TAFE South Australia - Study at TAFE in South Australia

Why study at TAFE South Australia?

Why study at TAFE South Australia?

TAFE SA is South Australia’s largest provider of vocational education and training, providing opportunities to develop skills for work and further study, with 53 campuses and 92,000 students who study at TAFE SA each year.

TAFE SA has over 50 campus locations. TAFE SA Campuses stretch from the heart of the Adelaide CDB, through to suburbs in every direction, out to the North, South East and West of our rural and regional areas. Covering the coast and the Riverland, industrial and farming, wineries to the outback, into the ever-expanding suburbs and metropolitan areas.

However TAFE SA extends far beyond its state borders. Increasingly expanding Interstate and Internationally by providing commercial activity and workplace training in over 38 countries around the world, including the Asian Pacific region, South Africa, India and Switzerland.

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Why choose TAFE South Australia?

Why choose TAFE South Australia?

Owned and operated by the South Australian government, TAFE South Australia guarantees security for you investment and quality of your education.

TAFE is successful by helping over one million students to succeed in the last years. 91% of our graduates do further studies at university or find a job with their TAFE SA qualification

TAFE SA is recognised by Universities all over Australia:

With your studies at TAFE SA, you will be helped to get entry into an Australian university. The entrance requirements of the Universities are often lower than a TAFE degree. As a result, your TAFE SA Diploma may give you a year in a bachelor degree and 1.5 years if you have an Advanced Diploma. The academic and practical skills that TAFE SA gives its students are highly regarded by universities and the industry.
With small class sizes, every student benefits:

Our classes at TAFE SA contain 15 – 25 students. Therefore, the students are able to get more personal attention by their lecturers and the learning process becomes more effective.
Strong connections to industry and universities:

Our courses provide a broad knowledge in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Mining
  • Information Technology
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Agriculture.

We meet frequently with leaders of the industry and universities to make sure that our students learn the right skills for their future jobs or studies.

A good place to learn English:

As today’s most important language in the world, students are able to study written and spoken English at our institute. TAFE SA requires a 5.5 IELTS score in order for students to enter courses, and our English classes prepare them for their studies. We have special English programmes that allow students to specialise in areas they want to study in, such as: English for business or English for hospitality and tourism.
Your time in Australia will allow you to improve English not only in the classrooms, but also in your leisure time.

Help when help is needed:

Right from the moment you arrive in Australia until the day you get your Diploma, TAFE South Australia is there to help you. Our counsellors and lecturers are there for you everyday. We also help you to find a place to stay when you arrive, help you finding friends by providing clubs and social programs.

A good opportunity to settle permanently in Australia:

As the only city in mainland Australia with regional status, in Adelaide you have a great chance of becoming a permanent resident with your TAFE SA qualification. For further information please contact the South Australian Government.

Application

For further Information to study at TAFE South Australia, please contact our student counsellors per email, and recieve free service.

The Murraylands

The Murraylands

The Murraylands

The Murraylands is a region named same as the river that goes through it. Following are some of the activities you may wish to engage in while in this region. You will find it quite a good idea and a departure from the norm to hire out a house boat.  It is called a house boat as it a place where you can stay as in a hotel but it is made to float on water. Call it a floating hotel. You will definitely enjoy the feeling of being gently drifted as you sleep or relax in your hotel.

Another way to make use of the magnificent Murray River is to take a river expedition. This is a cruise in which you will spend two nights.
You depart at eight in the evening of the first day enabling you to see nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. You will be served dishes that are typically Australian.

Before the expedition starts, you will be briefed on the places that you will go to and some of the thing to look out for.

Also visit the Murray Bridge where you will find the Squatters Antiques shop. The shop stocks ancient valuable wares that include sideboards, enamel wares, kitchen cabinets and many other household items. The last place I would recommend you visit while in Murraylands is the Mannum dock Museum. You will find amazing pictures that sequentially show the development of the Murray River. Originally The River was an inland sea bed which over the years developed to what it is today.

The other interesting pictures to view are those that tell the history of the aboriginal people. First there are those that show them as gatherers. Then show their eventual development into trading and boat building.

Australian Economy

Australian Economy

THE BEAUTY OF AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

Australia has generally enjoyed a good economic prosperity over the years. The country has attracted millions of tourist, foreign students and immigrates from all over the world.

