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TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA) provides vocational education and training in South Australia. The acronym TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education and is used and recognised nationally throughout Australia. TAFE SA is a Registered training organisation (RTO) under the jurisdiction of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

TAFE SA is an independent statutory corporation of the Government of South Australia and as one of Australia's leading providers of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is at the forefront of developing South Australia's future skilled workforce.

TAFE SA delivers training to around 70,000 students each year, about the same number of students as all of South Australia's public universities combined. TAFE SA delivers 1,300 qualifications ranging from certificates through to advanced diplomas and bachelor's degrees. It also delivers a wide range of skill sets and customized short courses. Students study on campus, online, at school, in the workplace and increasingly in sites that suit their training needs across the State.

Students develop skills in sectors such as building and construction; tourism and hospitality; creative arts; mining, engineering and transport; primary industries, animal and laboratory sciences; community services, health and lifestyle; business, justice and information technology; language, literacy, numeracy; and Indigenous education.

TAFE SA's training facilities include the Tonsley campus, which opened in January 2014; the Adelaide College of the Arts Adelaide College of the Arts, the International Centre for Hospitality, Tourism and Food Studies, training restaurant and Mining Engineering and Transport Centre at Regency Campus; driving simulators for the mining industry; truck-mounted mobile engineering training units and virtual enterprises.


On 1 November 2012 TAFE SA became a statutory corporation separate from the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology. At this point TAFE SA decided to merge the three districts (institutes) into one to provide more streamlined services and a more consistent experience for students.


Provider Name: TAFE SA
Provider Number: 00092B
  • ABN
Number: 67 828 419 300

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