TAFE South Australia
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 one of Australia's providers of Vocational Education and Training (VET).
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 skill sets and customized short courses.
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, 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.
TAFE SA provides quality education to create sustainable futures for our customers and South Australia. TAFE SA fosters productivity, prosperity and social inclusion through skills development for individuals and industry as a State Government owned entity.
TAFE SA is South Australia’s largest vocational education and training (VET) provider and one of the largest in Australia. It is also a registered higher education provider.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Student Outcomes Survey findings in 2019 showed that 88% of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying, and 85% of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
These results are fantastic for students, and they also demonstrate our significant contribution to building a skilled, sustainable workforce for the state of South Australia. TAFE SA is responsive to the needs of employers, working with industry groups to deliver relevant, high quality training that aligns with contemporary career opportunities.
The TAFE South Australia is a Public university located in Adelaide.
The current president of TAFE South Australia is David Coltman.