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2019/2020

INTERNATIONAL
COURSE GUIDE

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CONTENTS
Why choose TAFE SA?                                            1
Reasons to love Adelaide                                       4
Where you will study                                           8
Student services                                           10
Accommodation                                              11
TAFE SA entry requirements                                 12
University Packaged Programs                               13
5 reasons to study a
TAFE SA University Package                                 14
English Language pathways                                  15
Overseas qualifications for TAFE SA entry                  16
English Language Intensive Courses for
Overseas Students (ELICOS)                                 17
Which English language course?                             20
Bachelor of Hospitality Management                         21
OUR COURSES                                                22
Arts and Design                                            22
Building and Construction                                  29
Business and Marketing                                     32
Community Services                                         36
Education and English Language                             38
Hair and Beauty                                            39
Health and Lifestyle                                       41
Hospitality and Tourism                                    45
Information Technology                                     51
Mining, Engineering and Automotive                         55
Primary Industries and Science                             59

COURSE LIST                                                62

University of South Australia CRICOS Provider Number: 00121B
The University of Adelaide CRICOS Provider Number: 00123M
Flinders University CRICOS Provider Number: 00114A
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WHY CHOOSE TAFE SA? E

                                                                                  offer specialised training
                                                                                 facilities equipped
                                                                                 with industry
                                                                                standard equipment
                                                                               and technology

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≥ NCVER Student Outcomes Survey 2017
~ See Department of Home Affairs website for further details.

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WHY CHOOSE TAFE SA?

TAFE SA gives you choice and flexibility. You can choose from more than 100
courses and follow pathways within our own areas of study or to university.
It is your practical pathway to the career you want.

REAL-WORLD SKILLS FOR                       A PATHWAY TO                                HOW DOES CREDIT
PRACTICAL CAREERS                           UNIVERSITY                                  TRANSFER WORK?
At TAFE SA, you will develop the skills     Our packaged programs with Flinders         TAFE SA has formal credit transfer
employers want. We have strong              University, The University of Adelaide      agreements with South Australian
relationships with business and             and University of South Australia offer     universities, which give you automatic
industry, ensuring our courses are          you an alternate way of achieving your      status or credit as part of a course or
relevant and up-to-date.                    end goal of a bachelor degree.              program. This means you can complete
Our lecturers are all highly experienced,   Successful completion of a TAFE SA          your university qualification quicker and
and they are active in their fields of      diploma, advanced diploma or associate      at less expense.
expertise. Our teaching methods blend       degree guarantees* you entry into a         A diploma from TAFE SA usually
theory with hands-on, practical learning    connected undergraduate program             provides up to a year of credit towards
using industry-standard facilities and      at one of Adelaide’s finest universities.   university study. An advanced diploma
technology, so when you complete your       It also reduces the length of time          usually counts for a year and a half,
course, you are job-ready.                  you are required to study at university,    and an associate degree up to two
                                            and therefore, the cost of your             years. There are no fees to apply for
Many of our courses include industry
                                            bachelor degree.                            recognition through credit transfer.#
work placements as part of the course
program. These work placements              By applying for a University Packaged       * Guaranteed only if students meet the
give you first-hand experience of the       Program, students receive a joint offer     minimum requirements to transfer to the
workplace, allowing you to test your        from both TAFE SA and either Flinders       applicable university.
skills and make valuable industry           University, The University of Adelaide or   #
                                                                                         Application fees may be charged by
contacts.                                   University of South Australia, and may
                                                                                        your chosen education provider.
                                            apply to the Department of Home Affairs
At TAFE SA, our lecturers are accessible
                                            for a single visa for the duration of the
and supportive, and our classes are
                                            whole study program.
mostly between 15 and 20 students.
These small class sizes mean more
personal assistance and attention, and
a more rewarding study experience.

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EXAMPLE OF SAVINGS
   Jackson wants to complete a Bachelor of                                           When Jackson completes his TAFE SA study,
   Engineering at university. This will cost him                                     he will gain two years credit to go on to
   around $34,400 (AUD) for each year of the four                                    complete his bachelor degree at university
   year degree or around $137,600 (AUD) for the                                      in just two years.
   whole degree.                                                                     At the end of the four years, Jackson will have
   Jackson has chosen to study the Associate                                         two qualifications, the Associate Degree in
   Degree in Electrical Engineering (092137K/                                        Electrical Engineering and the related
   CRS1400352) at TAFE SA which costs around                                         Bachelor of Engineering at one of Adelaide’s
   $17,500 (AUD) a year or around $35,000 (AUD)                                      finest universities.
   for the two year course.

                                                                                                       A COMPETITIVE EDGE
   This is what Jackson’s dual qualification will cost him                                             Studying at TAFE SA gives you practical
   compared to if he had entered university directly:                                                  experience and new skills, whatever
                                                                                                       your career goals. Even if you already
   TAFE + University                                 University                                        have a university degree or years of
                                                                                                       work experience, learning practical
   1st year TAFE SA            $17,500*             1st year university        $34,400*                skills and gaining an understanding of
   2nd year TAFE SA            $17,500              2nd year university        $34,400                 the most recent advances in your field
                                                                                                       gives you a competitive edge in the job
   3rd year university         $34,400              3rd year university        $34,400                 market. Qualifications from TAFE SA
   4th year university         $34,400              4th year university        $34,400
                                                                                                       are recognised throughout Australia
                                                                                                       and in many other countries.
   Total                       $103,800 (AUD) Total                            $137,600 (AUD)

   Indicative Saving           $33,800 (AUD)                                                           YOUR LEARNING AND
   *Estimate only. Check TAFE SA and university websites for current course costs.                     EXPERIENCE IS VALUED
                                                                                                       At TAFE SA, we know that knowledge
                                                                                                       and skills are built up in many ways.
                                                                                                       Experience in a job or as a volunteer,
SAVE ON YOUR DEGREE                                   Plus, as your TAFE SA qualification
                                                      provides credit towards your university
                                                                                                       previous study and training, and self-
                                                                                                       taught abilities are all important and
Studying at TAFE SA is a smart choice                 degree, it also saves you time and               valuable. If you can provide evidence of
that can save you money thanks to our                 money while you complete your degree.            relevant skills or knowledge, you might
competitive tuition fees.                                                                              be able to gain recognition for part of
                                                                                                       your studies, or even an entire TAFE SA
                                                                                                       course. This is called Recognition of
                                                                                                       Prior Learning (RPL). Evidence for RPL
                                                                                                       can include certification, references
                                                                                                       from employers, testimonials from
                                                                                                       clients, and samples of your work.
                                                                                                       Fees apply.
                                                                                                       For our higher education courses
                                                                                                       students are eligible to apply for credit
                                                                                                       based on previous studies.
                                                                                                       Each year, students from all over the
                                                                                                       world choose to study at TAFE SA.
                                                                                                       You could be one of them.

