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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+61 8 8463 5487


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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

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



Student Testimonials

Course Guide

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2024 TAFE SA International Student Guide