INDUSTRY AND EMPLOYERS
There will be no change to the way in which industry accesses training through the Tasmanian Skills Institute or Polytechnic for 2012 or 2013.
TasTAFE will provide continuity for training for industry, once it is established.
Information for employers and industry:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will there be a clear separation between policy and purchasing of VET and the delivery of VET in Tasmania?
Yes. There will be a clear separation of the Department as purchaser from TasTAFE as the provider. This governance arrangement is not unique to Tasmania.
Commonly around the nation, VET policy, strategy and purchasing in jurisdictions are conducted by government departments. Each jurisdiction approaches this government department responsibility with slight variation, but in each case, the public provider of VET operates independently of the government department responsible for purchasing.
Industry advice and engagement is important, and in the case of VET delivery, it assists to ensure skills match employer requirements. The department will work with Skills Tasmania to discuss how best to structure the provision of industry advice under the new arrangements.
There have also been preliminary discussions between the Secretaries of the Department of Education and the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts (DEDTA) about a collaborative approach to capturing industry advice and these arrangements will be formalised.
The TasTAFE Board will include people from industry.
Where will TasTAFE campuses be located?
Campuses will be located at current Polytechnic and TSI sites across Tasmania:
Bathurst Street Campus: 26 Bathurst Street, Hobart
Bender Drive Campus: 8 Bender Drive, Derwent Park
Campbell Street Campus: 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
Claremont Campus: Link Road, Claremont
Clarence Campus: 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
Drysdale South: 59 Collins Street, Hobart
Alanvale Campus: 54a Alanvale Road, Newnham
Drysdale North/Tourism and Hospitality: 93 Paterson Street, Launceston
Inveresk Campus: Invermay Road, Invermay
Launceston City Campus: 10-16 Wellington Street, Launceston
Wellington Square Campus: Wellington Street, Launceston
Burnie Campus: 41-43 Mooreville Road, Burnie
Devonport Campus – including Drysdale North West: 20-36 Valley Road, Devonport
Smithton Campus: 13 Montagu Road, Smithton
South Burnie Campus: 13 Wellington Street, South Burnie