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Craig Fowler

Craig has a wealth of experience spanning tertiary education, industry consulting and tertiary teaching, including experience in data analytics, research and innovation practices, vocational and higher education, government sector and in a global private sector consulting firm. During his almost four year term as Managing Director at National Center for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER), Craig oversaw the introduction of the new national Total VET Activity collections and surveys, an array of new data products and skills in demand research. He is currently a non-Exec Director at TAFE SA and Director at JCSF Consulting Pty Ltd.

Recent Posts

TAFEs in Australia – Mastering the multi-dimensions of their public purpose

Posted by Craig Fowler on June 17, 2019

As a principle of business strategy in any competitive market, success is typically built on knowing what you are good at and succeeding in one, or at most two, of three dimensions; be it high volume low margin efficiency; or customer intimacy in persuasive differentiated services; or innovative high quality product leadership. By virtue of their history and public purpose, TAFEs however have a multidimensional challenge. The expectation of their role as a ‘public provider’ is to be excellent in all these dimensions, whilst being ‘arms-length’ yet (part) tied to objectives, resourcing and desired outcomes as maybe directed by their public-ownership.

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