MS TIERNEY — To ask the Assistant Treasurer (for the Minister for Employment and Trade): In relation to the seven job losses due to the South West TAFE’s decision to close its Glenormiston campus, what assistance will the Napthine government provide workers affected by these job cuts.
I am informed that:
Regional Development Victoria (RDV) has met with South West TAFE in regards to the closure of the Glenormiston campus to discuss redundancy conditions and the level of support for affected staff.
South West TAFE has advised that the redundancies will be occurring at various times over the next few months and that all employee entitlements will be paid.
RDV will facilitate access to the relevant government agencies and service providers to provide affected employees with information, employment advice and access to programs that may be of assistance. This includes access to the state government’s Workers in Transition program, which assists affected employees with retraining opportunities.
RDV is also working with local businesses in south-west Victoria to identify potential employment opportunities to retain the skills of affected employees within the region.