Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

2 July 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

TasTAFE gets top mark from students

Another outstanding achievement for TasTAFE with the latest data showing 91 per cent of TasTAFE graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of their training.

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research’s (NCVER) VET Student Outcomes 2019 survey found TasTAFE is performing at a high level and meeting the needs of Tasmanian students.

The fantastic result is up from 88.4 per cent in the previous year and higher than the average of 88.1 per cent across vocational education and training (VET) providers nationally.

The survey also found 92.7 per cent of TasTAFE graduates would recommend their training to others, ahead of the national average of 90.6 per cent for all VET providers.

Tasmania also has the highest apprentice completion rates in the country, which means a tradie is more likely to complete in Tasmania than anywhere else in Australia, with TasTAFE training the majority of these apprentices.

It shows our plan for TAFE is working and that TasTAFE is a responsive, student-focussed organisation offering high quality training and real employment outcomes.

We recognise that TasTAFE will play a key role in providing the skills needed as we recover from COVID-19. That’s why we are investing $30 million in upgrades to TasTAFE campuses, building new facilities and equipment.

This includes nursing upgrades at Clarence and Alanvale, $14 million for a Trades and Water Centre of Excellence at Clarence Campus and a $1.5 million Drysdale facility at Providore Place.

We have also seen a great uptake of the SKILL-UP programs, with more than 300 enrolments to complete a series of online short courses and skill sets which allow people to upskill, reskill or gain new skills, get ready to enter into employment, or prepare themselves to change careers once the economy starts to recover.

I’d like to congratulate all TasTAFE staff who have put students and the needs of Tasmanian industry at the centre of everything they do.

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