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Partner with a proven provider

When you invest in your staff you want to be able to count on a great outcome for your organisation. With a focus on practical learning that’s directly applicable in the workplace, TAFE is as clear a choice for employers as it is for students.

TAFE SA’s experience in customising training for industry, businesses and government departments is extensive and proven. We can tailor training to benefit your organisation and deliver it on-the-job, on-campus or online. The figures don’t lie:

  • TAFE SA is South Australia’s largest vocational education and training (VET) provider (and also a registered higher education provider). 
  • 95.7% of TAFE SA graduates benefitted from their training*.
  • 92.8% of TAFE SA graduates would recommend TAFE SA to others*.

* Research by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) 2015.

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Companies enjoy a 24% higher profit margin than those who spend less on training


The total loss to a business from ineffective training is a staggering $13.5 million per year per 1,000 employees


Companies that offer comprehensive training programs have a 218% higher income per employee than companies without formalised training


A 10% increase in workforce education level led to an 8.6% gain in total productivity, whereas the same increase in updated technology increased productivity has just 3.4% gain


74% felt that they weren't achieving their full potential at work due to lack of development opportunities


40% of employees who received poor job training left within the first year

We'll meet your specific training needs

At TAFE SA we have a dedicated team who can work with you to conduct a skills gap analysis in order to thoroughly understand your training needs and expectations.

Our tailored training services mean we are happy to:

  • modify existing courses
  • adapt course materials to suit your organisation
  • deliver group or individual training
  • deliver workplace-based training
  • help build a team culture.

Workplace training

TAFE SA has extensive and proven experience in customising training for industry, businesses and government departments. We can tailor training to benefit your organisation, and deliver it on-the-job, on-campus or online.

Services for the Defence industry

For defence industry companies in the supply chain for Future Submarines, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Future Frigates and other defence projects, TAFE SA can offer:

  • training needs analysis and skills mapping to identify skills gaps in your workforce
  • tailored training programs designed to meet workforce needs
  • course and curriculum development
  • joint applications to government to obtain funding to support workforce development
  • advice on navigating the Australian training system.

TAFE SA has subject matter experts in:

  • engineering design
  • welding and fabrication
  • electrotechnology, instrumentation and control
  • electronics
  • heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration
  • workplace health and safety
  • project management and leadership
  • information technology, programming, cyber security and simulation

TAFE SA can work with you to advise on options and training solutions.

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Incentives for Business when Engaging an Apprentice or Trainee

By creating an additional 20,800 apprenticeships and traineeships over the next four years, Skilling South Australia aims to ensure South Australians are ready for the opportunities in growth industries such as:

  • Construction, mining and energy
  • Defence, aerospace, information technology, and cybersecurity
  • Agribusiness
  • Health and community services and disability
  • Food, wine, tourism and hospitality
  • Creative industries
  • Business and digital communications

Benefits to business looking to take on apprentices and trainees include:

  • increased access to subsidised training
  • streamlined registration for businesses seeking to employ apprentices or trainees
  • potential reimbursement of the cost of goods and services required when starting an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • increased travel and accommodation allowance for regional apprentices and trainees
  • learner support services to help your apprentice or trainee complete their training.

By selecting TAFE SA as your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of choice, you're accessing the widest range of qualifications available state-wide and subsequent tailored training solutions.

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Get the most out of your employees

Staff who undertake professional development courses at TAFE SA leave competent, confident and credible, boosting your organisation's productivity and talent pool. We currently offer professional development courses in:

  • legal studies
  • information technology
  • health and lifestyle
  • community services
  • business and marketing.

Industry Collaboration Award for TAFE SA

TAFE SA joined with Mossop Construction & Interiors, the South Australian Department of Correctional Services, and Totalspace Design as part of the ‘U-Turn Construction Pathways Program’ which won the Industry Collaboration Award at the SA Training Awards in 2018.

As part of this project women in prison are gaining construction qualifications through an innovative infrastructure project to upgrade the Adelaide Women's Prison's main accommodation block. It has so far seen 5 women successfully transition into the community with opportunities they would never have pursued before this program.

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Short courses

In addition to over 174 professional development short courses, we also offer a range of leisure short courses such as floristry, photography, baking and beer brewing that can be delivered in a fun, collaborative, team-building environment.

To enquire about a specific short course or team-building exercise, simply fill out the Contact Us form linked below.

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