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Cultivate your career in primary industries and science

Explore the diverse world of primary industries and science at TAFE SA and embark on a journey where you can work with animals, plants and cutting-edge technologies.

Make the most of the natural world by learning to grow, manage, harvest, protect, and research at TAFE SA. Our courses offer hands-on experience, job-ready skills, and industry-standard knowledge, taking you into the lab, out to the land or onto the water.

Our comprehensive courses cover both modern techniques and traditional practices, providing you with a well-rounded understanding of the field. Whether you are passionate about animal welfare, laboratory technology, or conservation and ecosystem management to name a few, TAFE SA's primary industries and science qualifications open doors to a wide array of rewarding career opportunities.

Begin your career with a certificate II in primary industries

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.

Our certificate II courses in primary industries will prepare you for entry level roles or apprenticeships within the industry. Apart from providing essential skills and knowledge, a certificate II course demonstrates your genuine enthusiasm to a potential employer that you are serious about a career in their industry.


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Specialist Facilities: Veterinary and Applied Science Centre

Students studying our animal studies, veterinary nursing and science courses have access to our state-of-the-art facility, ’The Veterinary and Applied Science Centre (VASC) at the TAFE SA Gilles Plains campus. The VASC is host to a suite of specialist facilities, including

  • full-function veterinary clinic including reception area, surgery, dental and radiology suite
  • pathology demonstration theatre with CCTV monitors
  • biomedical research and production facilities
  • environmental testing laboratories
  • Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) laboratories for microbiology, histology, molecular biology, tissue culture and chemistry
  • Physical Containment Level 3 (PC3) laboratory for biotechnology and biosecurity
  • animal holding and grooming facilities.

Not sure what to study or need some inspiration?

From animal studies & veterinary nursing, aquaculture, viticulture and more we deliver many courses that provide you with the necessary training to work in the primary industries and science industry.

Hear from some of our amazing students and lecturers as they share their personal stories on what led them to study or work at TAFE SA.

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