On September 23, 2016, the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) welcomed the visit of Mr. Geoff Harrison, Director of MetroTAFE to generally exchange institutional information and explore mutual areas for partnership. Receiving him on behalf of CPSC were the Director General Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, Faculty Consultant Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, and Projects and Consultancy Officer Ms. Adrienne Abril.
TAFE (Technical and Further Education) provides TVET vocational training courses as regulated by the Australian government. MetroTAFE, together with Melbourne Polytechnic and UNITAR Malaysia, aims to provide online TAFE courses throughout Asia.
The discussion focused on MetroTAFE's proposal to CPSC to disseminate information about their online courses in the member countries at an affordable rate. Apprenticeship Courses for 3 years are also available with leading industry partners whereby students pay no fees. The industry partner pays fees plus a monthly allowance to the student.
Australian TAFE Certificate is recognized in 30 countries around the world.
The parties looked forward to successful joint ventures in the future for mutual benefit of stakeholders.