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TAFE NSW launches largest digital community consultation


What don’t you know that you wish you did when it comes to technology?

That’s what TAFE NSW is asking the Hunter community in its inaugural digital community consultation, launched this week.

The education provider is hoping to gather input from every resident across the state on how its training, support services and facilities can better support and enable learning.

Locals across Greater Newcastle are being invited to participate, too.

TAFE NSW executive director regional and community engagement Alison McGaffin says feedback will help shape future endeavours.

“As regional economies and local communities transform, TAFE NSW wants to be on the front foot of developing community-based solutions aligned to their needs,” she said.

“At its heart, this is about ensuring communities feel strongly connected to TAFE NSW. Whether you’re a local business owner, a parent, a school leaver, or have diverse needs, we want to hear from you.

“You can answer from your individual perspective, or on behalf of a business or community group you represent.

“Gathering these insights helps TAFE NSW ensure we are well-positioned to help your community thrive.”

The consultation will be hosted on the ‘Have your Say’ Platform, an all-of-government digital community engagement platform in partnership with the Department of Customer Service.

It is open now until 6 February.

Ms McGaffin said TAFE NSW was the country’s most geographically and demographically diverse training provider.

“TAFE NSW needs to hear from a range of voices to ensure all people have access to the training and services they need to participate in their local communities,” she added.

“We’re proud of the fact we trained more than 125,000 people from regional and remote communities, 38,000 Aboriginal learners, and 46,000 people living with a disability over the last financial year.

“But, we know we can do more to ensure our services are fit-for-purpose.

“Our goal is to build an environment in which local communities have greater participation in shaping localised partnerships and training solutions. This will ensure greater educational and social impact.”

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