Asian Business Engagement Plan – Myanmar
In 2015 and 2016 TDA delivered a project, funded by under Austrade’s Asian Business Engagement initiative, to support theÂ delivery of a leadership and linkages program, supporting partnerships between Australian TAFE institutes and Myanmar’s VET colleges and training sector more broadly.
Australia India Vocational Education Leadership Training (VELT) program
TDA, in collaboration with TAFE institutes, has delivered leadership and governance training to over 200 leaders from Indian vocational education and training institutes, including Kashual Kendras, polytechnics and community colleges. The project saw TAFE representatives travel to India to deliver leadership training, and then support week long mentoring visits by Indian institution leaders.
A number of partnerships between TAFEs and institutes have emerged as a result of this project.
VELT Program #8 and #9
TDA has been facilitating a vocational education and leadership program in China for over ten years. In 2015, 40 delegates from China completed four-week program at TAFE institutes across Australia.
A number of leaders of Chinese VET institutions have participated in the China Australia VELT program and TDA looks forward to continuing this collaboration with China.
Taiwan BEVT project
TDA has been working with the Taiwanese Government’s Workforce Development Agency (WDA) for over three years now to deliver a capacity building project for Taiwan’s rapidly maturing VET system. This has seen TDA member institutes deliver training and assessment courses, as well as increased opportunities to partner with Taiwanese counterparts. Phase 3 of the Taiwan collaboration is expected to commence in the second half of 2017.