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The Sunshine Coast TAFE (SCT) has a vision to be a leader in Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Sustainable Operations. They have therefore developed a holistic strategy and series of action plans to embed sustainability into everything they do. Sustainability is incorporated in its Strategic Plan and its action plans involve up-skilling of its staff to equip them to embed sustainability throughout their training packages in accordance with the Greenskills Agreement.
SCT is also continuing to make its own operations more sustainable thereby practicing what it teaches. ReTHINK is its masthead and incorporates the three prongs of EfS, Sustainable Operations and Community Engagement. Its staff and students are involved in the reTHINK programme and develop sustainability initiatives within their own teams. SCT has shown considerable savings in energy and resource consumption since implementing reTHINK in 2010 and in the same year was certified as Australia’s first and only Carbon Neutral Educational facility.
SCT’s teachers continue to undertake Professional Development in EfS and this was recognised in 2012 when SCT was a finalist in the Australian Training Awards - Skills for Sustainability.
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