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Having clearly defined mechanisms in place to identify state and national issues, SM TAFE works collaboratively with its partners to create innovative solutions to meet both identified and emerging workforce requirements. SM TAFE has several exciting partnerships that are driving innovation in the VET sector, promoting jobs in the state and national economy, and supporting our local communities.

SM TAFE is committed to developing partnerships and collaborations with industry, government and non-government organisations that progress our strategic priorities. The following partnerships support the college’s vision to becoming a leader in future skills.

SM TAFE has been in a third-party agreement/partnership with the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI) since 2007.

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors. In 2019, we partnered with the Ai Group to address the skills and knowledge required within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and engineering environments. 

AustCyber is one of Australia’s six industry growth centres and is responsible for the development of a strong and sustainable Australian cyber security industry.

SM TAFE has a long-standing relationship with Austal since 2007 onwards.

SM TAFE and the Charles Telfair Campus (CTC) in Mauritius have been in partnership since 2005 under a third party offshore delivery agreement.

We have a longstanding partnership with Chevron Australia to deliver the Women in Engineering program.

Cisco is a multinational corporation and worldwide leader in networking. As an authorised Cisco academy, SM TAFE benefit from Cisco’s expertise and global recognition to provide cutting edge training across our ICT courses.

SM TAFE has worked with Civmec to provide workforce development solutions and apprentice training in engineering / fabrication.

Since the late 1990s, we have worked with ASC to provide a dedicated team of training system specialists, curriculum development consultants and training technology experts at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC) at HMAS Stirling on Garden Island.

Defence West was established by the Western Australian Government as part of its Plan for Jobs. Its role is to grow the local defence industry and help deliver what Defence needs. We work closely with Defence West to identify the workforce requirements and deliver the skilled workforce to meet the demands of industry in delivering the upcoming defence programs.

In 2017, the hospitality and tourism portfolio at SM TAFE established a partnership with Flight Centre to deliver their national traineeship program across all stores in Western Australia. 

The national Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) was established in Perth in 2019 to provide industry-led research capability to grow Australia's competitiveness and contribution in the global battery industries value chain.

Over the past few years, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or drones have become central to functions across many industries. 

KBR’s relationship with SM TAFE is founded on over 20 years of collaboration to deliver a wide range of trade and post-trade training programs for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Midway Community Care has been providing support services to individuals with a disability in the Peel region for over thirty years.

The Naval Shipbuilding College is an Australian Government initiative created to ensure a skilled and qualified workforce is available to implement the Commonwealth’s first continuous naval shipbuilding program. 

As one of Australia’s largest aged care providers, Opal’s values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence stand for C.A.R.E. which is at the heart of everything they do. 

Peel Home and Community Supports Incorporated is committed to providing high quality, innovative and flexible care services to clients with a disability. 

SM TAFE in partnership with Rio Tinto and the State Government have collaborated with the WA resources sector to develop the first nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in automation. 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) I4.0 ERDi Testlab is one of six testlabs established at Australian universities in 2019. Each testlab provides innovation support for small and medium enterprises in priority industry growth sectors and builds the skills required to capitalise on technological opportunities presented by Industry 4.0.

A key action included in the WA Government’s Western Australian Defence and Defence Industries Strategic Plan 2018, was the establishment of a centralised defence workforce office.

SM TAFE has been working with the members of the WA Zhejiang Higher Vocational Education Consortium resulting from the Sister State-Province Relationship Expansion Agreement between Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China and the State of Western Australia.