HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY Wednesday, 12 May 2021 Page 5394
The Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (15:10): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can
the minister update the house on his response of 30 March to my question of 3 March this year
regarding the regional consultation of the future direction of TAFE SA? With your leave, and that of
the house, sir, I will explain further.
The Hon. G.G. BROCK: In the minister’s response, he stated: TAFE SA is currently identifying opportunities for how it can improve transparency around its regional delivery and its support for regional industries and communities.
Minister, how long will it take before we get some direction from that consultation?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:11): I thank the member for the question. If I heard him correctly, he is concerned about a question that he raised in early March about TAFE SA’s proposed approach to their regional strategy, so that was some two months ago. As the member was indeed a minister for regional development, I’m not sure how long consultations took under his period as a minister, but I’m not necessarily going to be terribly of the view that two months is an unreasonable amount of time to go from the question being raised to providing a final document. Indeed, as he asks me about the time frame, I look forward to TAFE SA issuing the final response.
In reply to the Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (12 May 2021).
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): I have been advised of the following:
Over the past few months, TAFE SA has continued to meet with stakeholders across the state to better understand and reflect region specific issues in their draft plan.
The draft TAFE SA Regional Action Plan will be released directly to those who TAFE SA has engaged in the regions and made available online for feedback at the TAFE SA website, https://www.tafesa.edu.au/abouttafesa/regional-plan, in the coming weeks.