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Governing Council

At Central Regional TAFE, the Governing Council is the highest level of decision making, and its members draw on their business and industry knowledge and experience to make the operational and business decisions here at the TAFE.

Members of the Council work together with the Corporate Executive, the Governing Council Nominations sub-committee and the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee to make business decisions that are in the best interests of the community.

Applications for Governing Council now open

Help shape the strategic direction of training in Western Australia

The Minister for Education and Training is looking for people with effective leadership and strategic thinking skills and the ability to work collegiately within the TAFE sector to help shape training to meet future industry and community needs throughout Western Australia.

If you have these skills, knowledge of vocational education and training, experience in community and industry engagement, and a record of service to industry or the community, express your interest now.

Under the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996, Governing Councils play a key role in the strategic management of TAFE Colleges within the Western Australian Government policy framework.

Expressions of interest (EOI) for membership of Central Regional TAFE Governing Council are invited.

Members of Governing Councils are remunerated for their services.

The State Government is committed to increasing the representation of women on Government boards and committees and supports diversity in the appointment to boards and committees.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are also warmly invited to apply.

Please send a brief curriculum vitae of no more than two pages using the approved proforma by Friday 20 January 2023 by email at

The curriculum vitae proforma and further information about Governing Council membership and the application process can be downloaded below:

Governing council membership - FAQs (163 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)
2022 Governing Council Handbook (4 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)
Curriculum Vitae Proforma (12 KB) (Word document - opens in a new tab)

Further information on TAFE college governance is available on the DTWD website(opens in a new tab) .

For enquires regarding the EOI process, please contact:

Phil Torrisi
T:  (08) 6551 5012

The current members of the Governing Council are

Managing Director, Wilmot Engineering 

Proprietor Da Vinci Tiles Geraldton

Self employed

Principal Policy Officer, Department of Jobs Tourism Science and Innovation (JTSI)

Managing Director, Jeff Gunningham and Associates

Director, Pila Contracting

Geology Superintendent, Northern Star Resources

Project Officer WA Country Health Service (Kalgoorlie)

Non-Executive Director, Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC)