Members mark TAFE Day

NSW Teachers Federation members celebrated National TAFE Day today and reflected on the difference a TAFE education has made to the lives of people across the nation.

An initiative of the Australian Education Union (AEU), National TAFE Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic work of TAFE teachers and support staff, and to celebrate the incredible achievements of TAFE students.

This National TAFE Day, the NSW Teachers Federation members were encouraged to take a moment, in their busy schedule, to celebrate the latest education and training opportunities TAFE offers Australians.  

National TAFE Day provides a space for us to reflect on the vital role of public education in post-secondary school and vocational spheres. This is especially important as Australia rebuilds infrastructure for new energy, with TAFE creating excellence in emerging technologies.

The industry-current and qualified TAFE teacher workforce will continue to perform a key role in skilling, upskilling and reskilling workers in numerous traditional and developing trades and professions.

TAFE colleges across NSW marked National TAFE Day with morning teas and lunches, including at Newcastle, Nirimba, Ultimo and Armidale campuses among many others. NSW was also represented by a delegation of Federation members and TAFE students at the celebrations at Parliament House, Canberra.