Diploma of Applied Geosciences

Duration Up to 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National Code10263NAT
TAFE SA CodeAC00057
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Start your rewarding career in mineral exploration or petroleum exploration that can take you anywhere in the world!



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Course Admission Requirements

    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score

    Important Information

    • Duration includes time taken to complete both the Certificate III and the Diploma.
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    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Employers include petroleum or mineral exploration companies, mining companies, geological or geophysical consulting firms or government organisations.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Applied Geosciences (10263NAT)
    You will graduate from this diploma as a geotechnician, able to undertake various paraprofessional geological duties in the field and office. 26 units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
    Flinders UniversityBachelor of Science (Environmental Science)10836YesDetails
    Bachelor of Environment10836YesDetails
    Bachelor of Science (Environmental Geology)10836YesDetails
    University of AdelaideBachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience)7218YesDetails
    Bachelor of Science (major in Geology)7224YesDetails
    Bachelor of Science (major in Geophysics and Applied Geology)7224YesDetails
    Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience)7224YesDetails


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.