Established in 1971, TAFE SA is the largest provider of vocational education and training in Australia.


Known for helping more than one million students move into their chosen career or university degree over the past decade, over 90 per cent of TAFE SA graduates go direct to University or career on completion of their qualification.

TAFE SA is the largest vocational provider in Australia and home to international students from more than 70 different countries.  Offering more than 50 University Pathway Programs and 150 credit pathways to University, many courses offer work placements for real life professional experience.

Practical intensive learning is the heart of what TAFE SA teaches. Work placements help students gain real life experience while studying. Putting new skills into practice in a professional environment, gaining new skills and real experience as well as developing valuable industry contacts are all key outcomes of work placements

Courses available to international students include:

English Language (ELICOS), Information Technology, Accounting & Finance, Business & Marketing,  Building and Interior Design, Community and Health, Cookery, Bakery & Patisserie, Electronic Engineering, Fashion, Film & Television, Game Art & CGI, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality & Tourism, Horticulture & Environmental Studies, Marketing and Advertising, Performing Arts, Production & Design, Veterinary Nursing & Laboratory Technology.

Courses with industry work placements include:


Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology 152 hours Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis 152 hours Diploma of Automotive Technology 152 hours Diploma of Automotive Management 380 hours

Veterinary Nursing and Science

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 336 hours Diploma of Animal Technology 175 hours Diploma of Laboratory Technology 240 hours

Community and Health

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care 140 Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care 480 Diploma of Community Services Work 400 Certificate III in Aged Care 120 Diploma of Nursing 400

Complementary Health Services

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy 60 Diploma of Remedial Massage 90 Diploma of Reflexology 150

Dental Technology

Diploma of Dental Technology 98 Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) 50


Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering 36 Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering 72

Hospitality, Baking and Cookery

Certificate III in Retail Baking 600 Certificate III in Patisserie 240 Diploma of Food Processing (Baking) 600 Certificate III in Hospitality 200 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 400

Hair and Beauty Services

Certificate III in Hairdressing 965 Certificate III in Beauty Services 40

Information Technology

Diploma of Software Development 210 Diploma of Digital Media Technology 60



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90% of students employed or in further study after graduation

Industry and business links to give students practical learning experiences

Over 100 courses offered to international students

More than 260 credit arrangements available to international students across a wide range of disciplines


Total number of students: 80,000

International students onshore: 1,550

Staff: 5,400

Metropolitan Campuses: 15

Regional Campuses: 26

Find out more.

CRICOS Provider Number: 00092B.


120 Currie Street
SA 5000

Adelaide College of the Arts

39 Light Square
SA 5000

Gilles Plains campus

33 Blacks Road
SA 5086

Port Adelaide

1 Mundy Street
SA 5015


137 Days Rd
SA 5010


1284 South Road
SA 5042

Urrbrae Campus

505 Fullarton Road
SA 5062


Ramsay Place
Noarlunga Centre
SA 5168

Tea Tree Gully

100 Smart Rd
SA 5092

CRICOS Provider No. 00092B

RTO code: 41026.

Contact Details
Postal Address

120 Currie Street
Adelaide 5000
South Australia

Telephone Number+61 8 8463 6315
Fax+61 8 8463 6319