What are the careers of the future?

A weld may just be a weld. But for Jamal Abil -Mouna it is at the centre of his career. Jamal is an apprentice for Adelaide Ship Construction who is one of the largest steel shipbuilders in Australia.

"Hey, I’m Jamal – and thanks to TAFE SA, I make sparks fly. That’s because – I’m now a welder for Adelaide Ship Construction. I started my apprenticeship later in life but it’s never too late to learn something new. Whether it’s fixing big ships or welding pipes together – I love what I do! "

A continuous shipbuilding program is planned for the next thirty years and beyond with thousands of job opportunities for South Australians. Naval Group (formerly DCNS) is delivering the $50 billion future submarines project, a $35 billion frigate contract awarded to BAE systems and submarine construction and maintenance facilities in Osborne part of Techport Australia; Australia’s largest naval shipbuilding hub, incorporating a critical mass of world class warship design and construction skills.

This industry will be underpinned by innovation, cutting-edge technologies and powered by a highly skilled workforce. The future jobs associated with this booming industry are diverse; ranging from welding, engineering to technical design, simulation, project management and more.

Designing a diverse job pathway

At TAFE SA, you will develop the skills employers want. We make sure our qualifications are up-to-date and cutting edge to ensure the students of today will be the successful workers of tomorrow. We give you choice and flexibility to pursue your career of the future and to enter a new frontier.

As a new generation of jobs evolve in South Australia, now is the time to get job ready and prepare for a career in one of the industry areas poised for growth.

Defence and Shipbuilding

A continuous shipbuilding program is planned for the next thirty years and beyond with thousands of job opportunities for South Australians. This industry will be underpinned by innovation, cutting-edge technologies and powered by a highly skilled workforce. The future jobs associated with this booming industry are diverse; ranging from welding, engineering to technical design, simulation, project management and more.

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Care packages

With an ageing population, the community demand for health services continues to rise. In-home care provided by health support services staff has been identified as a key area for jobs growth, now and in the future. A qualification in Allied Health Assistance provides the skills to meet the complex challenges faced by those working in the modern health and aged care industries.

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VR is a serious business

As a graduate of TAFE SA’s Advanced Diploma of Game Art, Chris Ferguson is a 3D realtime artist by training. “My skills are very similar to those of someone working in the (video) games industry,” the 26-year-old says. “It’s just the content of our games that differs.”

Working for an Australian defence company, Ferguson produces the visual elements of a simulation.

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