Changes at the top
GOVERNING councils have been appointed for South Metropolitan Tafe, along with a new interim managing director to help determine new locations for staff.
A NEW interim managing director and governing councils have been appointed for South Metropolitan Tafe, who will help determine the new locations for staff.
Challenger Institute of Technology managing director Terry Durant will become the interim managing director of South Metropolitan Tafe while the governing council will be led by chairperson Elizabeth Carr.
They will work with the Department of Training and Workforce Development to determine the best locations for the Tafe college and administration staff.
They began their new roles yesterday.
South Metropolitan Tafe will be part of a network of five colleges that will manage the current 70 campus locations across Western Australia.
This is in line with recommendations detailed in the Training Sector Reform Project, released in February by Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey.
Ms Durant said it would be a great way to share expertise and resources across the state.
“I think the key is to provide great collaboration across Tafe colleges which ultimately will benefit the students,” she said.
“I think a strong Tafe brand is important. The thing about the brand is that it is accessible and practical and relevant to the course to provide real employment and career outcomes.
“This restructure is not a feedriven decision; it is about a better collaboration process.”