Minister commits to permanent teachers in TAFE

The Minister for TAFE Adam Marshall has listened to TAFE teachers and committed to recruit permanent teachers to TAFE NSW.

In a media release this week, Minister Marshall announced more than 200 new TAFE teachers would be employed in the first significant recruitment drive for TAFE in many years.

Responding to discussions between the union, TAFE management and the Minister, the majority of this recruitment will be permanent and temporary teachers, who will take up positions across the state.

The largest group will be recruited to western Sydney, which Federation agrees will go some way to redressing the heavy teacher redundancies undertaken by the previous South Western Sydney Institute management.

Federation looks forward to continuing to work with the Minister to restore TAFE NSW to its pre-eminent position within the Australian vocational education system.