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.

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

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.

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

Ruth Hundertmark

Director, Education Partnerships
M: 0421 819 788
E: Contact 


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

Brett Ancell

Manager, Education Partnerships
Future Industry and Trade
P: (08) 7210 3089
M: 0472 808 191
E: Contact 

Michael Bassham

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

Kristen Nyholt

Kristen Nyholt

Manager, Education Partnerships
M: 0476 822 938
E: Contact 

Tim Hutchinson

Tim Hutchinson

Manager, Education Partnerships
Adelaide Metropolitan
T: (08) 8391 7390
M: 0477 740 558
E: Contact 


Tania Plunkett

Manager, Education Partnerships
Limestone Coast
P: (08) 8417 0354
M: 0419 586 344
E: Contact


Sarah Lance

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

Industry Collaboration Award

Datacom, TAFE SA, Workskil and SYC have joined forces to help ensure the long-term sustainability of career and training opportunities for the people of South Australia.

An innovative model of collaborative recruitment, job screening and pre and post-employment training programs has enabled the establishment of a bespoke vocational education and training program.

This program addresses participants’ low self-esteem and self-confidence concerns through creative training methodologies and has resulted in a decrease in unemployment within Northern Adelaide suburbs.


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 offers an online course called Introduction to Naval Shipbuilding

New naval shipbuilding course available online through TAFE SA

TAFE SA is partnering with the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC) to offer a new short course for those looking to work in the growing naval shipbuilding sector.
TAFE SA hosted a Women Rock-IT event to highlight career opportunities

Empowering women to pursue careers in technology

TAFE SA’s inaugural Women Rock-IT event brought together industry experts to share their inspiring journeys and practical advice with students and job seekers.
Fashion by TAFE SA graduate Rio Mignone

Rio Mignone named the HomeStart Outstanding Fashion Graduate

TAFE SA fashion graduate Rio Mignone has drawn inspiration from the frustration of last year’s COVID-19 lockdown to produce an award-winning collection of outfits.
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