The Victorian Government has announced the state’s TAFE Development Centre (TDC) has been given a new name to ‘reflect the changing nature of Victoria’s vocational education and training sector’, and will now be known as the VET Development Centre (VDC).


The TDC was established in 2005 to raise the professional standing of people working in the vocational education and training sector through the delivery of a range of professional development and support programs.


Mr Hall said the VET Development Centre would continue to analyse workforce development needs, particularly in line with changing state and national training policies and frameworks.


“The work of the TDC was always far broader than developing TAFEs alone, and included working to develop the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) sector and working with a range of private providers,” Mr Hall said.


“The centre will continue to be an independent body for workforce development and will play a key role in analysing state and national training policy agendas.


“In an environment of ongoing reform to the training sector, the VET Development Centre will continue to help all providers, large and small, to adapt and benefit from these changes,” Mr Hall said.