2022 SATA Large Training Provider of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to all 2022 South Australian Training Awards Finalists

Meet all of the finalists in the Large Training Provider of the Year category for the 2022 South Australian Training Awards – some truly amazing organisations!

Get to know each of the finalist organisations by reading their bios below.

The 2022 Large Training Provider of the Year category is proudly sponsored by by Mas.

Quality College of Australia

Quality College of Australia are a multi-generational family-owned business. They are one of Australia’s largest and most respected private training providers in the hospitality, commercial cookery and management spaces.

Quality College provides training to International and Domestic students, jobseekers and industry-based workers. Their strong links to industry sees them as the preferred training provider for the many of the top Hospitality establishments in Adelaide

Now in its 30th year, the organisation continues to grow and innovate with exciting initiatives such as:

  • A state-of-the-art centre for training and administration
  • Hospitality Jobs – a nationwide social media juggernaut
  • Multi venue training facilities with sister company, Quality Events at the Adelaide Zoo
  • Exclusive Masterclass workshop series
  • Chef’s Academy – a brand new, bespoke, customer facing venue in Sydney
  • A holistic, in house designed Learning Management System
  • Hospitality Hire – linking employers and jobseeker

Quality Training was born when founder Jim Finlayson saw a need for hands on training in the hospitality industry. Then, as now, Quality Training has had the philosophy of being genuine participants in the industry. Jim had a vision on teaching not only technical skills and knowledge – but a strong focus on attitude.

Quality Training pride themselves on providing real outcomes for their students.

All of the training is relevant and often contextualised to a specific workplace and job role. Training takes place in a functioning hospitality environment under the mentorship of elite industry professionals.

The College has a strong focus on the student journey and has one simple goal to assist the learner to get a job or if already working gain a better job through its training and employment services

The trying pandemic of 2020 and beyond has allowed Quality Training to innovate, develop new skills, grow and especially reaffirm their ethos of care and support for staff, students and friends.


TAFE SA’s role as the state’s public training provider is to ensure all South Australian students have access to quality education and skills training across a number of regional, rural, remote and metropolitan locations.

Equipping students of today with the skills for tomorrow is embraced by TAFE SA with both passion and pride.

It is the programs that TAFE SA delivers to target diverse student cohorts, right across the state that ensures current and future generations have the skills they need.

With courses aligned to the needs of the state’s current and future workforce, this ensures TAFE SA is responsive, relevant and future focused.

TAFE SA’s education staff are passionate and dedicated industry professionals who are closely connected to employers, ensuring they deliver the latest sought-after skills, providing best practice outcomes and producing job-ready graduates.

TAFE SA is strengthening its partnerships with industry to work collaboratively in new and different ways while also working with education providers across Australia, creating an open sharing of knowledge, resources and information.

With a focus on developing new courses, new micro-credentials and ensuring there is equity in outcomes for all students, this is achieved through, above all else, by delivering outstanding teaching and learning.

TAFE SA is focused on increasing access and choice to quality education and training opportunities to deliver a talented pool of job-ready graduates for current, new and emerging South Australian industries.