About VTA

The voice of Victorian TAFE and dual sector universities

The Victorian TAFE Association (VTA) is a not-for-profit organisation that informs, supports and represents the interests of the Victorian TAFE sector, including Victoria’s 12 TAFE institutes, four dual sector universities and AMES Australia. 

The VTA proudly champions the interests of public vocational education providers with a focus on sustainability, quality, and outcomes for industry, community and learners.

The VTA supports members through:

  • Policy and advocacy – we are the trusted voice of the VET sector in Victoria. We conduct research, and harness and develop the collective capacity of our network to develop policies. We use our voice for impact when representing members at all levels of government. 

  • Collaboration – we facilitate collaboration between members, driving collaboration and best practice.

  • Victorian TAFE International (VTI) – we support members to grow their international business both onshore and offshore.

  • Events – we bring the VET sector together to discuss and debate challenging issues and opportunities for innovation and growth

  • Workplace relations – we represent members in enterprise agreements, and provide workforce relations advice 

  • Governance – we provide resources to assist member Boards maintain good governance policies and procedures

  • Partnering with members and government – we partner for impact with members and government to deliver programs that strengthen members and benefit students

  • Services – we provide a range of services to support members.    

About TAFE and dual sector universities

Victoria’s TAFEs and dual sector universities provide the highest quality education to hundreds of thousands of domestic and international students each year:

  • 90+ campuses delivering education to students across Victoria

  • 200,000+ local students each year, 7,000+ on-shore and 15,000+ off-shore international students (pre-COVID)

  • 35,000+ apprentices enrolled in TAFE

  • Pathways to degree and post-graduate qualifications

  • Students of all ages and abilities.

Our history

The VTA has served the Victorian TAFE sector for over 25 years initially as the TAFE College Councils Association of Victoria (TCCAV). The Association was rebranded the Association of TAFE Institutes (ATI) in the 1990’s and then in 1999, following the merger of the ATI and the Victorian Association of TAFE Directors (VICAD), the Victorian TAFE Association was formed.Victorian TAFE International was established in 1998 and is part of the VTA. The VTI is a professional network and community of international VET practice.