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.
Vale Bill BallantyneAugust 22, 2019
Federation Life Member Bill Ballantyne was a courageous unionist and Organiser who led his colleagues in many Federation campaigns. He was never one to walk away from anything he believed was worth fighting for.
Government funding can stop TAFE declineAugust 07, 2019
The best way to reverse the fall in enrolments in government-funded vocational education was to restore funding to TAFE and reinstate it as the primary provider of vocational education in Australia, Ms Sharkey said.
Wider focus for TAFE would better prepare students for their working livesJuly 16, 2019
New social policy is desperately needed for the vocational education and training sector says Centre for Future Work associate Pat Forward.
Forum to plot course to bolster TAFEJuly 09, 2019
A national event on the future of TAFE is being planned by the Australian Education Union.
TAFE award talks to be informed by member opinionsJuly 08, 2019
TAFE members will be surveyed in workplaces on a range of industrial and professional issues as Federation begins planning for the next enterprise bargaining agreement, Annual Conference determined on Monday.
NSW Budget has no plan for TAFE growthJune 21, 2019
The meagre 3 per cent increase in spending on TAFE in Tuesday’s NSW Budget revealed the Berejiklian Government had no plans for any significant growth in public vocational education, Federation analysis of the documents reveal.
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