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Forum to plot course to bolster TAFE

A national event on the future of TAFE is being planned by the Australian Education Union.

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TAFE award talks to be informed by member opinions

TAFE members will be surveyed in workplaces on a range of industrial and professional issues as Federation begins planning for the next enterprise bargaining agreement, Annual Conference determined on Monday.

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Vocational education policy failure

For many years, Federation has warned all levels of government about the flaws in the private vocational education market.

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Here’s to centenary of activism

​Councillors, Life Members and guests of the TAFE Teachers Association came together to celebrate 100 years of activism at the TAFE Teachers Association Centenary Anniversary AGM and dinner on 31 May.

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Community concerns for Bega TAFE

Bega TAFE Federation members and the local community are still deeply concerned about plans to further build on the Bega Connected Learning Centre (CLC) site rather than the existing TAFE campus.

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Vocational learning opportunities reduced for many under funding model

Data presented to a recent roundtable shows why government funding of the vocational education and training sector is best directed towards TAFE.

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TAFE reimagined as a flexible vocational education provider, responsive to local needs

Groups cognisant of the critical role TAFE plays in the strength of local communities discussed concepts to rejuvenate and modernise the public educator provider at a roundtable hosted by Federation this week.

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Members fight for the survival of TAFE

​Federation members have enlightened regional voters of the dire state of public vocational education — wrought by the contestable-funding policies of the federal and state Coalition governments — in a series of Stop TAFE Cuts campaign events.

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You can help save TAFE

Now is the time to tell your local state and federal politicians how much you value TAFE — our present and future students are relying on you.

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Safeguard TAFE when you vote

This week Federation is running an “Enrol to vote for TAFE” campaign on TAFE campuses and online as the federal election approaches.

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Stop TAFE Cuts campaign kicks off in Tamworth

Hundreds from across Australia visiting the Tamworth Country Music Festival are signing up for the campaign to Stop TAFE Cuts.

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TAFE Forum considers flawed policy

Teachers, industry leaders and community members rallied at a TAFE Forum in the Banks electorate hosted by the NSW Teachers Federation in light of falling enrolments in the sector.

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Diploma student books in to Federation library

​The Federation library’s picture book collection has been reorganised with the help of TAFE student Bridie Drummond.

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TAFE teachers deliver quality despite cuts

TAFE NSW teachers continue to deliver high-quality vocational education despite a loss of $239.6 million compared with a loss of $51.3 million in 2017.

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Clear message from Nowra TAFE forum

​In the federal electorate of Gilmore, attendees at a community forum had a strong message to send: a well-resourced and properly funded TAFE is vital in regional areas such as the Shoalhaven.

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Morrison Government’s contestable funding has failed

The announcement that NSW will be sending TAFE students to registered clubs to do their courses is further proof of the failed and damaging contestable funding policy of the federal and state governments.

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Resignation of the TAFE NSW Managing Director Jon Black

The NSW Teacher Federation notes the resignation today of the TAFE NSW Managing Director, Jon Black.

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Banks targetted in TAFE campaign

The federal electorate of Banks was the main focus of a targeted week of action in the continuing Stop TAFE Cuts campaign.

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Community demands guarantee Bega TAFE is not for sale

A community meeting has demanded a guarantee from the Berejiklian Government that the Bega TAFE College will not be sold.

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Government admits to drop in TAFE enrolments

​NSW Budget Estimates hearings have revealed a further drop in TAFE enrolments, when Minister for TAFE Adam Marshall faced difficult questions about his government’s failed Smart and Skilled policy.

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Prime Minister Morrison must restore TAFE for Australia’s Future

​If Australia’s new Prime Minister wants to ensure economic growth and stability for Australia’s future, he must restore the majority of public funding for vocational education to TAFE.

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