(1) A TAFE institute may perform all or any of the following functions—
(a) to provide the communities and industries served by the institute with efficient and effective technical and further education programs and services;
(b) to provide the communities and industries served by the institute with efficient and effective adult, community and further education programs and services which are responsive to the needs of the community and to consult with the relevant Regional Councils about the provision of these programs and services;
(c) to provide vocational education and training;
(d) to offer and conduct courses of study leading to the conferral of higher education awards;
(e) to confer higher education awards;
(f) to provide facilities or services for study, research or education;
(g) to undertake research, development, education, training delivery or other services on a commercial basis for other organisations;
(h) to aid or engage in the development or promotion of institute research or the application or use of the results of that research;
(i) to prepare, publish or distribute or license the use of literary or artistic work, audio or audio-visual material or computer software;
(j) to seek or encourage gifts to the institute or for institute purposes;
(k) to provide facilities for use by the community;
(l) any other function conferred on the institute by or under this Act or any Order in Council or Ministerial Order made under section 3.1.11.
(2) A TAFE institute may perform any function referred to in subsection (1) within and outside Victoria and outside Australia.
S. 3.1.12B(3) inserted by No. 71/2010 s. 55(3) (as amended by No. 73/2012 s. 108(2) (as amended by No. 76/2013 s. 27(1))).
(3) Subject to any direction or guideline issued by the Minister a TAFE institute may engage in an activity on a commercial basis if the activity is consistent with, and does not interfere with, the carrying out of the functions referred to in this section or the institute's strategic plan.
S. 3.1.12C inserted by No. 73/2012 s. 17.