Morrison Government incompetence hurting TAFE, jobs, economyOctober 26, 2019
A shortfall of almost $1 billion in spending on vocational education highlights the federal Coalition Government’s intention to starve the TAFE sector at a time when Australia is in the grip of a skills crisis.
Drought relief robs TAFE funding reservesOctober 17, 2019
The Federal Government’s decision to repurpose money set aside for TAFE to fund drought relief was a “short-term” and “short-sighted” solution to the crisis, NSW Teachers Federation has stated.
State gifts funding at expense of TAFESeptember 26, 2019
The recent roll-out of state-funded programs in the motor vehicle trades underlines the NSW Coalition Government’s preference for business-driven vocational training over the public TAFE system.
Vale TAFE activist Ray GoffSeptember 17, 2019
Career-long Federation member and activist of some 39 years, Ray Goff passed away on 22 August aged 81 years.
Compliance paperwork means less teachingSeptember 17, 2019
TAFE Teachers Association members across NSW have been holding union branch meetings to oppose the “Next steps in demonstrating your VET currency and competency” proposal, initiated by acting TAFE NSW managing director Kerry Penton.
Politicians unfairly banishing TAFE from vocabulary and fundingSeptember 10, 2019
TAFE should not be dismissed by governments, as it has in the Council of Australian Government’s recent statement on Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Drop in VET students at odds with National Skills Week messageSeptember 02, 2019
The continued decline in the number of students enrolled with nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) makes a mockery of the government’s National Skills Week, Australian Education Union Federal TAFE Secretary Maxine Sharkey said.
Management changes and compliance red tape hindering students and teachersAugust 24, 2019
The recent resignation of TAFE Managing Director Dr Caralee McLiesh just nine months after the previous Managing Director moved on has highlighted the problems facing TAFE, its students, teachers and communities.