TAFE SA Adelaide North Institute is a leading public provider of vocational and higher education and training. The Institute delivers VET qualifications under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), from Certificate level 2 to Advanced Diploma in many occupational and support areas. Also, an Associate Degree is offered in Electronics and Bachelor Degree qualifications are offered in Recreation Management and Hospitality Management.
The Institute currently has 745 accredited qualifications on scope (2010-2011), which are delivered across nine campuses, through nine program areas, located in the northern and western suburbs of Adelaide:
In total, the Institute enrols around 33,000 students per year and employs 1012 full-time staff.
Education and training services are increasingly offered through varied delivery methodologies to optimise access for our clients. Institute courses use blended methods including a traditional classroom based approach, recognition of prior learning services, e-learning, self-paced programs supported with high-quality learning resources, and programs delivered in the workplace in partnership with employers.
Community & Industry Partnerships
- City of Playford
The Institute is working closely with a number of key stakeholders in the Playford area, including the City of Playford, the Land Management Corporation (LMC) and the Para West Adult campus, to look at training opportunities for young disengaged people in the Playford Alive Project in a number of areas, with a focus on language, literacy and numeracy.
- Anglicare Work Bank Program
The Anglicare Work Bank Program is where the Institute Business Services Program works directly with the Program to enable the development of training plans for local residents which meet the social and economic needs of the northern suburbs.
- Community-based approaches
The Institute has also initiated community-based approaches in its offering of community services qualifications with a view to enhancing the outcomes for students engaged in study but also as a strategy to build community capacity.
- Café Enfield and The Parks Projects
The Café Enfield project and The Parks project involves delivering training in a community setting, building community capacity in the Enfield and the Angle Park areas while limiting social isolation and enabling residents' access to accredited training in a non-threatening environment.
- Playgroup at Elizabeth campus
The establishment of a playgroup at Elizabeth campus for local residents is an initiative that enables students studying Children’s Services qualifications the opportunity for hands-on experience with children and also enhances the social skills, confidence and networks of the parents involved.
- Cooking and nutrition classes
Building on the success of the playgroup, we will soon be offering cooking and nutrition classes for the young mothers while their children are in playgroup, thereby enhancing their parenting skills.
- Bower Place Project:
Bower Place is a family therapy and psychotherapy centre. It has in the past been very difficult for vocational students to access an on-job environment in this specialised area due to the complexity of the clients and confidentiality issues. In this project, training delivery has completely changed to one where a range of Community Services qualifications have moved from on-campus delivery to delivery solely out of Bower Place. This is a real, rather than simulated environment, which provides students with an enhanced, real-life learning experience. The project was showcased by the national Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council as an adjunct to their national conference in October 2008.
- Lyell McEwin Health Precinct
This project provided an opportunity for the involvement in the planning of the Lyell McEwin Health Precinct and brought together a plethora of education, training and service providers for the health sector with a view of creating a vision for the health precinct which will enable the emerging needs of the health sector to be met in terms of training, recruiting and retaining a skilled health workforce.
Partnership with ETSA Utilities Training Services
Through sharing specialised equipment and human resources, the training of powerline workers can be facilitated in a credible but cost-effective model. As a result of the partnership, ETSA has been able to increase the number of trained powerline apprentices and the partnership has expanded to include programs such as Industry Pathways and Women in Electrotechnology.
Lead Centre for TAFE SA for Hospitality
The Institute is the Lead Centre for TAFE SA for Hospitality and works closely with industry to provide relevant and responsive specialised and customised training to meet business and industry requirements. Strategic partnerships include:
- Restaurant and Catering South Australia
- The Australian Hotels Association
- Recreation SA
- The Australian Society of Baking
- Tourism Training
Northern Area State Secondary Schools Alliance (NASSSA)
This partnership promulgates arrangements which maximise the opportunities of school students to achieve within the TAFE environment. Some of the strategies and collaborations which have been created as a result include:
- The Nursing Pathways Project, providing opportunities for students with an interest in nursing, aged care (residential and/or community care) or disability work. Students learn theory and practical skills in relation to personal care, supporting older people, first aid, manual handling, mental health, palliative care and disabilities.
- The TAFE SA Solar Car Project, providing opportunities for students to learn and apply the very latest technology for the development of solar cars and discover the career opportunities in the drive for renewable sustainable energy applications.
Strong business partnerships have been established for many years, including:
- The International College of Hotel Management
- Le Cordon Bleu
- South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service
- General Motors Holden
- Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
TAFE SA Adelaide North Institute
ABN: 67 828 419 300 (ABN Changes effective from 1 November 2012)
TAFE SA CRICOS Registration Number: 00092B