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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.”

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