TAFE Queensland announces two year licensing deal with Adobe

250,000 students will have access to digital content software tools

TAFE Queensland today announced a two year licensing agreement with Adobe Systems allowing the educational facility to deploy design, Web, print and video software applications on all of its computers.

TAFE Queensland, which offers 800 programs and courses to more than 250,000 students every year, will deploy Adobe's Creative Suite software to provide students with access to digital content creation software tools.

The TAFE's information technology services manager, Les Macdonald, said it will enable students to create content on various platforms ensuring the highest level of training.

In addition to having the Adobe tools available at the colleges, staff also get access to the tools at home.

"At TAFE we always aim at offering our students the best training available. We also want to move the creation of content forward, and to provide our staff with the necessary tools to create content so they can meet the ever changing needs of the students covering print, design, web and video," Macdonald said.

Adobe ANZ country manager, Peter McAlpine, said the agreement is a giant step forward in ensuring the TAFE system is providing the best level of training to students so they are better prepared for employers and can compete in a global economy.

The agreement includes all of Adobe's Creative Suite 3 products including: Dreamweaver, Acrobat 8.0 Professional, Adobe Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, InDesign, Version Cue, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Stock Photos, Contribute, Fireworks, Flash, as well as Photoshop Elements 5 and Premiere Elements 3.

As part of the agreement when new products are released from Adobe, they will be available to TAFE Queensland at no extra charge. Furthermore, the agreement will cover ten days training for TAFE Queensland staff by Adobe and Education Specialists as well as participation in Adobe Education Events for TAFE Queensland senior staff.

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