Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence


Tonsley Innovation District
8 MAB Eastern Promenade
Tonsley SA 5042


PO Box 463
Oaklands Park SA 5046


Specialist oil and gas training

The Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence (OPCE) offers specialist oil and gas training. Opened in February 2015 at the TAFE SA Tonsley campus, the OPCE was established through a partnership between TAFE SA and the state’s largest oil and gas producers.

The OPCE is a unique facility that provides a realistic simulation of upstream oil and gas operations. The training options range from oil and gas fundamentals to the up-skilling of experienced field operators.

The greatest advantage of the OPCE is that it allows for realistic training in a low hazard environment by using compressed air to simulate gas and pressurised water to simulate oil. The OPCE facility offers Certificate II award courses, short courses and specialist training related to the oil and gas industry. TAFE SA’s skilled staff can develop and deliver customised training and are always willing to work in partnership with clients to achieve the required outcomes.

The OPCE training facility was established under a Deed between the Government of South Australia, TAFE SA, Santos, Beach Energy and Senex Energy. The facility is also supported by a host of other local and national businesses.