Skills Tasmania
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About Skills Tasmania

Skills Tasmania is Tasmania's State Training Authority, developing strategies and providing support, advice and opportunities and funding to deliver quality training to meet the needs of Tasmanians in our industries.

Skills Tasmania is a division of the Department of State Growth. The Skills Tasmania general manager is responsible for the operations of Skills Tasmania and is accountable to the Secretary. 

Skills Tasmania - Who we are

We are the State Training Authority; we administer Skills, Training and Workforce Development

Our Mission

To advance skills as a core element of a successful Tasmania and to ensure that Government investment in skill development is managed in the best way possible to:

  • Help all working-aged Tasmanians to acquire skills to gain or improve employment and to help employers, through their workforce development, to be more competitive, innovative and successful. 
  • Align skills acquisition and development with the Government's economic and social goals.

Our Vision

Our vision is to have a Tasmanian vocational education and training system where:

  • Individuals are well informed and can acquire the skills they want to gain or improve their employment.
  • Employers are engaged with the training system, planning and developing their workforce and participating in industry skills planning so they become more successful. We listen and respond to their needs.
  • There is a focus on skills for productivity, innovation, competition, change and emerging industries.
  • Quality learning experiences, quality outcomes, value for money and equitable access to foundation and higher level skills are always delivered.

Core Strategic Goal

  • Client-centred services characterised by excellence.

We formulate policy and provide specialist advice and support services to internal and external clients. We work with a range of stakeholders to achieve value for money.


  1. support the Tasmanian Training System and its clients
  2. policy and program delivery and reform
  3. promote capability, engagement and change management.

Our Values

The courage to make a difference through:

  • integrity
  • teamwork
  • respect
  • excellence.

Skills Tasmania is comprised of the Office of the General Manager and three teams:

  • Policy, Strategy and Performance
  • Training Operations
  • Workforce Policy and Strategic Relations.  

Skills Tasmania - Why we do it

Increasing participation in education and training is an essential part of achieving the Department of State Growth's purpose to create jobs, growth and opportunity for all Tasmanians.

Investing in skills and workforce development supports our economy to become more productive, be innovative and compete on the global stage. Training and workforce development is also critical to ensure Tasmanians can take up the new jobs being created in the economy.

The Tasmanian training and workforce development system has strong connections with business and industry to ensure that training meets the needs of businesses and individuals. The system is also targeted to ensure that individuals who need support to be work-ready are assisted to overcome barriers and be effective in their work.

Training and education are the collective responsibilities of government, industry, community and individuals. The Department of State Growth, through Skills Tasmania, takes the lead in developing and managing the Tasmanian training and workforce development system in partnership with industry, the education and training sector, and the wider community. 

Skills Tasmania - What we do

Skills Tasmania is responsible for:

  • planning, purchasing and supporting the delivery of training and workforce development services for Tasmania;
  • policy advice on skills and workforce development;
  • management of the Tasmanian training and workforce development system;
  • planning and support of workforce development within and across industry sectors and regions;
  • promotion of industry and individual investment in training;
  • the development, regulation and administration of apprenticeships and traineeships; and
  • other targeted skills and workforce development programs funded by the Tasmanian Government.