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From our approach to solving training needs to offering flexible training and skilled educators, we have you covered

A message from our CEO

GOTAFE is committed to partnering with local businesses and industries to offer customised training, providing local workers and organisations with the skills necessary to ensure your business is well placed to respond to the changing economic environment.

Now more than ever, we see our role being vital as we work together to rebuild the regional economic environment. I encourage you to get in touch with us today. As your local TAFE provider, we have access to a range of subsidised training opportunities that can benefit your organisation and assist with the cost of training and upskilling your staff. There is no better time to consider upskilling your team.

Industry Partnership Coordinators are your connection at GOTAFE to help you build a training solution that works for your business. We understand that no two businesses are the same and our approach provides your business with a fully customised, in-depth collaborative analysis to really understand your individual requirements.

Our collaborative approach will assist you to identify high-value opportunities and address your business challenges.

We work on a partnership with you to develop and implement initiatives that can help your organisation achieve success by:

  • Embedding a customer focused culture
  • Developing capable leadership
  • Reducing operational costs
  • Improving work safety practices
  • Increasing productivity
  • Building a skilled workforce
  • Enhancing staff satisfaction and engagement

Our industry partners report several benefits from our customised training programs, including:

  • Reduced impact of skills shortages
  • Increased sales, productivity, and efficiency
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Achieving ROI on training and development
  • Compliance with industry standards and best practice
  • Aligned with company culture and strategic plans
  • Gaining a competitive edge in the market due to increased workforce skills and productivity

Access to highly credentialed training professionals

At GOTAFE our educators are skilled trainers who incorporate modern teaching practices into the classroom, raising expectations for outcomes. 3 of our skilled trainers are profiled below.

Richard Mallows

Trainer | Sport and Rec
Dr. Mallows has almost 20 years’ experience teaching at both University and TAFE and is currently educating at GOTAFE in the area of Health and Wellbeing.

Dr. Mallows is an Accredited Exercise and Sports Scientist (level 2; ESSA) having successfully assisted the development of both community and elite athletes including participants in Australian Football, Netball, Motor Racing, Alpine skiing and Lacrosse.

Julie McHenry

Trainer | Business
Julie has 17 years’ vocational teaching experience teaching at GOTAFE both in the classroom and at workplaces.

Julie has been involved in resource and assessment development ensuring her passion for business is always complimented with her expertise in education techniques. Julie keeps up to date with the latest industry trends and needs’, of which students she shares this knowledge with her students.

Kerri Symes

Trainer | HR/ Project Management
With 16 years at GOTAFE, the most inspiring aspect for Kerri is seeing the development in confidence that students gain, along with consolidating their knowledge and the further development of skills to assist in their own career progression.

The relationships, networks and knowledge that are developed during students’ studies, are reflected back into the communities.

"GOTAFE and GV Health have worked in partnership to ensure the success of the program by identifying workplace needs and matching these to staff’s desire to learn and develop. It has also been important to take part in training that connects staff to a real-life work environment while adapting to change. Each GOTAFE trainer has brought with them their expertise and workplace experience which has enhanced the learning for our staff."

HR Manager, GV Health Careers, Learning and Development. People and Culture