TAFE

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. 

Campaigns

Budget fails public education students

11/10/2020

       The Marshall State Government has once again failed to properly invest in public education – preschools, schools and TAFE.

AEU calls for Parliamentary Inquiry

11/6/2020

       Following a public announcement of 20 courses cut from TAFE 3 weeks ago, TAFE lecturers this week heard of further cuts.

TAFE Enterprise Bargaining

10/1/2020

       TAFE Enterprise Bargaining negotiations commenced in 2019 and are continuing in 2020.

National TAFE Day: COVID economy needs TAFE investment

8/13/2020

       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.

Marshall Government fails to improve VET outcomes

2/5/2020

       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).