TasTAFE is pivotal to skilling Tasmania’s workforce and is the backbone of vocational education and training for the State. It leads the development of Tasmania’s skilled workforce by working with Government and industry to meet current and future skills needs and support economic growth. TasTAFE will play a crucial role in Tasmania’s recovery from COVID-19.
TasTAFE trains around 20,000 students, including around 5000 apprentices and has 187 nationally accredited and industry endorsed qualifications on scope, from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma, as well as skill sets. Industry areas include: Construction, Business and ICT, Early Childhood, Health and Community Services, Primary Industries and Tourism and Hospitality. TasTAFE is highly responsive to students’ training needs, focusing on job-readiness and employment outcomes. This is reflected in some of the highest student satisfaction rates of all vocational training providers in Australia. TasTAFE’s training provides real industry skills that are highly valued by employers. It helps meet skills needs in growth areas such as health and aged care, construction and emerging industries such as energy, hydrogen, water and advanced manufacturing.
In 2020 the organisation has embraced the challenges of COVID-19 with a clear plan that prioritises student learning. A quick transition to digitally supported learning, was combined with a plan to reinstate practical training as soon as it was safe to do so. TasTAFE has gained numerous benefits from this disruption, including improving the capabilities of teachers and students to use digital technology. It is now much more digitally connected and will embed the innovations gained to improve its training.
Tasmanians can access TasTAFE training no matter where they live at 16 campuses and training facilities state-wide as well as in Trade Training centres, libraries and workplaces. TasTAFE delivers training that prepares students to take up employment for the first time, gain a promotion or change careers. It gives Tasmanians the skills and qualifications for the state’s workforce, economy and community to succeed and prosper
TasTAFE has been has been shortlisted for the 2020 Australian Training Awards Large Training Provider of the Year Award. Award winners will be announced on Friday, 20 November.