Adelaide itself has been listed in the top 10 of the Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities multiple times, making the city an appealing place to both study and live due to its affordability yet high-quality liveability. TAFE SA has a number of locations in the Adelaide Metropolitan area including Adelaide College of the Arts, Elizabeth, Gilles Plain, Noarlunga, Port Adelaide, Regency, Salisbury, Tonsley and Urrbrae.
Types of TAFE Courses in Adelaide
Adelaide TAFE courses are available in a variety of types and levels to ensure that student needs can be met fully. Whether part-time or full time, there is flexibility available for both domestic and international students in terms of the types of courses that appeal most:
- Award Courses: Award courses range from Certificate I to and Advanced Diploma and Degree and are essentially a structured sequence of subjects when completed entitle a student to an award/qualification. As of 2019, the Adelaide campus of TAFE SA offers over 115 award courses in a large variety study areas.
- Short Courses: A short course enables a student to enrol in further study that will aid in the development of their career and solidify knowledge in the area of choice. Typically shorter than the average award course, Adelaide offers a number of high-quality short courses ranging from Accounting and Bookkeeping to software development.
- International Courses: South Australian TAFE training providers in Adelaide also provides international courses to its students who are on an exchange or have moved to Adelaide to study. They are compliant with CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Courses and Institutions for Overseas Students) but do have some entry requirements.
- Online Courses: TAFE SA offer over 200 online courses which have become an extremely popular way to get the qualification needed but without the hassle of travelling to-and-from uni. Offering flexibility, studying TAFE online in Adelaide offers interaction and support from lecturers and other students through a number of platforms.
- Higher Education Courses: An associate degree is designed to provide guaranteed entry into a university such as the University of Adelaide and credit will go towards the bachelor degree of choice. It is important to view courses and check the entry requirements of the specific Adelaide campuses for an associate degree.
- Apprenticeships and Traineeships: engaging in vocational education and training is not always about books, there are a numerous amount of apprenticeships and traineeships in Adelaide that cover a variety of trades and non-trade areas. Apprenticeships organised through TAFE commence at Certificate III and include trades such as hairdressing, cookery, automotive mechanics; whilst a traineeship commences at a Certificate II in non-trade areas like aged care, retail, numeracy, and community services.
TAFE SA courses completed in Adelaide offer students flexibility, affordability and a high-quality foundational start in a number of career pathways. With numerous campuses across Adelaide and a variety of study options, this capital city is soon becoming the new home for quality Australian education.