TAFE Directors Australia

Supporting our member institutes since 1998

Policy Position Papers

The following policy position papers have been prepared by TDA:





TAFE: a national asset for Australia’s economic and social prosperity June PDF
Why a national industry policy & innovation and STEM strategy needs quality training June PDF
Quality is the hallmark of a well-regulated VET system June PDF

Rural and remote vocational education and training relies on TAFE

'The Regional Paradox: Undersupply of skilled workers and over representation of unemployed and disengaged youth', prepared by Escalier McLean Consulting






Ending discrimination in Australia’s tertiary education system June PDF
Let’s lift Australia’s national apprenticeships June PDF
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TDA National Conference 2015 Occasional Paper                                                         Nov PDF
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Employment and economic benefits of additional investment in technical and further education Aug PDF
Quality in a new open market ‘national entitlement’ system of vocational education and training April PDF
Maintaining a commitment to skills funding & meeting Australia's skill shortages April PDF
Educational Leadership in the delivery of green skills for sustainable development March PDF
TAFE Leadership in International Education Jul PDF
Skill set funding – reforms to workplace training Jul PDF
Pathways in Tertiary Education and funding for work-ready degrees Jun PDF
Pathways to higher qualifications Aug PDF
Unleashing the Capability - Public technical and further education providers in the tertiary sector July PDF
Direct federal engagement within Australia’s public provider (TAFE) Institutes May PDF
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Occasional Paper 2012 'East Meets West' – TDA National Conference                             Aug PDF
National Charter for TAFE July PDF
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Occasional Paper 2011 'Balancing the Big Issues' - TDA National Conference Dec PDF
Discussion Paper, The Case for a National Charter for TAFE Nov PDF
Occasional Paper, TDA and LH Martin Institute Tertiary Education Missions to the UK and US Oct PDF
Opportunities and Challenges for UK Further Education July PDF
TAFE’s strategic leadership role in regional Australia June PDF
Realising Australia’s Tertiary Sector: the case for Provider Categories in VET April PDF

If you have any difficulties accessing any of TDA's position papers, please email memberservices@tda.edu.au.