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TAFE SA review, welcomed by unions

September 29, 2022

SA Unions today welcome the State Government's review of TAFE SA, to be overseen by Associate Professor Jeannie Rea.

The union for TAFE SA educators is the Australian Education Union. They'll be consulting with TAFE members as part of the AEU’s submission to the review over the coming months.

As part of the review, the AEU is hosting a TAFE Symposium on Tuesday 11 October where key industry, social and community sectors are invited to share contemporary ideas about the purpose and role of TAFE in South Australia over the coming decade.

Keynote speakers include former Socceroo and human rights activist, Craig Foster AM, and Director of the Centre for Future Work, Jim Stanford, with closing remarks from the SA Minister for Training and Skills, Hon Blair Boyer. The event is open to everyone, free of charge, but registrations are required.

"TAFE in SA was practically on life-support after the cuts and mismanagement of only 4years of a Liberal government, this review lays the groundwork for restoring TAFE."

"Australia is facing a skills shortage, and it's only going to get worse without a properly government funded and supported TAFE system."

"The AEU has played a key role in making this review happen, it's something union members should be proud of."

"It's so refreshing to see that Minister Boyer and the government are engaging in such a collaborative way with this review."