In 2020 the NSW Government commissioned Professor Peter Shergold AC and Mr David Gonski AC to lead a review on the NSW vocational education and training (VET) sector. In March 2021, the NSW Government released the NSW VET Review Report “In the Same Sentence: Bringing Higher and Vocational Education Together”.

The establishment of the IAT was a key recommendation, to create an entirely new form of Australian tertiary institution. In support of this recommendation,  two IAT pilot sites were established in Digital, located in Meadowbank, and Construction, located in Kingswood.

The IAT is being delivered by TAFE NSW, in collaboration with universities and industry. The IAT vision is to deliver fully integrated theoretical and practical employability skills, with curriculums designed  with real employers and focused on the state’s emerging labour market needs.


IAT Construction

2/44 O'Connell St, Kingswood NSW 2747
1 300 823 366

IAT Digital

Building M, See St, Meadowbank NSW 2114
1 300 823 366

IAT Foundation Partners


TAFE NSW is a leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia. Each year, more than 430,000 students enrol in our courses and training. We aim to skill the workforce for the future through high quality, personalised education and training.

TAFE NSW has a great reputation for industry and business partnerships. These connections ensure our students get the highest level of practical training, meaning we can provide a high quality, job-ready workforce. We are constantly adapting our courses and facilities to suit local community and industry needs.

TAFE NSW is a strong and trusted brand that has been delivering training for more than 130 years. TAFE Digital is part of TAFE NSW, the largest online education provider in Australia. We are innovators in the digital era, breaking new ground in online learning to provide you with superior knowledge and skills to get the job you want.

Macquarie University

Macquarie University believes in the discovery and dissemination of ideas and innovation underpinned by deep and varied partnerships.

Since its foundation nearly 60 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that promotes and supports collaboration between students, academics, industry, and society, to bring about real change.

Across six decades, the University has grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Our 126-hectare campus is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest tech precinct – the Macquarie Park Innovation District – with more than 300 leading companies located at our doorstep.

Macquarie University is ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world, enjoys an enviable reputation for research excellence, and produces highly sought after graduates who are prepared for the jobs of today and the future.

UTS – University of Technology Sydney

UTS is a public university of technology defined by our support for the economic, social and cultural prosperity of our communities. We are measured by the success of our students, staff and partners and committed to research, innovation, and the dissemination of knowledge of public value. We are, and always will be, an inclusive university.

As a public purpose institution, UTS is committed to supporting positive social change within and beyond our campus. This commitment is reflected by a diverse set of institution wide social justice initiatives that have only expanded in scope and impact since UTS was established. Student-based programs, focused research and innovative teaching approaches aim to create a more just and equitable world.

UTS has an ambitious new vision, to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact.

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University prides itself on challenging the traditional notion of what a university should be. We are deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve – Australia’s fastest growing economy. We are dedicated to ensuring our students enjoy a dynamic learning experience. From our award-winning, tech-infused vertical campuses in Western Sydney’s growing CBDs, to the forward-focused new teaching methodologies, we ensure you are well prepared for the future.

Ranked in all major global rankings systems, we are delighted to be ranked number one in the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2022. Assessing universities on their commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Western Sydney University topped the list of more than 1,400 universities for our response to issues such as sustainability, climate action, equality, inclusivity, and social justice.

Western Sydney University is also a research leader – the result of focused investment in its research strengths and facilities. We see learning and research as connected aspects of the student experience. We work with regional, national, and international partners to deliver research that has a positive impact on the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of our communities.


Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. We develop technology products and services that enable people to be more productive and effective in their work and personal lives while being responsible and ethical in our practices. At the core of our values is equity, inclusion, social responsibility, and sustainability. Our contribution to the Institute of Applied Technology Digital underlines our strong commitment to enable participation in the digital economy regardless of background or location.

CPB Contractors 

CPB Contractors is the Australasian construction company of the CIMIC Group. For more than 90 years, CPB Contractors has been designing and delivering major, complex infrastructure projects across all key sectors including roads, rail, tunnelling, defence, building and resources, with current infrastructure projects ranging in size from $50m to $9bn. 

Working closely with their clients and partners, CPB Contractors’ projects set the benchmark in safe, complex construction while connecting communities, playing a key role in urban and rural development, driving economic growth, and providing vital, long-term infrastructure. 

CPB Contractors is proud to be taking a leading role in creating a more sustainable industry by making real-world, job-ready skills attainable for everyone, and helping construction businesses to grow.

We recognise the Ongoing Custodians of the lands and waterways where we work and live. We pay respect to Elders past and present as ongoing teachers of knowledge, songlines and stories. We strive to ensure every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learner in NSW achieves their potential through education.

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