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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, there are opportunities to join faculty led study abroad tours or participate in short courses with our partner institutions around the world.

Learn Chinese in China, study building design in Denmark, immerse yourself in the fashion industry in Hong Kong! There are heaps of tours to choose from, they usually depart in May and September with a duration of 2 - 3 weeks.

Check out sample itineraries on the Prospectus and when you're ready to get the application started. Details regarding Upcoming Tours, Information Sessions and additional information can be found below.

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Contact us

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

Upcoming Tours

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Information Sessions

Attend an information session to find out more about study abroad programs and how to apply.

A fact sheet with frequently asked questions is available here

Cost and Scholarships

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.

Costs vary according to your destination and program. Typically programs will cover your flights, accommodation, transfers and cultural activities and you will need to cover your own meals. Refer to the program fact sheet for more information about additional costs and expenses.

It is important to plan your finances. As a general rule, you should have at least AUD$1,500 available for every two weeks abroad.

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 and register your travel with 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.


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 on arrival at your destination.

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.

There are several things you need to do when you return.

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.