Over the last five years, that TAFEs have been reducing their investment in course coordinators (the administrative support role). This has a negative effect on the student experience and has serious implications for the capacity of lecturers in terms of delivering the course and ensuring that students graduate with a full understanding of the subjects they have taken. This has the potential to devalue the course and to damage the reputation of the TAFE institution and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as the accrediting body. In the next round of TAFE accreditation, due at the end of 2020, ALIA will be seeking assurance that administrative support is adequately funded and supported by the institution. This will be a mandatory requirement for accreditation.
ALIA statement of support for the role of Course Coordinator in Vocational Education and Training
Australian Library and Information Association
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association