The Elite Athlete TAFE Network incorporates a selected number of TAFE institutions across Australia providing specialised support to elite athletes to pursue vocational pathways. Vocational education helps prepare athletes for a range of jobs and employment in such industries as business, building and construction, sport and fitness as well as many growing and fast changing creative, media and IT industry occupations.
Like the well-established University Network, from July the Elite Athlete TAFT Network has an Elite Athlete Student Athlete Coordinator within the TAFE location to support elite athletes in their pursuit of study and balance their study with sport. The TAFE network offers a personalised and flexible approach to learning skills and gaining qualifications.
The AIS is presently working with TAFE Australia to add additional TAFEs to the current list.