was an Australian tertiary
body of the Australian state-based Technical and Further Education
system. It included two institutes, the Institute of TAFE Tasmania
and the Drysdale Institute
The Institute of TAFE Tasmania (including the Drysdale Institute) were wound up in 2008 and new legal authorities - the Tasmanian Polytechnic and Skills Institute began operating as State-wide training organisations on 1 January 2009.
The Tasmanian Polytechnic was created from the merger of Tasmanian Colleges and TAFE Tasmania, following the Tasmanian State Government's reform of post-year 10 education in 2009. This significant restructure is taking place over a 3 year period with the expectation that all colleges will have made the transition by 2011.
One of three new organisations created through the Tasmania Tomorrow reforms, the Tasmanian Polytechnic is focused on providing practical and hands on learning for students of all ages and is working with the Tasmanian Academy and the Tasmanian Skills Institute to deliver more positive outcomes for our students, the local economy and Tasmania.
The Drysdale Institute, Tasmania's provider of training in Hospitality and Tourism has been incorporated into the Tasmanian Polytechnic and Skills Institute.
As of 2010 TAFE Tasmania is no longer in operation.