TAFE Directors Australia

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we stand. We pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.


TAFE Directors Australia’s (TDA) mission is to champion TDA members by enhancing their reputation and brand, leading policy thinking, influencing decision-makers and supporting TAFEs and TAFE divisions in dual sector universities throughout Australia.

Latest News

Understanding student motivations is important – comment by CEO Jenny Dodd

NCVER’s recently released research report, ‘The student journey: the many faces of completion and non-completion in VET‘ by Wibrow, Hall and Griffin is a useful addition to an understanding of completions. The report draws out that applying a blunt completion indicator of program completion as the main reportable success factor fails to tell the nuanced story of what motivates a learner to enrol in VET.

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First Nations story collection


Melythina Tiakana Warrana Aboriginal Corporation (MTWAC) is partnering with TasTAFE to provide training for Aboriginal people to become trainee rangers and care for the area around Tebrakunna (Cape Portland) at the north-eastern tip of Tasmania.

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TAFE Queensland

Indigenous Student Support Officer and TAFE Queensland employee of more than two decades, Tammy Rasmussen, has spent a lifetime championing culturally safe learning environments and great training outcomes for First Nations students.

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Fee-Free TAFE success stories

Fee Free TAFE students build new careers

Two young Tasmanians have turned a Fee Free TAFE course into a new career.

Max Blazely and Michael Matanofov both studied a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways at TasTAFE’s Alanvale Campus and excelled at the course. As a result of their success in the course, they both quickly earned apprenticeships in the metals industry.

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