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. 



TAFE SA Honour Awards presented to high-achieving graduates

Jan 11, 2022

Innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders are among the winners of the inaugural TAFE SA Honour Awards, which celebrate the achievements of TAFE SA graduates across career levels, industry sectors and communities.

Eleven award winners including a mental health clinician, chef and horticulturalist were announced at a special ceremony at Government House on Thursday, October 28.

Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, presented the awards with special guests including Minister for Education John Gardner and members of the TAFE SA Board in attendance. 

TAFE SA Chief Executive David Coltman says the awards attracted many high-quality nominees from a wide variety of fields including health, mining and engineering, education and the arts.

“Our 29 shortlisted finalists are all outstanding graduates who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen career path,” he says.

“The judging process was extremely competitive, and our winners are to be congratulated on their success.

“They are a group of high achievers who are using their expertise and passion to make a difference in their industry and their community.”

The Chief Executive Award was presented to Melanie Tate, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Puddle Jumpers, a charitable organisation providing services, camps and activity days for vulnerable children and young people.

“Melanie’s organisation is having such a positive impact through a range of caring and supportive services, including a food assistance program which helps more than 1200 families each week,” Mr Coltman says.

Adele Nelson, a Community Patrol Team Leader in Pipalyatjara on the APY Lands, received the Community Contribution Award for her leadership and dedication to improving safety for children, youth, and other vulnerable people in her region.

There were two winners in the Regional Trailblazer category, Belinda Tilley and Kevin Kropinyeri.

Belinda, of Mt Gambier, is the founder of I-Myself, a personal development program, and the ‘Herself’ Project, which trains community mentors and empowers women affected by domestic violence and disadvantage.

Kevin is the South Australian Business Development Manager for Outback Academy Australia, an Aboriginal-led, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to drive game-changing approaches to Aboriginal business.

Talented horticulturalist Kobey Knight, who works with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, received the Rising Star Award, and the Outstanding International Alumni went to Rehan Asghar Khan, a mental health clinician based at Port Pirie.

Adelaide chef, Stewart Wesson, was recognised with the Collaborative Partnerships Award. Stewart is the co-owner of several dining venues including Whistle and Flute and Part Time Lover and currently employs 200 people.

The Future Industries Award went to in-demand set designer Kate Rawlins for her work on Australian and international films, including Hotel Mumbai and Mortal Kombat.

Joanna Muegge of Denture Elements was the recipient of the Excellence in Employment Award. In addition to running a business, she is an educator and volunteers in community outreach programs to provide dental services for vulnerable people.

Tradesman and business owner Todd McAlister was recognised for Creating Pathways of Excellence by training and supporting a diverse group of apprentices including adults changing careers, those with learning disabilities and others with limited English.

Resilience Award was presented to Omid Nikooeighamsari who arrived in Australia as a refugee with limited English skills and is now an administrator of Online Library, which is aiming to provide services to more than 10,000 members.

The winners and finalists will become part of TAFE SA’s new alumni network with opportunities to attend special events.

The TAFE SA Honour Awards received 276 entries across 10 categories. More information about the winners and finalists can be found on the TAFE SA website.

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