TAFEs have played a critical role in the training and development of Australians for more than one hundred years. For many Australians, TAFEs provide a critical pathway to training and skills which are increasingly needed to access employment. They also play a critical role in regions and in providing access for disadvantaged groups.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the role played by TAFEs in:
- the development of skills in the Australian economy
- the provision of pathways for Australians to access employment
- the provision of pathways for Australians to access University education; and
- the operation of a competitive training market