26 September 2023

TAFE SA learns a lot from ICAC

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The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has released its evaluation of TAFE SA’s practices, policies and procedures and how they are applied to minimise the risk of corruption.

The Chief Executive of TAFE SA, David Coltman has welcomed the evaluation saying it provided helpful feedback and verified and guided the plans and work of TAFE SA to prevent and minimise risks of corruption any further.

“I thank the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) evaluation team for their collaborative approach and I am sure the evaluation report will not only assist TAFE SA, but other public authorities and officers,” Mr Coltman said.

“The ICAC evaluation process has provided feedback and guidance on our planned improvements and this feedback has been very welcomed,” he said.

“The evaluation report has recognised the considerable work that has been implemented recently to improve TAFE SA, from reviews of our governance structures to building our staff engagement and internal culture.”

He said the recommendations in ICAC’s evaluation provided TAFE SA with a list of improvements that could be made.

“We have embraced all of these recommendations with more than 25 per cent of them already implemented,” Mr Coltman said.

“We have set ourselves an ambitious timeline to implement the remaining report recommendations and considerations, and all recommendations will be complete by the end of 2023,” he said.

He said TAFE SA remained determined to build on its national reputation as an innovator in learning and skill development, delivering the benchmark for quality in vocational education and training.

“This is an important time for skills delivery in South Australia,” Mr Coltman said.

“The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) evaluation report of TAFE SA is gratefully received.”

The 164-page ICAC Report on TAFE SA’s practices, policies and procedures can be accessed at this PS News link.

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