TAFE NSW wants to hear feedback from Illawarra residents on how its training, support services and facilities can better support the community.
Executive Director Regional and Community Engagement Alison McGaffin said the statewide digital survey would allow residents to help shape the future of their local TAFE.
“Our goal is to build an environment in which local communities have greater participation in shaping localised partnerships and training solutions. This will ensure greater educational and social impact,” Ms McGaffin said.
“As regional economies and local communities transform, TAFE NSW wants to be on the front foot of developing community-based solutions aligned to their needs.
“At its heart, this is about ensuring communities feel strongly connected to TAFE NSW.
“Whether you’re a local business owner, a parent, a school leaver, or have diverse needs, we want to hear from you.
“You can answer from your individual perspective, or on behalf of a business or community group you represent. Gathering these insights helps TAFE NSW ensure we are well positioned to help your community thrive.”
The consultation will be hosted on the Have your Say platform, an all-of-government digital community engagement platform, in partnership with the Department of Customer Service.
Ms McGaffin said TAFE NSW was the country’s most geographically and demographically diverse training provider.
“We’re proud of the fact we trained more than 125,000 people from regional and remote communities, 38,000 Aboriginal learners, and 46,000 people living with a disability over the last financial year. But we know we can do more to ensure our services are fit for purpose,” she said.
The survey is open until 6 February 2024. To take part in the digital community consultation, click here.