TAFE courses in Toowoomba are popular because students are drawn to Toowoomba. The city of Toowoomba is blessed with natural beauty and it exudes the atmosphere of a village in spite of the fact that it is the second largest city in Queensland.
TAFE courses in Toowoomba are available at the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE. You can enrol for online TAFE courses in Toowoomba, or if you are already employed and have time constraints, you can enrol for part-time courses. The campus offers full time TAFE classes but if you don’t want to attend classes, or do not live in Toowoomba, online courses are an excellent alternative. More than 30 unique industries are covered and apart from the classes, training can be delivered in the workplace.
Toowoomba is a “rural” city. Students who study here will find that nature’s beauty gives the advantage of living in a big city which feels like a small town. Toowoomba is called “the Garden City” because of the beautiful gardens and lovely natural surroundings. Despite its size, you will feel as if you are living in a small town and when you need to study, there is also enough peace and quiet to focus.
Which TAFE courses should I study in Toowoomba?
Your choice in TAFE courses in Toowoomba is wide. Courses include diploma and apprenticeship courses on a semester basis. The dates of semesters are available on our website. Some of the courses on offer are:
- Diploma in Beauty Therapy
- Diploma of Graphic Design
- Certificate III in Aged Care
- Certificate II in Spoken and Written English
- Certificate III in Aged Care
- Certificate IV in Building and Construction
Short TAFE courses in Toowoomba
TAFE short courses that are available at Toowoomba on a rolling basis include:
- Responsible Service of Alcohol – RSA
- First Aid and CPR
- Work Safety at Heights
- Business Management for Trade Contractors
- Produce Digital Images (Digital Camera Skills)
TAFE Licensing courses
Licensing courses that are available at Toowoomba include:
- License to Perform Dogging Operations
- License to Operating a Slewing Mobile Crane
The Toowoomba campus offers some of the TAFE courses that are on offer at the Southern QLD Institute of TAFE. Please contact the Toowoomba campus to find out more about the courses that are available.
Toowoomba TAFE Institutions
TAFE in Toowoomba is provided by the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE.
Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE
The Futures Training Restaurant at Toowoomba operates as a fully run restaurant and gives students in hospitality, catering and cooking first-hand experience in the restaurant industry. The Toowoomba Bridge Street Campus is in fact the Southern Queensland’s Institute of TAFE’s biggest campus. Toowoomba does not only have the restaurant to give students practical experience, but also has several training centres where students can learn how the trade that they are studying work in practice. Real practice experience is gained, for example in the on-campus hair and beauty salon for those who study for this.
Other TAFE courses at Toowoomba in Western Australia include:
- Building and Construction
- Mining, Engineering, Manufacturing
- Creative Industry and Design
- Community Services, Children’s Services & Healthcare
- Agriculture, Horticulture
- Education and Language Skills
Apprentices will find that there are several opportunities for them at Toowoomba. Apprentices and business can benefit from the government apprenticeship programme.
What is Toowoomba like?
Toowoomba has an excellent and reliable bus transport system so students can get to any destination easily. There is also plenty of accommodation available for students. The Toowoomba Advocacy and Support Centre can help with accommodation or alternatively you can contact the Toowoomba Student Association.
If you don’t want to use public transport, there are cycle and pedestrian paths which are safe and easy to use.
Toowoomba, the “Garden City” boasts approximately 150 parks and gardens. Toowoomba is also known as a university city or a cathedral city. You can therefore understand that you will enjoy gorgeous scenery nearly everywhere you go in Toowoomba. There is plenty of greenery, parks and gardens ensuring great picnics and time outdoors. The city has a rich history and culture. It is located on the Great Dividing Range and this gives one ample hiking routes and mountain climbing opportunities. Of course, there are other outdoor activities that can be pursued in such an area.
The Carnival of Flowers is a very popular annual attraction. It is held in September and there are lot of shows, competitions and a parade.
What else to do in Toowoomba:
- Japanese Gardens to relax in
- USQ Artworx for performing and visual arts
- Empire Theatre for performing arts
- Aussie Emporium for frivolous shopping
- Crow’s Nest National Park for forests, gorges and waterfalls
- Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove & Vineyard for olive and wine tastings as well as leisurely strolls
All in all studying in Toowoomba will be an experience you will enjoy.