Students to win under new deal with TAFE

Tuesday, 16 November 1999

Adelaide University and South Australia's TAFE sector have today signed an agreement to work closer together, to provide benefits for students and staff.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at 4.30pm at Adelaide University by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mary O'Kane, and the Chief Executive of the SA Department of Education, Training & Employment, Mr Geoff Spring.

The agreement pulls together Adelaide University and TAFE in a bid to improve services in a wide range of areas. These include:

  • greater ease of admission, recognition of credit for prior learning, and making it easier for students to move from one institution to another
  • collaboration on curriculums, creating new education and training pathways for students, improving opportunities for vocational training and providing more flexible learning opportunities for students
  • sharing of resources between TAFE and Adelaide University, cooperating on course delivery, and sharing facilities, expertise in teaching and technologies
  • working together to achieve a bigger international profile
  • collaborating on research and consultancy work.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mary O'Kane says the new deal with TAFE is an important one for both institutions.

"We're recognising that we need to work closely together to provide educational opportunities in this State and improve the access to post-secondary education and training," Professor O'Kane says.

"This agreement will have positive outcomes for both students and staff alike.

"We regard ourselves as an excellent educator renowned throughout Australia and even overseas. By bringing Adelaide University closer together with TAFE, we can take further steps to improve the quality of our educational services."


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