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Bradley George says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Graham says: Why dismantle a great system and introduce half baked training just to compete with the private RTOs.
Sharon Collins says: Please invest in our educators, education & futures - NOT destroy them !
Woodborn Chan says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Jessica freeman says: TAFE has been so beneficial for so many people. Why change something that has been working so well for so many years ?
sheree taylor says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
Matthew Bennett says: Stop TAFE Cuts
Lisa Solomons says: Please keep the TAFE going.
Cathy Kerr says: Education at all levels must be funded so that it is equitable and available to all
Richelle gregory says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Seva Popa says: I am a student at Mudgee TAFE. TAFE changed my life.
Corrina Baird says: I can no longer afford to go to TAFE. Which makes me wonder who can.
Melissa Clarke says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Michael Parker says: Just don't do it. Why would you not fund something properly that is so successful.
Kurt says: why are the government forcing TAFE trade sections to cut the actual contact hours between teachers and students. This is where students like me have the chance to improve skills and knowledge with instant feedback from the teacher. We are the tradies of the future no skills no quality!
ken says: Plumbing trade course cut from 864 hours to 630 hours a 27% reduction in face to face hours. Quality outcomes down the drain. Make sure you never employ a plumber who was trained under this scheme.
peter williams says: No TAFE cuts!
M says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Cheryl says: Stop Tafe Cuts My daughter has just finished a Cert 111 Business Admin course and would love to do a Bookkeeping /Computers in 2015 to help her be employed in a fulltime position but the fee is so high and she only works as a casual so her income is not high and she does not qualify for centrelink while living at home with her parents. Kids trying to get qualifications for employment will miss out, this is wrong. Do not punish the one doing the right thing to better their working lives.
Richard Croft says: This is an outrage, how are we supposed to have an innovative and well trained workforce to help reduce the budget deficit if there are not options for those in financial difficulties to actually learn.
Gary Borg says: One Government out in Victoria due largely to attacks on Public Services and Privatisation. One NSW one to go in March!
Sue sachs says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Stacey says: Don't hurt the people who are trying to make the country better by getting a higher education
Andy Mathews says: $534 to $29,000 for a fashion designers course!!!! How could anyone look you in the eye and justify that!
Emma Francis says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Matthew Reed says: TAFE needs to be open to all that need it, not just those who can afford it
Matt Gaddes says: I don't want my hard earned tax dollars going to people who just want to line their pockets.
John Fonti says: The idea to privatise Tafe is just another "nail in the coffin" for the government to wash its hands of the responsibility for providing the opportunity for lower income earners to gain qualifications. I personally had the opportunity, during the Whitlam era, to gain qualifications as a teacher in Maths and Music ( all expenses were covered by the Gov. of the day. If we are an evolving species, why has the right and opportunity to better oneself devolved into the current state where my grandchildren will not have the same resources that I received. The privatising model will only cater to the higher echelons in our society buy providing dubious qualifications due to the almighty profit motive.
Sharyn McDonald says: Many positive experiences as a TAFE student. Unfortunately I have seen a decline in the standard of courses over the past years. In 1989 TAFE offered an excellent 4 year full time diploma in Welfare Work. Now the diploma is of 18months part time duration. Lack of governments support has seen the decline and watering down of some excellent TAFE courses. We need TAFE to survive and we need TAFE colleges to have the funding to educate. Private colleges are not the answer.
Nina Booth says: The damage to services and the number of teching staff and the length of classes and the size of classes and the decline in standards is tangible - really obvious even over the last couple of years. I know it's funding cuts that are to blame for it all. The "government" and their industry mates are not entitled to simultaneously bitch and moan about imaginary "skills shortages" whilst at the same time trying to tear down skills training and development country wide.
Ms Jane Louise Maze says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Kevin Zheng says: I have studied software development at TAFE which is a corner stone to my career and recently I have been studying foreign languages at TAFE, the teachers are top class, the class sizes are just right! It was a wonderful experience and offered at a time and place that is very convenient to me and I don't want it to stop. I want to TAFE to continue to be accessible to all and able to provide quality educations and arm the future generations with the skills necessary to enter the workforce and in turn support this country's growth.
ryan nata prasetya says: Stop TAFE cuts
Katie McPherson says: The education including the resources and support services i received at TAFE were fantastic and have shaped my career. Experienced and qualified teachers in a supportive education setting is what is needed in NSW (and Australia) to improve and keep our employment rate strong and encourage innovation and growth in our society. Stop TAFE cuts!
