AEU Tasmanian Branch Rules

Tasmanian Branch Rules have been reviewed by Branch Council and a number of changes approved by Fair Work.

Download the updated Rules of the Australian Education Union here

Disclosures to Members as Required by AEU Rules

The AEU is obliged, in accordance with the requirements of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and Australian Education Union Rule 77, to disclose the following information to its members.

Rule 77(2) Disclosure of Officer’s Relevant Remuneration and Non Cash Benefits
Rule 77(3) Disclosure of Officer’s Material Personal Interests

This information will be provided to members upon request to the AEU Tasmanian Branch State Manager at

AEU Reports

The AEU is legally required to make available to members certain reports and documents, including the annual financial report.

Financial Reports

Annual Reports

AEU Tasmanian Branch produces an annual report each year detailing all the key activities of the union.

Casual Vacancy Election Candidate Statements

Nominations have now closed for the Casual Vacancy Election E201891. A ballot will be held for the positions of TAFE Division Branch Council Delegates, and the TAFE Division Vice-President. Nominees were asked to provide candidate statements, and three have been provided.

For Vice-President, Rachel Needham and Tristan Sabol have submitted candidate statements. For Branch Council Delegates, Simone Loone has submitted a candidate statement. Read these below.

Note:  Postal ballots for these positions will be sent out by the AEC to all financial members and close on 24 September 2018.


Rachel Needham:

Vice President TAFE Division

I have been a teacher in Children’s Services for 12 years and have seen many alliterations of TAFE during that time; however at the core of what I do is the drive to maintain and improve the learning and teaching experience for students and the working conditions of all employees within TAFE.

I am currently the Woman’s Officer on the TAFE Executive and have worked hard to engage and support members.  I am part of the negotiating team for the new log of claims and I am looking forward to beginning negotiations on behalf of members.    I meet once a month with the CEO to raise member issues.  I participate on the Learning and Teaching Committee and have a full time teaching load.

I am running for the position of Vice President of the TAFE Division to ensure an equitable voice and to encourage female participation in Union engagement at all levels.  I am committed to strong member engagement with the AEU Tasmania Branch and will work hard to ensure all member issues are addressed.


Tristan Sabol: 

Vice President TAFE Division

Vote for Tristan Sabol as your choice for Vice-President TAFE Division.

I have been Teaching Automotive at the Campbell Street Campus for 14 years. I have been an active AEU member the entire time and currently holds positions as AEU workplace rep, AEU TAFE executive member and member of Branch council.

I will work hard to ensure all AEU member conditions are maintained and that TasTAFE is working within our Teaching Agreement. I will ensure that any concerns raised by members are addressed and dealt with in a timely manner.

Working together as a member lead organisation and, with me supporting the AEU TAFE President we will protect working conditions for AEU members.

In unity.


Simone Loone:

Branch Council Delegate TAFE Division

Hi my name is Simone Loone, I am a VET Educator (Electrotechnology) at TasTAFE Alanvale, Newnham, and I have been working in this occupation for 10 Years.  Also, I am an AEU Rep and I sit on the AEU TasTAFE Executive that meets once a month to ensure members working conditions and entitlements are maintained and improved.

I have been nominated for the following positions in the upcoming AEU elections for the following positions:

  1. AEU Branch Council Delegate (Launceston)
  2. AEU TasTafe Division Council (Launceston)

My Goals, if I am elected, are to;

  • Ensure that all members, including VET educators & support staff within the TasTAFE sector, receive the pay rises we deserve, in line with other states and territories.
  • Ensure we maintain our working conditions & entitlements.
  • Lobby to ensure TasTAFE employ more staff in permanent positions, rather than on a contract basis.
  • Lobby to ensure TasTAFE prepare for the future and professionalism of the VET sector by implementing succession planning.

In Unity,

Simone Loone

VET Educator TasTAFE


AEU Rule Changes

That the following sentence be added at the end of Rule 6, Clause 10: A person may exercise a maximum of two proxy votes at any one Branch Council Meeting.”

Election Notice- E2018/91- Casual Vacancy Stage 2

ELECTION NOTICE – E2018/91 – Stage 2       Nomination Form here 

Nominations are called for:

Casual Vacancy Election

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

Support Staff Sector Council

– Support Staff Sector Vice President (1)

DoE Sector Council

– DoE Sector Vice President (1)

Nominations, which must be in writing and comply with the registered rules of the Union, may be made at any time from 08/10/2018.

The rules of your organisation require that a candidate be nominated by at least two financial members of the Branch.

Prospective candidates and nominators should verify their financial status and any other qualifications required by the Union’s rules prior to lodging nominations.

Nominations must reach the Returning Officer via the lodgement method(s) stipulated below not later than 5:00pm Local Time (office of the Returning Officer) on 22/10/2018.

How to lodge nominations, nominations must be lodged via the following method(s):
By Post: Returning Officer, AEC, Benjamin Murray, AEC GPO BOX 4382 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Australia
By Hand: Returning Officer, AEC, Returning Officer, AEC, Level 8 / 2 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Please call 03 9285 7129 to make an appointment to lodge nominations in person
By Fax: 02 6293 7603
By Email: A properly completed nomination form including all necessary signatures and attachments may be scanned and submitted as a pdf file to


  1. Emails to the AEC inbox that appear to be spam may be blocked. It is the responsibility of senders to ensure that their email reaches the AEC before the deadline for nominations.
  2. In order to be able to be received by the AEC, emails (including attachments) should be no greater than 6 MB in size.
  3. You may call 03 9285 7129 to enquire about the status of your nomination.

Withdrawing Nominations

Nominations cannot be withdrawn after 5:00pm Local Time (office of the Returning Officer) on 22/10/2018.

Candidate Statements

Candidates may submit a statement to be included with ballot material. Only statements which comply with the Rules and are received by the Returning Officer by 5:00pm (Local Time (office of the Returning Officer)) on 29/10/2018 can be accepted.

Voting Period

The ballot, if required, will open on 05/11/2018 and close at 5:00pm Local Time (office of the Returning Officer) on 19/11/2018.


The appointment of scrutineers opens 08/10/2018 and closes 5:00pm Local Time (office of the Returning Officer) on 19/11/2018.

A form is available from the Returning Officer for the purposes of appointing Scrutineers.

Other Information

Changed Address? Advise the now.

Please Note: A copy of the AEC’s election report can be obtained from the Union or from the Returning Officer after the completion of the election.

Benjamin Murray
Returning Officer
Telephone: 03 9285 7129 Email: 08/10/2018

Nomination Form here. 

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