ERIC Number: ED360549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Planning for Open Learning. A Study of Capital Investment and Planning Strategies for Alternative Educational Delivery at Tea Tree Gully College of TAFE (SA) and Joondalup Campus (WA).
Goode, T. W.
The planning and development phases of Tea Tree Gully College in South Australia and stage 1 of the design and construction of Joondalup Campus of North Metropolitan College in Western Australia were examined in two detailed case studies. Both are colleges of Technical and Further Education (TAFE). Strategic planning processes emerged as the most significant of the major issues identified from the case studies and subsequent interviews conducted throughout Australia. In most of Australia's states, strategic capital planning was found to refer to the planning associated with new buildings. Other planning termed "strategic" tended to take place within a framework in which the building program is already decided, which thus precludes consideration of "nonbuilding" options. Building planners and associated architects in all states appeared to be well aware of the need for flexible use of future buildings; however, internal layout of learning areas has received little attention to date and represents an area in which future research is needed. A strategic model was proposed that would provide for more effective use of capital funding. According to the model, each major development project would go through three phases: politicostrategic, problem definition, and project implementation. (A 40-item reading list is included.) (MN)
Descriptors: College Programs, Delivery Systems, Educational Facilities Planning, Facility Case Studies, Flexible Facilities, Foreign Countries, Models, Open Education, Postsecondary Education, Space Utilization, Strategic Planning, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd., 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).