TAFE director appointments and induction

​Selection and appointment

The appointment process is subject to compliance with the appointment and remuneration guidelines.

When making board appointments, consideration will be given to:

  • the skills and experience of the candidate in relation to the TAFE institute board skills matrix
  • the gender of the candidate in the context of the Victorian government’s policy for all new appointments to boards of Victorian public entities to be 50% women
  • any potential conflict of interest that a candidate may have
  • the government's commitment to greater representation of women, indigenous Australians, youth, people with a disability, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people.

Board opportunities

The process for recruiting new board members needs to commence well in advance to terms expiring to ensure sufficient time to shortlist and interview candidates, and for government and departmental approvals.

The Office for Women advertises upcoming board and committee vacancies and other opportunities to all registrants via a general email alert. For women interested in Victorian public sector board opportunities, see: Victorian Women's Register


For an overview of TAFE institute boards director duties, see the information Sheet: TAFE institute boards director duties (pdf - 288.11kb)

If you are either a current or new board director on a TAFE institute board and would like a TAFE board induction kit, please request the kit through an email togovernance.hesg@edumail.vic.gov.au