Safety on Campus

At TAFE SA, we are committed to providing a respectful, safe and positive environment for all of our students, staff and visitors.  

We encourage all members of the TAFE SA community to work together to ensure TAFE SA remains a welcoming and safe space for everyone. 

All TAFE SA campuses are smoke free environments.  This means no smoking, vaping or use of e-cigarettes are permitted in buildings, car parks, and open spaces.  

Courtesy on Campus

  • Please obey car parking and speed restrictions, and only park in designated areas
  • Always carry your student ID card on campus
  • Be polite and respectful to other members of the TAFE SA community
  • Read about the TAFE SA Student Code of Behaviour.


Safety on Campus

  • Report any incidents or concerns to campus security, staff members, or SAPOL
  • Do not leave personal belongings unattended, or leave valuable items in the open
  • Do not bring illegal or dangerous items to campus, such as illicit drugs or weapons.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and safety
  • Counselling Services are available to support students who have concerns regarding any aspects of their personal safety, including:


Workplace Health & Safety (WHS)

You may be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your courses and work areas.  This is particularly important in workshops, practical and simulated classrooms, and for high-risk activities. Before you start, make sure you ask your lecturer about PPE or hygienic requirements for your course and work areas.

Examples of PPE include:

  • Footwear - Some qualifications require specific footwear for the safety of all students.  For example, if you are studying in many health related qualifications, you may be required to wear closed in shoes. And if you are studying in a workshop or kitchen, you may be required to wear safety boots. 
  • Eye Protection - Safety glasses are needed in some specific areas and MUST be worn when directed.  These are personal items and it is your responsibility to have them with you when required for classes. 
  • Hearing Protection - You may be required to wear hearing protection in noisy environments and/or when using noisy machinery. 
  • Protective Clothing - In some work areas you may be required to wear long sleeves, long pants, or both. 
  • Hard Hats - May be required in some work areas.
  • Other required protections - in some environments, you may also have to wear protective equipment for hygienic reasons.  This could include hair nets, face masks, gloves, or other clothing protection like aprons or uniforms. 


WHS when studying off campus

Regardless of where you study, being aware of your safety is important. 

At the workplace - if you are working and studying, or completing a vocational placement, you must adhere to the organisational WHS processes.  Before starting you should receive a WHS orientation or induction to ensure you understand all f the workplace requirements. 

If you are injured while at a worksite as part of your studies, you should still report this to your lecturer or coordinator. 


Emergency Contacts

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