TAFE Aged Care Taskforce (TACT)

TDA and its members formed the TAFE Aged Care Taskforce (TACT) in 2021 in response to the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. While continuing with a priority on aged care this network expanded its scope in June 2024 to include disability services and other related industries such as leisure and health.

The purpose of TACT is to provide collective expertise within TAFE to inform and guide TDA’s policy and advocacy platform on issues related to aged care, disability services, leisure and health and to enable a forum for sharing amongst members aspects of good practice in the delivery of vocational education to these industries.

Members will apply a collegial approach to build on shared experiences, reduce duplication and amplify the effectiveness of the public education system to respond to the education and training needs of these industries.

The taskforce will also create links with other TDA networks, such as Allied Health

This group is currently chaired by TDA, although in the future, ideally, it will be chaired by a member of the taskforce.

Membership is open to all interested TAFE institutes (including from dual sector universities). Members are asked to have good understanding of the delivery and regulatory requirements in aged care and related industries. Currently the taskforce is well represented in aged care, and is looking to include members with expertise in related industries.

The terms of reference are currently under review.

For enquiries regarding the TACT, please contact memberservices@tda.edu.au.