Reconciliation at TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW’s Commitment to Reconciliation

TAFE NSW is committed to upholding the integrity of reconciliation by acknowledging the injustices of the past, respecting cultural diversity and advocating for self-determination by being an organisation that is free of all forms of racism.

TAFE NSW aims to be the employer and training provider of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through promoting equality, equity and cultural safety in education, training and employment opportunities.

Developing the TAFE NSW Reconciliation Action Plan

When completed, the TAFE NSW Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will develop and strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, engage staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, and develop innovative strategies to create a culturally safe environment that supports self-determination and economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

TAFE NSW’s RAP outlines the commitment to making reconciliation real and actionable at TAFE NSW, and for the communities we serve. It focuses on:

  • Developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation.
  • Developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples.

Right now, TAFE NSW’s key goal is finalise the RAP by October, and drive the mutually beneficial partnerships and programs that work towards closing the prosperity, education and employment gaps.

Colloborative Art Competition for TAFE NSW's Reconciliation Action Plan

This competition is promoted by the Technical and Further Education Commission (ABN 89 755 348 137) (“TAFE NSW”) of Mary Ann Street, Ultimo NSW 2007.

TAFE NSW is inviting all current and former TAFE NSW students to create an original artwork related to the theme ‘Reconciliation’, having regard to the four pillars of the RAP, being Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Governance. Examples of other RAPs and their artworks can be found here.

The winning artwork will feature in TAFE NSW’s Reconciliation Action Plan and other TAFE NSW promotional material, and will also be displayed at TAFE NSW’s 2021 Gili Awards alongside any other outstanding entries. The artwork will be an acquisition piece and will be showcased in the office of the Managing Director. The competition will start on 22nd June 2020, at 12.01 am (AEST), and will end on 7 August 2020, at 11.59pm (AEST). Any entries received outside of this time will not be considered.

How to enter

To enter the competition, please complete this online form and upload high definition images of your artwork. By entering this competition, the entrant accepts the Conditions of Entry and is taken to have read them.>

Please contact us at reconciliation@tafensw.edu.au if you have any other questions.