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Environmental Strategic Plan

Environmental Strategic Plan

Wodonga TAFE’s Environmental Strategic Plan will propel sustainability initiatives throughout a significant portion of our business and decision-making processes. By establishing vital connections with various other plans and frameworks, we commit to applying a sustainability lens to every aspect of our organisation. 

Wodonga TAFE’s Environmental Strategic Plan, spanning from 2024 to 2029, serves as our guiding framework furthering the transformation into an organisation of environmentally conscientious global citizens and graduates. By aligning with the priority areas outlined by the Victorian Government, we are prepared to lead in education and training for the expanding clean economy workforce while steadfastly committing to reducing our carbon footprint.

Our New Strategy


Through education, engagement and empowerment, we will build a sustainable tomorrow.


Our long-term commitment will see Wodonga TAFE considering its “global footprint” and investing in making positive changes towards a more sustainable future.

Wodonga TAFE’s Environmental Strategic Plan 2024 – 2029 is a roadmap that will help us create a workplace where Our Future Footprint is considered and all our actions are layered with a sustainability lens. Our approach will involve a progressive, multi-faceted course of action that will align with institute values and strategic directions.

We will embrace the Sustainable Development Goals as a guiding framework, while fostering innovative practices in an educative environment.

Through continuous reflection and learning, we strive to enhance our impact and inspire our staff and students to contribute to a sustainable and equitable future for all. 

Guiding Principles

The objectives that we have set in our Environmental Strategic Plan align with many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as established by the United Nations (UN) in 2015. These are a set of 17 interconnected goals which are referenced throughout this document. These guiding principles will inform the actions required to meet the targets for future sustainable development at Wodonga TAFE.

You can learn more about UN's Sustainable Development Goals here: The 17 Goals - Sustainable Development

Our Pillars


Our strategic intent will involve our people who we will empower and support to grow an environmentally sustainable workplace through embracing future thinking, problem solving and innovative practice.


Our strategic intent will show our commitment to making environmentally responsible decisions that protect our natural environment, while upholding the management of current and future projects, and facilities operations.


Our strategic intent will encourage innovative educators who can reflect and evolve sustainable practices into all of our VET programs and that we are positioned for the skill provisions required for the future workforce.

Our Future Footprint (OFF) Group

Established in 2019 by current CEO Phil Paterson, our sustainability team, the OFF group, has been instrumental in drawing the spotlight on a range of environmental concerns and opportunities across our organisation. This group will continue to hold the responsibility of raising concerns from across the organisation
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