national network of publicly owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and university TAFE divisions
and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC).
In this time of unprecedented health, social and economic challenges, TAFE Directors Australia would like to express our best wishes to the TAFEs and the whole of the education community in Australia and abroad. We hope that you are keeping healthy and safe and we look forward to working with you on building an education sector that will come stronger out of these times of crisis.
TDA will continue to support the TAFEs throughout the coronavirus pandemic and work with the Australian Government on finding the best ways to address the unprecedented challenges that the sector is facing. We will also keep the safety and welfare of our students, both domestic and those who chose Australia as their education destination, at the forefront of our actions. We also look forward to continuing to work with our partners in Australia and overseas on improving the vocational education sector.
TAFE institutes enrolled more than 1.2 million students in 2016, and our members continue to enjoy a majority share of government-funded training.
TAFE remains the dominant partner in vocational education and training (VET) across most of Australia’s core skilled occupations, and with major Australian industry.
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TDA is pleased to announce the establishment of the National Enrolled Nursing Advisory Council (NENAC). The council brings together experts in education and training for enrolled nursing from across Australian TAFEs to better represent and advocate for enrolled nursing education.
This week we shine the light on all things good about vocational education and training as part of National Skills Week being run by the newly established National Careers Institute (NCI).
As if the NCI did not have an important job already, the roadblocks in Australians’ passage into work and journey into a fulfilling career caused by COVID-19, heightens their task.