About - Multicultural Plan

TAFE NSW Multicultural Plan 2020

Why do we need a Multicultural Plan?

Under the Multicultural NSW Act 2000, TAFE NSW has a legislative responsibility to submit a Multicultural Plan to Multicultural NSW.

The Multicultural NSW Act 2000 established both a new agency, Multicultural NSW, and a set of multicultural principles as the policy of the State. Importantly, Multicultural NSW has oversight for the implementation of the Multicultural Policies and Services Program (MPSP). This framework guides all NSW Government agencies in the development of their Multicultural Plans to ensure consistency across the NSW Public Service Sector.

NSW embraces its cultural diversity as an asset. It was the first state in Australia, and the second in the world, to introduce a deliberate policy that welcomes cultural and linguistic diversity as a social and economic advantage. The Multicultural NSW Act 2000 embodies the State Government’s commitment to culturally diverse peoples and communities.

The TAFE NSW Multicultural Plan responds to our requirement as a government agency to implement a multicultural plan; as the NSW Government’s public provider of vocational education and training, we recognise the importance of our function to the increasingly diverse state and its workforce.

What’s in the TAFE NSW Multicultural Plan?

The TAFE NSW Multicultural Plan 2020 – 2022 (the Plan) is guided by the Multicultural Policies and Services Program (MPSP) framework provided by Multicultural NSW.
For more information, please visit https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/policy/

The MPSP framework has been mapped against the TAFE NSW Strategic Plan 2016 – 2022.
The Plan contains 15 targets which were developed based on comprehensive research and stakeholder consultation. These targets are designed to support the social and economic success for culturally and linguistically diverse students, employees, and communities. Several strategies were identified to assist with achieving each of the 15 targets.

Download a copy of the TAFE NSW Multicultural Plan 2020-2022.

What is TAFE NSW’s commitment to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD)?

TAFE NSW is committed to creating a workplace and educational space where dignity, trust, respect, and the promotion of diversity and inclusion is valued. Our culturally and linguistically diverse students and employees are a reflection of the NSW community.

Of all the Australian states and territories, NSW is the most culturally diverse. In
2016, the New South Wales population was 7,480,237, of which nearly 28% were born overseas. Additionally, 25.1% of the population spoke a language other than English at home. Of the 436,155 students enrolled at TAFE NSW in 2018, 26.1% were born overseas and 19.4% spoke a language other than English at home.

The TAFE NSW Multicultural Plan 2020 – 2022 furthers our commitment to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It aims to deliver on the policy objective of the Multicultural Policies and Services Program (MPSP): “that people from culturally diverse communities achieve high degrees of social and economic participation.”

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sandy Schieb
R/Head of Education and Training Strategy
p: 0418 695 370 or
e: sandy.schieb1@tafensw.edu.au

Elizar Franco
Education Policy Officer
p: 02 9217 5500
e: elizar.franco2@tafensw.edu.au.