Schools offer oasis to salve the sufferingNovember 17, 2019
Amid the heat, dust and despair, schools across drought-stricken NSW are serving as an “oasis” for their local communities.
Private VET college fined while TAFE loses outOctober 29, 2019
A Federal Court ruling against a failed private training college has highlighted the Federal Government’s folly of funding for-profit VET providers at the expense of the public TAFE system.
Week of action gets tractionSeptember 21, 2019
We came, we saw … they responded. It could be the catchcry that sums up Federation’s week of action over pay inequity for pre-2016 teachers.
Department hoses down threat of asbestosSeptember 20, 2019
The Department of Education’s asbestos register lists 2185 schools as being contaminated with the hazardous building material, with 109 identified as having the worst category of the substance.
Incentives must not drain fundingSeptember 18, 2019
Scholarships and pay increases recommended by the Grattan Institute to attract high-achieving HSC students to the teaching profession were worthwhile but should not be allowed to skim money from already-scarce current funding for the public system, Federation has stated.
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.
Voice, Treaty, Truth of Uluru Statement begins in the classroomJuly 25, 2019
Indigenous lawyer and human rights advocate Teela Reid urged the teaching profession to educate students about the real truth of Australia’s history and to embrace the Uluru Statement from the Heart at Federation’s Annual Conference.
Additional permanent EAL/D teachers to meet student need is long overdueJuly 18, 2019
The number of students requiring specialist English language support has increased by 20 per cent over five years but not a single EAL/D teaching job has been added, Federation’s Annual Conference was told.