Vocational Training Queensland
Vocational Training Queensland (VTQ) is a Department of Education partnership providing inclusive training to young people across Queensland who need support in developing their literacy, numeracy and learning skills, including those in remote communities.
Courses are designed to support young people at different stages of their learning with a wide range of skill levels, including early school-leavers. VTQ provides both accredited training in the
Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) and pre-vocational learning programs to improve literacy, basic maths and general education skills. This supports participants to access further study, employment or to participate in the community.
Accredited courses offered:
- 22471VIC Course in Initial General Education for Adults
- 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) (2 QCE points)
- 22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (2 QCE points).
There are a range of pre-vocational courses, aligned to the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities in Literacy and Numeracy, offered for young people who are still building their skills and confidence.
For more information on the courses available, contact
Vocational Training Queensland.
Catch is a partnership between State Schools—Indigenous Education and Tallebudgera Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre's Registered Training Organisation to deliver certificate courses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across Queensland. Its purpose is to increase employment prospects for students by attaining a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), learning in real world contexts, enriching cultural knowledge and connecting to community.
- Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (4 QCE points)
- Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management (4 QCE points).
Note: Students must be 15 years of age to enrol in the above certificates.
The certificate courses can be delivered a variety of ways depending on the geographic location, student needs and school priorities. The department's Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres are utilised where possible to provide students with learning opportunities outside the traditional school setting, enable students to engage in hands-on learning in the natural environment and provide different scenarios for work-related tasks.
For more information on the courses available, contact the
Tallebudgera Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre.
Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP)—community-based teacher education
Established in 1990, RATEP supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in pursuing careers within the education sector, both schools and early childhood services. RATEP is a joint initiative between Department of Education, James Cook University and TAFE Queensland North.
RATEP increases the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and paraprofessionals in Queensland schools and early childhood services by providing alternative study options.
TAFE Queensland North offers the following:
- Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (8 QCE points including adult students)
- Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (students are awarded 1 year credit towards a Bachelor of Education through RATEP partnership)
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (targeted communities)
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (targeted communities).
For further details, visit the
RATEP page on the TAFE Queensland website.
James Cook University offers a Bachelor of Education, which is an additional 3 years of study, to applicants who have completed the Diploma in Education through TAFE Queensland North or have equivalent accreditation from James Cook University for previous study. For further details, visit the
RATEP page on the James Cook University website.
For information, contact the State Program Coordinator on (07) 4037 3836 or email