The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) evaluation of TAFE SA’s practices, policies and procedures has been tabled in Parliament and is welcomed by the state’s public vocational education and training provider.
The evaluation is a review of TAFE SA’s processes, policies and procedures and how these are applied to minimise risk of corruption.
TAFE SA Chief Executive, David Coltman says the ICAC evaluation process has provided helpful feedback and verified and guided the plans and work of TAFE SA to further prevent and minimise risks of corruption.
“I thank the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) evaluation team for their collaborative approach and I am sure the evaluation report will not only assist TAFE SA, but other public authorities and officers,” Mr Coltman said.
“The ICAC evaluation process has provided feedback and guidance on our planned improvements and this feedback has been very welcomed.
“The evaluation report has recognised the considerable work that has been implemented recently to improve TAFE SA, from reviews of our governance structures to building our staff engagement and internal culture.
“The recommendations in ICAC’s evaluation provide us a list of improvements that can be made. We have embraced all of these recommendations with more than 25% of them already implemented.
“We have set ourselves an ambitious timeline to implement the remaining report recommendations and considerations, and all recommendations will be complete by the end of 2023.
"TAFE SA remains determined to build on its national reputation as an innovator in learning and skill development, delivering the benchmark for quality in vocational education and training.
“This is an important time for skills delivery in South Australia. The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) evaluation report of TAFE SA is gratefully received.”