Donna says: I currently work in VIC regulating this area....I hope and pray that they don't go this way. The tafe system is pretty much non-existent down here & the dodgy tafe alternatives are disgraceful...dont cut tafe fees.
Maryanne Wyatt says: I have completed 95% of my cert 3 in cabinet making. Due to some very strange timetabling, my whole class has been unable to complete our latest piece of furniture. We need about 8 more hours in the workshop. The TAFE teachers will not let us take the incomplete work home, and so I find myself in the position of having to pay approx. $4,800 to enrol next year, just so that I can use the workshop for 8 hrs and therefore finish my lovely cabinet. My 12 classmates are all in the same position.
Mark Reedman says: We need another revolution in education similar to 1975. We need to look after our own.
Amanda Richards Thompson says: Stop the Tafe cut, people need a affordable place to learn and our country needs skilled tradesman, we already lack them now. Not happy with this at all. Tafe will be lost in the end if this keeps going.
Sophie Markey says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Richard says: Australia need glow through efficient and ongoing education. TAFE is the best solution to give the fare opportunity to glow!
Michelle Joynton-Smith says: my son will be left with no AUSLAN interpreter for half the year
Andreas Karatzas says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
stuart mollett says: with the closing of my tafe i will have no where to go
charlotte martin says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Arthur says: All these changes will effect everyone dramatically teachers, students and the courses. These changes will close doors for us to any opportunities unless thousands of dollars fall into our laps. As a 2nd year student I will now have to travel to a different TAFE that will most like have different ways of teaching and changing my boss more there for I will potentially loose my job. This changes are unfair!
Mark Fedorniak says: I need to understand how the newman government is destroying TAFE so I can explain to my friends, family and others clearly and in language and concepts a rally would understand. I want an explanation as if I was a member of a rally who had no knowledge of the situation. Can you help me please.
Julie Loblinzk says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Sally Fried says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Jeremy Smith says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Ray Pilgrim says: The current NSW Government is not a government for the people, only for their big business mates. The cuts are a travesty of what Australia is about.
Victor Chung says: This is going to make life for a lot of people quit a higher education after high school due to everything being so expensive not only that the employment rate isn't really the best as well
Julian Mitchell says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Jacqueline Agius says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Verity Davis-Raiss says: Stop reducing children's rights to a local education. Knowledge is power! Provide every opportunity possible to educate our future. We certainly experienced that right in my day!
Ruslana Vereshko says: I would like to enrol myself in a course to start a career but with the 2015 fees, it's gonna be very difficult to get a qualification. I can't afford it!!!
Matteo Di Giorno says: I would like to pay reasonable fees to finish my certificate IV in Plumbing. Thanks.
kangpan says: stop tafe cuts now
kakha says: STOP TAFE CUTS!!!
Mark Berg says: Stop TAFE funding cuts Stop student Fee increases in TAFE. Place a ceiling on contestable funding levels. The effort by governments to privatise vocational education is a disgrace.
Jennifer Bray says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Gillian Brooks says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
myeong sun kee says: Dear Sir/Madam I live in your electorate and I am a student of Sydney TAFE. I heard that the budget for TAFE education will be cut next year and all TAFE fees are increasing. I can’t believe it. Most students like me don’t have a job yet. If I don’t pay education fees, I am unable to receive any further higher education. So I won’t get a well-paid job and I will be placed in a harsh environment. That’s not very fair. I’d like you to consider most poor students and help us stop education budget cuts!!! Myeong Sun Kee
hyeyeon Park says: STOP THE TAFE CUTS!
mohammad says: please stop TAFE cuts, i am student and i would like to complete my English and i havent enough money to pay for it
Zeyu.Ding says: Please stop TAFE Cuts. I am a full time student and I have no job, I don't have enough money to pay for next semester.
Arthur Bozikas says: STOP TAFE CUTS in NSW!
