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Department of State Growth

TasTAFE transition

Download these ‘myth-busters’ which provide the truth about the Tasmanian Government’s plans for TasTAFE.

  • Myth-busters – the truth about plans for TasTAFE [PDF] [Word]

TasTAFE has a critical role to play in providing vocational education and training that leads to jobs, and that benefits the Tasmanian economy and community.

The Tasmanian Government’s vision is for TasTAFE to be a future-focused and market-aligned training provider that is responsive to the needs of Tasmanian learners, employers and industries and provides more Tasmanians with the skills they need to get jobs now and into the future.

TasTAFE transition for a better training future was released on 24 August 2021 and outlined the Government’s commitment to ensuring that:

  • TasTAFE will remain publicly owned and not-for-profit
  • TasTAFE will not be privatised
  • There will be no forced redundancies for TasTAFE staff
  • TasTAFE staff, students and stakeholders will be consulted
  • TasTAFE will receive 80 per cent of the Tasmanian Government’s skills funding
  • TasTAFE will receive an additional $98.6 million in investment over the next four years
  • no existing TasTAFE employee will be worse off
  • access in rural and regional areas will improve
  • TasTAFE’s physical and digital infrastructure and facilities will be modernised and improved.

Draft legislation for TasTAFE was released for consultation and submissions have now closed.

The TasTAFE (Skills and Training Business) Bill 2021 was introduced into Parliament on 28 October and is available on the Parliament of Tasmania website www.parliament.tas.gov.au

The following documents are available in accessible versions: the Fact sheet about the TasTAFE transition (links to webpage) and the
TasTAFE transition for a better training future, as a document link.