Charles Darwin University has revealed plans to cut 77 jobs – 5 per cent of its workforce – in a merger of vocational and higher education (VET) that could save the institution $10 million.
Staff at CDU were told about the proposed change on Tuesday afternoon, including a plan to cut 19 VET courses.
The scrapped courses include certificates in community night patrol, hospitality, hairdressing and business administration.
The university’s deputy vice-chancellor Meredith Parry said two independent reports had found the VET structure was “financially unsustainable”.
CDU has been reviewing its Vocational Education and Training courses and administration over the last 12 months, and has released draft Change Proposals for staff and union consultation. Read more: https://t.co/C1ATM8tgg1
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“This will be a difficult time for many at CDU,” Ms Parry said in a statement.
“I am acutely aware that losing a position in