North Coast Institute PSA Annual General Meeting

North Coast Institute TAFE PSA Annual General Meeting notice 2 March 2015 (PDF version)

17 March
Port Macquarie – LIBRARY VC
With VC access for

Kempsey, Wauchope, and Great Lakes

12.30 – 1.30pm

The introduction of LMBR components at the same time as the new State Government “Smart and Skilled” funding model, has had a significant impact on staff and students across TAFE NSW. Restructures, as well as a lack of procedures and direction, have created an unacceptable working environment.

Your union has listened to members who are angry and want a forum to address the loss of jobs as well as identify what we can do as a group to let the community and students know what’s happening to TAFE under the NSW Government “Smart and Skilled” model.

In response, the PSA/CPSU has developed a specific training program for delegates, contacts and members interested in the creation of a NCI TAFE Local Campaign Action Group (LCAG).

The TAFE LCAG will be based on the very successful model that the PSA has used in the fight against privatisation of the Department of Aged, Disability and Home Care. It will be member based and activist driven in response to your demand for an inclusive role. A similar group has been set up in the Hunter and has been out talking to the community in local electorates to capitalise on the upcoming NSW state election.

Come along to the members meeting Tuesday 17 March to learn more and register your interest.

We will then conduct training, set campaign goals, develop campaign strategies and identify target groups – all the things that we need to get the message out about what Smart and Skilled really means for the community!


Join the Local Campaign Action Group.

Become a North Coast TAFE –Southern Region PSA delegate!

The election of your workplace group representatives will also be conducted during the AGM.

Nominations are now open for the following positions to represent members:

  • Campus delegate
  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Women’s Officer
  • Toolstore Contact

As a delegate or other representative, you’ll be involved in:

  • Setting the collective targets and objectives of the workgroup;
  • Promoting the values and advantages of union membership in your workplace;
  • Maintaining regular contact with members;
  • Recruiting new members with the aim of obtaining 100% union membership;
  • Participating in negotiations with TAFE management to advocate on behalf of members;
  • Assisting members with grievances and other issues which they wish to take up with management.

All delegates to the workplace group will be given free training by the PSA in your role, as well as ongoing support from your union.

All financial members of the PSA/CPSU are welcome to nominate. Nominations are open until 5:00pm 13 March.

How to nominate:

For more information contact:


  1. Apologies
  2. Confirmation of previous Annual General Meeting minutes
  3. Report on behalf of the Committee
  4. Report of the PSA Returning Office and the conduct of any necessary elections if required
  5. Correspondence
  6. Reports
  7. Motions of which notice has been given
  8. General Business- creation of the NCI-Southern Region LCAG