The economy was traditionally modeled round commodity production. As the effects of globalization swept the major world economies which made Australia adapt to the changes and take on a more knowledge-oriented economy. This has certainly played well for the universities in Australia which have attracted numbers not only internally but also externally.

The other sectors of the economy like service industry especially the tourism sectors have performed pretty well. Many visitors from different continents have and still pick Australia as their number one destination. This is down to the good hospitality, good security and cultural diversity that are very evident on the ground.
The manufacturing industry has also enjoyed great innovation in technology keeping afloat. Unlike the United Kingdom where the manufacturing industry is almost dead the ones in Australia have managed to compete and stay afloat in business.

The success story started as an agriculturally based economy and gradually stretched its tentacles to other sectors. It can now be described as a balanced economy with revenues trickling in from Agriculture, manufacturing and service industries.

It is evident that the knowledge based economy is moving at a very fast pace. One thing that I like about the Australian universities and colleges is the fact that they have maintained high standard over the years. They have not just focused on mass but on quality.

If you are looking for a university or college to further your education the beauty of Australia’s economy holds the answers to your quest.

Adelaide TAFE

Adelaide TAFE

For vocational training, South Australian Technical and Further Education (also known as TAFE) has a high reputation.  Conveniently, Adelaide is a beautiful town with a rich and varied culture, so you’re getting the best of both worlds.  Why not let AA Education Network help you to make the move?

Educational transcripts and other paperwork can be difficult, especially if English is your second language.  That’s why AA Education Network provides an inclusive service helping students with every aspect of their journey.  When you talk to an AA Education Network rep, they will first provide you with a variety of different study options and help you to choose the one that best suits you.  Then, they will help you with the applications, recognition of prior learning and anything else that is deemed necessary.

That’s probably where you’ll part ways, right?  Wrong.  Once your application has been sent, AA Education Network can help you with visa applications, travel insurance, English language tests, finding the cheapest flight to Australia... the list goes on and on.  Plus, you’ll have an expert education agent on your side for whatever you need, before and during your stay.  Even if it’s just culture shock or homesickness, your AA Education Network rep is there to help.  So get in touch today!

Adelaide TAFE Reputation

Adelaide TAFE Reputation

Reputation of Quality and Excellence

TAFE South Australia has been accredited and nationally recognised as a Quality Endorsed Training Organisation since 1998.

Each Institute's commitment to quality has resulted in many appointments, accolades and awards, such as:
  • Regional Adviser status to the President of the Commonwealth of Learning
  • National Training Provider of the Year in 1997 (Regency Institute) and in 1999 (Spencer Institute)
  • Australian National Training Authority Best Practice Awards in educational delivery, benchmarking and flexible delivery
  • Australian aware for excellence in educational publishing
  • National Trainers' award for outstanding and continuous contribution to the Hospitality industry
  • Training award for excellence from Tourism Training Australia

Adelaide International Students

Adelaide International Students

International Students

TAFE is a leader in tertiary education in South Australia (TAFE SA). Owned and backed by the Government of South Australia, it is the largest provider of tertiary education in the State.

TAFE South Australia is a training system comprising of seven independently managed institutes/alliances. Each TAFE Institute offers International Students the opportunity to study a range of courses in particular vocational or educational fields.

Get more information: Adelaide TAFE Application, benefits of Studying at TAFE South Australia

Adelaide TAFE Courses

Adelaide TAFE Courses

Quality Courses

  • Nationally accredited awards
  • Courses designed to suit a wide range of educational backgrounds
  • Awards transferable to other TAFE Institutes throughout Australia
  • National Curriculum
  • Well established national and international reputation
  • Industry focused curriculum

Excellent Facilities

  • Leaders in the use of technology
  • Wide range of student support services
  • Excellent classrooms and facilities

Pathways to University

TAFE South Australia provides students with a range of benefits including multiple pathways to university, recognition of prior learning, transferable awards and practical, industry orientated education and training.

  • Alternative pathway to University
  • Up to 1-2 years credit transfer to University degrees

Students who successfully complete their Advanced Diploma/Diploma in a TAFE course will be eligible to transfer into a Bachelor Degree Program at certain Universities. This means entry into second year University on completion of a TAFE award course.

