TAFE SA’s new Strategic Plan reflects a fresh start

Oct 01, 2019


With a focus on student outcomes, partnerships, and innovation in teaching and learning, TAFE SA has launched a new Strategic Plan for the next three years.

The Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022 reflects the fresh start that has been implemented across the organisation, which extends from leadership and governance through to the strategy and delivery of hundreds of courses in vocational education and training across the state.

The extensive quality improvements that have been implemented across all programs were recognised recently when the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) granted TAFE SA the maximum seven-year registration as an RTO which is the first time the organisation has received this length of registration.

The Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022 outlines four areas of focus:

  • Innovation in teaching and learning focused on the needs of our customers
  • Partnership approach to delivering our commitments
  • A culture of leadership and accountability
  • Sustainable performance

TAFE SA Chief Executive, David Coltman, said that the new plan was a clear sign that TAFE SA is focused on the future, with a plan for a new way forward.

“This new strategic plan is the result of collaboration and consultation, which has produced strategic objectives and initiatives that set a strong foundation for the future,” Mr Coltman said.

“It is an exciting time for TAFE SA, we have already enhanced our focus on the needs of students and employers, and I am thrilled to be providing the leadership to put the plan into action.

“There are some key themes throughout the plan, including quality and innovation in everything we do, a focus on the regions, that we’re open for business and we’re committed to a strong and healthy culture.

“We will continue to evolve, whether it be through flexible training options or the increased use of emerging technologies, and we will review this plan just as we seek continuous improvement across everything that we do.”

Education Minister John Gardner said the new Strategic Plan was a significant milestone for the organisation as part of the commitment to a Fresh Start for TAFE SA.

“This new strategic plan reflects the ambition of a Fresh Start for TAFE SA, the Government’s policy framework released in September last year, demonstrating our intent to rebuild this important organisation,” said Minister Gardner.

“A strong focus on quality training, along with effective partnerships with industry, are critical to ensuring that students are getting the skills they need for the jobs that businesses and industry need to fill.

“The successful implementation of this new plan will make a vital contribution to our state’s economic future.”


Download the Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022