TAFE is the principal provider of VET in this country. In order to maintain the high standards for which TAFE is renowned, employees need to work together with a joint sense of purpose.
As a team, lecturers, lecturers assistants, hourly paid instructors and educational managers share common interests in job security, working conditions, career development and salary justice. These common interests are protected and developed by the AEU which works exclusively in the education industry, and is the only body which consistently lobbies on behalf of TAFE employees. As a large and effective union, we are able to protect and improve your conditions and pay.
Members are assigned to a sub-branch, usually the work group or campus. Sub-branches nominate delegates who represent those members at TAFE Divisional Council.
TAFE Divisional Council's role is to determine AEU policy and direction in relation to TAFE issues and to provide advice and make recommendations to AEU Branch Executive.
TAFE Divisional Council meets four times a year and comprises delegates elected from the AEU's TAFE sub-branches.
- AEU receives response on staffing questions
The AEU has received a response to a recent letter sent to DFEEST Chief Executive Ray Garrand seeking information on how many Targeted Voluntary Separation Packages (TVSPs) had been offered in TAFE and the criteria used to decide who would be offered TVSPs. > Read more
- AEU Federal statement on Victorian TAFE funding cuts
Huge funding cuts announced by the Victorian government to its TAFE institutes will damage the TAFE sector, the Victorian economy and community. > Read more
- Massive State Budget cuts leave Victorian TAFE reeling
TAFE in Victoria is just a breath away from being fully privatised and bearing no resemblance to the institution it once was. > Read more
- Member Seminar - Young adults and student behaviour management issues in TAFE/VET
This seminar creates an opportunity for AEU TAFE members to network receive up to date information and work through issues arising from working with "difficult to manage" young adults. > Read more
- VIDEO: Skills for All a copy of failed Victorian reforms
TAFE members filled the AEU Conference Room last week for an important seminar on VET reform. > Read more
- Crisis in Victorian TAFE: 16 of 18 institutes under extreme financial pressure
The Victorian Government has opened all government VET funding up to private providers. TAFE providers in Victoria now have to compete, on cost, with private for profit RTOs to deliver training. > Read more
- A Guide for Educational Managers: Instruction and Assessment: what is the AEU view?
A guide to assist managers in dealing with workload scheduling has been circulated by DFEEST. > Read more
- Federal Government considering subsidy increase for private VET providers
The future of TAFE is set to be determined in the next 12 months with fears that the Federal Government will try and use a new funding deal to deliver far greater subsidies to private providers. > Read more
- Skills for All - is it good for VET?
Members should familiarise themselves with the Skills for All consultation paper although it is pretty clear that this paper outlines the direction the State Government is heading in and any feedback that is at odds with the ten point reform plan is unlikely to be welcomed > Read more