Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

29 June 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training


The TasTAFE Board has begun the process of recruiting a new TasTAFE CEO in preparation for Jenny Dodd’s contract expiring in January 2021.

Ms Dodd negotiated a three-year contract when she commenced the role of TasTAFE CEO in 2018.

During her time as CEO, she has made significant achievements in building TasTAFE culturally, academically and administratively which has seen it become a more transparent, effective and student-focused organisation.

Key milestones have included successfully guiding TasTAFE through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) regulatory processes.

As a result in 2019 TasTAFE’s ASQA registration was renewed for seven years – the maximum available renewal period.

Under Ms Dodd’s leadership TasTAFE has become a more responsive and industry focused training provider which is reflected in high employer satisfaction levels. It is also worth noting that Tasmania has the highest apprentice and trainee completion rate in Australia thanks to TasTAFE.

More recently, Ms Dodd has ensured TasTAFE has acted quickly in relation to student safety during COVID-19, overseeing
the temporary transition to digital learning and she is now leading the transition of students back onto TasTAFE campuses.

Throughout these challenges and times of change Ms Dodd has fostered a strong student-centred culture with decision making always focused on what will provide the best experience for students.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Dodd for her exceptional leadership at a critical time for TasTAFE, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ms Dodd to meet Tasmania’s training needs and look forward to continuing to work with her during the next 7 months.

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