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Guide to Tertiary Education Queensland

Where to Study in Queensland

If you’re looking at taking up tertiary or vocational education of some kind then you have plenty of options throughout the state of Queensland. There are 10 different universities throughout the state - some with multiple campuses - providing hundreds of globally recognised degrees and qualifications to help you further your career.

If your interests are more skills based you’ll find even more TAFE institutes with multiple campuses spread throughout the state. Employees, small business owners and job seekers can all benefit from high quality training provided by those with experience in the relevant industries.

 Universities & TAFE in Queensland

Australian Catholic University (ACU National)

Australian Catholic
University StudentsThe Australian Catholic University is the country’s only real national university, with campuses in Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria. A public university, ACU is open to all and has high rates of employment with partnerships throughout Australia. The Brisbane campus of ACU has over 3,000 students studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees such as business, education, environmental science, health, law, psychology and theology. Situated 12km north of Brisbane it is an easy commute into the city for students with part time work.

1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo (Brisbane) 4014
Phone: 07 3623 7100

Bond University 

The first private university in Australia, Bond University is a not-for-profit academic centre on the Gold Coast. Bond has a personalised approach to its students with smaller study groups assisted by eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law, business, sustainable development, humanities, medicine and IT.

14 University Drive, Robina (Gold Coast) 4226
Phone: 07 5595 1111

Central Queensland University (CQ University)

Over the past 30 years Central Queensland University has been developing a network of campuses stretching all along the east coast of Australia. Known as one of the most progressive and innovative universities in Australia with specialty areas such as natural sciences, IT, humanities, media & communications, health & medical sciences, education and engineering. CQ has campuses in Bundaberg, Brisbane, Cairns (distance education centre), Emerald, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton and a number of other locations throughout Australia.

University Drive, Branyan, 4670
Phone: 13 27 86 or 07 4150 7177

Griffith University 

Griffith UniversitySince opening its doors in 1975, Griffith has become one of the country’s most innovative universities, rated in the top 4% of global universities. With a number of campuses in southeast Queensland (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank), Griffith offers degrees in humanities, business, education, engineering, law, health, music, science and media studies. Griffith was also the first university to offer degrees in Asian studies and Environmental studies, and remains a pioneer in these fields.

170 Kessels Road, Nathan, 4111
Phone: 07 3735 7111

James Cook University (JCU)

James Cook UniversityLocated in north Queensland, James Cook University is Australia’s leading tropical research university.

JCU has campuses in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Mount Isa and has a strong focus on matters of the tropics.

Students can choose from graduate and postgraduate studies in the fields of arts, business, education, engineering, law, medicine, humanities and science.

1 James Cook Drive, Townsville, 4814
Phone: 07 4781 4111

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

University of QueenslandWith over 30,000 students, Queensland University of Technology is one of Australia’s largest universities with one of the broadest range of undergraduate degrees. Students can choose from a wide array of degrees in the faculties of business, creative industries, education, health, law, science and engineering.

Though based in Brisbane City, there are a number of courses available for correspondence studies that you can partake in from anywhere in the world.

2 George Street, Brisbane, 4000
Phone: 07 3138 2000

Southern Cross University (SCU)

Established under its own Act of Parliament, Southern Cross University is a highly regarded public university with high academic standards and a professional focus. Primarily a NSW university, SCU opened a Gold Coast campus in 2010 offering courses in health, social sciences, business, education, IT, law and tourism, all with a view of the beach.

Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga, 4225
Phone: 07 5589 3000

University of Queensland (UQ)

UQRanked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, University of Queensland is based in Brisbane and has a long tradition dating back to 1910.

Students can gain degrees & qualifications in fields of agriculture, environmental studies, business, law, economics, tourism, engineering, IT, health, humanities, education, science and geography.

Campbell Road, St Lucia, 4072
Phone: 07 3365 1111

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

With a reputation as one of Australia’s leading providers of both on-campus and distance education programs, the University of Southern Queensland offers arts, business, educations, science, and engineering degrees across three campuses. Students can choose to study externally, or at the Toowoomba, Fraser Coast or Springfield campus.

Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield, 4300
Phone: 07 4631 2285

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

University of the Sunshine Coast offers a relaxed lifestyle along with a high quality educational experience. Students can choose from a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas of business IT, communication, education, health, humanities, science and engineering.

