Linda Simons

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Made in Australia: will Labor get the job done with free TAFE?

By Linda Simon
Dec 16, 2021

Is equity on the Federal Government’s training agenda?

By Linda Simon
Jul 2, 2021

If there is no crisis in VET, why is it so difficult to tackle “acknowledged weaknesses”?

By Linda Simon
Feb 9, 2021
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Linda Simon

Spokesperson for TCA

Linda has been a school teacher, TAFE teacher and now teaches at Charles Sturt University in adult education.  For most of her working life she has been an active union member holding positions such as Secretary of the TAFE Teachers Association for over 15 years, and Federal TAFE President with the Australian Education Union for six years.

She has been a member of a number of Boards and committees, representing the views of teachers and educators, including the Board of Vocational Education and Training (BVET) in NSW, the Board of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, the Central Coast Campuses Board and IBSA's Education Sector Advisory committee. 

Linda is currently the national convenor for Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE), a former secretary of  the Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA), and a founding member of the TAFE Community Alliance. 

Pearls and Irritations

Linda is also a regular contributor to Pearls and Irritations which is an Australian platform for the exchange of ideas from a progressive, liberal perspective, with an emphasis on peace and justice.'

Pre 2021 contributions

TAFE has been drained of funds for poorly performing and dodgy private providers

By Linda Simon
Aug 21, 2020

VET system a dud? I don’t think so.

By Linda Simon
Jun 1, 2020

Now is the time to support the public provider of VET

By Linda Simon
Apr 23, 2020

More than a vision is needed for vocational education and training

By Linda Simon
Sep 5, 2019