March 26th 2014
Membership subscriptions for 2014 are now due. The AUSTAFE subscription includes membership of your State or Territory Association/Chapter. Being a member of AUSTAFE provides an opportunity to access:
• An Australia wide network of TAFE professionals
• An annual Conference
• An Educational Leadership Award
• An Emerging Leader Award
• The TAFE Directors regular newsletter
• State and Territory Association/Chapter events
PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP ON-LINE
1 Go to www.austafe.edu.au
2 Click on Membership
March 25th 2014
2014 AUSTAFE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Dates and planning proposals released
The AUSTAFE NSW Chapter (TAFE NSW Managers Association) will be hosting the 2014 AUSTAFE NATIONAL CONFERENCE between the 8th and 10th October
The conference will be held at the Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. The opening cocktail event will be held on the HMAS Vampire which is directly connected to the Museum and is a sensational venue…
The catering will be done by Laissez Faire caterers who have an excellent reputation in the industry.
The event organisers are Conference Deals and they also have a lot of experience in doing these functions and have provided AUSTAFE with a great deal.
We encourage you to set aside the 8th to 10th October 2014 to attend what has become Australia’s best value TAFE Conference each year.
More information will become available over coming months or for early information contact AUSTAFE Vice President, Robyn Vidler at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.