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Want to grow your business?
Develop your staff!

A recent survey of 4300 workers found that over 70% felt that they weren’t achieving their full potential at work due to lack of development opportunities. Worse yet the cost of losing an employee in their first year can sometimes end up costing three times the person’s salary.

Engaged, productive and efficient employees are what business owners and companies want. It’s no surprise that a Dale Carnegie survey discovered that companies with “engaged employees” outperform those without by up to 202% furthermore 87% of the new and upcoming workforce of millennials say that professional development and career growth are significant to them.

Most importantly according to the Association for Talent Development, companies that offered training programs have 218% higher income per employee than companies without formalised training.

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 SA 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.

Case Studies

BAE Systems

Bower Place


CMI Toyota



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.

Why should I train my staff?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 offer professional development courses in:

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

Our team

Kristen Nyholt

Kristen Nyholt

Acting Director, Education Partnerships
M: 0476 822 938
E: Contact 

Nigel Dillon

Nigel Dillon

Manager, Education Partnerships
Business and Arts
P: (08) 7210 3036
M: 0413 051 811
E: Contact


Aaron Harris

Manager, Education Partnerships
Health, Community and Foundation Skills
P: (08) 8648 9906
M: 0428 113 405
E: Contact


Currently vacant
Manager, Education Partnerships
Future Industry and Trade
E: Contact 

Michael Bassham

Michael Bassham

Manager, Education Partnerships
Government and Services
P: (08) 8348 1845
M: 0447 432 262
E: Contact 

Amelia Daw

Amelia Daw

Acting Manager, Education Partnerships
M: 0427 837 272
E: Contact 


Currently vacant
Manager, Education Partnerships
Adelaide Metropolitan, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and KI
E: Contact 


Sarah Lance

Manager, Education Partnerships
Riverland and Murraylands
M: 0409 723 874
E: Contact

Kym Cox

Kym Cox

Manager, Education Partnerships
Central and Northern
Port Pirie Campus
M: 0447 318 532
E: Contact

Cassie Priestley

Cassie Priestley

Manager, Education Partnerships
Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula
M: 0487 229 145
E: Contact

Ally Skeer

Ally Skeer

Manager, Education Partnerships
South East Region
M: 0467 714 917
E: Contact


Short courses

In addition to our 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.

TAFE SA fashion graduate Aurelie Sowerbutts

TAFE SA graduate Aurelie is fashioning a new career in design

TAFE SA graduate Aurelie Sowerbutts has traded finance for fashion and is relishing the local industry's creative opportunities after completing an Advanced Diploma.
TAFE SA lecturer Gary Webb and student Connor Ross

TAFE SA students shine at the Riverland & Mallee Vocational Awards

TAFE SA students from a range of industries have been recognised for their skills and work ethic at the Riverland & Mallee Vocational Awards.

Help shape the future of TAFE in South Australia

Join in this exciting opportunity to shape the future of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in South Australia.
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