Voluntary redundancies at TAFE

WIDE Bay Institute of TAFE will offer a small number of voluntary redundancies in response to changing industry demand for training.

Between Gympie, Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay campuses, there will be approximately 12 offers of redundancy in the fields of multimedia, automotive and electrical.

Department of Education and Training Director-General Julie Grantham said the Queensland Government was offering about 200 voluntary redundancies to TAFE staff across the state.

“TAFE Institutes need to make adjustments to staffing to ensure they continue to meet the training needs of the economy and their local areas,” Ms Grantham said.

“Redundancies under current negotiation are voluntary and will only be offered to administrative and teaching staff in courses where there have been reduced enrolments over a period of time.

“There will be no closure of any Wide Bay campuses or impact on administrative or teaching staff in areas where there is continued or increasing demand for training.

“Where declining enrolments lead to redundancies, all efforts will be made to identify alternative positions for those who do not volunteer for a redundancy.”

Gympie Times


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