                                                                                                       Take the next step…

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REASONS TO LOVE ADELAIDE
Adelaide is one of the world’s most liveable and loveable cities. Surrounded by rolling hills and
endless sandy beaches, the city is beautiful, friendly, safe and affordable. People from more than
125 nations live in Adelaide, making it a welcoming and multicultural city.
Its climate is friendly too, with hot summers and mild winters encouraging an outdoor lifestyle.
There are lots of reasons you will love Adelaide – here are just a few.

AFFORDABLE LIVING
                                                                                                                                                                              Darwin
Living in Adelaide is cheaper than
most Australian cities. The cost of rent,
transport and food is lower, which
means a better quality of life
for students.
                                                                                                                                                                              Alice Springs
There are job opportunities for students
in Adelaide to help you get through your                                                                                                                                       SOUTH                                                                                                                                     Brisbane
studies. Your student visa gives you                                                                                                                                           AUSTRALIA
automatic work rights in Australia. You
can work up to 40 hours per fortnight                                     Perth
while studying. Many of our international                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sydney
students find work in retail, hospitality                                                                                                                       Adelaide
and tourism. You can use websites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Melbourne
such as seek.com.au and
indeed.com.au to look for employment.

SAFE AND WELCOMING                                                                              Royal Adelaide
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                                                                        TRANSPORT                                                                                            FREE TRANSPORT                                                                                  Visitor Information Centre
                                                                        Train                                                                                                99b Beeline Bus                                                                                 Passenger Transport Info Centre
                                                                        Adelaide – Glenelg Tram                                                                              City Loop                                                                                       Linear Park Track
                                                                        O’Bahn Buses                                                                                                                                                                                         Restaurant & Shopping Precincts

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“    I choose to study in Adelaide as it is quiet,
                                               peaceful and the cost of living is so low. I am
                                               in love with this great city, its multicultural
                                               environment, lovely people and tradition.
                                               Jakia, Bangladesh                                ”
                                                 SOUTH AUSTRALIA FAST FACTS
                                                 Capital City: Adelaide
                                                 State Population: 1.7 million
                                                 Adelaide Population: 1.3 million
                                                 Language: English
                                                 Currency: $AUD
                                                 Area: 984,377 square km
                                                 Coastline: 3,700 km
                                                 Major exports: Metals, wheat, wine, meat, education
                                                 and tourism

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A LIVELY,                                      DELICIOUS!                                               EVERYONE AGREES
COSMOPOLITAN CITY                              Adelaide is surrounded by farmland,                      – ADELAIDE IS A
Adelaide is known for its rich
                                               providing a constant supply of fresh,
                                               local produce. Our historic Central
                                                                                                        GREAT PLACE TO
cultural life, especially for its festivals,
which are famous around the world.
                                               Market sells fresh fruit and vegetables,                 LIVE AND STUDY
                                               along with meats, smallgoods, breads,
WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival,            cheese and more. Adelaide is well                        Adelaide is recognised as one of the
Fringe Festival, OzAsia Festival and           known for quality wine and beer, and                     most liveable cities. The Economist
Adelaide Cabaret Festival are just             our restaurant scene includes cuisine                    Intelligence Group ranked Adelaide
some of the international arts and             from all over the world. Our mix of                      in the global top ten in the Global
music events that keep the city buzzing.       cultures means there is likely to be a                   Liveability Report 2017.
Sport is also popular, with international      supermarket that sells food from your
cricket and cycling, soccer, car racing,                                                                Adelaide has been recognised in this
                                               home country too.                                        top ten for the past six years in a row
tennis and Australian Rules football
to enjoy.                                                                                               and is highly regarded for its culture,
                                                                                                        education, environment, healthcare and
Our pristine beaches can be enjoyed
                                               A PLACE OF LEARNING                                      infrastructure.
all year round, and you can easily             Adelaide has a strong and growing
escape to the vineyards, national              reputation as an education city.
parks and picturesque countryside
that surround the city.                        In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is
                                               home to six world-leading universities:
                                               Flinders University, The University
                                               of Adelaide, the University of South
                                               Australia, Carnegie Mellon University,
                                               Torrens University Australia and CQ
                                               University Australia.

   WEATHER                                        AVERAGE WEEKLY LIVING EXPENSES*
   South Australia has a temperate
   climate with four distinct seasons.
   With moderate winters and warm                                                                                          WEEKLY
   to hot summers, South Australia                Groceries and eating out                                                 $80 - $280
   does not experience tsunamis or
   cyclones.                                      Gas, electricity                                                         $35 - $140
                                                  Phone and Internet                                                       $20 - $55
   Summer                                         Public transport                                                         $15 - $30
   Dec – Feb                                      Car (after purchase)                                                     $150 - $260
   Mainly hot & dry
   25°C – 35°C                                    Entertainment/Clothes                                                    $50+
                                                  *Indicative costs $AUD. More information about living costs:
   Autumn                                         www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs

   Mar – May
   Mainly dry                                     REGULARLY PURCHASED ITEMS IN ADELAIDE                                    $AUD
   20°C – 25°C                                    Bowl of fried rice/noodles                                               $6 - $8
                                                  Milk (1 litre)                                                           $2
   Winter
                                                  Mineral Water (1 litre)                                                  $1.50
   June – Aug
   Cool & wet                                     Takeaway coffee                                                          $4
   10°C – 15°C                                    McDonalds Big Mac                                                        $3.60
                                                  Newspaper                                                                $1.25 - $2.00
   Spring
                                                  Cinema ticket                                                            $10
   Sept – Nov
   Little rain                                    Bus/train/tram ticket (single)                                           $0.87 - $1.62
   20°C – 25°C

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WHERE YOU WILL STUDY
TAFE SA HAS CAMPUSES IN THE
HEART OF THE CITY AS WELL AS
                                                                                                                                                8

                                                                                                                                         3
THROUGHOUT SOUTH AUSTRALIA.                                                               4
TAFE SA’s campuses feature specialised training                                                        2
                                                                                                       5
facilities equipped with industry standard equipment
and technology. Training facilities include:                                                                   City of
                                                                                                               Adelaide
>> workshops                      >> dental clinics                      St Vincent’s                          U       U U
>> studios                        >> hair and beauty salons                      Gulf                          2 1

>> computer suites                >> industry simulators
                                                                                                                                 km
>> restaurants and kitchens >> laboratories                                                                                  5
                                                                                                                       7
>> theatres                       >> veterinary surgery.                         Glenelg
                                                                                                                                               km
                                                                                  Beach                                                   10
>> nursing wards
                                                                                                           6
Our campuses also provide student facilities including:                                                    U

