July 13th 2015
With the AUSTAFE Chapters beginning their State Conferences and Awards and the National Conference now set for the 28-30th October in Canberra, it is my pleasure to announce the nomination process for the 2015 AUSTAFE National Awards open.
Each year the National AUSTAFE Executive calls for nominations for our 4 prestigious awards;
- The AUSTAFE Educational Leader Award
- The AUSTAFE Emerging Leader for Support Services
- The AUSTAFE Emerging Leader for Education and Training
- AUSTAFE Lifetime Membership Award
All AUSTAFE Members are eligible for nomination or to nominate fellow members. The criteria for each award can be down loaded from the "Resources" page on the AUSTAFE Web Site.
Qld, NT and NSW members need to be aware that nominations for the Emerging Leader Awards are selected from the winners of the respective State/Territory Chapter Awards.
1st July 2015 - Applications for AUSTAFE National Awards open
8th September 2015 - Closing date for nominations
30thSeptember 2015 - Shortlisting process completed and nominees notified.
28-30th October 2015 - Announcement and presentation to the National AUSTAFE Award winners at the 2015 National AUSTAFE Conference in Canberra.
July 13th 2015
AUSTAFE QLD/NT State Conference and Leaders and Legends gala dinner Register today for upcoming AUSTAFE events AUSTAFE State Conference 6 August 2015, Brisbane Free registration for AUSTAFE members $175 for non-members which includes 1 year of AUSTAFE membership Register today
June 19th 2015
AUSTAFE National President, Jerome de Rose, issued a "Save the Date" in support of the AUSTAFE National Conference being held in Canberra between the 28th and 30th October 2015
AUSTAFE National Conferences have become known for their networking, collegiality and relevant discourse on issues affecting TAFE and VET
This is the ‘must attend’ conference for TAFE managers and VET practitioners! Put the date in your calendar!
More information will be posted as the program is developed.
March 23rd 2015
Membership subscriptions for 2015 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 23rd 2015
After 13 years with TAFE NSW, AUSTAFE National President, Robyn Vidler, has accepted a position with Macquarie University with NAVITAS.
Robyn has taken up her new position from last week. As a consequence, Robyn has stood down as the National President of AUSTAFE.
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.
September 4th 2014
2014 National Conference
Wednesday 8 October – Friday 10 October
Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney
"The New TAFE"
The theme and the title of the 2014 AUSTAFE National Conference reflect TAFEs’ experience of significant changes and reforms throughout Australia.
It is an important time for TAFE, within the broader VET sector, to be really clear about the value we create for individuals, industry, our regions and the economy.
Like any successful organisation, TAFE needs to renew and reshape its business to stay relevant to the current and future skill needs of our customers, both employers and students.
The 2014 AUSTAFE National Conference will focus on opportunities for embracing new ways of working.
Visit the 2014 Conference Web Page at https://www.eventspro.net/shortlead/getdemo.ei?id=7690003&s=_JZK0N2KLB
Program at: http://shortlead0.boswebsystems.com/EventsPro%20Images/140812%20AUSTAFE%20Conference%20Program%202.pdf