External learning gives you the opportunity to learn at a time that best suits you. Course materials may be mailed out in print format and/or sent to you on DVD or by email. You'll be supported in your learning by your lecturer who will be available by phone, mail or email. Some courses may require you to have access to a computer connected to the internet.
On campus learning allows you to learn in a traditional classroom environment. Students attend classes at set times, at the campus where they enrolled. This form of learning gives you the opportunity to bounce ideas off your lecturer and others within your learning group.
On & off campus
The best of both worlds, this study mode allows you to learn online or externally for much of the course, with some elements on campus either as scheduled classes or workshops. This mode usually allows you to study the theory elements of a course at home, in your own time, while requiring you to be on campus to take part in practical training, where you can engage with your lecturer and peers. Some courses may require you to have access to a computer connected to the internet.
Online courses are web-based, designed to engage and stimulate the learner, and are not simply a collection of resources. You'll be supported and guided in your learning through interaction with skilled lecturers and other students, via email, forums and chat groups. This mode provides great flexibility, as you can learn at your own pace, in your own space. Online courses require you to have access to a computer with an internet connection.
View online courses that TAFE SA offers.
Existing workers in the workplace
If you are employed (full-time, part-time or casual) and working in a job but do not have a formal qualification for the work you do, TAFE SA can recognise and reward you for the skills you already have.
If you are not able to take time off work to study, TAFE SA will provide any additional training to you while you are on the job, and at your workplace/worksite.
If you have a trade qualification and want to up-skill, you may only need to complete a few additional subjects to fast track to the next higher qualification or skill set, and your career goals.
As an employee working in the industry, when you apply for the course related to your job, you will receive an immediate conditional offer without having to meet any other admission requirements
Note the job titles linked to the course you are interested in. You will need to provided evidence of your employment in the related job when you go to the TAFE campus to enrol.