>> libraries with computers and study rooms

                                                                                                                                                               km
>> cafeterias and food preparation areas

                                                                                                                                                              20
>> student common areas.
                                                                                                    Adelaide Airport                  U Flinders University

                                                                                                    TAFE SA Location                  U University of South Australia

                                                                                                    English Language Centre           U The University of Adelaide

                                                                                                                                                                         km
                                                                                                                                                                        30
                                                      CAMPUS                       LOCATION             EXAMPLE OF COURSES OFFERED
                                                                                   (distance from
                                                                                   City centre)

                                                      1 Adelaide City              City centre          English Language, Business and Marketing,
                                                                                                        Information Technology, Hair and Beauty
                                                      2 Adelaide College           City centre          Arts and Fashion Design, Screen and Media
                                                        of the Arts
                                                      3 Gilles Plains              12km                 Veterinary Nursing and Applied Science,
                                                                                                        Community and Health
                                                      4 Port Adelaide*             15km                 Community and Health, Nursing
                                                      5 Regency                    7.5km                Hospitality, Food and Wine, Community Services,
                                                                                                        Mining, Engineering and Transport, Tourism and
                                                                                                        Events, Children’s Services
                                                      6 Tonsley                    10km                 Building and Design, Engineering
                                                      7 Urrbrae*                   7km                  Environment and Horticulture, Landscape Design

*2019-2020 course locations are subject to further confirmation

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STUDENT SERVICES
Studying as an international student can
seem daunting, but TAFE SA provides
                                            COUNSELLING SERVICES                        STUDYADELAIDE
support to help you make the most           If you have difficulties, our counsellors   StudyAdelaide is a great source
of your time with us. From your arrival     can help you. Counselling services are      of information and support for
until graduation, we provide services       free and include:                           international students. They run
including:                                                                              free competitions, giveaways and
                                            >> career and course choice advice
                                                                                        events, which are a wonderful way
>> orientation for all new arrivals         >> online tutor support                     to meet other international students
>> counselling                              >> financial advice and assistance          and experience Australian life in
>> academic learning and English                                                        Adelaide. Visit studyadelaide.com
                                            >> finding accommodation
   language support                                                                     for more information or send an
                                            >> assistance with medical, personal        email to events@studyadelaide.com
>> social and recreational programs.           and family problems                      if you’d like to join their mailing list
                                            >> advice on student visa and               to stay up-to-date with free
                                                                                        StudyAdelaide activities.
ORIENTATION                                    attendance issues.
                                            Counselling services are accessible by
As a new student at TAFE SA, you            phone, email or in person.
will attend an orientation program
where you will get to meet lecturers and
other students, and be shown around         LEARNING SUPPORT
your new campus.
                                            TAFE SA provides extra teaching
It is a great way to get familiar with      assistance to students who experience
Adelaide and settle into TAFE SA.           difficulties with any aspects of their
Go to tafesa.ed.au/international/           course. Learning support can help you:
support to view these services.             >> organise your course work and
                                               study schedules
                                            >> prepare for tests or examinations
                                            >> build your academic skills.

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ACCOMMODATION
Where to live is an important decision when you move to a new city. For most people, rental and
transport costs are important, along with finding somewhere close to your campus, workplace
and other facilities. TAFE SA international students choose between purpose‑built student housing,
homestay and private rental.

ACCOMMODATION TYPES                            Homestay                                    Private rental
                                               Homestay is living with an Australian       You can rent a house or apartment
Student housing                                host family. It is a great way to           anywhere you like. On top of your
                                               experience Australian life and              weekly rent you will need to pay for
Student housing in Adelaide includes
                                               practice your English in a welcoming        utilities such as electricity, gas, water
individual studio apartments,
                                               environment. As a homestay student,         and telephone. You may need to sign
shared apartments or dormitory
                                               you will have a bedroom with linen and      a lease agreement with your landlord
accommodation. Most student housing
                                               a place to study, and you will share a      and pay a refundable bond in advance.
is in the city centre or near TAFE SA
                                               bathroom, kitchen and other facilities      Go to cbs.sa.gov.au/renting-and-
campuses, which reduces transport
                                               with your host family. Most homestay        letting for more information about your
costs. One advantage of student
                                               hosts provide meals, or you may need        legal rights and obligations as a tenant.
accommodation is that it often includes
                                               to provide and prepare your own food.       Students often share a house, having
internet access, utilities, furnished
apartments and sometimes other                 Your homestay hosts may be a family         a bedroom each, sharing the rest of
services such as meals and laundry.            with children, a couple or a single         the house and splitting expenses. If you
                                               person. Many Australian homes have          rent a room in a share house, you might
One example of affordable student
                                               pets, including dogs. You will be part of   pay more if the room is furnished or if
housing is Regency International
                                               the household, so you will have to look     utilities are included in your weekly rent.
House at TAFE SA’s Regency Campus.
                                               after your own needs, such as keeping       Sharing can be a cheap option, but it
The rental fee includes meals, utilities,
                                               your room tidy and doing your laundry.      is important to clearly agree on how
weekly cleaning and access to shared
                                               Visit Australian Homestay                   chores and bills will be divided.
recreation facilities. See tafesa.edu.au/
international/int-support-services/int-        Network homestaynetwork.org/                Search adelaidestudenthousing.com.
accommodation for more information.            for more information on organising          au, realestate.com.au or domain.com.
                                               your homestay.                              au to find properties for rent.

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TAFE SA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                   SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The table below states the minimum academic entry                    Some courses including associate degrees in engineering,
requirements for international students at TAFE SA.                  dental, early childhood education and care, and nursing
                                                                     as well as bachelor degrees have special admission
                                                                     requirements which might include:
     To apply for                Requirement
                                                                     >> successful completion of certain subjects
     Certificate II or           Satisfactory completion             >> a specific pass level in certain subjects
     certificate III course      of Australian Year 10 or
                                 equivalent in your country          >> an IELTS score higher than 5.5, no band below 5.0
                                                                     >> presentation of a portfolio or audition
     Certificate IV course       Satisfactory completion
                                 of Australian Year 11 or            >> passing an assessment or a test set by TAFE SA.
                                 equivalent in your country          You should always check the entry requirements for
     Diploma, advanced           Satisfactory completion             your chosen course before you apply.
     diploma, associate          of Australian Year 12 or
     degree or bachelor          equivalent in your country
     course                                                          STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS
     Most foundation studies programs offered by Australian          Students younger than 18 can study with TAFE SA.
     education institutions and universities are accepted as         You will need to be 17 years old when you start your study
     equivalent to Australian Year 12. Some exceptions apply.        (at the date shown on your Confirmation of Enrolment
                                                                     (COE)) but you can apply when you are 16 years old.
                                                                     The Department of Home Affairs requires all students
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY                                               who are not living in Australia with their parents to have
                                                                     somewhere suitable to live and an appropriate adult who
REQUIREMENTS                                                         will be responsible for your care.

The minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score for entry to                 To apply for a student visa, students younger than 18
most TAFE SA courses is an academic IELTS of 5.5 with a              need to show the Department of Home Affairs that
minimum of 5.0 in all bands. Some students who do not have           they have appropriate welfare and accommodation
a current IELTS (or equivalent) score may be able to gain an         arrangements in place.
English language test score for entry to TAFE SA courses by
taking the International Second Language Proficiency Rating          TAFE SA has approved AHN (Australian Homestay Network)
(ISLPR) at our English Language Centre (ELC).                        and International Student Alliance (ISA) to provide welfare and
                                                                     accommodation services to these students and their families.

TAFE SA ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTRE                                      UNDER 18 APPLICATION QUICK GUIDE
TAFE SA’s English Language Centre (ELC) is located in the
heart of Adelaide and offers affordable, intensive English
language programs tailored to suit all student needs. Its             1>       Student applies to study with TAFE SA.
programs can provide entry into TAFE SA courses, as well
as many undergraduate and postgraduate courses at The                          Parent or guardian decides who will provide
University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University                 care and accommodation for the student,
of South Australia. Or they can simply be used to improve
your English while you are travelling or working in Australia.
                                                                      2>       i.e. parents or a close relative, or TAFE
                                                                               SA approved care and accommodation
                                                                               providers.
English Language Partners
                                                                               Parent or guardian completes the Welfare
TAFE SA accepts English language results from the
following providers: KAPLAN, IELI, English College of
                                                                      3>       and Accommodation Arrangement Form
                                                                               and follows the process.
Adelaide, ILSC Language Schools and SACE.
                                                                               Care and accommodation is confirmed
Successful completion of your English program with one of
our partners before your TAFE SA course means that you will
                                                                      4>       with the parent or guardian.
not need to sit an extra IELTS test. Courses requiring an IELTS
                                                                               Student accepts offer and receives COE and
of 6.5 and over cannot choose an English Language Partner             5>       CAAW form if TAFE SA approves care.
pathway. Applications for these pathways are made direct to
the English Language Partner.
                                                                               Students must not travel to Australia before
KAPLAN International English CRICOS Code 03008A,                      6>       the day their welfare arrangements begin.
IELI CRICOS Code 02916F, ILSC Education Group CRICOS Code 060152J,
SACE CRICOS Code 00094M, ECA CRICOS Code 00989E

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UNIVERSITY PACKAGED PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY PACKAGED PROGRAMS                                                    TAFE SA
Our packaged programs with Flinders University,
                                                                                Apply online
The University of Adelaide and University of South
Australia offer you an alternate way of achieving your                          student-tafesa.studylink.com
end goal of a bachelor degree.
                                                                                Agents
Successful completion of a TAFE SA diploma, advanced
diploma or associate degree guarantees* you entry into a                        customer.studylink.com
connected undergraduate program at one of Adelaide’s
finest universities. It also reduces the length of time you                     FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
are required to study at university and therefore the cost
of your bachelor degree.                                                        Apply online
By applying for a University Packaged Program, students                         TAFE SA and Flinders University packaged programs:
receive a joint offer from both TAFE SA and either Flinders                     tafesa.edu.au/international
University, The University of Adelaide or the University
of South Australia and may apply to the Department of                           Agents
Home Affairs for a single visa for the duration of the whole                    Agents who are mutual agents of TAFE SA
study program.                                                                  and Flinders University:
                                                                                flinders.edu.au/international/apply/find-agent

ADVANTAGES OF A UNIVERSITY                                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
PACKAGED PROGRAM                                                                Apply online
>> A guaranteed* pathway to university for students who
                                                                                TAFE SA and The University of Adelaide packaged programs:
   have not quite met the requirements for direct entry.
                                                                                tafesa.edu.au/international
>> Gain industry connections during your studies at TAFE SA
   that can lead to part-time employment in your field of study                 Agents
   for the duration of your university studies.
                                                                                international.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/
>> Graduate with a career-competitive mix of practical and                      find-a-university-of-adelaide-agent
   theoretical skills, which is attractive to employers.
                                                                                UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
HOW TO APPLY                                                                    Apply online
If you are applying for a University of South Australia,                        TAFE SA and University of South Australia packaged
The University of Adelaide or Flinders University packaged                      programs:
program, you only need to submit one application to TAFE SA.                    tafesa.edu.au/international
Further details for Packaged University Offers are available at
tafesa.edu.au/international/university-pathway-programs                         Agents
                                                                                unisa.edu.au/find-an-agent or tafesa.edu.au/international/
                                                                                agents-partners

* Guaranteed only if students meet the minimum requirements to transfer to the applicable university.

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5 REASONS TO STUDY A
TAFE SA UNIVERSITY PACKAGE
     1        Get work experience                       4   Trust and quality
              Many TAFE SA programs include                 We are a trusted government
              work placements that give you                 organisation with some of the
              valuable industry experience and              most impressive training facilities
              make you more employable.                     in South Australia.

     2        Part-time jobs                            5   Two qualifications
              Work placements undertaken                    Graduate with at least two
              as a part of TAFE SA studies                  qualifications in the time it takes
              may lead to part-time job                     most students to achieve one.
              opportunities in your field
              of study.

     3        Pay less in tuition fees
              TAFE SA prides itself in having
              more affordable tuition fees than
              many of our competitors.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PATHWAYS
DIRECT ENTRY TO UNIVERSITIES IN
SOUTH AUSTRALIA WITH ELICOS
PROGRAMS AT TAFE SA
The TAFE SA English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses
can provide direct entry to a range of undergraduate and
postgraduate programs (excluding dentistry programs) at the
University of South Australia and The University of Adelaide.

