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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 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.
Real skills, real outcomes taught by real people.
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.|
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 Environmental Management Plan.
Key performance outcomes of the 2017 year are summarised in the following table:
|Environmental Impacts||Environmental Performance||Note|
|Automotive Travel (Km)||Reduced travel in Institute vehicles by 23% on 2016 level||1|
|Waste generation (tonnes)||Increased general waste by 8.0% on 2016 level. Recycling rate reduced from 25.2% to 24.4%||2|
|Electricity (kWh)||Increased electricity consumption by 10.8% on 2016 level|
|Natural Gas (GJ)||Increased natural gas consumption by 0.8% on 2016 level|
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2-e)||Emissions increased by 8.0% on 2016 level||3|
|Water (kL)||Increased usage by 8.9% on 2016 level||4|
- Automotive travel includes Institute cars used by staff and buses for student travel; excludes tractors and quad bikes used in training delivery
- Waste is general waste; does not include metal recycling or composting
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions data includes emissions from energy (electricity, gas) and transportation (Institute vehicles, plane travel); emissions from general waste is not available.
- Water leaks at two campus locations resulted in increased usage. These have since been rectified.