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TAFE supports small business

By working together with local enterprises, TAFE institutes help to ensure employers have the skill they need to grow their businesses. As public entities, TAFE institutes train and educate workers in over 1000 communities across Australia, and places more importance on meeting local and national needs than on profit. According to data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), TAFE delivers nearly two thirds of all training in the trades.


TAFE makes economic sense

Students who choose TAFE diplomas and advanced diplomas over higher education qualifications will receive their training at a lower cost to governments and themselves, but have better job prospects and labour market outcomes.


TAFE supports innovation

When we think about innovation in Australia, we tend to think universities. But a survey about Australian inventors found that 43% of patent applications were made by former apprentices and diploma-holders.

Many TAFE institutes help local enterprises solve their problems, whether it’s developing solutions for water treatment, improving business processes, or developing new ways of doing things. This also allows students to better understand business needs, and to work with businesses before they complete their studies.

If you are a local business looking for a TAFE partner, please contact us, and we would be happy to refer you to one of our members.


TAFE trains tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

Links with local businesses mean that TAFE graduates develop entreprise and entrepreneurship skills whilst they’re still studying. And we know it’s these skills that will be the foundation of future growth in Australia’s economy.

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If you have a TAFE success story, we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us a line to tell us how TAFE changed your life.

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