ERIC Number: ED478696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Promoting and Disseminating Good Practice in the Planning and Management of Educational Facilities: Capital Investment Strategic Planning - A Case Study, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, Queensland, Australia.
This paper presents a case study of the process of capital investment strategic planning at the Gold Coast Institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE), Queensland, Australia. Capital investment strategic planning is a means of contributing to success by providing strategies to ensure that assets are managed efficiently, effectively, and economically in the provision of quality economic services. At the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE the Capital Investment Strategic Plan has been carried out in accordance with Queensland Government Treasury Guidelines. There are six major components of the Institute's Capital Investment Strategic Plan: (1) an executive summary to describe the status of the institute; (2) current institute outputs; (3) asset needs for service delivery; (4) gap analysis; (5) type and nature of assets; and (6) strategy. Completing each of these components presents a clear picture of the assets and needs of the Institute. Although the built assets of the Institute are relatively young and in good condition, some upgrades are identified. The strategic plan includes the establishment of business partnerships and links with the community and industry. Maintenance needs are identified as well. By the end of the financial year 2002-2003, all 16 TAFE Institutes in Queensland will have Capital Investment Strategic Plans. (SLD)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Strategic Planning
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00032000/M000332090.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Seminar on Educational Infrastructure (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, February 24-27, 2002).