Adelaide Climate

Adelaide Climate

The Climate in Adelaide
With hot and dry summers and mild wet winters, the climate in Adelaide is Mediterranean. Adelaide is the driest capital city in Australia with barely any rainfall in summer. The summer average temperature is 29C wit some days over 40C, and in winter the average is 15-16C with around 8C minimum temperature.
Lying at the coast, frost is very rare and Adelaide’s citizens can enjoy the mild weather all year round, having the nature at their doorsteps.

Adelaide Weather

Adelaide Weather

The magnificent weather of Adelaide

Adelaide is located in the southern part of Australia. When it comes to the weather, it is endowed with a hot Mediterranean climate. It experiences summers that are hot without any rainfall. Of all the Australian capitals it is known to be the driest. There are a few times when it experiences rainfall during summer. This rain though, is quite light and not reliable. The hot weather conditions of this South Australian state makes the beaches around a hive of activities during summer. The locals and tourists jam the beautiful beaches along the coastline to wade of some of the heat as they swim and engage in water sporting activities.

The average high temperature is 29degrees Celsius. Even though this is so, there have been times when Adelaide has fallen victim to some of the heat waves that have hit Australian in recent times. For example in the month of March 2008, Adelaide experienced a heat wave that lasted fifteen days. The temperatures were above 35 degrees Celsius. To add on to that, the year 2009 only brought with it more heat waves. In fact there were two heat waves. The first one occurred between the last week of January and the first few days of February. During this time the temperature rose above the 40 degrees mark. The 2nd heat wave occurred in late October to around mid of November. The temperatures at this period were above 35 degrees with some regions experiencing temperatures of 40 degrees and above.

Winters in Adelaide usually have moderate temperatures of around 15 to 16 degrees. There is also rainfall with June receiving most of the rainfall of about 80 millimeters .As you have noticed the temperatures are not very low in winters and so the occurrence of snow is quite rare, although there are times when you get some on Mt. Loofty and on some area in Adelaide Hills.Fotolia_Kangaroo_Island_05

The Weather experienced in the Kangaroo Island.

The Kangaroo Island is a large island which ranks third amongst the Australian Islands. It comes after the State of Tasmania Island which is the biggest island. The Melville Island is the second largest.

It is well known as a Surfers Island as it has beautiful spots to aid this sport. Its weather allows for different activities to engage in depending on the season.
The winters in the Kangaroo Island run from the month June to September. They are characterized by mild temperatures influenced by the ocean in a major way. Two thirds of the rain falls between the months of May and September which are the same months for the winter season. The wettest month is July.

The amount of rain that falls in the kangaroo island is roughly between four hundred and fifty millimeters and nine hundred millimeters. A summary of the winter can be said to be mild and wet weather conditions.

As for the summer season, you are likely to experience warm and dry weather. It is important to add at this point that the temperatures of this Island are largely influenced by its proximity to the ocean just as many other areas bordering large water masses. The temperature rarely rises above 35 degrees Celsius. Although the temperature does not rise excessively, the humidity in the air makes it seem hotter than a similar place having the same temperature.

Not to worry though if you are a visitor you will find that most places that offer accommodation have air conditioners fitted for you comfort. Also the same water that makes the place so hot provides a beautiful place to relax as you watch the waves and feel the cool ocean breeze under a patio umbrella.
Kangaroo is land is a nice place to tour any day.

The continental weather of the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is widely known as one of the oldest wine producing regions. It is located in the South Australia state in the mid north. It is a country side that has amicable people loyal to their traditions.

The climate in the Clare Valley is moderately continental. The summers are characterized by dry weather having hot temperatures during the day. The interesting thing to know however is the fact that the nights during summer are actually cool. This is mainly because of the high altitude of the region thus you get a hot day with a cool night making it one of the best places to be at during summer.

The cool night temperatures do not benefit the people only. One of the types of wines produced in the Clare Valley is the Riesling wine made using the Riesling white grapes.  The grapes grown in Clare Valley are of very good quality .The hot daytime temperatures and cool nights contribute to this because it makes the grapes mature slowly ensuring they that they ripen evenly. The other kinds of grapes also grown here, the red color species like the Cabernet Sauvignon, also point to the effect of the micro climate found in the Valley. The dry summers also seem to have an advantage. The dry conditions keep fungal diseases at bay, maximizing on crop yield. However the down side of this is that it becomes necessary to irrigate so that crops do not dry out.

