Cairns Courses

Cairns Courses

Whether you want to embark on a whole new career, upgrade your skills in your current profession or expand your knowledge in a particular area, studying in Cairns is a great way to start. From TAFE courses to university qualifications and courses from a range of registered training organisations, this area of Queensland has plenty of options for further study.

Cairns Courses by Industry

Popular Courses in Cairns

These are the most popular courses from TAFE, Registered Training Organisations and Universities in Cairns.

Government Funding

The following funding schemes are available for eligible Cairns residents.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides funding for a range of Certificate III qualifications as well as foundation skills training.

Free training for Apprenticeships

This funding scheme provides free training for students who are under 21 years of age in priority apprenticeship and traineeship programs.

Free training for Year 12 graduates

Fee Free Training for Year 12 Graduates enables eligible Year 12 graduates to access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority areas. The Queensland government provides subsidised training within the calendar year after graduating from high school.

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills Program provides funding for Certificate IV or higher level qualifications within priority skill sets.

JobTrainer

JobTrainer Queensland is an investment of more than $201 million into the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Queensland. This joint initiative between the Federal Government and the QLD state government will allow new workers, school leavers, apprentices, and trainees to access free and low cost training.

User Choice

User Choice Funding is a national funding scheme that subsidises the cost of an apprenticeship or traineeship.