Completing your study and graduating doesn't have to mean that your time with TAFE SA is over. 

Career Support

Whether you are thinking about further study to gain industry specific skills, exploring your pathways to higher education, or preparing to move into employment, our career services can assist you with your planning and transition. As a recent graduate, you can continue to get free career support for 12 months after completing your training. 

Visit the Career Support page for a range of information, guidance and tips for progressing your career. 

You can book a career support appointment using the links below, or by calling the TAFE SA Contact Centre on 1800 882 661.  


Academic Records and Certificates

When you graduate from TAFE SA, you will receive a copy of your Academic Transcript and your relevant certificate.  If for any reason you need a new copy, graduates can apply to have a Parchment, Statement of Attainment, letter of extract, or White Card replaced due to loss, damage, or change of name.

To find out more about the process and cost involved in replacement of your valuable documents, visit Results and Parchments.  

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are thinking of re-skilling or up-skilling, or even changing career paths, fast track your training by exploring whether you can receive recognition for the training you have already completed. 

TAFE SA can give you direct credit transfer for relevant units you have completed from previous successful training, and can assess your skills and knowledge to give you recognition for what you have learnt through working, volunteering or other studies.  

Find out more about TAFE SA's Recognition of Prior Learning process. 



Hospitality graduate Aaron inspires the next generation

Jan 11, 2022

Bartender and gin enthusiast Aaron Formosa’s career has had a few twists and turns but he reckons one of his most important moves has been studying at TAFE SA.

Now brand ambassador for Applewood Distillery, Aaron says the experience he gained from hospitality and cookery subjects at Regency Campus has been invaluable – and it’s something he’s keen to share with current students.

“I was already working part-time at a bar and I was looking to make it a full-time career. I went to Regency Campus to talk about the study options, and it was one of the lecturers who recommended catering operations (part of the Certificate III in Hospitality),” he says.

“The catering component has been really important. My lecturers really drilled into me that it’s about mise en place (everything in its place) and principles like timeliness, freshness and service are really relevant beyond catering.

“I’ve also worked in a number of small venues where I’ve had to work across the kitchen and bar, and my education at TAFE has played a huge part in my professional career.”

Since graduating with the Bartender of the Year Award in 2016, Aaron has sought experience in a variety of roles.

“One of my lecturers, Mark Cranwell, said, ‘Just say yes if you’re asked to take on different opportunities’ and I’ve really heeded that advice,” he says.

His first role after graduating was at the Stamford Grand at Glenelg where he worked on weddings and in the cocktail bar.

He has since worked across a variety of Adelaide’s small bars including Bank Street Social, La Rambla Tapas and Haines & Co and says the interaction with his customers is the best part of bartending.

“I like to create experiences for people like providing a tasting and seeing their reaction and enjoyment, and helping them learn,” Aaron says.

He joined the Applewood team in 2020 and six months ago, he was asked to take on the role of brand ambassador looking after South Australia and Tasmania.

“Australian gin is a special interest of mine, particularly native botanicals and the ethical procurement of them,” he says.

“We’re at the coalface of discovery at the moment and there are some niche small businesses popping up which specialise in farming native plants.”

Aaron recently hosted a gin masterclass for TAFE SA’s Hospitality students and says he was inspired by the students’ eagerness to learn.

Hospitality lecturer Mark Cranwell says the masterclass provided a learning experience that went beyond gin.

“Everyone in the group has different ideas on what hospitality is and to hear a former student talk about working in the industry was inspiring and gave them ideas on where the qualification could take them,” he says.

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