TAFE SA has combined strong links with industry and successful South Australian university partnerships to create this innovative suite of courses.
Associate Degrees in Engineering combine theoretical understanding with industry-relevant practical skills, so you develop the knowledge and skills valued by employers.
As an engineering para-professional, you work in engineering teams at the interface between engineers and trades people. You might use advanced software to draft structures, or apply good practical skills to build prototype equipment. You may be at clients’ sites installing and commissioning new equipment, or out in the field testing advanced systems. You may be supervising teams of trades people, or running your own business.
With dual offer courses, you are accepted into both a TAFE SA qualification and a connected university program. This means that once you complete your TAFE SA course successfully, you have guaranteed entry – with credit – into university. This is an alternative pathway to university, which facilitates entry into a Bachelor of Engineering.
An Undergraduate Certificate is a short Higher Education course providing opportunities to kickstart or enhance your employability or career.
Adapted from TAFE SA’s current engineering Associate Degrees which are highly regarded by industry, you will benefit from industry-relevant and innovative subjects conveniently packaged as a short course.
Students who will study this course in 2021 will take advantage of significant savings as these courses are part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates package of reforms to higher education.
If you have been enrolled in a higher education course such as a university degree since leaving secondary school, you may meet the entry requirements for higher education at TAFE SA. This includes prospective students who:
You may need to have completed a certain amount of study within a higher education course to be considered for entry into TAFE SA higher education, for example, one year of a Bachelor course. Please refer to the individual course information pages for details.
You may also be eligible for credit for your previous higher education studies, which can decrease the time it takes to complete your degree at TAFE SA. Credit for previous higher education study is assessed on a case-by-case basis at the time of enrolment.
You may meet the entry requirements for TAFE SA higher education if you have previously studied a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma at TAFE SA or another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
In some cases, your VET qualification must be in a related area of study. Please refer to the individual course information pages for details.
You may still meet the admissions criteria for higher education at TAFE SA if you left secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.
You may still use your year 12 results or your ATAR for entry to your chosen TAFE SA higher education course, even if you completed secondary education more than two years ago.
Some courses have additional entry requirements along with a minimum ATAR, such as passes in specific Year 12 subjects. Please visit the course information page for further information.
If you have not completed secondary education, or did not achieve an ATAR high enough for entry into TAFE SA higher education, you may meet the requirements for your course by achieving a minimum score in the STAT.
The STAT is a two-hour, multiple choice test that assesses your ability to study at a tertiary level.
Visit SATAC for more information about the STAT.
If have completed Year 12 in Australia within the past two years and you meet the requirements for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or the interstate equivalent, or you have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB), you may apply for TAFE SA higher education courses using your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
You will need to meet the minimum ATAR requirements for your course. Some courses have additional entry requirements along with the ATAR, such as passes in specific Year 12 subjects. Please visit the course information page for further information.
If you have completed your secondary education overseas or in a non-standard program, your academic results will be assessed to determine whether they can be converted to an ATAR, and whether you have met any prerequisite subject requirements.
"Graduates of this course are what industry needs. They have good practical skills combined with solid academic and technical knowledge.
Students upon completion of this course are ready to commence their career with a solid foundation in industry practices and can effectively contribute to project outcomes from day one. This course provides “industry ready” students.
Our company is keenly involved in the students’ development, as we can see the value of their direct links with industry. The skills and knowledge of the students entering our mentor program have been of a high standard allowing us to apply students to current relevant engineering tasks. This provides immediate benefits to our company and also an opportunity to identify students for potential employment."
Marc PenleyFugro Marine Australia, Engineering Manager
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