The winter has cooler weather. The days become cooler and the nights become cold. It also rains during this season. The season usually spreads out through the months of June to September having rainfall that averagely amounts to six hundred and thirty millimeters.

Which ever way the Clare Valley makes a beautiful gateway that is full of many attractive features the weather being one of them.

The climate of Southern Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges is one of the regions in South Australia. It is located to the north of the Clare Valley and has the Spencer Gulf to its west. The weather conditions of the Flinders Ranges are largely influenced by the areas that surround it. For example it experiences maritime influence from the Spencer Gulf and the winds blowing from the Gulf Saint Vincent.
Maritime climate is the type of climate found in areas close to water bodies. The climate found in these areas shares some of the characteristics of both the Mediterranean and continental climates.

To understand the climate you first look at the characteristics of the Mediterranean climate which have a hot dry summer with cool and wet summers. Continental weather consists of summers that have some moderate rainfall and winters that are sufficiently cold for some annual snow fall.  The Maritime climate have warm as opposed to hot summers. The summers also experience some rainfall every now and then although it can not be quantified as being much. The winters are also not too cold.

The weather in the Flinders Ranges can be summarized as warm and dry. Because of this the animals you are bound to find in this region are the ones adapted to semi arid weather conditions. The region does not have a coastline and therefore has no white beaches to lie around on. This however is compensated by the presence of the two Gulfs that bring in water mention earlier on. The place allows one to explore the flora and fauna found in the ranges. There are many semi desert species of plants growing in the ranges. In the evenings you will be able to see most of the animals that live in this range as they come out to go to the water holes. Some of these animals include kangaroos, foxes and even insectivorous bats.

Work in Adelaide

Work in Adelaide

Employment Opportunities

International Students can apply to work part time while studying in Australia.
To apply for a work permit you will need to obtain your student visa and arrive in Adelaide to study.

Once you have arrived, you can take your passport to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, and pay AUD$50,00 to apply for a work permit. International students can work up to 20 hours per week. During holidays, no restrictions to working hours apply.

Permanent Residency

If you complete an award course such as a Diploma, Degree or post graduate studies, you can apply for permanent residency in Australia.

Adelaide Sightseeing

Adelaide Sightseeing

There is no shortage of things to see and do on a sightseeing trip in Adelaide.  From spectacular views and natural settings to historical districts and special events, there is always something new to discover!

One of the best ways to get to know a city is to see it from up high, and Adelaide boasts numerous lookouts over different parts of the city.  Along Belair Road there is the Windy Point lookout, at the end of Kinsington Road there is the Skye lookout, and Montefiore Hill in North Adelaide offers spectacular night views of the city, just to name a few.

Mt. Lofty in the Adelaide Hills provides expansive views of the Adelaide plains, Adelaide metropolitan area, Adelaide CBD, Glenelg, and surrounding areas.  Make it a day trip with a visit to the souvenir shop (which offers tourist information) and moderately-priced restaurant on the summit.

During the day the summit can be reached by foot or by vehicle, but between late evening and early morning it is only accessible by foot.  So lace up those hiking shoes for a sunrise or sunset view from lovely Mt. Lofty!

Back on level ground there are plenty of things to see in and around the
city.  Take a walk along the North Terrace to see the Casino (with a railway station below), Parliament House, Government House, the State Library, Migration Museum (with free entry), Art Gallery (also with free entry), Adelaide University, University of South Australia, Royal Adelaide Hospital, and the Botanic Gardens.

It's a long trek, but definitely worth the walk!

Study Adelaide

Study Adelaide

Teaching & Learning Methods

Teaching Methods

In Australia, teaching and learning is considered a two way communication, and students are encouraged to discuss and actively participate in learning.
Lecturers can use a variety of methods to impart knowledge and information to students.

This can include:

  • Tutorial group discussions
  • Lectures
  • Audio or visual presentations
  • Small or large group discussions
  • A mix of attendance and self-directed study (independent learning)
  • Computer based learning.