“    I have had a really positive experience
studying at the English Language Centre
at TAFE SA. The course is intensive and
challenging but the teachers are very
experienced and truly care about the
progress of their students.
Orya, Israel - EAP 20                      ”

  ENGLISH LANGUAGE PARTHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY
    Course                 Pathway                             Duration           Intake             Entry                Exit

    EAP 20 Part 1          Entry into TAFE SA and              20 weeks           January            IELTS 4.5 and 5      Pass (students deemed to
    and Part 2             university programs which                              (Term 1) or        or equivalent        meet IELTS 5.5*)
                           require IELTS 6.0 for entry.                           July (Term 3)
                                                                                                                          Credit (students deemed to
                                                                                                                          meet IELTS 6.0*)

    EAP 20 Part 2          Entry into TAFE SA and              10 weeks           April (Term 2)     IELTS 5 and 5.5      Pass (students deemed to
                           university programs which                              or October         or equivalent        meet IELTS 5.5*)
                           require IELTS 6.0 for entry.                           (Term 4)
                                                                                                                          Credit (students deemed to
                                                                                                                          meet IELTS 6.0*)

    EAP Advanced           Entry into TAFE SA and              10 weeks           January            IELTS 5.5 or         Pass Part 1 (students
    Part 1                 university programs which                              (Term 1) or        equivalent           deemed to meet IELTS 6.0*)
                           require IELTS 6.0 for entry.                           July (Term 3)

    EAP Advanced           Entry into TAFE SA and              10 weeks           April (Term 2)     IELTS 6.0 or         Pass Part 2 (students
    Part 2                 university programs which                              or October         equivalent           deemed to meet IELTS 6.5*)
                           require IELTS 6.5 for entry.                           (Term 4)

   * Equivalent to IELTS score – there is no IELTS exam at the course end

  Note: Students requiring 6.5 IELTS would be offered EAP Advanced, and, dependent on their current IELTS level, may require the General English and/or
  EAP 20 prior.
  EAP 20 Part 2 (Apr/Oct entry) and EAP Advanced Part 1 (Jan/July entry) both exit with an IELTS equivalent of 6.0. Students should select their course
  based on their current English language level (IELTS or equivalent score) and the start date of their university course.

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OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS
FOR TAFE SA ENTRY
The following overseas qualifications are recognised as being equivalent
to Australian Years 10, 11 and 12 for entry onto our courses.
 Country                                 Equivalent to Australian Year 10 or 11                                            Equivalent to Australian Year 12
                                                                                                                           Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education
 Australia
                                                                                                                           – satisfactory completion

 Brazil                                  Certificado de Ensio Medio (Year 10 or 11 equivalent)                             Certificado / Diploma de Ensino (Year 12 equivalent) Medio

 Cambodia                                Years 10, 11, 12 Upper Secondary Education                                        Diploma of Upper Secondary Education / Baccalaureate

 China                                   Senior Middle 2                                                                   General Senior Secondary Unified Graduation (Certificate of Graduation)
                                                                                                                           Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or Hong Kong Advanced
 Hong Kong                               Secondary 4 or 5 or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
                                                                                                                           Level Examination (HKALE)
                                                                                                                           All Indian School Certificate or Indian School Certificate or Certificate of
                                         All Indian Secondary School Certificate, Indian Certificate of Secondary          Vocational Education or Senior Secondary Certificate or State Boards of
 India
                                         Education (ICSE SX) Secondary Certification, GCE O-Levels (4 passes)              Secondary / Senior Secondary Education certificates, GCE A-Levels (2
                                                                                                                           passes)
                                                                                                                           Diploma liceale OR Diploma di istruzione tecnica (Technical Education
                                         Minimum 2 years (Year 10), 3 years (Year 11) of the Diploma di Qualifica          Diploma) OR Diploma di istruzione professionale (Vocational Education
 Italy                                   (secondary vocational education) or the Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame         Diploma OR Diploma di superamento dell’esame di stato conclusivo dei
                                         di Stato (senior secondary education) grado                                       corsi di istruzione secondaria superiore (Upper Secondary School leaving
                                                                                                                           certificate)
                                                                                                                           Certificate of Completion of Senior Secondary Education (lzajah/STTB SMA/
 Indonesia                               Secondary School : SMU or SMK 3
                                                                                                                           STTB SMK) or Certificate of Graduation (SKHUN)
                                                                                                                           Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko Sotsugyo
 Japan                                   Completion of Kotogakko Year 1 Lower Secondary Leaving Certificate
                                                                                                                           Shosho)

 Kenya                                   GCE O-Levels (4 passes)                                                           Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or GCE A level - 2 passes
                                                                                                                           STPM Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (2 passes) or GCE A Levels -
 Malaysia                                SPM or GCE O-Levels (4 passes) or Senior Middle 2
                                                                                                                           2 passes, UEC successful completion
                                                                                                                           Higher Secondary Education
 Nepal                                   Completion of Higher Secondary Education Board Certificate
                                                                                                                           Board Certificate (Grade 12)
                                                                                                                           National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) - Level 3, minimum
 New Zealand
                                                                                                                           60 credits
                                                                                                                           Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations (5 subjects passes C
                                         Senior Secondary School (WAEC/ NECO) examinations - pass grade, GCE               grade average)
 Nigeria
                                         O-Levels (4 subject passes)
                                                                                                                           GCE A Levels (2 passes)
                                         High School Diploma or National College Entrance Examination (NCEE)               High School Diploma or a Certificate of Graduation + two years of bachelor
 Philippines
                                         + one year of bachelor degree                                                     degree
                                                                                                                           Shahadat al-thanwiyyah al-’aama or shahadat al-marhalat (General Secondary
 Saudi Arabia
                                                                                                                           Education Certificate) Form 7 or University Foundation Year

 Singapore                               GCE O-Levels - 4 subject passes                                                   GCE A-levels - 2 passes
                                                                                                                           General / Academic Senior High School Certificate / Diploma (Immumgye
 South Korea                             Completion of Senior High School Grade 1 or equivalent
                                                                                                                           Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang)

 Sri Lanka                               Sri Lankan GCE O-Levels (4 subject passes)                                        GCE A-levels - 3 passes

 Taiwan                                  Senior High School (1st or 2nd Year)                                              Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma

 Thailand                                Upper Secondary School (Matayom 5 / Matayom 4)                                    Matayom 6 or MS 6 (Certificate of Secondary Education)

 UK                                      GCE O-Levels (4 subject passes)                                                   GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)
                                                                                                                           Bang Tot nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong (Upper Secondary Education Graduation
 Vietnam                                 Upper Secondary schooling (Year 10 or 11 equivalent)
                                                                                                                           Diploma)

Local language subjects are excluded in the assessment of academic results.
Depending on your nationality, the Department of Home Affairs might only accept a formal English language test result (such as IELTS, Pearson Test of English, TOEFL) as proof of English competency for
student visa purposes. Please refer to www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/500- for details.
Refer to www.tafesa.edu.au/international/entry-requirements for any updates to admission requirements or if your country is not listed above.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE INTENSIVE COURSES
    FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS (ELICOS)
TAFE SA offers a highly supportive study environment where students develop
high-level English skills through small classes and highly interactive teaching.

