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TAFE SA at Tonsley

TAFE SA’s Tonsley campus provides nearly 45,000m2 of world-class, energy efficient, trade training infrastructure for the $4.5 billion South Australian building and construction industry. Tonsley brings together all the building trades under one roof, enabling students to learn and work together as they’ll be required to do in the industry. 

Tonsley Campus

Street address
1284 South Road
Tonsley SA 5042

Postal address
PO Box 56
Melrose Park Distribution Centre
Melrose Park SA 5039

Customer support

Available Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Campus opening hours
 Monday  7:30 am to 9:30 pm
 Tuesday  7:30 am to 9:30 pm
 Wednesday  7:30 am to 9:30 pm
 Thursday  7:30 am to 9:30 pm
 Friday  7:30 am to 6:00 pm
These times may vary during term breaks.

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Virtual Tour - Tonsley Campus

Specialist Facilities

The TAFE SA building at Tonsley has been designed to be a learning tool in itself. All of the building’s services – electrical, plumbing, communication, air-conditioning, gas, waste systems – are exposed, so students get an insight into how the building works. Within this structure, the Tonsley campus is host to a suite of specialist facilities.

  • The building services installation rig – a four-storey structure for training in in-ground and vertical installation of services such as plumbing, electrical and air-conditioning
  • Workshops for:
    • Roof plumbing
    • Carpentry and joinery
    • Glass and glazing
    • Electrical trades
    • Refrigeration and air-conditioning
    • Bricklaying
    • Furnishing
    • Painting and decorating
    • Plastering –solid, and fixing and flushing
    • Gas installation
    • Transportable building construction
    • Oil and Gas
  • CAD suite
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) laboratory
  • Water operations testing laboratory
  • Electrotechnology computer-aided learning laboratory
  • CNC woodwork and milling machines
  • The Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence – training and technologies for the renewable, sustainable and demand-side energy management industry
  • The Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence (OPCE) – a fully immersive simulated oil and gas production environment for technical training. It allows training in oil and gas operations, including safety, sustainable operational principles and maintenance activities, without expensive fly-in, fly-out arrangements for workers


Library facilities are provided through the Adelaide City campus. There is also an online TAFE SA Library.


Find transport to this campus using Google Maps.

For general information on public transport in Adelaide, visit the Adelaide Metro website.


Parking on the campus is free, with no special permits required. Disabled parking is available. Time restrictions apply in some areas of the car park.

Emergency Procedures

Instructional videos are provided for students to familiarise themselves with emergency procedures.


Self-Service Laptop Loan

Tonsley campus has self-service laptop lockers available for staff and students to borrow a laptop for up to eight hours. You'll find the lockers on the ground floor of building 5.

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