Education, Training and Skills | City of Marion

Education, Training and Skills

The City of Marion is associated with a number of education and learning facilities available to all members of its community.

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 Skills Portal

Southern Adelaide, which includes the councils of Marion, Onkaparinga, Mitcham and Holdfast Bay, have collaborated with South Australia Works to provide a regional Skills Portal.

The portal is housed on the website of the Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board, and includes up-to-date information about current workshops, seminars, career development services and training opportunities available to residents in the South.

Information on the Southern Adelaide Skills Portal is offered under the following key categories:

  • Business Resources
  • Career Development Services
  • Employment
  • Indigenous Resources
  • Social Enterprise
  • South Australia Works
  • Training, Education and Skills


 Flinders University

Flinders University

Flinders University is located adjacent to Marion and is one of Australia's leading teaching and research institutions, combining traditional values with a progressive outlook and flair for innovation.

To discuss potential areas for collaboration in business and strategic development, please contact:

Ms Penny Crocker
Flinders University

Flinders fast facts (2010)
Total number of students 16,237
Australian students 13,063
International students 3,174
Total student enrolments 17,320
Higher Degree Research 876
Higher Degree Coursework 2.357
Postgraduate Other 1,201
Undergraduate 12,175
Other 711
Domestic and International Enrolments - Australia 14,038
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students 142
International (on-shore campus) 2,232
International (off-shore campus) 1,050
International total 3,282
Staff - Academic 1,074
Staff - General 745














Tafe SA

TAFE SA is the largest provider of vocational education and training in Australia.

There are many options available to assist you in deciding what you would like to do, including:

  • Discussing your career and study options with a TAFE SA Counsellor
  • Speaking to TAFE SA Information
  • Getting advice from Employment Services about planning a career
  • Investigating courses on offer at TAFE SA
  • Checking out career profile example

Visit the TAFE SA website for more information.


 South Australia Works

South Australia Works

South Australia Works is a program that operates under the auspices of the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) and is designed to link people with skills and jobs. Bringing together education, training and employment services to ensure all South Australians have the opportunity to develop work skills and to get a job.

SA Works provides:

  • Training and employment opportunities for people who are having trouble improving their skills or finding a job.
  • Addresses the learning and work needs of individuals within their communities.
  • Helps maximise the number of jobs associated with industry and government plans and projects.
  • Links businesses with the skilled workers they need.

SA Works focuses on the needs of:

  • mature aged people
  • indigenous people
  • regions
  • young people
  • industry
  • public sector
  • communities

For further information about the program in general, visit the South Australia Works website

 CVGT/ AusNac Australian Apprenticeship Centre

Australian apprenticeships encompass both traditional Apprenticeships and Traineeships that provide flexibility and choice of training options in most occupations. It could be full-time or part-time and may include a mix of work and off-the-job training. Also, part-time Australian School based apprenticeships or traineeships can be undertaken by secondary students.

For further information contact:

Renee Smart
CVGT Australia
Phone: (08) 8245 2800
Mobile: 0408 600 248


 Marcellin Technical College

Marcellin Technical College started its life as the Australian Technical College - Adelaide South in 2006. Originally funded by the Australian Federal Government and industry-led by a governing board representing industry groups and members of ATEC (Adelaide Training and Employment Centre - formerly PATDC).

The College is now supported by Catholic Education South Australia - a great step in securing the college's future while still allowing it to continue providing a technical and trade-focused education.

This new support also allows Marcellin to develop and expand its course offerings even further over the next few years. The college will continue to build closer links with the community and will provide more education opportunities that fit well with their values and the community values of Catholic education.

For further information contact:

Adrian Dezen
Director of Marketing
Marcellin Technical College
Cnr of Mander & Beach Roads
Christie Downs SA 5164
PO Box 545
Noarlunga Centre SA 5164