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Global Engagement

Our strategy

The Global Engagement team advances TAFE Queensland's international objectives as they work to promote partnerships, programs and projects across the globe. By establishing strategic links between our clients and the vast network of TAFE Queensland teaching and non-teaching staff, we are able to promote and deliver projects that showcase TAFE Queensland's education, training and consultancy expertise.

Our role is to develop and maintain international alliances, identify opportunities and design and deliver outcomes that meet the unique requirements of our valued clients.


About us

The TAFE Queensland Global Engagement team have over two decades of proven experience, working in collaboration with an international network of businesses, government agencies and educational institutes to design, customise and implement education and training systems or programs, contextualised to their specific needs.

We have a range of strategic partners across the globe including in countries such as Chile, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Solomon Islands and Vietnam. Drawing on our technical and vocational education and training services and a network of experienced staff, we offer the following international consultancy services:

  • Curriculum design and enterprise-specific training
  • Recognition of prior learning and skills analysis
  • Workforce competency analysis and development
  • Customised instructor training programs (Train-the-Trainer)
  • Change management and leadership in TVET
  • Technical expertise and program management for international development projects.

Please visit our Project Highlights page to see example of our proven experience.


Our services

TAFE Queensland Global Engagement is committed to developing international partnerships by expanding and strengthening our global networks. We are internationally recognised for responding to business, government agencies, educational institutes and other stakeholders seeking to design, customise and implement education and training programs and systems, customised to clients' unique needs. One of our key goals is to collaborate with you to enhance your business' productivity, improve skills and practices of your workforce and maximise staff retention.

Our highly knowledgeable and experienced team provides consultancy services tailored to your requirements in the following areas:

  • Aid and development
  • Corporate solutions
  • Industry partnerships

To find out more contact us.



Work with us

We can assist you across the full spectrum of the program lifecycle - from program management to delivery and completion. Our full range of services include:

  • Preparation of tender submissions
  • Sourcing international funding opportunities
  • Technical assistance and aid advisory
  • Professional development training programs
  • Capacity development for organisations and individuals
  • Accredited and non-accredited training
  • Logistical support
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Contractual management and reporting

Our clients include leading international development contractors, the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UNESCO - UNEVOC and various international government agencies.

TAFE Queensland offers a comprehensive range of programs across a range of industry sectors. We work with multinational corporations and foreign governments around the world to provide training solutions to meet labour demand. Our training programs can be tailored and customised in order to meet our clients’ unique needs.

The Global Engagement team enhances the capacity of workforces, government departments and individuals through high-quality educational programs and consultancy services. Over the years, Global Engagement has successfully delivered client-focussed outcomes across the globe. Please explore some of our recent successes.


Australia Pacific Training Coalition

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is a centre of training excellence, helping Pacific Islanders gain Australian-standard skills and qualifications for a wide range of vocational careers throughout the Pacific. APTC works closely with industry representatives around the Pacific to ensure our training programs are relevant and aligned with current career opportunities for our graduates – careers where skilled employees are in high demand.

In addition to training for individuals, we offer employers customised training and consultancy services in targeted industry sectors to increase the productivity of their employees and the organisation.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative announced at the Pacific Islands Forum in 2006 and welcomed by Pacific Island leaders. We are funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and managed by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275). TAFE Queensland has been involved with the project since its inception and is currently the Managing Contractor for Stage III of the project.

APTC offers Australian qualifications from Certificate III to Diploma level training in various vocational areas. Courses are delivered by highly regarded and qualified trainers, and so far over 12,500 Pacific Island graduates have been awarded an accredited Australian qualification.


Our performance

A 2017 survey of employers whose employees completed their studies with APTC in the past year indicates a rating of 98% overall satisfaction with the APTC programs. The same survey also indicates that over 87% of employers agree that APTC training programs have had a positive impact on the technical, personal and professional development of their employees. Furthermore, employers also indicated over 86% agreement that their APTC graduate employees had a positive impact on productivity and business performance.

A 2018 survey of APTC graduates indicated that 99% of graduates were satisfied with all aspects of APTC training and the impact it had on their personal and professional development one year after they had graduated.


Australian awards fellowships

TAFE Queensland works with its partners in developing countries to deliver customised training solutions which build the capacity of participants to contribute to the development of their organisations and countries.

Through the Australian Aid funded program, Australia Awards Fellowships, TAFE Queensland has been working with governments in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru and many others to develop their Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems. These programs have provided opportunities for Fellows to undertake short term study and professional development at TAFE Queensland.

See what our Australia Awards Fellowships Alumni have to say:

"The passion and confidence which female staff have in different levels of management motivated and inspired me in my work. That is to be more confident and output-orientated in my division outcomes. This program made me see things in a more worldly view rather than the organisational boundaries I once had. The program so far outlined the fact that Papua New Guinea's TVET sectors main focus now is to be building skill capacity in assisting industry to meet the demand for labour by skilling the potential workforce."

Australia Awards Fellowship Round 15: Improve access to and quality of TVET for women in PNG Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, 2015.

"When I return to my country, I would like to identify people with a disability in my area and develop a training program which is suitable to their physical condition using the skills and knowledge I have learned during the fellowship to develop it."

Australia Awards Fellowship Round 15: Empowering people with disability through Vocational Education and Training Ministry of Manpower, Indonesia, 2015.