  WHY STUDY ENGLISH WITH TAFE SA?
  >> Small classes and individual attention        >> Modern facilities with great transport links
     from highly qualified teachers.                  in the heart of Adelaide.
  >> Affordable fees.                              >> Clear pathways to universities in Adelaide.
  >> Only government-owned English Language        >> Immersed in an authentic Australian
     Centre in South Australia.                       academic environment, surrounded by
  >> Flexible start times and program durations,      domestic students.
     from 5 to 40 weeks.                           >> Opportunities to sit in on TAFE SA classes.
  >> Free English conversation classes             >> Access to the TAFE SA library with extensive
     with students from around the world.             English language and online resources.

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GENERAL ENGLISH                                                  ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC
Our General English courses are designed for international       PURPOSES 20 (EAP 20)
students and other temporary visa holders looking to improve
their English for personal or professional development. You      This course is designed for students with good English
don’t need to be planning to study in a TAFE SA award course     language skills who are planning to do further study at
to study at the English Language Centre. The course will be      TAFE SA or university. With expert tuition by our experienced
tailored to your individual needs, depending on your level of    teachers, you will gain the academic English skills needed to
English, goals and study pathways.                               reach your goals in the Australian academic environment.

Course focus                                                     Course focus
>> Developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.   >> Developing high-level academic skills: writing, listening and
                                                                    note taking, reading, comprehension, academic language
>> Improving vocabulary.                                            for oral presentations and seminars, study skills and
>> Improving grammar.                                               research skills.
>> Developing communication skills.                              >> Developing grammar, pronunciation and academic skills.
New courses begin weekly, with a short pre-course                >> Advanced preparation for IELTS: test-taking techniques and
assessment and interview to ensure you are enrolled                 practice tests.
at a level that suits you.                                       >> Developing specific vocabulary for your future course.
Fast facts                                                       >> Improving your group interaction skills to work closely
                                                                    with other students in Australia or internationally.
Duration: 5 to 40 weeks, not including holidays
(enrolment must be in five-week blocks)                          You will be continually assessed throughout the course, with
                                                                 regular feedback and timely intervention to ensure your English
Start dates: Weekly throughout the year                          is always improving.
Entry requirements: Elementary and above (not beginners)         Our EAP 20 course can serve as a direct pathway to TAFE SA
                                                                 award courses and undergraduate courses at South Australian
Class levels: 5 levels from elementary to advanced
                                                                 universities.
Fee: $355 per week (40 weeks: $14,200)
                                                                 Fast facts
CRICOS Code: 064265A
                                                                 Duration: 10 or 20 weeks, not including holidays
                                                                 Entry requirements: EAP 20 requires a general or academic
                                                                 IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 4.5 in all
                                                                 macroskills. Students requiring an exit level equivalent to 6.0
                                                                 should start with a 5.0 in all macroskills.
                                                                 Fee: 10 weeks for $3,550; 20 weeks $7,100
                                                                 CRICOS Code: 064266M

                                                                  “    The ELC at TAFE SA helped me
                                                                  quickly improve my English so I could
                                                                  study a pharmaceutical degree at the
                                                                  University of South Australia. I was
                                                                  impressed by the support I received
                                                                  from the staff and the facilities
                                                                  available to us.
                                                                                       ”
                                                                  Andre, Brazil - EAP 20

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ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC                                               ADVANCED IELTS PREPARATION
PURPOSES (EAP) ADVANCED                                            An intensive course aimed at improving your IELTS test score
                                                                   for further study, work, immigration or professional registration.
This course is aimed at students needing advanced English          You will learn tips and techniques to improve your listening,
language skills for university study at undergraduate or           speaking, reading and writing scores, from highly qualified
postgraduate level. You will attend observation classes and join   teachers experienced in preparing students for IELTS tests.
university campus tours to ensure you are fully prepared for
your university career.
                                                                   Course focus
Course focus                                                       >> Gaining improved confidence in speaking.

>> Developing advanced university English language skills:         >> Learning effective strategies for reading and listening tasks.
   lecture note taking, planning essays and assignments.           >> Improving grammar and vocabulary relevant to IELTS.
>> Developing specific vocabulary for your chosen field.           >> Learning time and stress management strategies for
>> Practical experience in university learning: research tasks,       test taking.
   group presentations and discussions, tutorials                  >> Improving your IELTS score in all 4 skills by 0.5 points in just
   and seminars.                                                      10 weeks.
Our advanced courses can serve as a direct pathway to
TAFE SA courses, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate
                                                                   Fast facts
courses at the University of South Australia and undergraduate     Duration: Minimum 5 weeks, maximum 20 weeks per
courses at The University of Adelaide.                             semester, 20 contact hours per week (classes 5 hours
                                                                   per day, 4 days per week)
Fast facts
                                                                   Entry requirements: IELTS 5.0 or above with a minimum of
Duration: 10 or 20 weeks                                           5.0 in all sub scores or equivalent (20 weeks). IELTS overall
Entry requirements: Students with an entry level of general/       of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub scores or equivalent
academic IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading       (10 weeks).
and writing and 5.0 in listening and speaking) or equivalent       Fee: 10 weeks for $3,550; 20 weeks $7,100
will generally enrol in EAP Advanced for 20 weeks. Students
with an entry level of general/academic IELTS 6.0 overall          Visa: Available to students on all visas, including student
(with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in           visas, holiday visas and working holiday visas.
listening and speaking) or equivalent will generally undertake     CRICOS Code: 074846G
EAP Advanced for 10 weeks.
Fee: 10 weeks for $3,550; 20 weeks $7,100
CRICOS Code: 086001K

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WHICH ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE?
You can choose to study in any of our four English Language
courses. Generally, it takes 10 weeks of tuition to improve your IELTS
score by half a point. The ELC at TAFE SA is flexible in meeting the
needs of its students.

WHICH ENGLISH COURSE IS BEST SUITED TO ME?

