Adelaide, Your Perfect Learning Environment

Aerial View to Victoria Square

Adelaide is the state capital of South Australia.

We are a friendly, modern city of one million people within a state that is three times the size of Japan. The region, rich with natural resources enjoys commercial success, while the historic city is known for its vibrant culture with an appreciation of theatre, art and museums; a love of the outdoors, sport and good living. Adelaide, South Australia offers you a great learning experience...

A long, impressive history of education

Adelaide, a university city for 130 years, has produced three Nobel Laureates and over 100 Rhodes Scholars.

As well as TAFE South Australia, we have five universities:

  • University of Adelaide

  • University of South Australia

  • Flinders University

  • Carnegie mellon university (US)

  • University College London (UK)

Economist Intelligence Unit - Cost of Living 2010 Australia Chart

Australia’s cheapest city in which to live

Adelaide offers a world-class education and one of the world’s best lifestyles, but for much less cost. Adelaide remains the least costly mainland state capital* to live in. All costs are cheaper from accommodation to public transport to general living... great for students.


Adelaide – a city which values learning and students

Three Female Students Laughing at Glenelg Beach

TAFE South Australia’s campuses are superbly equipped with libraries, laboratories and state- of-the-art computer systems.

North Terrace, the ‘Cultural boulevard of Adelaide’, you’ll find:

  • Museums
  • South Australian Art Gallery
  • State Library
  • Botanic Gardens,
    and all for free.

Adelaide – safe, inclusive, respectful of diversity

Less congestion, less pollution and less crime than larger cities; Adelaide was also the first Australian city to invite people from all over the world to settle and freely practise their culture and religion.

Everything you need – the best shopping and eating

Fantastic shopping; leading fashion labels; the latest music and videos, computer and sporting equipment, and consumer electronics... everything you find at home, and more; plus multicultural Adelaide serves most of the world’s cuisines.

South Australia – an adventure playground

Clean, green and gigantic; our state has ancient mountains, forests, rivers, deserts and wonderful wildlife. Our beautiful beaches, like Glenelg, and national parks where you’ll meet our famous koalas, kangaroos and parrots, are only 20 minutes from the city. enjoy exciting activities like diving, cycling, surfing, sailing, caving, camping, parachuting, hiking, canoeing.

Mild Mediterranean climate – relaxing and healthy

Season Months Conditions Temperature
Summer December > February Mainly hot and dry 25°C > 35°C
Autumn March > may Mainly dry 20°C > 25°C
Winter June > August Cool and wet 10°C > 15°C
Spring September > November Little rain 20°C > 25°C

Centrally located, it’s easy to explore Australia

Fly from Adelaide to:

  • Sydney in 2 hours
  • melbourne in 1 hour
  • Perth in 3.5 hours
  • Alice Springs (for uluru/Ayers Rock) in 2 hours.

Study english

A huge advantage of studying overseas is learning and speaking english. Adelaide’s population is very mixed (125 different nationalities) and the number of international students is relatively small, so students must speak a common language, which is english. In Adelaide, people are friendly and happy to talk to you.

Festivals and events – South Australians enjoy themselves

South Australia, sometimes called the ‘Festival State’, holds major celebrations and sporting events every year, including:

  • Adelaide International Festival of Arts
  • WOmAdelaide – World music Festival
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival
  • V8 Supercar Series – Clipsal 500
  • SANTOS Tour down under – World Tour Cycling Race

Tennis or table tennis, swimming or soccer, golf or the gym, our love of sport ensures endless activities are available and affordable for you. Sun, surf, shops, pubs and eateries... for details, visit