22 Jun 2023

Cutting teacher training will have major impacts - uni lecturer

From Checkpoint, 5:13 pm on 22 June 2023

Cutting secondary school teacher training altogether at Victoria University will have major consequences, with schools already struggling to fill staff shortages, according to a senior lecturer.

Entire subjects and 229 full-time equivalent roles could be axed at Victoria University if proposed cuts go ahead. The university is forecasting a $33 million deficit meaning numerous courses including language studies, theatre, design tech and secondary teacher education could be for the chop.

Margaret Gleeson is a senior lecturer at Victoria University's School of Education and spoke to Lisa Owen.