TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute (TAFE SWSi) provides training to more than 3000 secondary school students through VET in Schools arrangements, TAFE delivery, Australian School-based Apprenticeships and collaborative programmes targeting secondary students at risk of disengagement.
TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute (TAFE SWSi) is one of the largest registered training organisations in Australia and caters to clients ranging from high profile national organisations to small and micro local businesses. SWSi is also an international vocational education and training provider currently delivering Australian-accredited training in China and the Philippines.
In 2009 SWSi introduced a ‘Bright Ideas’ initiative to improve workforce capability in innovation. The success of this initiative led to the SWSi Innovate model, which in turn led to numerous successful collaborations with industry partners.
SWSi caters to one of the most ethnically diverse and disadvantaged regions in Australia. Reflecting the region’s diversity, SWSi provides targeted training for a range of groups including Indigenous students, refugees, students with disabilities and the long-term unemployed.
Download the Australian Training Awards fact sheet on SWSI's achievements. Watch the video of SWSI after receiving the award.