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Forge a career in mining, manufacturing and automotive maintenance

Enrol now and get your trade qualification with TAFE SA, the home of industry-leading education for the mining, engineering and automotive industries. From entry-level training and apprenticeships to advanced study for para-professionals and pathways to university, we have the courses for you. Gain hands-on experience with the latest technology and equipment as you build your trade skills and knowledge.

Our strong industry links mean you can get real-world experience in the workplace as you learn. And once you’re in the workforce, it’s easy to update and upgrade your skills with TAFE SA to ensure you’re always ready for the next career opportunity.

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TAFE SA’s 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.

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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

Keep your options open with an Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Design & Drafting from TAFE SA. Take your place in the workforce as a paraprofessional or high skills employee and start building your career. Or transition with us to a university degree using the study credits you’ve already earned. Get the best of both worlds with a TAFE SA Associate Degree.

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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.
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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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