About WAVE

WAVE is a national network of women involved in VET, adult education and the broad field of work-related education and training. WAVE provides seminars & workshops, research, policy advocacy and advice, as well as networking on an international, national and state basis. We are supported within each state by local representation that in turn contributes collaboratively to national events and governance.


 WAVE was formed in 1987, the first and only national and autonomous non-government organisation for Australian women in the adult, community and vocational education and training sector. For the first 14 years we called ourselves the Network of Women in Further Education. (NOW in FE)


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  • Representatives from a range of women's organisations wrote a report on the effects of the Federal Budget on women and girls. NSW Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) convenor, Jozefa Sobski, presented highlights of the report to a WAVE NSW gathering
  • Data released by the ABS shows that the wage men working fulltime earn is 18.2% or $283.20 more than the wage of fulltime working women. See the link below for more information by industry.
  • NSW Womens refuges to close

    The NSW Government has just undertaken a new round of tenders for womens refuges, resulting in at least 36 closing. Go to SOSwomensservices for further information.