Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said the Training Sector Reform Project, which started last year, recommended two key changes to the function and structure of the publicly funded training system.
"Currently we have 70 campuses administered by 11 TAFE colleges. Under the changes these 70 campuses will be administered by five TAFE colleges," Mrs Harvey said.
"New arrangements will also be introduced for greater collaboration among the network of colleges, allowing resources and expertise to be shared across WA. This will give students, particularly those in regional areas, access to more diverse training programs."
The Minister said there would be no impact on students enrolled in courses this year.
The reforms will also see the reinstatement of the TAFE brand, in recognition of the strong historical association and awareness by local communities.
"Students currently enrolled will still have access to their training as the current campuses and courses offered remain unchanged," Mrs Harvey said.
"Under the changes there will be greater local community and industry collaboration to ensure students are being trained to meet local industry needs."
The new structure will start operation on April 11, 2016. Acting managing directors for each college will be appointed and new governing councils will be formed.
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