90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, 4556
Phone: 07 5430 1234

TAFE Institutes in Queensland

Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE

Cnr Walker & Stanley Street, Townsville, 4810
Phone: 1300 130 084
Email: [email protected]

Brisbane North Institute of TAFE 

Brisbane North has a number of programs taught by industry professionals, as well as the TAFE Open Learning centre which offers online and distance education courses. The institute has campuses in Bracken Ridge, Caboolture, Grovely, Ithaca and Redcliffe.

157 Norris Road, Bracken Ridge, 4017
Phone: 131 248
Email: [email protected]

Central Queensland Institute of TAFE

The Central Queensland Institute of TAFE has a focus on education, training, work skills, community and economic prosperity. Industry relationships allow the institute to assist with students finding work after their studies. There are campuses at a number of ideal locations, such as Barcaldine, Blackwater, Biloela, Yeppoon, Emerald, Clermont, Gladstone, Mackay, Moranbah and two campuses in Rockhampton.

9 Beech Street, Barcaldine, 4725
Phone: 1300 278 233
Email: [email protected]

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE

Working closely with business and industry, the Gold Coast TAFE is one of the country’s leading vocational education facilities, offering a wide range of work and industry skills. Gold Coast campus locations include Ashmore, Coolangatta, Coomera, Ridgeway and Southport.

91 - 99 Scarborough Street, Southport, 4215
Phone: 07 5581 8300
Email: [email protected]

Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE

With a number of campuses around Brisbane, the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE operates on campus public restaurants, salons and nurseries to give students firsthand experience in their industries. You can attend at Alexandra Hills, Browns Plains, Loganlea, Mount Gravatt and Yeronga.

Corner of Park Road and Villa Street, Yeronga, 4104
Phone: 1300 657 613
Email: [email protected]

Mount Isa Institute of TAFE

The TAFE institute in Mt Isa is geographically the state’s largest institute, with a service area covering about 30% of Queensland. There are campuses in Cloncurry, Mount Isa and Normanton.

165-179 Abel Smith Parade, Mount Isa, 4825
Phone: 07 4744 9999
Email: [email protected]

SkillsTech Australia

Skills Tech is the state’s leading institute in automotive, building, construction, engineering and electrical studies. Programs have been designed to ensure relevant skills and knowledge taught are essential parts of the business & industries students are going into. You can find campuses at Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm, Mount Gravatt and Salisbury.

247 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge, 4110
Phone: 1800 654 447
Email: [email protected]

Southbank Institute of Technology

The Southbank Institute of Technology delivers progressive, high quality education in a wide variety of disciplines, such as health services, biotechnology, engineering and multimedia. They also offer programs that provide a pathway to university entry.

Ernest Street, South Brisbane, 4101
Phone: 13 72 48
Email: [email protected]

Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE

With service centres throughout south west Queensland, Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE looks after regional areas and remote clients. You can find campuses at Charleville, Chinchilla, Dalby, Kingaroy, Cherbourg, Roma, Stanthorpe, Toowoomba and Warwick.

100 Bridge Street, Toowoomba, 4350
Phone: 07 4694 1600
Email: [email protected]

Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE

The Sunshine Coast TAFE has a reputation for producing employable graduates in a range of subject areas. There are campuses at Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Nambour and Noosa.

170 Horton Parade, Maroochydore, 4558
Phone: 07 5457 1000
Email: [email protected]

The Bremer Institute of TAFE

Registered to deliver more than 250 courses from certificate to diploma level, the Bremer Institute of TAFE operates globally to provide vocational education and training to students, businesses and industry. There are campuses at Bundamba, Goodna, Inala and Springfield.

Building A, USQ, Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield, 4300
Phone: 07 3817 3000
Email: [email protected]

Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE

The Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE services more than 13,000 students each year from 8 campuses. It’s the lead institute for aquaculture, Indigenous training and marine studies. You’ll find campuses at Atherton, Bamaga, Cairns, Innisfail, Mareeba, Weipa and even Thursday Island.

Gatton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets, Manunda, 4870
Phone: 1300 656 959
Email: [email protected]

Wide Bay Institute of TAFE

Wide Bay TAFE is the largest provider of vocational education in the wide bay region, offering modern facilities, experienced staff and 300 courses at 5 campuses. You can enrol to study at Browns Plains, Bundaberg, Gympie, Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Urraween Road, Hervey Bay, 4655
Phone: 1300 656 188
Email: [email protected]