Speakers

Craig Robertson<br/><span class='designation'>CEO at TAFE Directors Australia</span>

Craig Robertson
CEO at TAFE Directors Australia

Who Pays for what in the complex world of TVET

 In the world of TVET which serves many purposes who has responsibility for funding the vocational education and training effort. A recent report from the Productivity Commission in Australia about TVET asks these questions. Craig will explore these issues and seek to draw out some key principles which may apply across the globe.

Speaker Biography

Craig Robertson commenced as CEO of TAFE Directors Australia in April 2017. The organisation promotes nationally and internationally the critical role that TAFEs play in tertiary education in Australia. In this role he is also the Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics which is a global network of associations and institutions committed to high quality professional and technical education and training. Prior to joining TDA Craig worked in the Victorian Government in 2015 and 2016 with responsibilities for the operation of vocational education and working with Victorian universities. Craig also worked for over 30 years in the Commonwealth Government with responsibilities in national policy and program delivery relating to employment services, funding for schools and most aspects of vocational education and training. Craig was also an inaugural member of the Australian Qualifications Framework Council formed in 2011. Craig holds an Executive Masters in Public Administration and Bachelor of Education (Primary).