Engagement with industry

TAFE NSW is an organisation that engages with industry; an organisation that is thinking in new ways and delivering training solutions relevant to industry requirements.

Industry developments are at the forefront of the TAFE NSW focus. TAFE NSW provides training needs analysis, strategic planning and advice to national Industry Skills Councils, government agencies, industry associations, enterprises and community organisations.

TAFE NSW staff are professionally qualified educators. They have extensive industry experience and work with industry to develop courses relevant to today’s workplace and to give students an edge in their chosen career.

Industry Liaison Units

TAFE NSW has 10 Industry Liaison Units (ILU) that are responsible for leading and coordinating industry engagement on behalf of TAFE NSW, by creating a point of contact for industry stakeholders within specific training portfolios.

The ILU’s are aligned to the current Industry Training Packages and have established internal Industry Reference Groups that are representative of all Institutes. The focus is on strategic industry engagement at a Statewide level.

The ILU want to hear from you about:

  • Emerging issues and trends in the sector;
  • Gaps in service delivery and opportunities for partnership;
  • Improvements to training delivery including work placement;
  • Any feedback from your industry to improve TAFE NSW responsiveness and quality;
  • Strategic workforce development issues.

How we can assist:

  • Point of contact for industry and providing linkages and connections to Institutes through an Industry Reference Group;
  • Training package expertise, development and reviews;
  • Statewide Industry forums; and
  • Strategic industry advice.
Industry Liaison Unit Skills Area(s) Industry Support Contact

ElectroComms and Energy Utilities (E-Oz)
Electricity generation; Electricity Supply; Electrotechnology; Gas Supply.

Kim Brown
02 4923 7690

Aeroskills; Chemical, Hydrocarbon and Oil Refining; Furnishing; Laboratory Operations; Manufactured Mineral Products; Manufacturing; Metal and Engineering; Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking; Sustainability; Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.

Gaenor Benney
02 422 2891

Transport and Logistics
Transport and Logistics; Maritime; Aviation; Rail.

Robyn Hughes
02 6768 2439

Community Services and Health
Aged Care, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Community Development and Humanitarian Work, Disability Services, Early Childhood, Family Relationships, Social Housing, Youth Work, Volunteering; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Allied Health, Dental, Enrolled Nursing, First Aid, Health Services Assistance, Massage, Medical Practice Assisting, Mental, Optical, Pathology, Population Health, Sterilisation.

Belinda Stacey
0423 464 545

Service Skills
Beauty; Sport, Fitness and Recreation; Floristry; Funeral Services; Hairdressing; Retail (including Wholesale and Community Pharmacy); Tourism, Travel and Hospitality.

Cathy Bahari
02 9942 0587

Automotive + ForestWorks
Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair; Automotive Manufacturing; Forest and Forest Products; Pulp and Paper Manufacturing.

Jennifer Burston
02 6058 2819

Construction and Property Services
Plumbing, Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Plastering, Scaffolding, Roof tiling, Painting and Decorating, Wall and Floor Tiling, Roof Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Demolition; Building Surveying; Security, Cleaning, Surveying and Spatial Information, Waste Management, Swimming Pool and Spa Service, Pest Management, Energy Assessment.

Robyn Addie
02 9796 5425

Innovation and Business Skills Australia
Business Services; Entertainment; Financial Services; Live Performance; Music; Printing and Graphic Arts; Screen and Media; Visual Arts, Crafts and Design.

Neil Harper
02 9217 3832

Agrifoods + Skills DMC (Resources and Infrastructure)
Agri-food; Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation; Animal Care and Management; Australian Meat Industry; Food Processing; Racing; Seafood ; Coal Mining, Metalliferous Mining, Civil Infrastructure, Quarrying, Drilling.

John Fardoulis
02 6393 5928

Scott Vandenbergh
02 6393 5958

Innovation and Business Skills Australia + Government Skills
IT, Museum, Library, Education and Training + Water Industry and qualifications for Translators and Interpreters.

Tracie Grohs
02 9715 8636

Innovation and Business Skills Australia Foundation Skills (including vocational access)
Foundation Skills Training Package; Access, Employment, Education and Training (AEET) Framework.

Craig Weston
02 9208 1833

TAFE NSW Manufacturing Strategy

TAFE NSW has a long-term strategy to align its training products and services with the current and evolving needs of the manufacturing and engineering industry. The TAFE NSW Manufacturing and Engineering Strategy refocused training activities to ensure TAFE NSW is equipped to meet the changing circumstances and skills needs of the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

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