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Nine Outcomes

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Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Portfolio

Our portfolio promotes Sydney and Regional NSW land-use plans

  • Position to service NSW's priority growth areas while ensuring the appropriate infrastructure response in areas with changing demographic, economic and social requirements and recognising populations, demography and employment profiles are distinct across each NSW region.
  • Investment in campuses to support practical training requirements of high growth or priority precincts will be offset by right-sizing and reducing the existing portfolio. TAFE NSW is well-positioned to meet current and future populations across Metropolitan Sydney and Regional NSW.
  • Digital-based delivery will reshape how VET is accessed across NSW and increasingly will be the removal of physical barriers to access education and training along with NSW Government investment in mass transit systems

Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Economic Activity

Create centres of economic activity around our campuses

  • Aspire to modernise our portfolio and create a sense of place that reflects shared community interests attracting residents, workers, visitors, enterprise and investment.
  • Evolve our campuses to reflect the unique combination of people, culture, history and expectations of the communities we serve.
  • Our proximity to strategic centres across Metropolitan Sydney and Regional NSW will assist to attract investment and build business activity around our campuses - increasing access to a wide range of jobs and services in locations closer to people's homes.

Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Accessibility to Individuals

Portfolio prioritises services delivery accessibility to individuals experiencing inequity and barriers

  • With 36 per cent of the TAFE NSW learner population living in regional NSW compared to 25 per cent of the NSW general population residing in these areas – TAFE NSW prioritises accessibility to education and training services to regional learners.
  • Flexible and adaptable learning spaces provide significant opportunities for TAFE NSW to reach more learners and offer them access to more courses across Regional and Remote NSW.
  • Our Interconnected Training Network will continue to evolve and increase access to infrastructure that provides accessible education and training, including Connected Learning Centres that provide communities with greater access to modern learning facilities and Mobile Training Units which enable the transportation of specialised equipment across the State.

Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Flexible Learning

Learners can flexibly choose how to develop their skills and capabilities

  • Continue to focus on delivering flexible and adaptable learning spaces as learners seamlessly switch between on-campus, blended, and wholly online training.
  • Our infrastructure portolfio will support the future learner requiring access to learning in real-time, from anywhere, available on-demand, and tailored to the individuals reskill, upskill or retrain goal.
  • Leveraging the power of digital technology to support lifelong learning journey – TAFE NSW aspires to create a future learning experience that provides choice for learners, but in a way that is feasible and viable to deliver.

Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Strengthen Connections

Strengthen the connection with Industry, Education and Government

  • Strive towards partnerships that deliver seamless pathways between work and study, supported by greater mobility between education providers and the appropriate infrastructure response to leverage these partnership opportunities.
  • Our in depth understanding of future skill needs, coupled with TAFE NSW and industry co-designed training for evolving and emerging skills needs, will be reflected in the adaptable, contemporary infrastructure we deliver to meet industry requirements.
  • Co-designed training that supports a shift to more workplace-based training and the ongoing development of Centres of Excellence, enabling learners to benefit from specialist knowledge and hands-on learning opportunities.

Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Connected Training Network

A connected training network that meets the needs of local communities

  • Deliver a fit-for-purpose interconnected training network across the State, including strategically located state-of-the-art specialist facilities, and digitally enabled learning spaces, to suit the changing industry and learning landscape.
  • At the forefront with industry and employers so we can be proactive in our response to shifting demand, priorities and delivery mode technologies.
  • Through co-design with product, service and digital – we will redefine the next generation Interconnected Training Network with an emphasis on seamless integration of the virtual and physical infrastructure environments.

Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Learning Needs

Right size the portfolio to meet learning needs

  • Consolidation and reinvestment into flexible and adaptable learning spaces will facilitate an improved learner experience and efficiency savings while the adoption of digital and blended delivery will support TAFE NSW to meet evolving skills requirements.
  • Rightsizing and adapting our asset portfolio considering digital innovation, shared spaces, industry convergence and financial sustainability will enable optimisation of the infrastructure portfolio performance.
  • Consideration of a planned consolidation and development program, including master planning of sites to consolidate land holdings and infrastructure use, will enrich service delivery and the learner experience.

Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Environmentally Sustainable

A low carbon and environmentally sustainable portfolio

  • Act decisively and show leadership in environmental sustainability to reduce operating costs, reduce maintenance costs, improve environmental outcomes and ensure our buildings and facilities are fit for purpose.
  • Improve electricity efficiency, reducing electricity consumption with further action and investment.
  • Deliver quality education outcomes in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

Infrastructure - Nine Outcomes - Optimise Portfolio

Optimise the cost, risk and performance of the portfolio

  • The asset renewal program ensures sufficient funding will be allocated over the next 20 years to maintain retained assets and address critical service delivery priorities.
  • By addressing the quality of equipment and training facilities, TAFE NSW seeks to provide a consistent quality of education at every campus.
  • Recognising that flexible learning pedagogy is reliant on an optimised blend of equipment, digital and physical infrastructure, and we aspire to realise a contemporary and adaptable portfolio that delivers on this flexibility.