Forge a career in mining, manufacturing and automotive maintenance

TAFE SA provides industry-leading education for the mining, engineering and automotive industries. Our courses range from entry-level training and apprenticeships to advanced courses for para-professionals, and pathways to university. You’ll have access to the latest technology and equipment as you build skills and knowledge.

Links with industry provide you with opportunities to gain real-world experience in the workplace as you learn. Once in the workforce, lifelong learning through TAFE SA ensures your skills are up to date now and in the future.


Learn it, work it.

Apply to study a Certificate II in 2022.

Try something new, get set for an apprenticeship or ready for the real-world, with a nationally recognised qualification that will see you stand out from the pack.

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Learn It. Work It.

Learn it at TAFE SA with a wide variety of courses across mining, engineering and automotive, so you too can work it like Luci.

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Luci Spears
Concrete Finisher on major civil projects

TAFE SA’s new state-of-the-art Advanced Welder Training Centre (AWTC) is now open for business

The AWTC delivers training to groups on 12 state-of-the-art welding simulators.

We welcome interested groups from industry, schools and job active providers with familiarisation visits available on Thursday afternoons and Fridays.


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.

Associate Degrees give you the edge
Want a career as an engineer? An Associate Degree gives you a competitive advantage.
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Associate Degrees in Engineering

Get the best of both worlds with a TAFE SA Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Design & Drafting and Site Management.

A TAFE SA Associate Degree gives you options. It can prepare you to go into the workforce immediately as a paraprofessional or high skills employee, or you move into related university study with the credits you earn from your studies with us.

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The Mining, Engineering and Transport (MET) Centre

The Mining, Engineering and Transport (MET) Centre at TAFE SA’s Regency campus features a high-bay workshop for heavy transport including dyno facilities for light and heavy vehicles, automotive spray painting and spot repair booths, mining training practice drill rig and drill pad, land information systems survey equipment and computer software, CAD suite, advanced manufacturing 3D scanning and printing facilities, and CNC mills, guillotines and plasma cutters.
MET centre

Virtual Tour - Mining, Engineering and Transport Centre at Regency Campus

Mechanical Engineering

Paul Levett from Levett Engineering explains the precision engineering components that his company supplies to the Defence industry and the opportunities that are available for mechanical engineering apprentices from TAFE SA.

TAFE SA-trained Levett Engineering personnel are helping to build the military aircraft and submarines of tomorrow.

Cavpower and TAFE SA

Cavpower provides Caterpillar heavy machinery to the South Australian market. Cavpower works closely with TAFE SA to develop apprentice diesel mechanics, with over 200 Cavpower apprentices graduating from TAFE SA over the past 40 years. Apprentices learn the background knowledge at TAFE SA and then put their learning into practice on-the-job at Cavpower.

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