Marty Burgess is the Faculty Director for Trades and Technology in TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute. With a full-time staff of 110 and part time exceeding 260, Marty leads a vibrant faculty delivering training in Building, Engineering, Electrotechnology, Transport, Primary and Environmental industries.
Marty is a committed and proud professional educator. His vision is for people to undertake training when, where and how they want it delivered. He is passionate about continually improving TAFE training for the current and particularly the emerging environment. To this end he has led initiatives in building sustainability training, workplace safety including improvements in equine training. Marty works hard to build partnerships as he knows the powerful outcomes that can be achieved through a cooperative and collaborative business model. Marty led the Institute’s bid to win:
- Trade and Apprentice training and Work Health and Safety training contracts for BlueScope and received the TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute Business Initiative Award.
- Roads and Maritime Services Authorised Inspection Scheme Training Services contract.
He has overseen the reform of training for the engineering industry including the development of new courses and best practice industry standard engineering facilities at the Wollongong Campus.
Prior to taking up this role in 2006, Marty has led TAFE Colleges and Faculties in both Sydney and the Riverina. His many years of experience leading teams in the design, development and delivery of innovative training programs has equipped him to work with the community and industry to build the high performing workforce they need to achieve their career aspirations and to take their business successfully into the future.