AEU Tasmania

We are 6,000 principals, teachers and support staff who work in public schools, colleges and TAFE. We come together as the AEU Tasmania to fight for quality public education – because every child is worth it.

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AEU ad launch to stop Liberals ducking TAFE privatisation policy The Australian Education Union has today launched a ‘quacker’ of a TV ad to stop the Liberal Party ducking the reality of their TAFE privatisation policy. “It’s time the Liberal Party came clean with Tasmanian voters – their...

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TAFE numbers drop as privatisation plan draws backlash

TASTAFE enrolments have fallen by more than 11,000 since the Liberal Party was elected in 2014. The latest TasTAFE annual report shows 21,189 students were enrolled at the public education institution in 2019, down from 32,711 in 2013 – one year before the Liberal...

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Recent News

Education Support Personnel (ESP) Week 2021

ESP Day is celebrated on 16 May each year. Every day, education support staff work to keep our schools running, support our students to learn and our teachers to teach. On 16 May, union members across the world celebrate hardworking Education Support Personnel (ESP)....

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Which major political party TAFE policies can be trusted?

The Tasmanian Liberal Party has shown it cannot be trusted with Tasmania's TAFE. Since coming to government in 2014, TasTAFE enrolment numbers have dropped by 35 per cent, down to 21,189. TasTAFE teacher numbers have also been cut, dropping by 54 to 838. The Liberals’...

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Is the Liberal Party TasTAFE policy really privatisation?

While both major State political parties wrestle with the idea of whether or not plans for TasTAFE to become a Government Business Enterprise means privatisation, we break down the facts. Here's what the Parliament of Australia website tells us what a Government...

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More politics means TAFE and Tasmanians lose

Peter Gutwein and the Liberal Party, if allowed to implement their TasTAFE privatisation plan, will not be able to keep one promise on TAFE. Whether you call the Liberal Party’s policy privatisation or not – the reality of the policy is that it puts TAFE out of the...

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