Tabor College of Higher Education

About the institution

Established over 30 years ago, Tabor College of Higher Education is a nationally Government-accredited Private Higher Education Provider offering a range of awards, from certificates through to doctorates in a range of disciplines.

At Tabor students can study towards becoming a teacher, a counsellor, a youth worker, or a pastor, or you can explore your passion for creative writing, music, intercultural studies, and TESOL.

A distinctive feature of Tabor is its size. Because it is a medium-sized College with an excellent lecturer to student ratio, it is able to treat every student as an individual. Two independent annual national surveys consistently demonstrated that its students were very satisfied with their choice to study at the College.. Students don’t just attend Tabor; they become a part of it.

Another key feature is Tabor’s multi-denominational Christian heritage and values – it exists to help its students find their place of service in a world that needs faith, hope, and love.

Its friendly campus in Millswood is just five minutes south of the city, with plenty of parking and easy access via public transport. Many of its students, however, are located all around Australia and study with Tabor by using the College’s excellent online learning programs.


Entry to most undergraduate programs at Tabor College of Higher Education can be met by one of the following academic criteria:

  • Year 12 qualifications (South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), International Baccalaureate, and interstate equivalents). 
  • attainment of a competitive STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test) result.
  • successful completion of a VET or TAFE award at Certificate IV or higher.

In addition to the above academic criteria, admission to the Education (Primary) and Education (Secondary) programs also takes some non-academic criteria into account. Please visit Tabor's website for more details.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may still be able to gain admission by demonstrating at an interview both their suitability for and aptitude to succeed in their studies.

Special access schemes

Applicants who believe that their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) does not fairly reflect their capacity for study may request an interview with the faculty at which they can explain why Tabor should offer them a place.


All courses can be deferred for a period of up to 12 months.

Credit transfer

Tabor seeks to maximise the credit that students can gain for learning already undertaken. Therefore, applicants may be granted formal recognition for the knowledge and skills they have achieved through previous training, education, and experience, and consequent exemption from particular subjects in our accredited courses.

More information about Tabor’s credit transfer procedures can be found on their website.

Academic year

Tabor has two commencement periods, semester 1 (late February to early March) and semester 2 (late July to early August). There is no disadvantage to students who commence their study in semester 2.

Full details can be found on the Tabor website.

Student services and facilities

Students with disabilities

Tabor actively works with students with disabilities to provide them with a fair chance to succeed in their studies.


Tabor's library services (both on campus and online) are focused upon supporting undergraduate students. Tabor provides both academic help and pastoral help to students via online resources, personal support, and counselling services.

Further information

The Tabor prospectus and various brochures are available to view online or download from the website.

To obtain a printed version of our brochures or the prospectus, contact Student Services on (08) 8373 8777, email, or visit the reception at our Millswood campus.


Tabor College of Higher Education
181 Goodwood Road
Millswood SA 5034

Telephone: (08) 8373 8777


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