Guidelines for Collaborative Activities between the University of Adelaide and TAFE SA

The following processes have been developed for University of Adelaide staff.

  • Admission processes

    Admission from TAFE SA to the University of Adelaide 

    • The University of Adelaide offers a variety of entry paths for people seeking to pursue tertiary studies including entering from the TAFE SA sector.
    • Details of entry requirements should be checked on Degree Finder.
    • Entry may be competitive.
    • Some courses also require student to have prerequisite subjects or areas of knowledge. Prerequisites should be checked on Degree Finder
    • Applications for all undergraduate programs and some postgraduate programs must be made through SATAC/International Application System.

    Further information

    Admissions and Enrolments
    Tel: +61 8 8313 5208

    Admission from the University of Adelaide to TAFE SA

    You can use your University studies to gain TAFE SA entry. 

    Entry may be competitive and depend on achieving a compitetive rank in the selction process as well as meeting the minimum entry requirements.

    For further information on entry, selection process and advice regarding admission contact TAFE SA.

    TAFE SA Information
    Phone: 1800 882 661

  • Accreditation, credit transfer, and recognition of prior learning

    To facilitate the expansion of pathways, particularly through the articulation and credit transfer, follow the steps below:

    1. Initial contact

    Initial contact by staff interested in expanding pathways and other collaborative arrangements should be made through the TAFE SA/University of Adelaide articulation and credit transfer coordinator:

    University of Adelaide Project Coordinator (TAFE Articulation)
    Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
    The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005
    Tel:  +61 8 8313 5901
    TAFE SA Sharon Guscott, Principal Policy Officer, Student Services and Pathways
    TAFE SA Network Services
    Level 2, 11-29 Waymouth St, Adelaide
    Tel: + 61 8 8463 6362

    2. Process determination

    A determination should be made as to the most appropriate process. For example course information can be exchanged as an initial step, or a meeting can be arranged to discuss course information or issues etc.  The contact details of a key subject area expert should be supplied with any request for credit transfer consideration.

    3. Qualification linkages

    The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualification in Australia education and training and supports the developent of pathways to assist people to move easitly through education.

    4. Specify credit arrangements

    Specified credit arrangements must be in writing and include endorsement by both parties to ensure consistency and quality control. Templates are available upon request from either the TAFE SA coordinator or the University of Adelaide coordinator.

    5. Signed agreements

    Both parties should hold a copy of the signed agreement.

  • Curriculum development

    The University has in place formal processes to identify opportunities for collaborative curriculum development when planning new or revised courses/programs. TAFE SA also has formal processes for identifying opportunities and collaborating in curriculum development.

    Staff should consult the following key contacts for curriculum development and accreditation processes:


    The relevant Senior Project Officer from TAFE SA Network Services, Training Package and Curriculum Unit should be contacted for information relating to collaborative curriculum development.

    University of Adelaide

    The Program Approval and Entry Committee (PAEC) is responsible for considering both the academic and resource aspects of major program development. Information regarding curriculum development processes can be found on the program approval process page.

    The initial contact should, however, be made via the relevant faculty sponsoring the submission, as local approval processes will also operate.

  • Resource sharing arrangements

    For information contact TAFE Articulation, Project Coordinator, The University of Adelaide by email or telephone (08) 8313 5901.

  • Strategic planning

    For information contact TAFE Articulation, Project Coordinator, The University of Adelaide by email or telephone (08) 8313 5901.

  • Marketing

    Accurate and timely information should be provided to staff and students (including potential students) on course offerings and cross-sectoral pathways. Where appropriate developing cooperative or integrated strategies are encouraged to increase enrolment of international students in joint programs.

    For assistance or advice contact:


    Overviews of credit transfer arrangements are listed on the TAFE SA website for prospective students to consider.

    Various strategies to promote the pathways agreed through the credit transfer agreement should be pursued and current students should be made aware of the pathways.

    DECD Policy Portal
    The DECD Policy Portal provides information to all TAFE SA staff on administrative and official policy matters. New or revised credit transfer arrangements are submitted for inclusion on the Policy Portal.

    University of Adelaide

    Consider strategies that will best promote and advertise the arrangement. This could include printed or electronic publications, involvement with University agencies (eg. Prospective Students Office), general community awareness and communication with school liaison officers.

    Marketing provides services to assist senior managers and staff throughout the University to promote their programs, activities and achievements.

    For assistance contact:
    Level 4, Oliphant Building
    North Terrace Campus, Adelaide

  • Professional development

    University of Adelaide

    The University of Adelaide can deliver quality professional development opportunities for TAFE SA staff.

    • School of Education - including leadership development, course design, teaching methods, online education, and assessment and evaluation.
    • Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) - business development, leadership management, supervision, communication, personal development and computer skills. PCE can also design specific programs to meet the training and development need of academic staff from TAFE SA. In addition to the public programs the unit can assist TAFE SA staff in team-building activities, facilitating planning days and conducting individual and group career planning sessions. PCE can also offer TAFE SA managerial staff individual coaching programs for leadership, management, business and career development. Personal coaching is particularly suited to individuals who are committed to their own professional development and are open to receiving feedback and support to this end.
    • Adelaide Graduate Centre - A number of scholarships for research higher degree candidates may be available


    University academics may wish to explore or develop further skills in the application of the body of knowledge from their area of expertise. The program sponsoring General Manager or Educational Manager from the TAFE SA campus offering the course should be contacted to discuss the development and/or customisation of specific opportunities to meet identified professional development requirements.

  • Research

    The MOU encourages the University of Adelaide and TAFE SA staff to consider undertaking collaborative research projects. There are several fields in which university staff and students do research that are also of academic interest to TAFE SA staff, such as:

    • information technology
    • engineering and the built environment
    • geosciences and geographic information systems
    • public health
    • music
    • food and wine

    Collaboration between our institutions could take the form of joint research projects or the sharing of equipment, infrastructure or community networks.

    TAFE SA staff interested in contacting colleagues active in specific research fields can either search the University's website for information or seek advice from Research Services.