Welcome to TAFE Directors Australia
TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) is the peak national body incorporated to represent Australia’s
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.

ABOUT TAFE

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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How applied research can support Australia’s post-COVID economic recovery

Applied Research. You hear it talked about often enough in circles of learned individuals. But what does it actually mean? Who does it and why? And why does Australia need it now more than ever for its post-COVID economic recovery? TDA has teamed up with Cisco-Optus to produce SMEs and TAFEs Collaborating through Applied Research for Growth to answer these questions.

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Cooperation between Australian TAFEs and Indonesia: Free webinars on skills development in tourism and creative industries sector post-COVID

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) is hosting two webinars showcasing Australian-Indonesian collaboration on skills development in the tourism and hospitality sector and in the creative industries sector.
Each webinar will include two case studies of existing collaborations and will also explore new areas of cooperation between Australian and Indonesian institutions in view of the challenges posed to these sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinars will be of interest to public and private training providers, industry representatives, Indonesian Government representatives, bilateral and multilateral organisations and anyone interested in TVET and skills development in tourism, hospitality and the creative industries in Indonesia.
Further information including the links for registration is provided below.

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