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Statement of Business Ethics

The South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) Statement of Business Ethics provides guidance to business partners, contractors and suppliers on the values and ethical standards that SM TAFE upholds when conducting business.

It also outlines what SM TAFE expects from its business partners, contractors, and suppliers in return.


SM TAFE will maintain and update all relevant policies, protocols and procedures to reflect legislation and industry best practice to guide employees’ actions and decisions and ensure they are reasonable and fair.

 You can expect SM TAFE employees to:

  • Act in accordance with the Public Sector Code of Ethics and our Staff Code of Conduct.
  • Comply with any legislation, policies and procedures set for the public sector.
  • Treat you with transparency, fairness, and respect.
  • Disclose any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest as well as any pecuniary and non-pecuniary interest.
  • Disclose any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest as well as any pecuniary and non-pecuniary interest.
  • Utilise public resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Not seek gifts, financial and non-financial benefits for performing our official duties.
  • Secure and protect your proprietary and commercial-in-confidence information.
  • Work cooperatively with you to resolve any
  • disputes.
  • Report unethical behaviour, misconduct and corruption.

SM TAFE expects all business partners, contractors and suppliers (and any of their sub-contractors) to become familiar with this Statement and be aware of SM TAFE’s obligations and commitment to comply with the law and applicable legislation.

 We expect all business partners, contractors and suppliers to:

  • Become familiar with this statement.
  • Act lawfully.
  • Act with integrity, being fair and respectful in your dealings with us.
  • Understand and comply with policies, procedures and practices, conditions and requirements stated in documents supplied by us.
  • Act in accordance with the terms and conditions of any contracts.
  • Not offer our staff any gifts, financial or non-financial benefits.
  • Manage business risks to prevent fraud and corruption.
  • Declare any actual, potential and perceived conflicts of interest including any pecuniary and nonpecuniary interest.
  • Treat all information you receive from us as confidential unless otherwise indicated.
  • Respect our intellectual property rights and formally negotiate any use of them.
  • Report unethical behaviour, misconduct and corruption involving SM TAFE staff.

Quality indicator reports

South Metropolitan TAFE is committed to providing quality training and support services in a flexible and responsive manner. Our programs and courses are planned and delivered to match the identified needs of our customers and stakeholders, including students, employers, government and the wider community.

As a Pre-Qualified Supplier South Metropolitan TAFE is obligated to publish a summary of findings from the latest audit. You can access the report by downloading it below.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)

South Metropolitan TAFE is committed to quality vocational education and training that is accessible and equitable for all students. Building on past successes we will continue to implement new strategies and projects as part of our strong commitment to improving access and inclusion. These activities support the principle of a socially inclusive college community and address disadvantage. By removing barriers to opportunity in education and training we support the educational participation of people with disabilities.