Vocational Courses at TasTAFE
A qualification from TasTAFE will provide you with practical workplace knowledge and skills that are in demand in industries across the world. If you are also seeking a university qualification, the successful completion of your TAFE education may provide you with advanced standing into university degrees across Australia. TasTAFE offers Diploma + Degree pathways to the University of Tasmania, which provide graduates with both a TasTAFE qualification and a university degree.
TasTAFE is the largest Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Tasmania and one of the 10 largest RTOs in Australia. Owned by the Tasmanian Government, TasTAFE offers a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level to local and international students.
For information on TasTAFE campuses, visit the TasTAFE campus information page.
TasTAFE teachers know the industry well and are equipped with years of experience, as well as being qualified teachers. The teachers are enthusiastic to pass on their practical knowledge to see their students succeed. We offer excellent support to each individual student to ensure successful completion of their studies. This includes specialised student advisors, English language support and our 24/7 emergency contact line.
2021 TasTAFE brochure (prices in Australian dollars).
Enhance your English language skills
Tasmania is the perfect destination for improving your English language skills. TasTAFE offers two English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). Our English Language Programs have been developed to offer you comprehensive courses to improve your English language skills. When you study English at TasTAFE you will be offered individual support and attention within a safe, friendly and welcoming study environment.
TasTAFE’s English Language Programs are endorsed by NEAS (the National ELT Accreditation Scheme).
English Language Program – General (ELICOS)
Develop the English language and communicative skills needed for travel, social, study and work situations along with daily life activities. Our General English Program has been developed to provide you with confidence in your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills.
English Language Program – Academic (ELICOS)
This advanced English program has been developed to give you the skills needed to be successful at further academic study. Successful completion of this course will give you direct entry into any TasTAFE certificate or diploma with English entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5, if you do not already have the required level.
If you want to work in an environment that gives you the opportunity to meet lots of new people, work flexible hours and gain skills and knowledge that will allow you to work anywhere in the world, the tourism, cookery and hospitality industry may be just what you are looking for.
Careers in the tourism, cookery and hospitality industry can include food and beverage service positions, managerial positions in restaurants and hotels, and varied roles with travel agencies, event organisers and tour guiding/tourism operators.
Undertaking training in this industry, allows you to develop a rewarding career, offering experiences worldwide. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with interesting people, learn valuable and transferable skills, and experience practical training in our training restaurants and cafés.
Business/Business Management is crucial across all business sectors and levels of industry and can provide diverse career opportunities for anyone wanting to be part of, or manage, a team or a professional office.
A Business qualification at TasTAFE will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be competent in a wide range of contemporary business practices. Rewarding career paths are open to business students that include marketing, finance and accounting, management, human resources, work health and safety and office administration – just to name a few.
From big business to medium-sized operations or small businesses, the skills you learn in business are highly transferable and can take you to any industry sector anywhere in the world.
An Accounting qualification at TasTAFE will provide you with the skills and knowledge for a career in Accounts Administration, Bookkeeping or Accounting.
Rewarding career paths are open to finance students with many accounting professionals choosing to work in government departments, major corporations and small organisations.
Few professions offer the opportunities, challenges and rewards available to people working in health care occupations.
Employment opportunities in nursing are strong, varied and transferable. Employment in nursing will offer you the chance to work in a variety of locations and service environments, including hospitals, primary and community health, aged care, home-based day support programs, leisure and recreation facilities, employment support services and advocacy organisations.
If you choose to pursue a career in nursing, you will have the chance to make a real difference in people’s everyday lives.
A qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can offer you a wide range of exciting and challenging jobs that are not just confined to the Information Technology industry.
From banking to big business, construction and primary industries, manufacturing, entertainment, education, science, health and private sector enterprises, technology is advancing in leaps and bounds and touches upon nearly every aspect of our daily lives.
Whether you’re looking for a general IT course or something more specialised, TasTAFE offers a wide range of qualifications and study options.
Information Technology stand-alone course
Horticulture stand-alone course
If you like working with young people and children, completing a qualification in the Early Childhood Education and Care area can lead to a wide range of rewarding career options that could be just right for you.
Employment opportunities include a career in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector working with children in long day care centres, outside school hours care services or family day care, or a role as a teacher assistant in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools or colleges.
Few professions offer the opportunities, challenges and rewards available to people working in the community services industry.
Employment opportunities in these vital sectors are strong and varied. A qualification in one of these areas is highly sought after – with the sectors being considered as some of Tasmania’s (and Australia’s) largest employment growth areas.
Engineering offers a wide range of possible para-professional career options. Engineering Drafting skills are required by engineering offices as well as other allied professional practices.
In the Diploma of Engineering – Technical at TasTAFE: you will use CAD software to produce technical drawings to scale. You will apply standard drawing conventions which may be used to draft everything from buildings, structures and civil infrastructure to mechanical and technical details.
This qualification may lead to employment as an engineering draftsperson / technician in many different kinds of private engineering practices and government departments.
The entry requirement for studying at TasTAFE is English Language because all of our courses are delivered in English.
If you do not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry into your chosen course (see table below), TasTAFE can offer you tuition at the English Language Centre, located in Hobart.
The below table shows the English test scores required to gain direct access to a certificate or diploma course at TasTAFE:
|IELTS||PTE||TOEFL||TOEFL Paper||Oxford Online||CAE|
|Diploma of Nursing||7.0 (no band less than 7.0)||65-78||Speaking: 23||Listening: 24||Writing: 27||Reading: 24||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|All Other Courses||5.5 (no band less than 5.0)||42-49||46-59||527-549||B2 (62-80)||162|
After receiving a complete application, GETI is able to offer Oxford online placement tests if you do not have a current English language test score. This is free, and our admissions staff can provide this to you after your application has been submitted.
Please note that applications to Diploma of Nursing will require evidence of successful English language assessment from a recognised test provider (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL iBT, OET) before a Letter of Offer will be issued. CAE is not accepted as evidence of English language proficiency for enrolment into Diploma of Nursing.
Students save time and money – from TasTAFE to University
TasTAFE training is designed to provide you with a variety of pathway options including further study at university.
We have pathway agreements with the University of Tasmania. If offered a place at the University of Tasmania, students will be able to apply for credits/advanced standing for the units completed in their TasTAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
A pathway to University through one of our Diploma or Advanced Diploma programs will not only enable students to reduce University tuition fees. It could also reduce their study load or the length of their university course.
Completing a TasTAFE course before studying at the University of Tasmania, means that students will start their University studies, having already attained one qualification. By the time they have finished at University, they will have two qualifications – something that employers love.
Benefits of studying TasTAFE before University:
- Get a head start by gaining practical, hands-on skills before starting university.
- Gain an understanding of the jobs, and the industry that students will be entering.
- Attain insights in their chosen Industry, which university study can then be applied to.
- Graduate university with two qualifications.
- Save up to 25% on University Tuition Fees.
- Reduce study load or duration of University studies.