GOTAFE is a large regional provider of vocational education and training (VET) services in Victoria.
GOTAFE sought a digital strategy and roadmap for implementation to guide its ambition of becoming a leading digitally-enabled training provider over the next five years.
We worked with GOTAFE executive team and key stakeholders to develop the strategy and roadmap.
First it was essential to understand the current state by assessing GOTAFE’s information technology and workforce capabilities and considering how they might look in the future. Through consultations, a survey and further business analysis, we established key business requirements for students, industry, workforce and the organisation.
Natalie Ajay, Director of Communications and Engagement, GOTAFE
We developed the strategy and roadmap in a way that built engagement with stakeholders:
To ensure the success of the implementation activities, we took the time to define an agile implementation approach, prioritise the first wave of initiatives, and achieve enterprise-wide alignment and ownership.
To maximise the strategy’s impact, the Nous Visual Design Studio worked alongside the consulting team and GOTAFE executives to develop several products:
In preparing these materials our Visual Design Studio worked collaboratively, communicating regularly and immersing GOTAFE in the design experience to ensure the final products maximised staff buy-in.
Throughout the project we transferred skills and knowledge to GOTAFE staff to enable them to fully own the digital strategy and implementation roadmap.
We delivered a practical digital strategy and helped present it to the GOTAFE board, which endorsed it.
The digital strategy will enable GOTAFE to transcend its traditional geographic catchment for education services, leading to improved financial sustainability for the organisation and greater value for the students and industry partners it serves.
The digital strategy is now a pillar of GOTAFE’s vision for an exciting future.