Grant Dreher is the CEO of TasTAFE, Tasmania’s public provider and the state’s largest registered training organisation. TasTAFE delivers training to more than 20,000 students and works with industry and employers to meet their skills needs.
Grant joined TasTAFE in February 2021 after more than 20 years in the Victorian TAFE sector, most recently, as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Pathways at Victoria University and Executive Director, Victoria Polytechnic.
He led the establishment of the renewed TAFE Division of VU, now known as VU Polytechnic, and the development of its multi-award winning blended and online learning model.
During almost 12 years with VU, Grant championed the organisation’s relationship and relevance with industry. He was instrumental in the development of VU’s first cross-university school, School for the Visitor Economy, and was also responsible for the cross-university School for Transport Systems and Civic Infrastructure. He developed VU’s Cyber Security Centre in partnership with CISCO and other industry partners and reopened the Werribee East campus to respond to Victoria’s training needs in infrastructure development, working with CPB Jon Holland (Westgate Tunnel builders).
Grant has many years’ experience working in regional areas, including as General Manager Education and Training at Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE.