Located in South Australia, TAFE SA is one of the largest vocational and education training providers in Australia. Each year hundreds of international students from more than 65 countries choose to study our courses.

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 university of their chosen career upon completion of their qualification.

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

Many of our courses include industry work placements as part of the course program. These work placements give you first-hand experience of the workplace, allowing you to test your skills and make valuable industry connections.

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Word class facilities
TAFE SA has campuses in the heart of the city as well as throughout South Australia. TAFE SA’s campuses feature specialised training facilities equipped with industry standard equipment and technology.

Training facilities 
  • workshops
  • studios
  • computer suites
  • restaurants and kitchens
  • art theatres
  • nursing wards
  • dental clinics
  • hair and beauty salons
  • industry simulators
  • micro-wetland training facility
  • laboratories

Student facilities

  • libraries with computers and study rooms
  • cafeterias and food preparation areas
  • student common areas.

*Not all facilities are available on all campuses

Why choose TAFE SA

Pathway to university- You can choose from over 50 university packaged programs with The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University.

Affordable Adelaide - You’ll enjoy cheaper tuition fees than many other institutions and living in Adelaide is more affordable than many other Australian mainland cities.

Trust and quality - You’ll be attending a trusted government-backed educational institution with some of the most impressive training facilities in Australia.

 Industry work placements - You’ll have the opportunity to undertake industry work placements that provide valuable industry experience and connections.

Job opportunities - Your industry work placements could lead to part-time job opportunities in your field of study.

Award Winning

  • South Australian Training Awards – Large Training Provider of the Year - 2022 & 2021
  • StudyAdelaide International Student Awards Academic Excellence  – Vocational Education and Training Award Winner - 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016
  • StudyAdelaide International Student Awards Academic Excellence  – Vocational Education and Training Highly Commended - 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017 & 2016
  • South Australian Training Awards  – Vocational Trainer of the Year - 2020 & 2019
  • South Australian Training Awards  – Trainee of the Year 2020
  • Wine Communicator Awards  – Best Wine Educator 2020
  • AFTA National Travel Industry Awards  – Finalist Education category - 2019 & 2018
  • South Australian Training Awards  – Vocational Student of the Year - 2019 & 2017
  • South Australian Training Awards  – Apprentice of the Year 2022 & 2019
  • Governor’s Multicultural Awards  – Finalist [Public Sector Category] 2019
  • South Australian Tourism Awards  – Winner of the Education category in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014
  • Meetings & Events Australia, South Australian Awards  - Winner Education category,
  • 2018 & 2017
  • Australian Training Awards  – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Student of the Year 2022 & 2018


Student Testimonials

Anderson Palmeira de Souza

I chose TAFE SA and the state of South Australia due to the rich and exuberant nature of the region, the quality of life in the beautiful city of Adelaide. Classes are almost 100% practical, using laboratories and activities on campus, as well as fieldwork classes in conservation parks, which promote greater contact with the real work environment.

I would encourage anyone to take advantage of this opportunity to dedicate yourself to high-quality teacher studies, up-to-date material and best practices preparatory to the work environment.


I come from the world of education, and I must say that the way of teaching has been really innovative. The learning that I have experienced with the teachers motivates me to want to continue learning and above all, to want to continue in TAFE SA.

The experience I have had these last few months with my classmates, who come from different parts of the world with different experiences and knowledge, has become the perfect complement that I needed for my personal and professional development.

Cauthan Janet Buluma


I chose to study at TAFE SA because it is a vocational institution that offers a range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) courses. TAFE SA has a diverse culture and inclusiveness, so you will always feel welcome as well as make many friends from different parts of the world. I hope to finish my Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) then continue for a Diploma in Information Technology (Programming) and become a professional IT programmer. With this qualification from TAFE SA the sky is the limit.

Course Guide

International Student Course Guide