Learning Styles

Many subjects and courses are offered in a variety or combination of methodologies, to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

Students learn through watching, doing, researching, listening and reading. All of these learning styles are accommodated in a variety of class activities.

Students attend classes which can be done through group based activities. Groups can be large or small.

When working in group situations you are responsible for participating and contributing to the group as a whole.

Assessment can be done on a group basis, this means you can be expected to contribute equally with other group members. You are also expected to undertake self directed research to enhance your learning.

Students are responsible for adapting their learning styles to meet the particular teaching styles and assessment requirements of lecturers.

As an international student this can be difficult as it is culturally very different to what happens in the majority of your home countries. Therefore, there is Learning Support Officers available to you.

Adelaide TAFE

Adelaide TAFE Students

Adelaide TAFE is specialising in visual and performing arts, as well as creative writing.
Major study areas

  • Business Administration
  • Financial Services
  • Justice, Legal and Government Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Retail
  • Small Business Management
  • Workplace Training
  • Library and Information Services
  • Community Services
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Commercial Cookery and Kitchen Operations
  • Event Management
  • Front of House Staff and Management
  • Languages, Interpreting and Translating
  • Travel and Tourism
  • English as a Second Language
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Preparatory Studies
  • Sign Language
  • Women's Education

Visit our Adelaide TAFE website.

Adelaide TAFE Students

Adelaide TAFE International Students

International Students

TAFE is a leader in tertiary education in South Australia (TAFE SA). Owned and backed by the Government of South Australia, it is the largest provider of tertiary education in the State.

TAFE South Australia is a training system comprising of seven independently managed institutes/alliances. Each TAFE Institute offers International Students the opportunity to study a range of courses in particular vocational or educational fields.

Get more information: Adelaide TAFE Application, benefits of Studying at TAFE South Australia

TAFE SA

TAFE South Australia gets results

TAFE South Australia gets results

Over the last decade, TAFE South Australia has helped more than one million students to become successful. Research has shown that 91% of graduates either go on to university or find a job once they have completed their TAFE South Australia qualification.

Universities all over Australia recognise and value TAFE South Australia qualifications

Studying at TAFE South Australia can help you to gain a place at a university in Australia. TAFE qualifications often exceed university entrance requirements, meaning that a TAFE South Australia Diploma may count towards the first year of a Bachelor degree, and an Advanced Diploma towards a year and a half. TAFE South Australia graduates are seen as having valuable academic and industry skills as well as the extra maturity needed to be successful as a degree student.

A TAFE South Australia Diploma plus a university degree makes for a successful career

Studying a TAFE South Australia Diploma will give you something that many university degrees don't provide - real industry or workplace skills. Once you have combined these skills with a university degree, you will have the extra edge you need to gain the job and salary you desire.

Small classes provide big benefits

At TAFE South Australia, class sizes are kept to an average of 15 to 25 students per class. This means that the lecturer is able to give you more personal attention, assistance and encouragement, making your study experience more rewarding.

Courses are kept relevant by industry and universities

Courses at TAFE South Australia are created for students who want to gain jobs in their chosen fields, from business to mining, information technology to tourism, hospitality to agriculture. To keep courses relevant to modern workplaces, TAFE South Australia consults regularly with industry leaders to make sure students are learning what they will need once they are working in the industry.

TAFE South Australia also consults with senior university academics to ensure that courses continue to result in graduates that are valued by universities.

The right place to learn English

English is essential in today's business world. TAFE South Australia requires a 5.5 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score for entry to most courses, but gives you the opportunity to improve your spoken and written English by studying an English course before you commence your formal qualification. TAFE South Australia's English courses are among Australia's best, allowing you to focus on a particular area, such as English for business or English for hospitality and tourism.

While you are in Australia, you will probably speak English most of the time both in and outside class, allowing you to perfect your language skills in preparation for employment or university.

Support whenever you need it

From the day you land at the airport until the day you are awarded your qualification, there are lecturers and counsellors ready to help you. You can get help with finding accommodation when you first arrive and with meeting new friends through social and sporting programs. During your study there will be people to help you with any learning or language difficulties and to give you advice on career choices. If you experience financial, health or personal problems, our counsellors are ready to help you.

