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GOTAFE offers real world learning experiences, flexible hands-on training and a wide range of accredited courses across regional Victoria.

The largest tertiary education provider in Northern Victoria, we offer over 250 courses to almost 20,000 enrolled students.

The strength of GOTAFE lies in our experienced, skilled and innovative staff who provide training and skills development to students, industry clients and the wider community through innovative, customised and quality assured training programs.

GOTAFE is recognised as leading the way, providing secondary school students with the opportunity to access quality vocational education through collaborative ventures. Our Technical Education Centre works directly with regional secondary schools to provide students with an important pathway into a trade career. And our new Skills and Jobs Centre’s act as a one-stop-shop for job-seekers looking to start training, workers needing to reskill and unemployed workers needing guidance for retraining.

It’s this sense of community that GOTAFE creates which fosters a safe, supportive space for our students to grow, support each other and be challenged.

 

Vision

A world class Institute delivering quality education and training beyond expectations.

Purpose

To deliver quality vocational training and tertiary education that responds to the needs of industry, enterprises, communities and individuals in the regions we serve.

Values

GOTAFE’s people, practices and processes commit to the following values:

Responsiveness

Timely and accurate actions with a willingness to deliver flexible solutions.

Creativity

The freedom to generate ideas and to apply them to improve our services and products.

Collaboration

Thorough external alliances and internal teamwork.

Excellence

Achieving the highest standards in all that we do.

Accountability

To be responsible for your own actions, your role within your team and as a representative of GOTAFE.

Integrity

At all times being honest, reliable and trustworthy. Ensuring that if you cannot meet your commitment that you communicate this and renegotiate an outcome.

Respect

To be open to each other’s perspective and to appreciate and accept the different points of view of students, staff and customers.

Environmental Sustainability

Many environmental sustainability initiatives have been implemented by GOTAFE over recent years. A Strategic Goal to “achieve strong financial results, environmental improvements and contribute to social development in our region” guides the organisation, while environmental objectives and actions are established in an annual Environmental Management Plan.

Key performance outcomes of the 2016 year are summarised in the following table:

Environmental Impacts Environmental Performance Note
Electricity (kWh) Reduced electricity consumption by 6.4% on 2015 level 1
Automotive Travel (Km) Reduced travel in Institute vehicles by 15.9% on 2015 level 2
Waste generation (tonnes) Increased general waste by 4.0% on 2015 level. Increased recycling rate from 23.3% to 25.2% 3
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2-e) Emissions decreased by 9.3% on 2015 level 4
Water (kL) Decreased usage by 14.5% on 2015 level 5
Notes:
    1. Electricity data is for all campus sites, except shared sites at Western District and Warragul from March 2016.
    2. Automotive travel includes Institute cars used by staff and buses for student travel; excludes tractors and quad bikes used in training delivery
    3. Waste is general waste
    4. Greenhouse Gas Emissions data includes emissions from energy (electricity, gas) and transportation (Institute vehicles, plane travel); emissions from general waste is not available. Student accommodation at Shepparton and Wangaratta did not operate beyond the end of 2015, while the Warragul campus relocated to a shared site in March 2016.
    5. Water data is for all campus sites, except shared sites at Western District and Warragul from March 2016.