highly employable within your field.

There are several things you need to do when you return. Remember to complete your study abroad survey which will be emailed to you on your return, and attend your debriefing session.