EQUALS is a leading South Australian Independent Tertiary Education Provider

Where industry and education come together to develop human potential and foster positive change in the world

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At EQUALS International, we believe in empowering our students to reach their potential.

We foster a supportive, inclusive environment where dreams can flourish and pave the way for meaningful careers and successful futures.

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EQUALS International - Learn with the best

Come and join the vibrant community of students at EQUALS International in the heart of Adelaide's CBD. Our Institute is dedicated to delivering world-class education and unrivalled levels of support to empower our students to achieve their career goals. No matter what your age, background or experience, we're here to help make your career dreams a reality.

Industry Experienced Leaders

Learn with industry experienced educators offering specialised knowledge to equip you with the skills and confidence to make a real impact in the world.

Flexible Payment Plans

We're here to help in times of need. Eligible Students enjoy the flexibility of spreading tuition payments over the duration of the course at no additional cost.

Scholarships Available

For over 30 years we have helped make dreams come to fruition. We believe education holds the key to addressing many challenges in the world today. That is why EQUALS offers a number of Scholarship programmes that cover up to 100% of tuition fees for eligible and selected students.

Streamlined Enrolment

Keen to make a start? Then dive right in – with regular intakes throughout the year, you'll never have to wait long to walk the pathway to your dream career (*subject to meeting course requirements).

Pastoral Care & Support

We know it can take a community to achieve your potential. Students at EQUALS enjoy access to a range of additional services including personal counselling, access to a social worker, student advocacy services, study skills and academic learning tutoring.

Subsidised Training

Eligible students can access fee-free and low-cost education through subsidies provided by the Government of South Australia.

VET in Schools and Traineeships

We offer a wide range of Health and Community Services courses approved for VET in Schools and Traineeships across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

Full-time, Part-time and Flexible Learning Options

Work at your own pace and enjoy the flexibility of full-time, part-time and blended (a mixture of online and in-person learning) course options.

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We have a diverse range of courses so you can rely on the team at EQUALS to help you find a career in high-demand areas across health and community services. We offer a huge range of courses so you can make your vocational dreams a reality.

  • Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Aged Care
  • Disability Care
  • Dental Assistance
  • Community Services
  • Human Services and Community Development
  • Pathology Collection
  • Health Administration
  • Allied Health
  • Ayurveda
  • Remedial Massage

EQUALS Industry Connections - Giving Students the Best Start

Across our 32+ years in education, EQUALS has developed strong and enduring industry connections and proudly offers quarterly ‘Industry Day’ events. These events enable our students to meet with some of Australia's leading employers, employment agencies and professional organisations to create a professional network and maximise employment opportunities.

Empowering Dreams & Developing Human Potential

EQUALS is dedicated to offering world-class education underpinned by values of equality, diversity and unity. We equip students with values and practices prized by employers and nurture a strong student community. That's why 90%* of our alumni are working upon graduation or soon after graduating.

Graduate Workplace Ready – EQUALS Cutting Edge Training Facilities

Industry informed learning and teaching spaces equipped with specialist machines, monitors and facilities designed to simulate a variety of clinical and community settings, from acute hospital facilities to community health, dental, pathology and integrative health workplaces to give you the best possible learning experience, enabling you to graduate work ready.

Free Course & Career Councelling

Not sure what you want to do? Want a career change or need to know what career options are possible with different courses? Then book a free course and career counselling session to help you find the right course to plot the pathway to your dream career today!

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Our top courses

Safe Handling Practices Workshop
Intakes: Ongoing intakes
Duration: 0 weeks
Mental Health First Aid
Intakes: Ongoing intakes
Duration: 0 weeks
Innovative and Strategic Thinking in Industry
Intakes: Contact us
Duration: 2 weeks
HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication
Intakes: Ongoing intakes
Duration: 1 weeks
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
Intakes: Ongoing intakes
Duration: 0 weeks
HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Intakes: Ongoing intakes
Duration: 0 weeks
HLT64121 Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Mental Health)
Intakes: Ongoing intakes
Duration: 52 weeks
HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing
Intakes: Jan/Feb/May/June/July/Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov
Duration: 78 weeks
HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration
Intakes: Enquire now for 2024
Duration: 19 weeks
HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection
Intakes: Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct
Duration: 34 weeks
HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Intakes: March/Oct
Duration: 34 weeks
Foundations of Ayurveda
Intakes: Ongoing intakes
Duration: 2 weeks
CRS1400640 Bachelor of Human Services
Intakes: Jan/May/Sept
Duration: 156 weeks
CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health
Intakes: Feb/Apr/Jul/Oct
Duration: 52 weeks
CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services
Intakes: May/Aug/Oct
Duration: 104 weeks

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What our students say



Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

I highly recommend the Early Childhood Education and Care course in Equals. My trainer, Megan, took the time to visit me at my workplace today, especially during the school holidays. It really showed how responsible she is as a trainer. I feel truly supported in the class; she always takes time to listen to students’ concerns and gives us guidance. Also, I feel valued every time I read her feedback on my assessments. It helps me a lot to know what I’ve done right. I appreciate everything she’s done for us as a trainer. I’m glad I chose to study at EQUALS because of amazing trainers like her.

Varinderjit Kaur / India

Varinderjit Kaur / India

Bachelor of Human Services

I did MHFA from Equals International last year and it has been incredible learning about mental health issues that people go through and also understanding they ways to deal with crisis in the community or neighbourhood. I loved information provided in the MHFA course. Definitely would recommend.



Diploma of Nursing

My experience at this school has been fantastic! The curriculum is challenging yet engaging, and the extracurricular activities are diverse. Great college with dedicated staff and a supportive environment for students to thrive.