The future of Bega's University of Wollongong campus remains in shadow as the organisation works to rectify massive financial losses say union members.
Meanwhile, NSW Teachers Federation members have repeated their call for transparency around the closures of regional TAFE campuses including at Bega and Moruya.
Members of the Teachers Federation met with their National Tertiary Education Union counterparts last week in Bega and Moruya to discuss their respective concerns.
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Martin Cubby, NTEU organiser at UOW, said the NTEU was "yet to get a solid commitment from UOW management" that regional campuses, including Bega, would remain operating into 2021 and beyond.
"UOW has a unique role in delivering education and research into our regional communities. Now more than ever, we need our public universities to maintain places like Bega campus," Mr Cubby said.
"It's about jobs in local communities and it's about keeping our kids in community as they build their lives and careers.
"We will keep up the pressure until we get the commitment on job security at Bega campus that UOW staff and our South Coast communities deserve."
Meanwhile, Teachers Federation organiser Rob Long said the push for TAFE students to go online for their vocational education was not good enough.
"There's a bricklaying course going on right now - you can't learn that online," he said during Thursday's visit to UOW Bega.
Connected Learning Centres were announced as the future for TAFE, with Bega's CLC and its suite of computers for online learning opened to students at the start of 2019.
Then in November that year, a "multi-skills trade hub" was announced to complement the CLC and provide for courses including more hands-on learning.
The Bega multi-skills trades hub will also see the relocation of Bega TAFE's award-winning commercial kitchen and hospitality venue.
However, as a result, the state government announced the current campus in Barrack St, long the source of conjecture over its future, would be closed down and courses shifted over to the new hub once complete.
"The government has now announced another CLC will be constructed in Batemans Bay at Hanging Rock Place," Mr Long said.
"Members are troubled that the planned construction of Connected Learning Centres will lead to the loss of [both] Barrack St Bega TAFE and Moruya TAFE colleges.
"At Moruya and Bega TAFE colleges we have already lost several permanent teachers during the last two years.
"And the drop out rate for students learning online is much higher," Mr Long said.
"There are multiple factors in that, but we know students want to come back to class.
"Federation members will call on state Member for Bega Andrew Constance to guarantee Moruya TAFE will not be sold and to stop the sale of Barrack St Bega TAFE," Mr Long said.