Win-win: How SuniTAFE's local business partnerships are helping the region thrive

A well-known characteristic of a rural centre is people literally know about each other’s business. At SuniTAFE we make a point of knowing as much as possible about everyone’s business. We call it “knowing our patch”. We believe it’s in the best interest of the whole community that the region’s major industries and local business needs are understood and supported. This enables businesses to grow and be sustainable, ensuring a healthy local economy.

As an integrated member of the community, SuniTAFE has an important role to play in understanding and supporting businesses with their workforce requirements. It is through our close partnerships with industry that we are able to deliver training that matters for the region.


SuniTAFE’s commitment to helping businesses grow is driven by knowing that the skills and training we provide contributes to increased local productivity, more employment opportunities, and regional economic growth.
While our wide range of accredited courses are nationally recognised and comply with industry standards, we apply ourselves locally to solve real problems and create measurable impact.
Our local business partnerships allows SuniTAFE to tailor training packages that specifically address areas of need in your business.


SuniTAFE have a great track record in developing skilled workforces for local businesses, both large and small. When considering the breadth of skills required across any business or organisation, it’s easy to see why working with SuniTAFE provides a one-stop skills and training solution. We provide accredited courses in:

  • Business, Information Technology, Accounting and Management

  • Construction and Trades

  • Food and Hospitality

  • Automotive and Engineering

  • Health and Community

  • Horticulture and Agriculture

  • Design and Visual Arts

  • Beauty

  • Youth, General Education and English

  • Conservation and Land Management

Our range of Short Courses also offer the opportunity to update the skills of your staff. Courses such as Forklift Licence; Responsible Service of Alcohol; and Electrical Appliance Testing, can provide professional development for staff to up-skill and develop compliance in the workplace.


SuniTAFE has Skills and Job Centres located at our Mildura and Swan Hill campuses, which provide an important link for local businesses.
Staff are well equipped to listen, learn and support in order to design a training solution that is customised to best serve your workplace and meet your goals. We help to identify gaps in the skills of your staff, plan workforce development, and provide pathways for staff to progress in your business.  We also provide a dedicated account manager to oversee training projects, so there is always one point of contact to address all skills and training needs across your workforce.


The Mallee Region is experiencing strong growth and this is predicted to continue over the coming decade. There is enormous opportunity for businesses across a range of sectors to participate in this growth, particularly in ‘key’ industries of Health Care; Transport and Logistics; and Horticulture and Agriculture. Businesses that also service these sectors and their growing workforce needs can stand to gain from the growth in these ‘key’ industries. This is good news for all local businesses, and now is the perfect time to plan ahead in designing your workforce needs. Having access to job-ready workers and up-skilling your current employees will assist in making the most of every opportunity the region provides.  


Running a business is a full-time job in itself, and having the confidence that your workforce has the right skills and latest knowledge makes your job a whole lot easier. Why not take advantage of having Australia’s best large training provider, right here on your doorstep? SuniTAFE will take care of training your staff while you take care of business.