Empowering Culturally Diverse Leaders: TasTAFE’s Innovative Program with MCOT
Culturally diverse future leaders gain skills
Tasmania’s immigration growth and overrepresentation of culturally diverse workers in entry-level jobs has led to an initiative to grow leadership skills within the State’s multiethnic community.
TasTAFE have worked collaboratively with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) to develop their Diverse Leadership Program, preparing current and emerging leaders for decision-making roles within the workplace and community.
Applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds faced a rigorous expression of interest process to select 25 learners, who are already in the workforce, for the inaugural program.
They’ll study seven units of competency drawn from Certificate IV and Diploma level business qualifications, focusing on emotional intelligence, project management, leading difficult conversations and developing teams and individuals.
Shared values, shared processes
MCOT chose TasTAFE as their education partner, recognising their reputation for quality
Using a co-ownership model, MCOT and TasTAFE have ensured their program is fit for purpose and contextualised to the diverse nature of its learners.
Flexibility in product design
By listening and understanding MCOT’s requirements, TasTAFE has used the flexibility of the VET system to meet specific development needs of the diverse participants.
TasTAFE and MCOT are committed to working together to break down barriers for migrant and culturally diverse workers and help them prove their skills at higher levels in business.