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 welcomes the federal government’s latest skills and employment package, announced on 16 July 2020, which will be good news to apprentices, trainees, job seekers and employers as the Australian economy recovers from COVID-19.
TAFE Directors Australia, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, have developed a series of webinars on the Design and Delivery of Online TVET.