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International Trade and Purchasing Workplace Study and Online Education

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TAFE SA represents a network of three independent institutes, two in metropolitan Adelaide: TAFE SA Adelaide North Institute and TAFE SA Adelaide South Institute. The one which covers regional South Australia is TAFE SA Regional. These institutes are the leading and largest public providers of vocational education and training (VET) in South Australia delivering courses to an average of 80,000 students per year across more than 48 sites state wide. TAFE SA institutes offer training across more than 80 activity and industry-related areas.

TAFE SA is a significant part of the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST), and plays a major role in the development of South Australia’s workforce and community. In building the State’s skill base, Institutes work with industry and business to deliver relevant, high-quality, vocational education and training to better link skills and training with job opportunities, ensuring sustainable employment within the state.

TAFE SA works collaboratively across the three Institutes and has governance arrangements that allow autonomy for delivery and its workforce, including recruitment practices. TAFE SA employs approximately 2400 employees, in a range of lecturing, administrative and management positions across the three Institutes.

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Training Programs

Purchasing & International Trade Courses


  • Certificate IV in International Trade (22 weeks, online - Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent): This qualification is designed to provide a global perspective and the skills needed to operate in the fast-paced international trade and marketing sector. It covers core knowledge for service and product trading as well as general business and management skills and specific international knowledge of cross-culture, marketing and business activities. Satisfactory completion of Year 11 or overseas equivalent or the Certificate III in Business or Business Administration or similar is required for entry to the course. For online
  • Diploma of Purchasing (Workplace study - Up to 24 months, part-time): This course provides a qualification for middle and senior managers in the supply chain industry, covering the management of the physical distribution of materials and purchasing of goods and services. It will develop your leadership skills at a strategic level and enable you to motivate and support supply chain members and stakeholders in achieving objectives. You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enroll.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 22, 2017

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