Victorian TAFE Association
The Victorian TAFE Association (VTA) was established as the peak body for Victorian public vocational education and training (VET) providers in 1999. Membership includes all of Victoria’s twelve public TAFE institutes, four dual sector universities and Australia’s leading migrant education services provider. Together, VTA members employ ten thousand staff and annually educate over two hundred thousand students at over 120 local and offshore campuses.
The VTA harnesses the collective capability of the membership to provide policy thought leadership and advocacy for the sector. In an increasingly competitive Australian VET market, articulating and promoting the distinct role for TAFE has never been more vital.
VTA liaises with Victorian (state) and Australian (national) governments on issues affecting Victoria’s TAFE institutes and dual sector universities. The Association offers members high level industrial relations, human resources, governance and educational advice. VTA supports many communities of practice and member networks within and across the sector.
In 2015, the Association assumed governance responsibility for Victorian TAFE International (VTI), a community of practice for TAFE managers who work in international education.
Areas of Interest for Partnership
VTA members are comprehensive, public VET providers. They are well connected with industry – (especially) small to medium enterprise – offering workforce development, training and applied research / innovation services. Victoria’s public providers are also active in the provision of higher technical skills training.
The VTA is currently also very much engaged in considering the role of the public provider in a competitive VET market (future affinity group?).
Below you will find a recently released booklet showcasing some examples of applied research in Victorian TAFE institutes. It is also available on the VTA website.