There are a lot of reasons you should choose TAFE courses in Adelaide, namely the high quality of 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 which is very appealing to students who are often after enertainment balanced with affordability.
What else can Adelaide’s TAFE students look forward to?
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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 are; 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).
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 also return to study after years of work in virtually any area, to upskill or even if you want to change careers. You can also go seamlessly from school to TAFE certificates without any hassle, a benefit for many school leavers. TAFE SA’s courses in apprenticeship or traineeship programs are also available across a wide variety of study areas, as well as a number of short courses for your own interest or to further your career. There are also plenty of online courses available for access across the country.
You can do anything with TAFE courses in Adelaide.
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 courses 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 TAFE SA 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. TAFE SA short courses are available in areas such as:
- Sew Your Own Fashion
- Creative Floral Gifts
- Work Safety at Heights
- Bookkeeping Practices
- Advanced Excel
- Digital Marketing
- Child Safe Environments
- Design and Apply creative Makeup
- First Aid
Perhaps you don’t have the time to physically attend classes, or transport is a problem. If so, you’re in luck because TAFE SA online courses are available for students in Adelaide. Currently, there are over 220 online courses available through TAFE SA, including;
- Diploma of Business and Construction (Management)
- Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
- Advanced Diploma of Accounting
- MYOB Essentials Training
- Certificate III in Business Administration
- Certificate III in Health Administration
- Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA)
- Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
- Certificate III in Agriculture
Adelaide Metropolitan 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.
Adelaide City Campus
Courses include: Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, Diploma of Accounting, Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate III in Health Administration, Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, Diploma of Building and construction (Management), Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Short courses include: Adobe Photoshop CC (Advanced), Computerised Accounting Skills (MYOB), Health and Training Representative Training, Introduction to Working in the Community Services and Health Sector, Basic English Skills
Adelaide College of the Arts Campus
Award courses include: Certificate IV in Design, Certificate IV in Dance, Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance), Certificate IV in Visual Arts, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), Certificate III Program in Media (Games and VFX Foundation), Diploma of Live Production Design
Short courses include: Adobe Photoshop CC (Advanced), Coding for Designers, Introduction to Graphic Design Fundamentals, Discovering Acting, Screen printing, Introduction to Jewellery Making
Award courses include: Certificate III in Health Administration, Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics, Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, Certificate II in Construction Pathways, Certificate II in Business, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate III in Community Care
Short courses include: White Care- Work Safety in the Construction Industry, Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy, Child Safe Environments, Install and Maintain Cabling for Multiple Access to Telecommunications Services, Provide First Aid, Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
Gilles Plains Campus
Award courses include: Certificate II in Agriculture, Certificate II in Animal Studies, Certificate III in Pet Grooming, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma of Nursing, Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
Short courses include: Animal Microchipping, Positive Psychology, Child Safe Environments, Provide First Aid, Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Award courses include: Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics), Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical), Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics), Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Port Adelaide Campus
Award courses include: Certificate III in Health Administration, Certificate IV in Business, Certificate IV in Community Services, Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Nursing, Certificate II in Retail Services, Certificate III in Women’s Education
Short courses include: Mental Health First Aid, Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy
Award courses include: Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology, Certificate II in Food Processing, Certificate III in Patisserie, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma of Engineering- Technical, Diploma of Counselling, Certificate II in Electronics, Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering, Certificate III in Events, Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate IV in Hospitality
Short courses include: Preparing an Effective Cover Letter, MYO for Business- Payroll, Introducing Sustainability to Children, Basic Excel 2013, Security Systems Installations and Servicing, Provide First Aid, Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA)
Award courses include: Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), Certificate II in Community Services, Certificate III in Music industry (Performance), Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)
Tea Tree Gully Campus
Award courses include: Certificate III in Accounts Administration, Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, Certificate IV in Health Administration, Diploma of Financial Services, Certificate IV in Business Administration, Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design, Certificate IV in Information Technology, Advanced Diploma of Network Security, Diploma of Photography and Photo Imagining
Short courses include: Advanced Spreadsheet Applications for Business Owners/ Managers, Australian Commercial Law (Tax Agent Registration)
Award courses include: Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management, Certificate III in Horticulture, Diploma of Landscape Design
Short courses include: WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits
Award Courses include: Certificate II Program in Construction (Bricklaying, Tiling and Plastering), Certificate III in Glass and Glazing, Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), Diploma of Building Design, Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Site Management), Diploma of Electrical Engineering, Certificate IV in Interior Design, Certificate II in Civil Construction, Certificate III in Plumbing, Certificate II in Painting and Decorating, Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
Short Courses include: License to Operate a Forklift Truck, Work Zone Traffic Management, Work Safety at Heights, Xero Accounting for Small Business
Award courses include: Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology, Certificate IV in Nail Technology, Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, Certificate III in Business Administration, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate III in English Proficiency, Certificate III in Hairdressing, Certificate IV in Information Technology, Diploma of Nursing, Certificate IV in Youth Work
Short courses include: MYOB for Business- Beginners, Word, Excel and Outlook 2013, Provide First Aid, Mental Health First Aid
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- obsessed 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.