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Tonsley Innovation District
8 MAB Eastern Promenade
Tonsley SA 5042


PO Box 463
Oaklands Park SA 5046


P: +61 8 8207 2800

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Training a skilled workforce

The TAFE SA building at Tonsley has been designed to be a learning tool in itself for over 75 accredited courses. A $120 million world leading training hub that brings all building and construction together.

All of the building’s services – electrical, plumbing, communication, air-conditioning, gas, waste systems – are exposed, so students get an insight into how the building works. Within this structure, the Tonsley campus is host to a suite of specialist facilities:

  • The building services installation rig – a four-storey structure for training in-ground and vertical installation of services such as plumbing, electrical and air-conditioning
  • Workshops for:
    • Roof plumbing
    • Carpentry and joinery
    • Glass and glazing
    • Electrical trades
    • Refrigeration and air-conditioning
    • Bricklaying
    • Furnishing
    • Painting and decorating
    • Plastering –solid, fixing and flushing
    • Gas installation
    • Transportable building construction
    • Oil and gas
    • CAD suite
    • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) laboratory
    • Water operations testing laboratory
    • Electrotechnology computer-aided learning laboratory
    • CNC woodwork and milling machines
  • The Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence – training and technologies for the renewable, sustainable and demand-side energy management industry
  • The Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence (OPCE) – a fully immersive simulated oil and gas production environment for technical training. It allows training in oil and gas operations, including safety, sustainable operational principles and maintenance activities, without expensive fly-in, fly-out arrangements for workers.

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