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With a significantly younger population than the Australian median, and a growing number of young families moving to Playford to achieve their home ownership dreams, demand for education and training is only expected to grow.

The City of Playford is currently working to deliver a strong tertiary education presence in the northern suburbs and is ready to work with universities and schools to progress this community outcome.

A particular focus for our city is ensuring that our local community have the skills they need to participate in some of South Australia’s most important projects — many of which are happening right on our doorstep.

Current higher education options include diploma level qualifications from TAFE SA’s Elizabeth campus, trade and apprenticeship pathways at St Patrick’s Technical College.

Currently, UniSA’s Mawson Lakes Campus and University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus are the only two university campuses close by, with both only offering a significantly smaller course catalogue than the major city campuses.

Industry snapshot

Current education
workforce size:
3,238 (NIEIR 2021).
Demand set to
grow as
population soars.
We're ready to
work with providers
to grow the industry.

A no-barriers approach

The City of Playford:

  • is commercially focused – we have a track record of working in partnership with private and public developers to bring world-class facilities to our community and our state.
  • has dedicated advocacy economic development and planning teams – to assist with realising your vision.
  • takes a no-barriers approach – all major developments are assigned to a senior development officer.

Find out more about suitable sites for education providers:

Contact Tom Madigan, Senior Manager - Business and Industry Support on (08) 8256 0530 or


While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the City of Playford accepts no liability with respect to the accuracy or currency of data or information contained on this page. The information is not investment advice and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation and particular needs. You should seek independent and qualified professional advice.