National TAFE Day 2020
National TAFE Day, 13 August, is a time to recognise the unique role and ability of Australia’s TAFE sector to provide hope, opportunity and lifelong qualifications and skills for millions of Australians. High-quality vocational education and training (VET) is a key element of helping Australian workers adapt to new opportunities and of powering the Australian economy out of recession and back to prosperity.
Every year, National TAFE Day provides the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the public TAFE system and to remind politicians that TAFE is too good to lose!
This year the National TAFE Day theme is the vital importance of investing in TAFE for Australia’s economic recovery. TAFE is the only institution with the infrastructure, the workforce and the trusted reputation to be able to provide high quality VET qualifications across the country. The Australian community knows, understands and values TAFE for what it is and what it offers.
By giving countless Australians the chance to receive a high-quality publicly-delivered vocational education, TAFE provides the priceless opportunity for them to improve their lives and those of their families.
In the lead up to National TAFE Day, Thursday 13th August, please join us on Twitter and Facebook as we celebrate and acknowledge teachers and TAFE support staff for the role they play in.
Webinar: Why TAFE is critical to economic recovery
New research by the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute, explores the economic and social benefits of the public TAFE system and this webinar will address why it must play a critical role in reconstruction of the national economy after COVID-19.
The report will be presented by Centre for Future Work senior economist, and report author, Alison Pennington. Additional commentary will be offered by ACTU President Michele O'Neil, and AEU President Correna Haythorpe.
The webinar will be held between 4-5pm on Thursday 13 August, 2020.
- Register to attend the Australian Institute webinar on new research into the value and importance of TAFE
- Print a poster, take a selfie and publish to your social media with the hashtag #NationalTAFEDay
- Update your Facebook Profile picture using our National TAFE Day frame
- Share this graphic on social media
- Follow the Stop TAFE Cuts Twitter and Facebook pages and share the blogs and social media graphics of prominent people speaking out about the importance of TAFE as well as highlights from the Centre for Future Work research