TAFE Directors Australia

Supporting our member institutes since 1998


TDA aims to position TAFE as the preferred partner and provider of international education services.

The provision of international education services is Australia’s number one export in the services industry. These services include education and training for international students, capacity building projects in other countries, and partnerships with industry.

TAFE is recognised as a world leader in vocational education and training and our services are increasingly in demand from governments, education institutions and donor organisations throughout the world, particularly in the Asian region.

Of equal importance is our role in supporting Australian students and businesses to engage with other countries through outbound mobility programs and industry-led training programs.

To enhance these services, TAFE needs a whole-of-government approach which supports and promotes our activities, strengthens networks, and adopts policies which enhance rather than hinder our objectives.