ABOUT WAVE


WAVE is a national network of women involved in VET, adult education and the broad field of work-related education and training. WAVE provides seminars & workshops, research, policy advocacy and advice, as well as networking on an international, national and state basis. We are supported within each state by local representation that in turn contributes collaboratively to national events and governance.   WAVE was formed in 1985, the first and only national and autonomous non-government organisation for Australian women in the adult, community and vocational education and training sector. For the first 14 years we called ourselves the Network of Women in Further Education. (NOW in FE)


WAVE postpones the April forum -

More than just women in Hard Hats

WAVE has had to make the difficult decision to postpone our April forum given the inability of many speakers/participants to travel and health issues associated with COVID-19.

We thank our sponsors and those of you who had registered. We hope to reschedule later in the year, and will let you know details then.

Linda Simon, WAVE National Convenor


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What about the arts sector if we’re going to support the construction sector?

In construction for every million dollars invested you get between 0.9 and 1.3 jobs. In the arts sector, you get nine jobs. It’s a $14.7 billion dollar industry employing 119,000 people, half of them women, in construction it’s only 14% women.

Let’s spend taxpayer money on supporting the economy where it needs it, but let’s make it fair and economically efficient
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