About CQ TAFE
Central Queensland Institute of TAFE's sole purpose is to skill the people of Central Queensland and in these changing times, the Institute must be dynamic, responsive and innovative in its delivery of training.
The Institute will lead the way in its use of technologies to deliver its education and training in the classroom, to workplaces and businesses across the state and around the world.
CQ TAFE will embrace opportunities for collaboration with other regional campuses across the state to remain flexible, cost effective and autonomous.
Our competitiveness and responsiveness will also be strengthened by our partnerships with other training providers, individuals and organisations.
To achieve this vision CQ TAFE will be backed by a professional workforce and a strong, positive organisational culture where staff development and a commitment to a work-life balance is paramount.
Although CQ TAFE first became an Institute in 1994 with the amalgamation of the Rockhampton, Central Highlands, Gladstone and Mackay TAFE colleges, its origins go as far back as 1889 with the formation of the Rockhampton Technical College sub-committee.
More than 110 years later the Institute reached its first significant milestone by being named the Winner of the Large Training Provider of the Year at the 2000 Queensland Training Awards. The Institute won the award again in 2002 and 2003.
Now, in the 21st Century, CQ TAFE is looking to the future and meeting the training challenges of the years ahead.
For a more detailed history of CQ TAFE, please read CQ TAFE's history (PDF 70KB).
Central Queensland is a unique region, which offers some of the best attractions in Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef, sub-tropical rainforests, the gem fields and unspoilt beaches are just some of the natural wonders to be found within the scope of CQ TAFE's four main regional campuses at Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald and Mackay.
For more information on the Central Queensland region visit the Capricorn Tourism website.