AUSTAFE was established in 1990 following a decision by the predecessor organisation, the Australian Association of TAFE Principals to broaden the membership base. The AATP began operations in 1980.
AUSTAFE is a professional association with a commitment to promoting excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and to developing leaders within TAFE.
AUSTAFE offers professional support, but not industrial advocacy, for its members.
AUSTAFE, a National association, serves it's members needs through a range of activities and services organised either by the National Executive or through it's state chapters. State chapters are incorporated in Queensland and NSW.
ANNUAL AUSTAFE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
AUSTAFE, as the premier national network of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) professionals focusses on promoting partnerships with all vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders. AUSTAFE provides a forum for exchange of views in relation to VET and promotes professional development opportunities for its members.
The major professional development activity for AUSTAFE Chapters and Branches across Australia is the annual National Conference.
The National Conference is hosted on a rotational basis by State and Territory AUSTAFE Chapters or Branches and aims to bring together members, affiliates and interested parties to network and discuss the latest trends, activities, policies and reforms within the Australian Vocational sector.
The Annual National Conference brings together TAFE, private sector, university, school and government stakeholders involved in VET training from entry level programs through to post-graduate Degree programs.
The 2015 AUSTAFE NATIONAL CONFERENCE is being hosted in Canberra from the 28th to 30th October.
AUSTAFE National President, Jerome de Rose is pleased to announce the 2015 National Conference "Early Bird" Registrations are now OPEN.
The 2015 AUSTAFE Conference Organising Committee has been working very hard at planning an exciting program for the National Conference being hosted in Canberra between the 28 and 30th October 2015.
The program is in its final Drafting and will be distributed as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the organisers have established a Registration Site and are pleased to announce a number of 'value' options for your conference registration.
As always 'Early Bird' discounts are available and are now open.
To discover how to register and to get the 'best deals' on accommodation in the closest proximity to Canberra Institute of Technology (venue) please open the "2015 Conference" link in the National Conference Page (see top of screen) on the AUSTAFE Web Page