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TAFE teachers rally over sale of Scone TAFE

Teachers, students and community members will rally in Muswellbrook outside the office of Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen, 20 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook, at 12.30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2021.

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Teachers condemn NSW Government over Scone TAFE sale

The NSW Teachers Federation has condemned the NSW Government’s bid to sell off the state-of-the-art Scone TAFE campus in Australia’s equine capital.

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Scone TAFE sale: victim of Government’s own policies

Federation has slammed the NSW Government’s sale of the state-of-the-art Scone TAFE campus in Australia’s equine capital as the nation battles a skills crisis and rebuilds from the COVID pandemic.

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Auditor General Report highlights funding and policy failures

​This week’s Auditor General Report into the One TAFE modernisation program has concluded that “Commercial objectives of the program conflicted with legislated social objectives.”

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TAFE Monday Minute

On Friday, at the 11th hearing of our Enterprise Agreement Bargaining Dispute in Fair Work, TAFE NSW and the NSW Teachers Federation came to an agreement which would enable the TAFE Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2020 to be finalised.

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Minister to face daily reminder that TAFE teachers are awaiting wage rise

TAFE members will begin a sit-in at the front of NSW Skills Minister Geoffrey Lee’s Parramatta office from Monday (9 November).

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Too many announcements, no results

The 2020 federal Budget confirms again that the Morrison Government has no credibility with vocational education and TAFE policies.

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Public schools lose out again

An independent report has revealed Australian public schools will miss out on $19 billion in funding over the next four years as the sector was completely overlooked in Tuesday’s federal Budget while private schools continue to be overfunded by $1 billion.

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Union helps members collect backpay owed

Federation has supported TAFE members to gain backpay in excess of $200,000 in 2019 and 2020, with some individual claims exceeding $50,000.

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Survey reveals sorry state of sector

TAFE urgently requires investment from all levels of government to ensure it can deliver high-quality vocational education and be at the forefront of Australia’s post COVID-19 recovery.

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Crucial cases in play for pay rises

Federation has lodged a bargaining dispute with the Fair Work Commission regarding TAFE NSW’s refusal to honour the agreement reached with Federation about pay increases for teachers and related employees.

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TAFE’s $92bn benefit to economy

TAFE has provided a $92.5 billion benefit to the Australian economy, according to a new report that recommends a further $2.5 billion investment in wage subsidies for apprentices to help stem the collapse in new positions.

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In this crisis, Federation has you covered

Much of the business of Federation in 2020 has centred on the issues and concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, largely unravelling the conflicting and confusing decisions and advice emanating from the state and federal governments at the height of the crisis.

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Education at the core of jobs-led virus recovery

More than a million secure jobs would flow into the Australian workplace under a comprehensive five-point economic reconstruction plan developed by the ACTU to steer the nation through a COVID-10 recovery.

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JobTrainer must fund TAFE to build recovery

It is essential that the JobTrainer announcement of a combined $1 billion federal, state and territory subsidy to boost Vocational Education and Training (VET) is focused on delivering high-quality education through TAFE.

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TAFE funding central to commonwealth’s VET response

The urgent restoration of billions of dollars cut from TAFE funding must be central to the Morrison Government’s response to a Productivity Commission report on the vital vocational education and training (VET) sector.

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Win from ashes of TAFE EA

Despite the NSW Government walking away from the TAFE Enterprise Agreement in March, Federation has secured a commitment from TAFE NSW for certainty of ongoing employment for long-term temporary employees.

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TAFE staff meet challenges of pandemic

​TAFE teachers and all related employees have done an incredible job of adjusting teaching and learning delivery to meet the needs of students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TAFE Children Centres lever collective

Federation members teaching in TAFE Children Centres have demonstrated the value of working as a collective to achieve a range of employment and work health and safety protections for all staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TAFE is up to the task

TAFE is part of the NSW Government’s strategy to rebound from the economic slump that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic — offering 21 fee-free, accredited, online TAFE short courses to reskill job seekers and workers.

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TAFE lessons halted; teachers to prepare for new delivery modes

​TAFE NSW has suspended training and educational delivery from Monday, 30 March, until the start of term 2 in response to the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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