A great chance to gain permanent residency

Adelaide is the only mainland capital city in Australia that has regional status. This means that you have a greater chance of eventually gaining permanent residency by studying in South Australia. The permanent residency points system below details the points you will accumulate just by studying at TAFE South Australia, depending on which area you intend to study in.

  • Occupation in demand 15 points
  • Skilled occupation 40 - 60 points
  • Study in Adelaide 5 points
  • Study in Australia 5 points
  • Aged under 30 30 points
  • ELICOS/IELTS 5.0 - 15 points / 6.0 - 20 points
  • = 130 points

TAFE SA Overview

TAFE South Australia

Benefits of Studying at TAFE South Australia

Quality Courses

• Nationally accredited awards
• Courses designed to suit a wide range of educational backgrounds
• Awards transferable to other TAFE Institutes throughout Australia
• National Curriculum
• Well established national and international reputation
• Industry focused curriculum

Pathways to University

• Alternative pathway to University
• Up to 1-2 years credit transfer to University degrees
Excellent Facilities
• Leaders in the use of technology
• Wide range of student support services
• Excellent classrooms and facilities
Pathways to University

TAFE South Australia provides students with a range of benefits including multiple pathways to university, recognition of prior learning, transferable awards and practical, industry orientated education and training.
Students who successfully complete their Advanced Diploma/Diploma in a TAFE course will be eligible to transfer into a Bachelor Degree Program at certain Universities. This means entry into second year University on completion of a TAFE award course.

Reputation of Quality and Excellence

TAFE South Australia has been accredited and nationally recognised as a Quality Endorsed Training Organisation since 1998.
Each Institute's commitment to quality has resulted in many appointments, accolades and awards, such as:
• Regional Adviser status to the President of the Commonwealth of Learning
• National Training Provider of the Year in 1997 (Regency Institute) and in 1999 (Spencer Institute)
• Australian National Training Authority Best Practice Awards in educational delivery, benchmarking and flexible delivery
• Australian aware for excellence in educational publishing
• National Trainers' award for outstanding and continuous contribution to the Hospitality industry
• Training award for excellence from Tourism Training Australia

TAFE SA Service

TAFE South Australia

Teaching & Learning Methods

Teaching Methods
In Australia, teaching and learning is considered a two way communication, and students are encouraged to discuss and actively participate in learning.
Lecturers can use a variety of methods to impart knowledge and information to students.

This can include:

  • Tutorial group discussions
  • Lectures
  • Audio or visual presentations
  • Small or large group discussions
  • A mix of attendance and self-directed study (independent learning)
  • Computer based learning.

Learning Styles

Many subjects and courses are offered in a variety or combination of methodologies, to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

Students learn through watching, doing, researching, listening and reading. All of these learning styles are accommodated in a variety of class activities. Students attend classes which can be done through group based activities. Groups can be large or small. When working in group situations you are responsible for participating and contributing to the group as a whole.

Assessment can be done on a group basis, this means you can be expected to contribute equally with other group members. You are also expected to undertake self directed research to enhance your learning.

Students are responsible for adapting their learning styles to meet the particular teaching styles and assessment requirements of lecturers. As an international student this can be difficult as it is culturally very different to what happens in the majority of your home countries. Therefore, there is Learning Support Officers available to you.

Student Support Services

TAFE South Australia recognises the essential role student support plays in ensuring your success in your studies.

Each TAFE Institute prides itself on delivering the highest quality support services through highly trained specialists.

There are no additional fees for the following support services.

  • access to a full time International Student Program Manager
  • on arrival greeting and airport reception service
  • accommodation placement
  • personal and career counselling
  • on arrival orientation program to familiarise yourself with South Australia
  • academic tutorial and English Language support
  • use of modern computer and audio visual equipment rooms
  • access to excellent research and library facilities
  • student lounges and cafeterias

TAFE South Australia

TAFE South Australia

Why choose TAFE South Australia?

TAFE South Australia is owned and operated by the government of South Australia, which guarantees you security for your investment and a good quality education.
TAFE South Australia helped around one million students to succeed in their studies. Over 90 percent of our graduates work in a permanent position or proceed to a university.

TAFE South Australia helps students to enter an Australian university. TAFE degrees weight more than university entry requirement and as a result successful TAFE students can not only enter a university, but get credit for their TAFE studies as well.