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With flexible study options, industry connections and a wide range of courses, TAFE SA is for those who want to make things happen.  

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TAFE SA is South Australia’s largest vocational education and training provider. TAFE SA deliver job-focused training across a wide range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at locations across the state. 

TAFE SA's focus on practical, hands-on skills and experience ensures students graduate with a competitive edge and with the skills employers value. And with their state-of-the-art facilities, flexible and online study options, TAFE SA offer a range of training options to suit your needs.

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Student Outcomes Survey findings in 2021 showed that 89% of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training, and 93% of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

TAFE SA also offers a range of higher education degrees, some in partnership with local universities. Plus, they offer pathways leading to professional degrees with all three South Australian public universities, through their dual offer programs and credit transfer agreements.

As a dual-sector VET/Higher Education provider, TAFE SA offers unique benefits to higher education students. Their emphasis on applied learning with a focus on employment outcomes makes their graduates highly employable in the eyes of industry.

Students seeking a different higher education experience with smaller classes, more interaction with fellow students and lecturers, and practical learning that leads to strong employment prospects upon graduation will enjoy their experience at TAFE SA.

You can access a range of vocational education and training courses and degrees at TAFE SA. Each course may have particular admission criteria you need to meet.

You can find specific admission criteria within each award course.

Many Certificates I to Advanced Diploma have no entry requirements. If you wish to access subsidised training, you will need to complete the CORE Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).

There are several ways you can meet the entry requirements for TAFE SA higher education courses. Visit TAFE SA Degrees for more information about higher education admission criteria.

You might think you have to follow a certain path to study at university, but there is another way. TAFE SA offers a range of dual offer courses in partnership with South Australian public universities.

With a dual offer course, you can apply for both the TAFE SA and university qualifications at the same time. This means that once you complete your TAFE SA course successfully, you have guaranteed entry – with credit – into university.

Studying a dual offer course is a great way to set yourself apart from other graduates. You will benefit from TAFE SA's vocational experience and insights, as well as graduating with two qualifications instead of one.

Find out more about TAFE SA's Dual Offer Courses.

Gaining university credit for the related study you have undertaken at TAFE SA can reduce the time and fees usually required to complete a Bachelor degree.

To claim credit, you must formally apply to the university in accordance with their processes.

Being eligible for credit does not guarantee that you will be offered a place in a university program. Credit will normally be granted after you have been offered a place.

There are clear credit pathways between TAFE SA and university. Visit the TAFE SA website for more information.

To apply for a TAFE SA pathway course you will need to apply through SATAC.

Depending on the course, it might be an undergraduate application or a TAFE SA application. TAFE SA applications are submitted separately.

Check the SATAC website for more information about applying for TAFE SA courses through SATAC.

TAFE SA’s Aboriginal Access Centre (AAC) provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The AAC offers a variety of programs through many TAFE SA sites, including regional and remote locations. For further information visit the Aboriginal Access Centre on our website.

Career Services

TAFE SA Student Services supports prospective, current and graduate TAFE SA students to achieve their career goals. Career information, guidance, and education are provided through self-help and online tools, as well as face-to-face and telephone support. Visit Career Services on our website to book an appointment.

TAFE SA Libraries

Knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you find the most up-to-date, accurate and detailed information available, and computing and printing facilities and multimedia equipment assist you in producing your assignments and class presentations.

ICT Support

TAFE SA provides a variety of ICT systems to support learning from home or on campus. Students can use their own portable devices including laptops, tablets and mobile phones, while on campus by connecting to the TAFE SA Wi-Fi and accessing key systems through the TAFE SA Portal.

Disability Access & Inclusion

Student Services provides support to assist students living with disabilities, mental health or medical conditions to achieve their learning goals. TAFE SA's staff are available to confidentially discuss support at any stage during your studies. Their services are provided free of charge.


TAFE SA’s child care centres are passionate and committed to instilling a life-long love of exploration and discovery in your child. The centres are available for use by TAFE SA students, staff and the wider community.

Visit TAFE SA to search available courses.

TAFE SA holds free course information sessions which are generally held around the application period.

Attending an information session allows you to meet with the teaching staff, learn more about a course and where it can lead you, discuss study options, find out about the application process and ask course-related questions.

Information sessions are held on location, so it’s also a great chance to check out TAFE SA’s outstanding training facilities.

Find out more about upcoming TAFE SA information sessions

TAFE SA Information free call: 1800 882 661

International students in Australia: 1800 049 492 (free call)

International students calling from overseas: + 61 8 8463 5487

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.