The Institute of TAFE Tasmania is the major registered training organisation in Tasmania. It was established as a statutory authority under the TAFE Tasmania Act 1997, and commenced operations as a State-wide training organisation on 1 January 1998. This was a major shift from the previous regionally based TAFE administration and aimed to enhance industry and community relationships and facilitate the effective use of resources.
The Office of Post-Compulsory Education and Training is responsible for planning and purchasing of Vocational Education and Training (VET) for Tasmania from public registered training organisations such as the Institute of TAFE Tasmania, as well as other VET services from private registered training organisations.
The Institute of TAFE Tasmania's eleven State-wide training delivery programs are:
- Automotive and Electrical;
- Community Services and Health;
- Construction and Textiles;
- Design and Communication;
- Drysdale (Hospitality and Tourism);
- Metals and Engineering; and