Thursday, 12 May 2022

Statement by the Hon. Ann Vanstone QC, Commissioner,

Independent Commission Against Corruption  

The Independent Commission Against Corruption is to evaluate the practices, policies and procedures of TAFE SA.

As the provider of vocational education, training services and higher education to more than 60,000 students in South Australia, TAFE SA performs an important function in South Australian public administration. It is essential that TAFE SA has effective systems in place to prevent corruption.

The evaluation will review and report on:

  1. The extent to which TAFE SA’s governance framework adequately guards against the risks of corruption.
  2. TAFE SA’s practices, policies and procedures in relation to:
    1. Human resources management (including recruitment)
    2. Procurement and contract management
    3. Asset and facilities management

    and whether those practices, policies and procedures provide effective controls against corruption.

  3. The manner in which TAFE SA claims and reports the subsidy payments it receives from government.
  4. The framework in place to manage relationships between staff and students and whether the processes are adequate to guard against inappropriate enrolments and assessments, and undeserved awards of licenses, certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.

The evaluation is not an investigation. It is not examining the specific conduct of any person.

Invitation to participate

Members of the public, industry groups, union members, and individuals or bodies with an interest in this evaluation are invited to make a written submission.

How can I contribute?

If you have views or experiences relevant to TAFE SA that you wish to contribute, please submit them in writing, either by email or post.


Please send an email to the following address, indicating that your email is regarding the Evaluation of TAFE SA:


If you would like to send us your submission in hard copy, please post it to:

TAFE SA Evaluation

Independent Commission Against Corruption

GPO Box 11066


What should I write about?

We are interested to hear your thoughts about how TAFE SA deals with the risk of corruption. This can include any information relevant to the scope of the evaluation.

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 3 June.


For media enquiries please contact 0428 389 493 or

The publication of this information has been authorised by the Commissioner under section 54 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 2012.

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