Application no: 20/01/007

Date granted: 13/03/2020

Date of expiry: 13/03/2023

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 25/03/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26


This exemption was granted to permit TasTAFE to advertise for and enrol female students in the Women in ICT Pathways Program (The Program) on the basis that:

    (i) The Program has another 12 months remaining concluding in February 2021 with the possibility of delivery as a state-wide program in 2021;

    (ii) The Program aims to address the diversity in the ICT sector by providing greater opportunities for female students to study ICT and develop a career in the ICT industry;

    (iii) The Program has enabled a partnership between the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and TasTAFE.  ACS have recognised the Program as a key objective in their 2019-20 Annual Plan;

    (iv) The Program is a key action in the Tasmanian Government’s Tasmanian ICT Workforce Action Plan 2020-2023; and

    (v) The Program significantly increased female enrolments in the ICT Certificate III course in 2019 with a number of those graduates securing employment in the ICT industry. The Program is proving to provide greater employment opportunities for women seeking careers in the ICT industry.