October 13th 2014
AUSTAFE Conference 2014 - Pod-Cast Presentations
The 2014 AUSTAFE Conference was held at Darling Harbour on the 8th, 9th and 10th of October.
What a fantastic event!
Not only was the location and venue (Maritime Museum) absolutely stunning, the whole program was outstanding for its currency and relevance to TAFE in Australia in 2014 and beyond.
Delegates from all around Australia got to hear first-hand accounts of the changing nature of VET in Australia. This included up-date reports on those States that have already implemented their Competitive Skill reforms such as Victoria, South Australia and Queensland and those in the middle of doing so, as is the case with New South Wales.
The Conference was not all about the ‘doom and gloom’ of the negative impact on TAFE but we got to hear some fantastic speakers on what TAFE is doing that puts them at the cutting edge of responsiveness and flexibility. We got to hear what is happening in International Vocational Training and we got to hear from several great speakers on strategies that TAFE could implement that would demonstrate innovation and action in VET Delivery and ensure TAFE as the provider of choice.
The attached link provides access to a number of pod-casts of the first day speakers and will be followed up with more information over coming weeks.
Lyle Mellors (Past President)
October 13th 2014
AUSTAFE AGM 2014
The 2014 AGM on the 9th October saw the election of a new executive.
Chaired by Past President, Lyle Mellors, the AGM had reports from the Past President and the Treasurer that detailed the activities over the past 12 months.
Following the election, Lyle announced the new executive;
National President – Robyn Vidler from NSW
Vice President – Jerome de Rose from ACT
South Australia – Belinda McPherson
Northern Territory – Jamie Finn
Queensland – Helen Leeson
The Co-opted members are;
Secretary: Andrea Poletti - NSW
Treasurer: Rex Lobegeier – Retired
Public Officer: Geoff Bell - ACT
We wish them all the best as they provide leadership and seek to guide AUSTAFE through the changes affecting TAFE and how that will impact on AUSTAFE over the next years.Read More
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