WAVE and ALA Forum, 10th August 2017 | Melbourne

MAKING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS REAL IN ADULT EDUCATION: TOWARDS A GENDER INFORMED NATIONAL PLAN In 2015, 193 countries unanimously accepted Sustainable Development Goal 4 - to bring quality, equitable, inclusive education and life long learning opportunities to their citizens What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Why should you know? Why are they important? What do they have to do with education and training in Australia? With inclusivity, gender and economic well-being? How might they impact an adult’s learning and training for decent work? What are the issues for women and girls? What are the key SDGs for education, gender and work? Join in this forum with Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE), and Adult Learning Australia (ALA) in conjunction with the EU Centre at RMIT University to learn more about the SDGs and their implications for Australia. Thursday 10th August 2017 10.00am-3.30 pm Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Melbourne. (Any tram from Swanston Street to Melbourne University Stop) Cost: $25 at registration to cover refreshments Register now  for the WAVE/ALA forum WAVE and ALA Forum Promo...

Gender Lens on the Budget 2017-18. Read the report from NFAW

The National Foundation for Australian Women has again prepared a report on how women have fared in the Federal Budget. http://www.nfaw.org/gender-lens-on-the-budget/ The VET section does not make for happy reading, but does make the following recommendations: 4.3.1 NFAW recommends that the issues around gender implications of Skilling Australians Fund be clarified with the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills with the aim of ensuring that the major public provider, that is TAFE, receives adequate funding to provide the quality training critical to industry, small business, regions and local communities. This includes high level training and workforce development as well as foundation skills for disadvantaged learners in all equity groups, especially women, entering or re-entering the workforce. 4.3.2 NFAW recommends that funding be allocated for Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE) and other relevant women’s organisations to work with the new projects to ensure that women and girls are involved and receive appropriate mentoring and support. 4.3.3 NFAW foreshadows further campaigns to highlight the significant role of TAFE in delivering a range of programs for women and girls. 4.3.4 NFAW foreshadows action to pressure the government and the Assistant Minister to address continuing concerns about the discriminatory outcomes resulting from its approach to funding skills training focused on apprenticeships and skills shortages, without any positive funding intervention to redress the sex segregation entrenched in many...

Setting the agenda

Labor’s national conversation on gender equity – submissions welcome Setting the Agenda - written submission guidelines