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Craig Robertson commenced as CEO of TAFE Directors Australia in April 2017. The organisation promotes nationally and internationally the critical role that TAFEs play in tertiary education in Australia. In this role he is also the Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics which is a global network of associations and institutions committed to high quality professional and technical education and training.
Prior to joining TDA Craig worked in the Victorian Government in 2015 and 2016 with responsibilities for the operation of vocational education and working with Victorian universities.
Craig also worked for over 30 years in the Commonwealth Government with responsibilities in national policy and program delivery relating to employment services, funding for schools and most aspects of vocational education and training. Craig was also an inaugural member of the Australian Qualifications Framework Council formed in 2011.
During his career involved in professional and technical education Craig has engaged in many international meetings, including as Sherpa for G20 Labour and Employment Ministers and the Australian education representative in OECD meetings as well as numerous engagements across countries to discuss and advise on developing skills in workforces.
Craig holds an Executive Masters in Public Administration and Bachelor of Education (Primary)