                 IELTS SCORE
                                                    Recommended Course                Weeks
        Have                        Need

       2.5-4.0                       4.5            General English                   10-30

         4.5                         5.5            EAP 20                             20

         5.0                         6.0            EAP 20                             20

         5.0                         5.5            EAP 20                             10

         5.5                         6.0            EAP 20 or EAP Advanced (Part 1)    10

         5.5                         6.5            EAP Advanced (Part 1 & Part 2)     20

         6.0                         6.5            EAP Advanced (Part 2)              10

       5.0-6.0               5.5-7.0 (or Higher)    Advanced IELTS Preparation        10-20

         6.0                         7.0            EAP Advanced (Part 1 & Part 2)     20

         6.5                         7.0            EAP Advanced (Part 2)              10

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BACHELOR OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
WHY TAFE SA FOR HOSPITALITY?                                     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
With a strong focus on business and management skills,           To be eligible to apply for this course you will need to have
the Bachelor of Hospitality Management (093415G/                 satisfactorily completed Year 12 (or overseas equivalent).
CRS1400418) offers you a competitive edge for careers in         International students will also need to be able to demonstrate
hospitality or hospitality-related positions both in Australia   English proficiency by an overall IELTS score of 6.0 Academic,
and internationally. The course offers many highlights.          with no individual band under 5.5 Academic.
>> Small class numbers for both lectures and tutorials.
>> Lecturers who are committed to quality, high-level
   education.
                                                                 CREDIT ARRANGEMENTS
                                                                 Credit for Year 1 may be granted if a Diploma of Hospitality
>> The combination of practical learning and on campus           Management (090981A/SIT50416) has been successfully
   delivery enabling you to apply theoretical concepts to        completed. This will be considered and confirmed on a
   a wide range of practical situations.                         case-by-case basis following application.
>> Practical placements in selected four- and five-star
   establishments allowing you to acquire invaluable
   experience to apply your skills and learning.                 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
>> Close industry liaison ensuring the design of the program     As a graduate, your world opens up to positions that offer a
   is up to date and matches the demands and expectations        stimulating, international work environment and a wide array
   of professional organisations.                                of career paths and job opportunities. This may be within the
                                                                 hospitality industry or other related organisations that seek
                                                                 motivated, professional and well-educated people.
                                                                 For further details please refer to page 49.

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OUR COURSES

 ARTS AND DESIGN

EXPRESS YOURSELF IN A CREATIVE CAREER
Arts and design play a crucial role in our society. Performing arts and visual arts tell us stories
about who we are and where we’re going. Design is an essential part of turning ideas into reality.
TAFE SA arts and design courses offer intensive, practical learning across a range of disciplines.
From acting and fashion to graphic design, digital media and live production, there’s a huge range
of careers to choose from. You will study and work in modern, professional facilities, mastering
tools and techniques that are vital to a career in the creative industries.

FASHION                                                           INTERIOR DESIGN
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and                    Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms and
Merchandising                                                     Interior Spaces
094961F / MST60116                                                084401K / MSF40313
This course is intended for design and product development        This course provides the skills and knowledge required to
roles in the fashion industry, as well as roles associated with   design kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces to meet client
managing fashion business as part of an enterprise. Skills        requirements, particularly as they relate to built-in cabinetry
include design and product development, as well as technical      and furniture.
production skills and business.
                                                                  Career Opportunities
Students can choose from a design and product development
or a business and merchandising stream.                           Small business operators in kitchen and bathroom design or
                                                                  product supply and specialist design personnel.
Career Opportunities
                                                                  Course Admission Requirements
Pattern maker, fashion designer, design manager.
                                                                  Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in
Course Admission Requirements                                     all bands or equivalent.
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in        Satisfactory completion of Year 11 or overseas equivalent.
all bands or equivalent.
                                                                  Duration 1 year       2019 Fees $14,200
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.
                                                                                        2020 Fees $14,400
Ability to operate machinery (sewing machines/overlockers/
irons/fusing press etc.) requires good arm and leg mobility.

Duration 2 years       2019 Fees $28,400
                       2020 Fees $28,800

Further Study
     Credit transfer

University Packaged Programs
• Flinders University  
• The University of Adelaide
Work Placement 24 hours

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“   The teachers are all
                                                                                            amazing. They have supported
                                                                                            me and have a thorough
                                                                                            understanding about how
                                                                                            to make your design ideas
                                                                                            become real garments.
                                                                                            Ni Wang, China - TAFE SA Graduate,
                                                                                                                                ”
                                                                                            Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion
                                                                                            Design and Merchandising. Winner
                                                                                            of the Premier’s Design Award, 2017
                                                                                            Adelaide Fashion Festival.

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration                            Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
084391G / MSF50213                                                   C04366G / MSF60113
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required        This course covers skills and knowledge required for creative
to give design and decoration advice for building interiors.         and technical solutions for built environments. Interior design
This includes the development of complete decorative                 at this level covers the planning and detailing of complex
schemes for use in residential, commercial and institutional         residential, commercial and institutional design projects with
interior spaces, working with a client brief and within project      an emphasis on space creation, space planning and the
parameters. There is an emphasis on furnishings, finishes and        factors that affect peoples’ responses to living and working
aesthetics, environmental sustainability, colour and pattern as      environments. It may also include design areas such as
well as historic furnishing styles. It may also include specialist   facilities for people with disabilities, institutional design,
design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities and     exhibitions, the aged and adaptive re-use projects.
the aged.
                                                                     Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities                                                 Interior designer for interior design and architectural practices,
Self-employment as an interior decorator, colour consultant          self-employed design consultant, design project administrator
or interior stylist, in-house interior designer or decorator for     and design manager.
design and decoration consultancies, furniture, furnishings
and fabric suppliers, furnishing departments of retail stores        Course Admission Requirements
or shop fitters.                                                     Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in
                                                                     all bands or equivalent.
Course Admission Requirements
                                                                     Successful completion of the Diploma of Interior Design and
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in           Decoration (084391G/MSF50213).
all bands or equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.           Duration 6 months      2019 Fees $7,600
                                                                                            2020 Fees $7,700
Duration 2 years        2019 Fees $27,400
                        2020 Fees $27,800                            Further Study
                                                                          Application to university           Credit transfer
Further Study
     Application to university            Credit transfer            University Packaged Program
                                                                     • University of South Australia

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GRAPHIC DESIGN                                                 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
                                                               093661D / CUA60315
Diploma of Graphic Design
                                                               Explore your area of specialisation in graphic, digital or
090457K / CUA50715                                             illustration. You’ll learn the skills required to establish, negotiate
Combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create    and refine a design brief, manage design realisation, manage
designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of     projects, originate graphic designs for complex briefs and
visual communication challenges. Gain a sound understanding    extend typographic design expertise.
of design theory and practice and the ability to analyse and   This course incorporates the Diploma of Graphic Design
synthesise information from a range of sources to generate     (090457K / CUA50715)
design solutions, and learn how to integrate both print and
digital media applications of design.                          Career Opportunities
                                                               Graphic designer, web and multimedia designer, advertising
Career Opportunities                                           creative team member.
Graphic designer, web and multimedia designer, advertising
creative team member.                                          Course Admission Requirements
                                                               Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in
Course Admission Requirements                                  all bands or equivalent.
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in     Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design
all bands or equivalent.                                       (090457K/CUA50715) (in the same field of design).
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.     Provision of a portfolio (visit tafesa.edu.au for more
Provision of a portfolio (visit tafesa.edu.au for more         information).
information).
                                                               Duration 1 year          2019 Fees $14,200
Duration 1 year          2019 Fees $14,200                                              2020 Fees $14,400
                         2020 Fees $14,400
                                                               Further Study
Further Study
                                                                     Credit transfer
       Credit transfer
                                                               University Packaged Programs
University Packaged Program
                                                               • The University of Adelaide • University of South Australia
• The University of Adelaide

