TAFE is the principal provider of VET in Australia. 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.

TAFE Divisional Council

The TAFE Divisional Council plays an important role in determining the priorities for our Union TAFE members.  In TAFE Divisional Council 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. 


National TAFE Day: COVID economy needs TAFE investment


       National TAFE Day celebrates the achievements of the public TAFE system, reminding politicians that only TAFE has the infrastructure, the workforce and the trusted reputation to provide high quality VET qualifications across the country.

TAFE Enterprise Bargaining


       TAFE Enterprise Bargaining negotiations are due to commence in 2019.

Marshall Government fails to improve VET outcomes


       The Marshall Government’s shifty response to yesterday’s release of figures from the Productivity Commission’s annual report on funding hides fundamental flaws in SA’s Vocation Education and Training (VET).

Marshall Government stalls on TAFE offer - again


       The Marshall Government has again failed to deliver an EA offer for TAFESA employees as they head back to work.

TAFE Too Good to Lose in SA


       TAFE belongs to all South Australians and we can't risk it being destroyed by short-sighted politicians who put cuts before students.