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Chief Executive Officer

TasTAFE is a stable, state-owned asset that operates under its own legislative functions and powers under the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013.

It is the largest public provider of vocational education and training in Tasmania, and is governed by an independent Statutory Board consisting of up to seven members appointed by the Minister for Education and Training.

TasTAFE’s purpose is to lead the development of Tasmania’s skilled workforce.

Each year we have around 22,000 enrolments, including around 5000 apprentices, with trade apprentice numbers continuing to grow. We offer more than 200 nationally accredited and industry-endorsed qualifications ranging from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level, as well as short courses and skill sets across more than 30 industry areas.

Being Government owned brings many benefits such as a modern network of 16 campuses and contemporary training facilities, and experienced teachers who have industry currency and competency. Our non-teaching managers and support staff also have the highest expectations placed upon their work.

TasTAFE has an ongoing commitment to meeting Tasmanian community expectations and the needs of all of our students, and offers a range of flexible study options and support services.

Given that our focus is upon education and training for job-readiness and employment outcomes, we stay connected with business and industry in Tasmania, and work hard to ensure the vocational education and training students receive is industry-relevant and provides real industry skills that are highly valued by employers.

We believe very strongly in our values and strive to deliver training that prepares our students to take up employment for the first time, gain a promotion or change careers, as well as meet industry demand and enable Tasmanians to gain the skills and qualifications they need for the state’s workforce and the community to succeed and prosper.

The Role

Create, maintain and improve the capability of TasTAFE so that TasTAFE can achieve all of its objectives in a manner consistent with its values.

To achieve this, the occupant must be effective in the following key strategic tasks:

  • Lead the management and administration of TasTAFE so that its employees are focused on meeting client needs and work to achieve the organisation’s objectives.
  • Pursue, build and maintain a highly visible, credible reputation with industry, community and government stakeholders.
  • Formulate options to enable TasTAFE to achieve its intended purpose, having regard to:
    • Government and Ministerial obligations
    • Policies of TasTAFE
    • State and National VET policies
    • Emerging trends and themes which are relevant to the purpose of the organisation.

Establish and maintain productive relationships with the TasTAFE Board and Executive and utilise these relationships to formulate plans from the options.

Act as a role model and provide both leadership and influence to ensure all employees work cohesively and are actively engaged in the delivery of both improvements and the core sustaining tasks and obligations.

Deliver the results from the TasTAFE Corporate Plan on time, to the requisite quality and in a manner consistent with the values of TasTAFE.

** Start date for this position is negotiable.

Essential Requirements

The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 requires persons undertaking work in a regulated activity to be registered. A regulated activity is a child related service or activity defined in the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Regulations 2014. This registration must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of this may be checked at any time during employment. • Current Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status – Employment)

Desirable Requirements

  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • A senior executive with a proven record of management in a large private or public sector organisation.


Applications submitted electronically:

  • must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, each with a size no greater than 10MB
  • will be acknowledged immediately by return email
  • do not require additional paper copies of the application to be sent through the mail

Applicants should forward/include:

  • a completed Application for Employment form
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria
  • relevant personal details and work history.
  • All applicants are required to supply a valid email address with their application for the purposes of email communication.

The cost associated with obtaining a Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status – Employment) is the responsibility of the individual.

For a confidential discussion or to obtain documentation, please contact Joanne Inches at Red Giant or 0408 331 311.

Please submit your application via email to Joanne Inches at Red Giant:

Applications close on 3 August 2020 at 10:00am (AEDT).

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