Wednesday, 4 September 2019


TAFE EA access period bulletin – Sept 2019 (PDF version)

As previously advised, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU NSW) has reached in-principle agreement with TAFE NSW on the terms of a new enterprise agreement for administrative, support and related employees. Click HERE to see our previous update.

TAFE NSW will shortly open an “access period”. This is a requirement under the Fair Work Act 2009 and allows staff to review the proposed enterprise agreement prior to a ballot of all eligible employees.

In addition to a copy of the proposed enterprise agreement, TAFE NSW will also provide a document which explains the terms and conditions in the new enterprise agreement. This is also a requirement under the FW Act.

Access Period: (4-11 September)

The Access period will be open from Wednesday 4 to Wednesday 11 September.

From the union’s perspective, the access period is an opportunity for members to ask questions, raise issues and generally seek our advice on what is being proposed.

Joint presentations

As you would have already seen from the TAFE NSW email notifications, the CPSU NSW and TAFE will jointly present the proposed new enterprise agreement by video conference (VC) and at onsite visits.


Union-only meetings

Following each of the joint presentations, the CPSU NSW will hold half hour member only meetings in which we will discuss and answer your questions.

These meetings are important and we encourage all members to attend in person or via video conference.

5 September 10 – 10.30am Campbelltown LIBRARY, L BLOCK-AV ROOM 20 600607701
5 September 12.30 – 1pm Wollongong A.2.09 20 600606401
5 September 3 – 3.30pm Miller AG.15 Bangarra Room 15 601009143
6 September 10.30 – 11am Hornsby Library Conference Room L1 TBC TBC
6 September 1.30 – 2pm St Leonards 1.4.17 TBC TBC
9 September 11.30am – 12pm Dubbo TBC TBC 601062866
9 September 12.30 – 1pm Coffs Harbour (CHEC) A.1.20 15 601003702
10 September 11.30am – 12pm Newcastle P.1.15 25 600605303
10 September 1 – 1.30pm Albury B.G.34 15 600602103
11 September 10.30 – 11am Ultimo DG.40 (Library) 20 600600105

How to dial into a VC?

Please refer to TAFE NSW’s instructions on its intranet.

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Your CPSU NSW delegates

South Region

Brad Cowie – Wollongong

Robert Wurth – Illawarra

Regina Kimmich – Illawarra

Chris Pickering – Illawarra

Christopher Hobbins – Albury

West Region

Leanne Riley – Parkes

Patricia Nethery – Dubbo

North Region

Gale Iseppi – Hunter

Liz Garlick – Tighes Hill

Stephen O’Brien – Newcastle

Brook Down – Coffs Harbour

Garry Smith – North

Sydney Region

Dawn Davis – Ultimo

George Bissoli – Ultimo

Simon Gray – Ultimo

Joe Harris – St Leonards

Patrick Kiss – Hornsby

Western Sydney Region

Tracey Doyle – Campbelltown

Joanna Carroll – West Sydney

Glenda Pryor – Blue Mountains

Isabella Ramirra – Strathfield

Jin Cho – TAFE Digital