TAFE South Australia

(CRICOS 00092B)

South Australia’s largest vocational education and training (VET) provider

About TAFE South Australia

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(CRICOS 00092B)

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TAFE South Australia
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TAFE South Australia
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South Australia  5000
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Located in Adelaide South Australia, TAFE SA is the largest Vocational and Education Training (VET) provider in South Australia.

TAFE SA has partnered with the University of South Australia, The University of Adelaide and Flinders University to offer packaged offers in a variety of fields. Over 90% of TAFE SA graduates go direct to the university program and chosen career upon completion of their TAFE qualification.

At TAFE SA, students develop the skills employers want, TAFE has strong relationships with business and industry, ensuring their courses are relevant and up-to-date. TAFE SA lecturers are highly experienced, and are active in their fields of expertise. Their teaching methods blend theory with hands-on, practical learning using industry-standard facilities and technology, so when students complete their course, they are job-ready.

Many TAFE SA courses include industry work placements as part of the course program. These work placements give students first-hand experience of the workplace, allowing them to test their skills and make valuable industry connections.

TAFE SA is a trusted government organisation. Students can choose from 100+ courses and follow pathways within chosen areas of study or progress onto university. It provides students with practical and affordable courses to help reach their career goal.

TAFE SA offers vocational and university pathway courses of the highest standard to international students in the following areas:

Arts & Design

  • Fashion
  • Floristry
  • Graphic Design & Print Media
  • Interior Design
  • Music & Sound Production
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Screen Media
  • Technical Production
  • Visual Arts

Building & Construction

  • Airconditioning & Refrigeration
  • Building, Design & Drafting
  • Building Trades
  • Carpentry & Furniture Making
  • Electrical & Renewable Energy
  • Plumbing & Water Operations
  • Signwriting, Painting & Decorating
  • Wet Trades

Business & Marketing

  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Business & Administration
  • Financial Services
  • Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Retail
  • Tax, BAS & ASIC
  • Work, Health & Safety

Community Services

  • Aged & Disability Services
  • Children’s Education & Care
  • Community & Family Services
  • Mental Health & Drug Education
  • Youth Work

Education & Languages

  • English as a Second Language
  • Entry Skills
  • Languages, Interpreting & Translating
  • Library Studies
  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • Sign Language
  • Women’s Education
  • Workplace Training

Government, Property & Legal

  • Government
  • Legal Studies
  • Policing
  • Property & Conveyancing

Hair & Beauty

  • Beauty Therapy
  • Hairdressing

Health & Lifestyle

  • Allied Health
  • Complementary Health
  • Dental
  • First Aid
  • Fitness, Sport & Recreation
  • Nursing & Pathology

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Baking
  • Beer Brewing
  • Cheese making
  • Cookery
  • Event Management
  • Food Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Meat Processing
  • Tourism
  • Wine & Spirits

Information Technology

  • Cyber Security
  • IT Support
  • Networking
  • Software Development
  • Website Development

Mining, Engineering & Automotive

  • Automotive
  • Civil, Structural & Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Manufacturing & Welding
  • Mining, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas
  • Surveying

Primary Industries & Science

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Studies & Veterinary Nursing
  • Aquaculture
  • Conservation & Ecosystem Management
  • Horticulture
  • Science
  • Viticulture

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Student Outcomes Survey findings in 2020 showed that 81% of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying, and 89% of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

These results are fantastic for students, and they also demonstrate the significant contribution to building a skilled, sustainable workforce for the state of South Australia. TAFE SA is responsive to the needs of employers, working with industry groups to deliver relevant, high quality training that aligns with contemporary career opportunities.

English Language Centre

Located in modern facilities in the heart of Adelaide, TAFE SA’s English Language Centre (ELC) offers affordable, intensive English language programs tailored to international students.  You do not have to be going on to study a TAFE SA course to study at the Language Centre.

If you are an international student on a student visa, a working holiday visa or tourist visa, TAFE SA intensive English language courses will develop your English skills for:

  • Fun and travel
  • Study at TAFE SA or university
  • IELTS testing
  • Future employment

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