MS TIERNEY — To ask the Minister for Employment and Trade: In relation to the 70-100 job losses at the University of Ballarat TAFE due to the Baillieu government cuts to the TAFE system: what assistance will the Baillieu government provide University of Ballarat TAFE workers who will be made redundant.
I am informed that:
In responding to job losses, the Department of Business and Innovation has worked with the University of Ballarat and local businesses to identify potential employment opportunities to retain skills in the Ballarat region.
The Department has offered to coordinate information and support for affected employees from the relevant government agencies and service providers. This includes access to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Workers in Transition Program for retraining opportunities.