Creating and adding value
How TAFE NSW responsiveness benefits its customers
TAFE NSW is always looking for new ways to add value for its customers. One way is through partnerships with enterprises that develop new models of collaboration – new models that improve business productivity, up skill existing workers and get more people into jobs.
The following case studies document innovative ways that TAFE Institutes are adding value by helping individuals and enterprises benefit from their TAFE experience.
- Regional hairdressers develop skills on a fast track (PDF files open in a new window) (271kB)
TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute teachers conduct flexible and efficient training for hairdressing salons in regional NSW.
- Aboriginal apprentices build successful foundations for careers (PDF files open in a new window) (314kB)
TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute staff worked with EnergyAustralia to enhance the performance of Aboriginal people in the recruitment stage of an apprenticeship.
- Aboriginal health workers acquire skills, qualifications and careers (PDF files open in a new window) (320kB)
TAFE NSW – Western Institute assisted Aboriginal workers gain a Certificate IV qualification and access to career opportunities.
- Industrial design graduates set high standards (PDF files open in a new window) (239kB)
TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute developed a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Design that allows graduates to start in the third year of a degree program at the University of Newcastle.
- Industrial blasters and painters develop accredited skills (PDF files open in a new window) (217kB)
TAFE NSW – Illawarra Institute developed a pioneering program for industrial blasters and painters.
Improving the bottom line
Why industry values partnerships with TAFE NSW
TAFE NSW has successfully provided workforce development solutions for a wide range of Australian businesses. The case studies below provide further details about TAFE/industry partnerships, strategies and benefits.
- Upskilling a regional workforce (PDF files open in a new window) (180kB)
TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute improved English skills for Norco's staff and developed learning partnerships with local businesses.
- Enabling staff from 142 organisations to function at one (PDF files open in a new window) (236kB)
TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute provided the NSW Rural Fire Service with training in fire-fighting leadership, management, business administration and human resources.
- Snapshot: Raising the status of jobs (PDF files open in a new window) (236kB)
TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute boosted staff retention and provided specialist dispensary staff training for Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (NSW Branch).
- Snapshot: Aligning training with job roles (PDF files open in a new window) (221kB)
TAFE NSW – Western Institute reskilled Bemax Resources'; ex-farm workers for mining work, including developing their literacy and numeracy.
- Snapshot: Rejuvenating an ageing workforce (PDF files open in a new window) (133kB)
TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute addressed knowledge gaps in the Department of Lands' workforce.
Better use of skills, better outcomes
Skills Australia case study
Enlightened employers strive to harness and develop their workers' abilities and talents to gain maximum value. The following case study, extracted from the Skills Australia publication Better use of skills: better outcomes, shows how TAFE NSW is helping organisations achieve better use of workforce skills.
- Building and using skills at Leighton Contractors NSW/ACT & NZ (PDF files open in a new window) (247kB)
TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute is delivering train-the-trainer and on-site training during wet weather for Leighton Contractors working on the Kempsey Bypass Alliance in New South Wales in 2011-2012. Leighton Contractors is a subsidory of Leighton Holdings Group which is an organisation that delivers projects across the infrastructure, resources, civil construction, industrial and energy and telecommunications sectors.
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