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Guide to TAFE Courses in Adelaide

 

 

 

 

There are a lot of reasons you should choose to register for TAFE courses in Adelaide, not least of which is the high quality of the courses provided by TAFE SA. There is also the fact that Adelaide has been listed in the top 10 of the Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities index three times in a row, and has also been ranked the most liveable city in Australia three times in a row.

What else can Adelaide’s TAFE students look forward to?

 

Entertainment centre adelaide

Entertainment Centre Adelaide

 

What TAFE study options are available to me in Adelaide?

TAFE in Adelaide is provided by TAFE SA’s string of Metropolitan region campuses. It doesn’t matter what your needs, you’ll be able to find options that will suit you. For example, if you’re a business owner you can ask TAFE SA to design a customised training program to get your staff up to date with the latest industry software or equipment. If you’re still in school you can take VET in Schools courses to get a head start in your chosen field (or to test the waters).

You can return to study after years of work. You can go seamlessly from school to TAFE certificates. You can go for an apprenticeship or traineeship. You can take short courses for your own interest or to further your career.

You can do anything with TAFE courses in Adelaide.

 

Semester courses

Most of the award courses on offer are semester-based. These are the TAFE Certificate courses (I-IV) and the Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. If a campus has an undergraduate degree program then these courses are also semester-based.

TAFE SA has 55 award courses that cover subjects such as horse racing, interior design, photography, accounting & finance, aged care, nursing, electronics & computer systems, engineering, food technology, justice & legal services, beauty therapy, travel & tourism, web development & digital media, and sport & recreation.

 

Short courses

People choose to take short courses for different reasons. Some have to keep up with continuing professional development requirements, some want to slowly start accumulating credits for when they finally have the time to study a full certificate or diploma course, and some just want to learn how to do things (like arrange flowers) better.

The mix of campuses in Adelaide provides plenty of opportunities to give your brain a boost with a short course or two. A sample of the more than 400 short courses available includes: Coxswains Course, Introduction to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion, Basic Home and Building Maintenance, Advanced Bookkeeping, Apply First Aid, Essential Mandarin, Introduction to Renewable Energy, Advanced 3D AutoCAD, Food Safety for Artisan Cheese Making, Lash and Brow Tinting, Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), and Spreadsheets using Excel 2010 (Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced).

 

Correspondence courses

Perhaps you don’t have the time to physically attend classes, or transport is a problem, or maybe you just plain don’t want to have to leave your home to study; you’re in luck because TAFE SA has a range of online courses for students in Adelaide. Currently, there are over 40 online award courses available, including Certificate I in Retail Services, Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology, Certificate III in Business, Certificate IV in Project Management, Diploma of Marketing, Advanced Diploma of Management, Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing), Diploma of Business Administration/Bachelor of Business – Uni Pathway, and Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship for Food and Wine.

 

Adelaide TAFE Institutions

TAFE SA has several campuses in and around Adelaide, each of which offers a selection of award courses, short courses, and international courses.

1) Adelaide City Campus, 120 Currie Street

Award courses include: Certificate I in Information, Digital Media & Technology, Certificate II in Community Services, Certificate III in Aged Care, Diploma of Accounting/Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) – Uni Pathway, Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Advanced Diploma of Events, and Advanced Diploma of Translating.

Short courses include: Computerised Accounting with MYOB, Social Media for Business, Undertake Small Business Planning, Intermediate Pattern Making, and Child Safe Environment.

International courses include: Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Diploma of Tourism, Diploma of Salon Management, Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology, and Advanced Diploma of Software Development.

2) Adelaide College of the Arts Campus, 39 Light Square

Award courses include: Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media), Certificate III in Life Production, Theatre & Events (Technical Operations), Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing), and Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design.

Short courses include: Get Blogging, Make a Cushion Cover, iPad Movie Making, Choreography for Teachers, Night Photography, Screen Printing, and Freelance Journalism.

International courses include: Certificate III in Scenery & Set Construction, Certificate IV in Visual Arts, Diploma of Costume for Performance, Advanced Diploma of Stage Management, and Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design.

 

STAGE RIGHT -- STAGE LEFT

STAGE RIGHT -- STAGE LEFT

 

3) Adelaide English Language Services, 5th Floor Renaissance Centre, Rundle Mall

Courses available include: Certificate in Spoken and Written English (CSWE), Adult Migrant English Program, Certificate III in Financial Services, Certificate III in Child Studies, Citizenship Course, and Certificate IV in TESOL.

4) Croydon Campus, 49 Goodall Avenue

Award courses include: Certificate II in Marine, Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body, Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology, and Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Short courses include: Carry out Wheel Alignment Operations, Test Engines using a Dynamometer, Apply Paint Touch Up Techniques, and Apply First Aid.

5) Elizabeth Campus, 2 Woodford Road

Award courses include: Certificate II in Engineering, Certificate II in Business, Certificate III in Retail Operations, Certificate III in Education Support, Certificate IV in Women’s Education, Diploma of Vocational Education & Training, and Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services.

Short courses include: Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) (Basic to Advanced), Service and Repair LPG Fuel Systems, Provide Stone Therapy Massage, and Stand Alone Power Systems Training.