Rod Kilby says: Our people need public TAFE funding to be educated. Secondary schools sometimes cannot support the needs of our students. TAFE offers that with older family members attending as well to support our younger generations.
Elizabeth Perkins says: We need to stop tafe cuts and the privatisation of tafe. Education should be easy to access and free. We have a right to an education.
Frances Macdonald says: My daughter has built a brilliant career in music on the foundation of Music Business certificates 1 and 2 at Gymea TAFE. These courses must remain available to interested students.
Mary Perry says: The people need a reputable reliable source of vocational training within their budgets where profit does not come first
Emma Phillips says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Peter Waite says: Free education is necessary for an Australian economy to grow. If the cost of TAFE fees is to high it will put education out of reach of ordinary people. People who don't have skills can't get the jobs that require them. The Australian economy will have a bigger budget deficit that will keep getting only bigger.
Mell Lynch says: The high-standard, accessible public education provided by TAFE Colleges and dedicated TAFE teachers has to be preserved. People in NSW value the TAFE sector and know that private colleges operate with higher fees and ultimately for profit. We MUST stand up together on this issue!!
Shaquille Ray says: Tafe Provides open access to education. With the latest cuts and more to come over the years. The opportunities TAFE NSW has provided will end and TAFE NSW will become part a education corporation solely aimed towards TRADEs as Australia invest in more Infrusture and a major amount of courses based on Academics are cut.
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Tara Elphick says: I started my Certificate 3 in Accounting this year and completed this in June. I am currently enrolled and nearly finished my Certificate 4 in Accounting. I have enrolled in my Dilpoma next year and have been told that my fees will now be around $5000. As well as having to pay for University as I will be doing an integrated course. Being a single parent this is a huge expense that has come very unexpected as when I first enrolled this was still government funded.
Declan McMullen says: These cuts are a travesty. These type of courses should be supported in order to provide people with the skills they needs to build a better future.
Keira Winner says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Nel says: Stop the cuts, get people out of unemployment, start a new career, get a career.. all of this is provided by TAFE.. Stop the cuts and save Australia's most affordable education for those who really need saving and allow them to get moving onto better opportunities in life.
Gail Wallace says: I did diploma from tafe in childcare back in the 90's. Since then tafes have had a lot of cuts and private organizations paid to train people. The quality is not there, some people should never have been awarded the qualifications they have as they have no idea. Bring back funding for the sake of not only the childcare sector, I'm sure other sectors are effected the same way.
Emma Shaw says: It is absolutely outrageous that fees for TAFE have increased so drastically. A TAFE course I was looking to enrol in will cost more per year than a similar course at university. Education should be affordable for all, if not free. So outraged!
Stephen Curran says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Jan Curran says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Paul Abdelsater says: Outrageous!
fadi says: TAFE has been a a wonderfull full experience and has been very helpfull
Kerry Anderson says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Yusuf Khan says: Please do not privitise everything and do not increase the modern day slavery and poor quality education
Annette Connor says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
David Scott says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Janene grinham says: The teachers are wonderful and they are at risk of losing their jobs Diplomas which were a couple of thousand are now over $10000
Angelo Trabolsi says: dissability support gave me opportunities that i wouldn't of had with out tafe.
Wendy Stroeve says: Bad, bad policy.
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Jasper Love says: Pardon my short response, but; stop the TAFE cuts!
joe molenkamp says: too many cuts have all ready been more please. we need many new tradies in the future.
Graeme Fraser says: This government is ripping the heart our of Australia. Education, health and the environment is on their agenda. Mining Co. (who help finance the Libs) are the only winners.
Sharon blackwell says: We are a leading country at the moment, why can you see that the cuts to our education system will bring us down to an unacceptable level, in result unacceptable outcomes
Brad says: Im an apprentice who can barely afford to put petrol in my car let alone pay over $9000 to fund a course im choosing to do under my own influence to provide a better future for myself. Please re consider the price change :(
Dominic Kelso says: This is rediculoise we signed up to a contract of a aerating amount it should not changed

TAFE institutions around Australia are struggling under the impact of state budget cuts, and underfunding.

Courses are being cut, student fees have risen, campuses are closing and teachers are losing their jobs.

Communities across the country are rallying to support their highly regarded, world-class TAFE system.


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