Delhi, (India) 27 March 2015: Australia’s famous vocational trainer, the Technical And Further Education or TAFE institutions is going to train Indian students on skill developments. TAFE is planning to train around 50 crore students within a span of next 10 years.
TAFE college signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and training provider Heraud Education and Training. The MoU will lead to the establishment of a college to train Indian students, as a first step to a larger enterprise which can enroll as many as 80,000 students a year.
Australian high commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, said that, “TAFE has planned to establish a new vocational educational college. At the moment the parties to the agreement are working to finalise the business case.” He added, “India has an enormous appetite for high quality skills and training and Australia’s world class vocational education providers are perfectly positioned to meet that demand.”
SA Skills Minister Gail Gago said that, “This is a huge step forward in South Australia’s relations with the Indian government, which set up the NSDC to help fund and oversee the creation of large, quality, vocational institutions that will help train half a billion students within the next decade.” She added, “It is hoped agreement will be reached to market TAFE SA’s educational materials, resources and provide advice, resources and student and teacher training on a scale never seen before.”
According to the history, the first TAFE institute was born in 1883 at New South Wales(NSW) of Australia and hence it is known as TAFE NSW. But now TAFE institutions are also seen in other parts of Australia such as Victoria, Western Australia, ACT and Queensland. Now TAFE institution is considered as synonymous with vocational training. TAFE courses were designed to meet specialised vocational demands, for personal development and to help people fill in gaps in learning. TAFE institutions provide a wide range of predominantly vocational tertiary education courses. Fields covered include business, finance, hospitality, tourism, construction, engineering, visual arts, information technology and community work.TAFE institutions award various level-based Certificates, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualifications.