Student ID card

Student ID card

You can obtain your Student ID card by visiting Client Services at your campus. (External students should visit their closest campus.) Staff will verify your enrolment details and take your photograph for use on the card.

Some campuses have the facility to print ID cards and can issue them on the spot. Cards processed at other campuses will be posted.

Student ID cards are needed for many purposes, including:
  • library services
  • computer drop-in centres
  • photocopying or printing
  • computer login
  • travel concessions (see below)
  • general student identification
  • some student discounts, such as textbooks or cinema passes.

Check with your campus on the availability of these services.

ID card will remain with the student for the duration of their study at TAFE SA. It is only replaced if the condition of card deteriorates or if the card is lost.  If a student card is lost a replacement cost of $5.50 is to be paid by the student. 

Travel concession

Full-time students are eligible to travel at concession fares on all Adelaide Metro bus, train and tram services. TAFE SA students should purchase Tertiary concession Multitrip and Singletrip tickets

However, a student can only travel on a concession ticket when carrying an approved ID card. A fine may be imposed if a student fails to show their student ID card, even if they are a legitimate student. Improper use of a card can also lead to prosecution.

Transport concession card for low income earners

Part-time students are ineligible for tertiary concession. However, students on a low income or who receive government allowances may be eligible for concession rates. The Department for Families and Communities can issue a Transport Concession Card to eligible students.

Student Print/Copy Credit

A Student Print Copy Payment Gateway will be available to TAFE SA students from Monday 25 February 2013, allowing students to add credit to their student ID card. This gateway is replacing the autoloaders previously available in Libraries.

Students will be required to access the gateway and pay for credit using one of the following:

  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard) 
  • Debit card (Visa, Mastercard) 
  • Prepaid or Recharge credit cards are available at Post Offices, major supermarkets and Department stores and a range of other places

An ‘Add Printing Credit' icon will appear on all student computer desktops (on campus only) for direct access to the gateway.  Instructions have been provided to assist students in using the gateway and library staff will be available to assist if you have any problems.