6) Gilles Plains Campus, 33 Blacks Road

Award courses include: Certificate II Program in Construction (Bricklaying, Tiling & Plastering), Certificate III in Laboratory Skills, Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Diploma of Animal Technology, and Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene).

Short courses include: Molecular Biology Techniques, Introduction to Certificate III in Dental Assisting, and Apply First Aid.

International courses include: Certificate III in Children’s Services, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing), Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Specialising in Biotechnology), and Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene).

7) Marleston Campus, 254 Richmond Road

Award courses include: Certificate II in Glass & Glazing, Certificate II in Furniture Finishing, Certificate III in Carpentry, Certificate III in Clothing Production, Certificate IV in Residential Drafting, Diploma of Building Design, and Advanced Diploma of Interior Design.

Short courses include: AutoCAD Introduction, Work Safely at Heights, Musical Instrument Making, and Manage Small Business Finances – Contractor’s Licensing Units.

International courses include: Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Site Management), Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms & Interior Spaces, Diploma of Building Design, and Advanced Diploma of Interior Design.

8) Morphettville Campus, Horse Skills Centre, 1 Park Terrace

Award courses include: Certificate I in Racing (Stablehand), Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider), Certificate IV in Farriery, Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey), and Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer).

Short courses include: Apply First Aid

9) O’Halloran Hill Campus, Majors Road

Award courses include: Certificate II in Electrotechnology, Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Specialising in Heavy Vehicle Road Transport), Diploma of Geoscience/Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) – Uni Pathway, and Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services.

Short courses include: Apply First Aid, Telecommunication – Data: Lay & Connect Cables for Multiple Access to Telecommunication Services, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) – Advanced, and Wiring Rules.

International courses include: Diploma of Geoscience

10) Parafield Campus, Kittyhawk Lane, Parafield Airport

Award courses include: Certificate II in Aeroskills and Advanced Diploma of Aviation

11) Port Adelaide Campus, 1 Mundy Street

Award courses include: Certificate I in Retail Services, Certificate II in Financial Services, Certificate III in Home & Community Care, Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice, Diploma of Business, and Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing).

Short courses include: Apply First Aid

International courses include: Certificate IV in Community Services Work, Diploma of Reflexology, and Diploma of Remedial Massage.

12) Regency Campus, 137 Days Road

Award courses include: Certificate II in Computer Assembly & Repair, Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake & Pastry), Certificate IV in Fitness, Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education & Care), Advanced Diploma of Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Science – Uni Pathway, and Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering.

Short courses include: Gourmet Savoury Pastries, Cooking with Quinoa, Fibre Optics, Food Auditing, Liquor Licensing Laws, Basic Machining, and Basic Wine Analysis.

International courses include: Certificate III in Children’s Services, Certificate IV in Hospitality, Diploma of Food Processing (Specialising in Baking), and Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering.

13) Salisbury Campus, 16 Wiltshire Street

Award courses include: Certificate II in Education & Skills Development, Certificate III in Disability, Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate IV in Community Services Work, Diploma of Music, and Advanced Diploma of Sound Production.

Short courses include: Apply First Aid.

14) Tea Tree Gully Campus, 100 Smart Road

Award courses include: Certificate III Program in Visual Arts (Digital Arts), Certificate IV in Project Management, Diploma of Information Technology Networking, and Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.

Short courses include: Manage Accounts & Ledgers, Provide Spa Therapies, Floristry Fundamental Designs, Spreadsheets using Excel 2010 (Introduction to Advanced), CISCO (1-4), and Dreamweaver.

15) Urrbrae Campus, 505 Fullarton Road

Award courses include: Certificate II in Aquaculture, Certificate III in Irrigation, Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring & Technology, and Diploma of Landscape Design.

Short courses include: WSET Level 1 & 2 Award in Spirits, WSET Level 1 Award in Wine Service, WSET Level 1 Award in Sommellerie, and WSET Level 2 & 3 Award in Wine and Spirits.

International courses include: Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring & Technology, Diploma of Horticulture, and Diploma of Landscape Design.

 

Adelaide Botanic Gardens 2

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

 

Adelaide for Students

One of the most attractive things about Adelaide, at least from a cash-strapped student’s point of view, is that it’s one of the most affordable cities in Australia. If you’re budget savvy and know where to look for great bargains, it’s possible to live even more comfortably on limited funds. Public transport is easily available, from buses, trains and trams to taxis (although these should perhaps be treated as a rare indulgence).

Another great thing about Adelaide is that it’s packed with cheap (and free) things for students to do. A number of diverse festivals are held throughout the year, and there are plenty of theatres, galleries and museums to keep culture-philes happy. There are all of the standard things to do, like going to movies, eating out, clubbing, and shopping, and there are all of the things that are unique to Adelaide, like River Torrens Linear Park. Adventure and nature enthusiasts will feel right at home because there is no end of sporting and outdoor activities.

 

Government Funding

TAFE SA offers students several government funding options. Find out more about the different programs available on our Guide to TAFE Courses in South Australia.

Alternatively, find out if you are eligible for funding

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