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Retraining or upgrading your skills

The most important thing when retraining or upgrading your skills is to find a course or program that will suit your needs.

Find a course

The following links will help you find a course if you want to retrain or upgrade your skills:

  • Course information—find a course through a registered training organisation, agricultural college or university. Information about enrolling at university and pathways to university are also provided.
  • Study at TAFE—a guide to TAFE Queensland courses, how to enrol, study costs and ways to study.
  • Short courses—find TAFE and university short courses, computer courses, or literacy and language classes.

You can also read about costs and financial help.

Professional development

Professional development is not just about formal study.

You may be looking for short courses or for ways to improve your industry currency. You may just want to brush up on personal skills like as communication or leadership.

Read more about professional development and networking.

Industry job trends and statistics

Knowing which industries are expected to witness growth now and in the future may help identify the training you want to complete.

Industry job trends and statistics will help you:

  • identify which industries in Queensland are expected to experience growth
  • find statistics that show the latest trends in Queensland’s labour force including which occupations are experiencing skills shortages.

Career advice

Career advice is available including career planning, counselling, and advice when changing careers.

You can also find out how to match your skills to jobs—look at skills required for specific careers and then identify the training you need to address any skill shortages you may have.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Through a suite of seven targeted skills and training programs, Skilling Queenslanders for Work aims to improve the skills, employment opportunities and social inclusion of disadvantaged Queenslanders.

The initiative supports Queenslanders with diverse backgrounds and needs. Find out more.

Recognition of prior learning

Before entering into any study or training you should check to see if you are eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

RPL recognises the skills and experience you already have and may help to reduce the time it takes to get your qualification.

Returning to work

If you are returning to work after a long absence you can read about:

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Last updated
23 February 2016

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