Filter by:

Reset

and/or

and/or

Support to deal with complaints

Federation has recently received a number of inquiries from members seeking support in relation to complaints against teachers in TAFE.

Learn More

Classes in disarray amid fire clean-up

As communities on the NSW South Coast continue the clean-up effort after the destructive bushfires, TAFE courses are in disarray with enrolments down and classes cancelled.

Learn More

Bathurst course revs up motorsport careers

TAFE automotive students were put on a fast track to a motorsport career as part of a short course during the Bathurst 12-Hour event at Mt Panorama earlier this term.

Learn More

TAFE review must restore key funding

Federation will highlight the failed privatisation policies of successive state and federal governments during the NSW Government’s review of the vocational education and training system.

Learn More

Media release: TAFE review must restore funding and courses

NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said the union would take the opportunity presented by the TAFE review to highlight the failed privatisation policies of successive state and federal governments.

Learn More

Signatures demand rethink on trades centre location

Federation members and Bega locals are calling for a moratorium on the construction of a TAFE trades centre.

Learn More

Wrong site for Bega campus

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee has chosen the wrong location for the Bega TAFE construction project.

Learn More

Survey will guide salary bargaining

Federation has been holding meetings with TAFE members to undertake a survey and discuss upcoming enterprise bargaining.

Learn More

Money to TV star would be better spent on TAFE

TV host and tradie Scott Cam will be paid $345,000 (excluding GST) over 15 months for his role as National Careers Ambassador, while the Morrison government continues to undermine the TAFE system.

Learn More

Teachers continue wage and conditions struggle

Former General Secretary and President Max Taylor has compared the industrial struggles in TAFE today with problems of the past, noting the union has repeatedly staved off teaching-load increases

Learn More

TAFE negotiations and you: engagement imperative

TAFE member engagement in Federation’s bargaining campaign will strengthen the union’s power in protecting and improving your salaries and working conditions.

Learn More

Political and natural disasters: both bad for communities

There are very few national institutions with the reach of TAFE.

Learn More

TAFE needs to be at the heart of decisions on vocational education sector

Federal Labor’s vision for job training and skills must focus on TAFE and be backed up with funding, Federation Deputy Secretary Maxine Sharkey said today.

Learn More

Private VET college fined while TAFE loses out

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.

Learn More

Morrison Government incompetence hurting TAFE, jobs, economy

A shortfall of almost $1 billion in spending on vocational education highlights the federal Coalition Government’s intention to starve the TAFE sector at a time when Australia is in the grip of a skills crisis.

Learn More

Drought relief robs TAFE funding reserves

​The Federal Government’s decision to repurpose money set aside for TAFE to fund drought relief was a “short-term” and “short-sighted” solution to the crisis, NSW Teachers Federation has stated.

Learn More

State gifts funding at expense of TAFE

The recent roll-out of state-funded programs in the motor vehicle trades underlines the NSW Coalition Government’s preference for business-driven vocational training over the public TAFE system.

Learn More

Compliance paperwork means less teaching

TAFE Teachers Association members across NSW have been holding union branch meetings to oppose the “Next steps in demonstrating your VET currency and competency” proposal, initiated by acting TAFE NSW managing director Kerry Penton.

Learn More

Drop in VET students at odds with National Skills Week message

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.

Learn More

Management changes and compliance red tape hindering students and teachers

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.

Learn More

Government funding can stop TAFE decline

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.

Learn More