South Australia boasts a world-class education system supporting excellent schools, three major teaching universities and a network of training organisations to support the continued education of you and your family.

A Study Destination Adelaide has a reputation as one of Australia’s great learning cities and continues to be a go-to destination for international students due to a broad educational offering and established, state-of-the-art learning environments. South Australia proudly hosts thousands of international students, many of whom continue to live in South Australia and pursue a career in their chosen occupation post graduation. 

Primary & Secondary Schooling Primary and secondary government schools charge a minimal fee and schools and are located right across the state. There are also a large choice of private denominational and non-denominational schools that offer high-quality education options for families.

Universities Adelaide’s universities are consistently ranked among Australia’s best for research, providing a focal point where industry, higher education and government can collaborate on projects of national and international importance. Adelaide has been home to over 100 Rhodes Scholars and three Nobel Laureates.

Vocational Education South Australia also offers an extensive Vocational Education and Training (VET) system facilitated through a large network of vocational training providers that are highly-regarded nationally and internationally. 

We know that many of the fastest growing jobs in South Australia will require technical skills that can be gained through vocational education and training (VET), traineeships and apprenticeships. These are jobs in:

  • defence and shipbuilding
  • healthcare and community services
  • food, wine and agribusiness
  • high-tech industries like cyber security, digital and ICT.

Skilling South Australia is made possible by the State Government’s partnership with the Commonwealth Government, which had enabled a $200 million investment to provide young South Australians with a range of pathways to secure the jobs of the future