Our partnerships help us thrive 

SuniTAFE is looking to partner with organisations to support innovation and business growth.  In this way we maintain currency and understanding of our region.
Establishing extensive networks, partnerships and relationships is vital to our success.  They create opportunities for our students, promote industry advancements, insights and technology.
In these changing times, our collaborative approach has been essential to our adaptability and it has provided us with the determination to deliver training and education that is of benefit to our stakeholders.

Partnership outcomes: innovation and growth


Commencement of heavy automotive delivery in Mildura 

SuniTAFE formed an industry working party to establish heavy automotive training in Mildura. After successful consultation and industry support, a dedicated training space opened at the Mildura Campus in 2020.  Insights and feedback from industry helped direct training needs, tailored course material to apprentices and direction on the workshop space fit out including equipment, tools and technology requirements.


Establishment of Engineering Reference Group

An Engineering Industry Forum, held at the Swan Hill Campus in June 2019 featured demonstrations of next generation welding technology, robotics and automation.  As a direct result of this event the Engineering Reference Group was established.  Key stakeholders in the reference group meet regularly to identify regional industry issues.

Partnership outcomes: outstanding apprenticeship talent

Mildura Truck Centre is dedicated to the education and upskilling of the next generation of skilled truck technicians, having trained over 100 apprentices over the years.  In their long standing partnership, Mildura Truck Centre and Isuzu have supported SuniTAFE’s automotive programs with industry knowledge and relevant truck products such as the donation of the current model FVD 165-260 Isuzu truck in 2020.  This contributes to the education of service technicians in regional Victoria  by allowing the apprentices to learn the latest technologies currently available on the market.  The truck has a range of new systems which allow apprentices to gain more relevant experience and training.

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What our partners have to say

“We have been working with SuniTAFE for a long time in regard to apprentice training, and over the years Mildura Truck Centre and Isuzu have supported the institute’s automotive programs with industry knowledge and relevant truck products.”

Rodney Leake, Director, Mildura Truck Centre

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What our partners have to say

“The new facility at their Mildura campus is a great training ground for the next generation of apprentices and technicians, and we’re pleased to be able to help support the professional development of these students where we can.  Providing learning opportunities for automotive technicians to gain pertinent, hands-on industry experience, working on a real truck with the latest truck tech is important, especially in the face of a skilled truck tech shortage in the industry.”
Brett Stewart, National Service Manager, Isuzu Australia Limited

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What our partners have to say

"After years of apprentices not getting the training and support required to complete their studies the company changed training providers to SuniTAFE.  A tailored training plan was drawn up for apprentices that fitted with their manufacturer training and at the same time enabled the apprentices to complete the core subjects of their course.  Training was also tailored for delivery in-house on a weekly basis, with apprentices attending SuniTAFE periodically for tasks that can’t be completed in their workshop. This was a win-win for all involved, as apprentices didn’t have to be away from the busy workshop for a week at a time."

Davison Motor Group and Mildura Holden and HSV

What our partners have to say

"SuniTAFE has a close knit partnership with Haeusler's Mildura to achieve its ambition of becoming a state-of-the-art precision agriculture education and research facility.  The SuniTAFE SMART Farms new John Deere 5085GF Tractor is fitted with JDLink and Generation 4 CommandCenter for remote display access to allow a qualified technician to connect virtually to the cab.  The tractor is also fitted with the John Deere Operations Centre and weather station to automatically record and collate real-time paddock data.  Trialling the latest technologies enables SuniTAFE to provide this training to their students putting them in good stead for their future horticulture careers."

Haeusler's Group Pty Ltd

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