Message from the Chair

The TAFE SA Board is constantly reviewing processes across the organisation to improve the way it operates and is perceived by the community it serves.

With the Board members’ recent re-appointment for a three-year term, it has been determined that there will be disclosure of activities undertaken by those who represent the organisation and the consequent expenses they incur.

This step enables greater transparency around TAFE SA. Such transparency is a fundamental part of good governance and is consistent with an organisation that is ultimately accountable to a Minister and the South Australian taxpayer.

This level of disclosure must begin with the Chair and Chief Executive of TAFE SA.

So, as of now, the purchasing card statements of the TAFE SA Chair will be available on the TAFE SA website on a regular basis. This record of statements will be backdated to the time that TAFE SA became a statutory corporation.

The purchasing card statements of the Chief Executive will also be uploaded to the TAFE SA website as of now on a regular basis. The record of statements will be backdated to the time that the current Chief Executive commenced employment.

TAFE SA is a statutory corporation and is not compelled to take the steps outlined above. However, the Board is acutely focused on ensuring every taxpayer dollar committed to TAFE SA is expended and justified appropriately.

In this regard, all expenses disclosed are both claimed and authorised within the policies and/or procedures applicable to all TAFE SA employees and personnel.

This will ensure the community is aware that current and future TAFE SA administrations are guided by openness and transparency, in the interests of good governance.


Peter Vaughan

Purchasing Card Expenditure - TAFE SA Chair

Purchasing Card Expenditure - TAFE SA Chief Executive