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National Working Party of Women's Advisers in TAFE



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News Release 4'i

D.45/84

Department of

Education ( j Youth Affairs

17 September 1984

NATIONAL WORKING PARTY OF WOMEN * S ADVISERS IN TAFE

The Office of A.C.T. Further Education announced to-day that delegates

from all States would be coming to Canberra this week for the bi-annual

meeting of the National Working Party of Women's Advisers in TAFE. This

Working Party was established in 1981 to report to the Directors of TAFE

on measures to promote equality of opportunity and outcomes for women in

TAFE.

The provision of child care facilities at colleges, apprenticeships for

girls, training in non-traditional areas and the re-entry of mature women

into tertiary education are some of the priority areas that the Working

Party has identified:

The issues that will be discussed at this meeting include:

- The Participation and Equity Program

- Affirmative Action in TAFE

- Women and Technology

The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Senator Susan Ryan, will

open the meeting at 9.30 a.m. on 18 September.

Other prominent speakers will include Dr Anne Summers who is head of the

Office of the Status of Women in the Department of Prime Minister and

Cabinet and Mr Don Morrison, Chairperson of the TAFE Council of the

Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission.

The meeting will be held at University House, ANU, Canberra.

Further information: Dr Clare Hughes, Woden TAFE College.

Phone 83 4552