The major contribution of the TAFE sector to Victorian prosperity was confirmed in a report released by the Victorian TAFE Association in conjunction with KPMG.
Written by Professor Stephen Parker, KPMG’s National Education Leader, and drawing on analysis and modelling by KPMG Economics, The Importance of TAFE to Victoria Prosperity outlines the ways Victoria’s 12 standalone TAFE institutes and four dual sector universities support Victoria’s economic and social wellbeing.
This research project investigates the realities and challenges for Victoria’s 12 TAFEs and 4 dual sector Universities in providing young people from disadvantaged circumstances with a learning environment and support services to enable them to successfully re-engage with education. The report is based on information collected through qualitative and quantitative data collection processes conducted with TAFEs and dual sector Universities in 2015.
The rationale for this paper is set against the significant changes to TAFE systems that have occurred in other State jurisdictions largely in the last four years.
Victoria is now the only State that retains a diverse system of TAFE Institutes.