NEW TAFE STRATEGY TO TRAIN ONE MILLION PEOPLE

More than one million people will be supported to reach their goal of being skilled and employed, as part of TAFE NSW’s ambitious new three-year plan that will help strengthen the economy’s skills base and secure a brighter future for NSW.


Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the TAFE NSW Strategic Plan 2022-25 provides an industry-aligned roadmap for Australia’s largest and best training provider, to ensure it continues to deliver a skilled and agile workforce, now and into the future.


“This plan sets out a clear path to deliver future-focused, responsive and flexible training which is geared towards both traditional as well as new and emerging industries,” Mr Henskens said.


“The plan is backed by our record $2 billion recurrent and $319 million capital investment in TAFE NSW as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget, which will fast-track training in priority areas, including those linked to the NSW 2040 Economic Blueprint.


“TAFE NSW is critically important to the future of our State and the NSW Government will continue to support its teachers and staff, so that we can continue helping people get the skills they need for the jobs they want.”


The key elements of the plan include delivering better learner experiences, forming innovative partnerships with industry, empowering TAFE’s workforce and adopting digital technologies to improve services.

TAFE NSW Managing Director Stephen Brady said the plan will help fulfil the vision for TAFE NSW as a vibrant, nation-leading training provider which delivers quality and accessible vocational education and training.


“The rapidly changing nature of work, our expanding digital economy and the growing demand for flexible education pathways, presents TAFE NSW with an enormous opportunity to help shape and grow the NSW economy,” Mr Brady said.


“The plan also highlights TAFE NSW’s critical role in alleviating social inequality for those experiencing disadvantage, including delivering on the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.”

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