     “     In my field of study, strong practical
     skills are vital for success. TAFE SA’s
     courses in graphic design have given
     me the right skills to be successful
     when I graduate.
     Nguyen, Vietnam
                             ”
     Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL ARTS                                          Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
                                                                     090482J / CUV50915
Certificate IV in Visual Arts
                                                                     If photography is your passion, then unleash your creativity
090409G / CUA41315                                                   with this qualification. Explore photographic techniques,
This course provides largely studio based learning, introducing      advertising, editorial, industrial, portraiture, still life, architecture,
the student to a range of skills in studios such as design,          and fashion. Through projects, you’ll create a range of imagery
drawing, ceramics, jewellery, digital imaging, printmaking,          for commercial and domestic clients. You can also specialise in
photo imaging and sculpture. This practical learning is further      a range of photographic work of your choice.
supported by an introduction to art history and how the
                                                                     Career Opportunities
student can use this to support their own work. Students are
encouraged to explore and develop practical skills and apply         Photographers and photographic assistants in a range of
creative thinking skills to their own work.                          genres including photojournalism/editorial, wedding/portrait,
                                                                     advertising/commercial/industrial, medical/scientific, and more.
Career Opportunities
                                                                     Course Admission Requirements
Visual artist working in jewellery, sculpture, painting, ceramics,
art photography and printmaking, and in galleries and                Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in
education.                                                           all bands or equivalent.
                                                                     Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.
Course Admission Requirements
                                                                     Provision of a portfolio (visit tafesa.edu.au for more
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in           information).
all bands or equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of Year 11 or equivalent.                    Duration 1 year           2019 Fees $12,700
                                                                                               2020 Fees $12,900
Duration 1 year        2019 Fees $12,200
                       2020 Fees $12,400                             Further Study
Students may be required to purchase additional items at the               Credit transfer
approximate cost of A$700.
                                                                     University Packaged Program
Further Study
                                                                     • The University of Adelaide
     Application to university           Credit transfer

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SCREEN AND MEDIA                                                  Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
                                                                  093660E / CUA60615
Diploma of Screen and Media
                                                                  This course expands your skills in your chosen stream
093659J / CUA51015                                                specialisation (Computer Generated Imaging and Visual Effects
Students interested in the Screen and Media course will           (CGI and VFX), or Film and TV, or Game Art) further.
have the option of choosing one of three streams: Computer
                                                                  Career Opportunities
Generated Imaging and Visual Effects (CGI and VFX), Film and
TV, or Game Art*.                                                 Computer Generated Imaging and Visual Effects (CGI and
                                                                  VFX) stream: a range of positions in the visual effects industry
The Film and TV stream equips students with comprehensive
                                                                  including 3D computer animator, compositor as well as film
production and post-production skills required in today’s
                                                                  and advertising industries.
screen industry.
                                                                  Film and TV stream: entry level in the film/television and
The Computer Generated Imaging and Visual Effects (CGI
                                                                  video/web content industries, or operate as a self-employed,
and VFX) stream is for students that want to excel in the field
                                                                  contract or freelance worker in allied fields.
of visual effects and 3D computer animation for television and
cinema.                                                           Game art stream: game artist, computer animator as well as
                                                                  the simulations industry, film and advertising as 3D modellers
The Game Art stream will enable students with the skills
                                                                  and texture artists.
required of artists in game development.
*The three streams are very different, therefore students         Course Admission Requirements
cannot swap from a diploma of one stream into the advanced
                                                                  Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in
diploma of another stream. Students will need to list their
                                                                  all bands or equivalent.
preference when applying to TAFE SA.
                                                                  Successful completion of the Diploma of Screen and Media
Career Opportunities                                              (093659J/CUA51015) (same stream).
See Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (093660E/
                                                                  Duration 1 year        2019 Fees $13,700
CUA60615). Students are strongly encouraged to complete
                                                                                         2020 Fees $13,900
the diploma and advanced diploma as a package.
                                                                  Further Study
Course Admission Requirements
                                                                       Credit transfer
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in
all bands or equivalent.
                                                                  University Packaged Programs
Satisfactory completion of the Year 12 or overseas equivalent.
                                                                  • Flinders University • The University of Adelaide
Duration 1 year       2019 Fees $13,700
                      2020 Fees $13,900

Further Study
     Application to university         Credit transfer

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TECHNICAL PRODUCTION                                             Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical
                                                                 Services
Certificate III in Live Production and Services                  090378J / CUA40415
090377K / CUA30415                                               This course prepares you for a career in the entertainment,
Backstage careers start with this course. You can choose one     performing arts, concert, film production, festivals and events
of the following study streams:                                  industries.
Construction: Props, set and scenic art.                         You can choose one of the following study streams:
Stage Management: Includes the technical units.                  Construction: Props, set, scenic art.
Technical: Audio, lighting, vision and staging.                  Design: Props, set, scenic art, costume, and design.
                                                                 Stage Management: Audio/sound, lighting, staging, props,
Career Opportunities                                             stage management.
Audio, vision and lighting technicians, follow spot operators,   Technical: Audio/sound, lighting, and staging.
stage mechanists, props makers, set builders, scenic artists,
scenery construction technicians and assistant                   Career Opportunities
stage managers.
                                                                 Assistant stage managers, design assistants, props, set and
Course Admission Requirements                                    scenic art workshop assistants, audio/sound, lighting and
                                                                 staging technicians.
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in
all bands or equivalent.                                         Course Admission Requirements
Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.       Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in
                                                                 all bands or equivalent.
Duration 6 months     2019 Fees $7,100
                      2020 Fees $7,200                           Satisfactory completion of the Certificate III in Live Production
                                                                 and Services (090377K/CUA30415) or equivalent.
                                                                 Other entry: Successful completion of ‘CUSOHS301A Follow
                                                                 occupational health and safety procedures’ (a unit within
                                                                 the Certificate III in Live Production and Services (090377K/
                                                                 CUA30415)) or equivalent. This topic can be studied
                                                                 concurrently with the certificate IV for approximately A$100.

                                                                 Duration 1 year        2019 Fees $14,200
                                                                                        2020 Fees $14,400

                                                                 Work Placement 100 hours

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