November 18th 2013
Following elections conducted at the AUSTAFE National AGM held on the 10th October at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, the following State and Territory representatives will form the 2014 AUSTAFE National Executive:
National President; Geoff Bird
Vice President; Robyn Vidler
Immediate Past President; Lyle Mellors
South Australian Representative; Belinda McPherson
Northern Territory Representative; Anthony D’Orival
ACT Representative; Jerome de Rose
NSW Representative; Robyn Vidler
Qld Representative; Geoff Bird
Ex Officio Officers
Treasurer: Rex Lobegeier
Secretary; Melinda Toze
Public Officer; Geoff Bell
The National Executive look forward to working with our membership in 2014 to advance and grow AUSTAFE.
October 15th 2013
TAFE in the reform spotlight
The challenges facing the TAFE sector were spelled out in a number of presentations to the AUSTAFE national conference in Queensland last week.
TDA Director of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven presented a paper detailing the multiple stages of reform across jurisdictions as they progress toward a contestable, market-driven model of vocational education and training.
The paper argues that few areas of public policy have experienced the scale of change that has been experienced by the TAFE sector in recent years.
A panel session comprising a number of TDA directors, Dianne Murray, Trevor Schwenke, John Hassed, and Kevin Harris, explored the way that TAFE Institutes are going about meeting the financial and operational challenges presented by the new reform agenda.
See Pam Caven’s paper at the following address;
May 21st 2013
AUSTAFE Conference 2013
“CALL for PAPERS”
The call for papers is currently open.
You are encouraged to submit an abstract before the closing date on 7 June 2013.
There are three overarching streams for the papers
• Leading - Leadership and change management
• Thriving - Growing the business
• Opportunity – Innovation for advancement
For more information about the call for papers and to register for the conference visit the AUSTAFE 2013 National Conference website, http://www.austafeconference.org.au/2013/
May 21st 2013
AUSTAFE National President, Geoff Bird, officially announced the launch of Conference 2013 Web Page, Registrations and Call for Papers on Monday 20th May 2013.
December 12th 2012
To view the Presentations made at AUSTAFE Conference 2012
visit http://austafeconference.org.au on the left hand side of the front page under “Main Menu” select ‘2012 Conference Presentations”
December 11th 2012
Presentations from Key Note Speakers, Theme Speakers and Concurrent Session Speakers have been up-loaded to the AUSTAFE Resources Page.
Select 'Resources' on the AUSTAFE Web Page, then select Category 'General>Conference' choose the resources that start with 2012 Conference.
The 2012 Conference Organisers hope to have the edited versions of the filmed delivery presentations of Key Note, Cultural and Theme Speakers on the AUSTAFE Web Page in early 2013.
December 11th 2012
The 2012 AUSTAFE AGM, held in conjunction with the National Conference in Alice Springs in early October, conducted elections to select office bearers for the next 12 months.
The AUSTAFE National Executive for 2013 is as follows;
National President (and Qld representative) = Geoff Bird
Vice President (and NSW representative) = Robyn Vidler
Immediate Past President = Lyle Mellors (NT)
N.T. representative = Anthony D'Orival
A.C.T. representative = Jerome de Rose
S.A. representative = Belinda McPherson
W.A. representative = Sue Thompson
Secretary = Bob Nixon (Retired Member NT)
Treasurer = Rex Lobegeier (retired Member NSW)
Incorporation Officer = Fiona Mitchell (ACT)
At the 2012 AGM, Lyle Mellors thanked all retiring executive officers for their participation and dedication to AUSTAFE over their past years of service.
Lyle offered congratulations to all incoming executive officers and wished them every success as they continue to lead AUSTAFE as the National representative body of TAFE middle managers