STOP TAFE CUTS

 

290_transparent_logoSTC.pngCommunities across the country are rallying to support their highly regarded, world- class TAFE system. 

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judi egan says: Its the place that allows people of all ages change a mindset from "I'm not much good for anything." to "I can do that, or even that." A positive life changer for many. We can't afford not to fund tafe!
Rasoul says: It is so sad because Australia always is proud os its educatinal system but now by this decision educations level will decrease. meanwhile if we compare TAFE course with university two years course in TAFE costs more than four years course in University.
Christine Collins says: This is a disgrace!!! Education is our future and must be accessible to everyone !! TAFE is an essential component of Further Education, support it not dismantle it!!!
Grant Griffiths says: Australia will pay a heavy price for an uneducated workforce.
Man Kun Lam says: Stop TAFE Cuts
HUI CAO says: STOP TAFE CUTS! TAFE is important for students.
Hamid kalhor says: STOP TAFE CUTS!
Ngo Bao Yen says: STOP TAFE CUTS! we need longer hours because the English courses are too short. There are very nice teachers but they just have a casual job, I think we need permanent teachers.
Rosanna Perillo-BOUTIN says: We need a long term vision for TAFE, not a short term make profits and run approach to our education. Let's stick together and stand up for TAFE.
rhyleigh dawson says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Monique West says: THIS IS INSANITY!!! Just about to finish Year 12 .. Looking at TAFE courses for next year. We have reasonable sized TAFE in my local area, however the majority of the classrooms are already empty do to previous cuts! Future isn't looking real bright! :(
Julia O'Brien says: As it is, people are struggling to get into TAFE classes, with positions already limited! With people struggling to find work, and the governments 'Earning or Learning' mentality .. where will this leave us all ??? No jobs/ No further education .. STOP TAFE CUTS!!!!!
Adam Hitchins says: As a TAFE student, we are not getting enough funding as it is. Cutting it by another 25% is a travesty.
Jordan Sotiris says: I go to Tafe and they hardly have any resources as it is... don't cut what they don't already have.
Nadia Zeaiter says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Steve Scott says: I did my first trade through TAFE and now I am doing my second trade through TAFE. Don't ruin this great learning institution.
Neil Smith says: We are delivering to the future a whole generation of qualified but poorly skilled tradespersons because of the downgrade of funding to TAFE. Private RTO's will take the money, then under train, tick and fick and run with pockets full of cash.
Gavin says: Don't kill people's rights to education
Christine Boyd says: Please dont take away any more teachers or courses because young people need to "earn or learn" More courses should be up and running and more teachers employed to help the unemployed get a job!
Doreen Brydon says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Melissa Fuda says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
jacqui tapau says: We need TAFE to educate our older community or those we can't cope in the school system. not all employers can't afford to give everyone a traineeship or apprenticeship.
Gaile Calvert says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Shane fitzgerald says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Ingrid vet says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Michael Sheedy says: tafe =employability By degrading TAFE we are sentencing many people to unemployment and poverty. This is a short sighted approach with long term consequences for our communities and country. Pure madness!
Alison Paul says: I am appalled at the Government attack on education in the State.
Michael Jones says: Fair go for all Australians, not just the rich.
Flavia Voorn says: Keep TAFE happening for everyone , keep it affordable !!!!!
Tiffiny kolosque says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Rachel McDowell says: Make fair education for everyone!
Desmon Du Plessis says: Become proactive to make a difference
Chris Bontuyan says: Let's make a difference! Stop TAFE cuts.
Jackie Roberts says: Fair go in education for everyone
Darren says: stop the cuts keep this fantastic institution alive so we can have a broad range of skills not a range of skill you want us to learn
Omid Hamlehdar says: STOP the TAFE Cuts, TAFE helps us, helps our community, stop harming our community. We have to pay more if TAFE cuts!!!
Julie peters says: Let's make tafe equitable to all ensuring realistic resources
Glenn Watson says: didn't vote for this
Tingjian Wu says: Public education belongs to the community,and should not be for sale or for profit.Save ours local TAFE,it belongs to us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adrian CERDA says: We need TAFE to give all Queenslanders a chance at a successful future.
johanne dolling says: Hi I want to help stop the TAFE cuts I have been doing Outreach TAFe at Gosford this year. We have been informed no more free courses only for Aboriginal, Disability & Newstart people. Most of the class is aged pensioner or women trying to get back into the workforce. Now they will have to pay $1400 for a semester course. To me this is discrimination against them. The government want people to be Computer Wise, but seniors didn't go to school like that. Also it is a good learning environment for people who want to learn, there is also the social aspect for individuals. I can understand paying but not from nothing to $1400. The teachers at Gosford Outreach are great, always helping those who find it difficult with computer knowledge.
stanley weate says: why is the gov taking money away from tafe? tafe with its affordable courses helps people with developing new skills for work & reteaches old skills for the workplace so people are in less need of the 'hand up'. If tafe courses become more expensive to do it will mean less people are able to pay for the training that will help them get jobs which in turn means more people in need of the 'hand up' just to get by.
Peter Mandalidis says: As a diploma graduate from TAFE many years ago, I appreciate the career opportunities that I received from my training
Richard Bosman says: It' hard to produce quality education without funding, our future relies on a quality product.
Yvonne says: Stop TAFE cuts. It is a vital part of the community.
Brad Lynch says: STOP THE CUTS TO TAFE .We need Literacy and Numeracy skills
Beverley Mandalidis says: TAFE level education is a vital part of educating young people for a career, It is affordable and caters to a large group who need flexible time for attendance. Don't cut the courses or the dedicated teachers.
Ron Wade says: TAFE gave me another chance, an opportunity as a mature aged student. The scaling down of TAFE will disadvantage many genuine people in the community and that includes staffing as cut backs take place.
steve wadsworth says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Florence McKinley says: TAFE is invaluable to my disabled son. He spends two full days a weeks at TAFE. This is where he gains his Literacy and Numeracy skills. There are no trained teachers in other organisations. TAFE must remain open.
Stuart West says: Stop the Tafe Cuts and support such a vital part of our community and training.
Chris Blunt says: Education is something that regardless of government budget, always needs to be equitable and accessible to the public. This is putting off people in low socioeconomic conditions from becoming qualified. This rise in costs will see less students and a higher unemployment rate. And that's not something I want to see in this generation or the next!
Rohan Langford says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Emily Mitchell says: Education is the only thing that can't be taken away from someone. It is the most empowering tool there is. Education brings with it happiness and opportunity. TAFE education is quality education.
Lewis says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Sarah timbs says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Julia Austin says: STOP THIS NOW!!! My brother has a disability and it is all he has to look forward to each day. LEARNING!! STOP THE TAFE CUTS!!!
Lynette Singleton says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Lorraine Jenkinson says: I believe in equality and fairness in access to education is being eroded through cuts to TAFE funding.
Eddy Hearns says: Well Said Jeanne Smith! TAFE is fundamental to a skilled workforce and essential to many second chance learners.
Jeanny Nguyen says: As a new immigrant and accounting student of Tafe. I find Tafe is the first and best option for new immigrants to start their new life and reach their career's goal.
Simon says: Equity for people with disabilities. Each person deserves to be able to learn in an environment where teachers not carers are the educators. People with intellectual impairment are members of the learning community too! reinstate our courses please!
Naticia Thornton says: Stop TAFE cuts!! We complain that Australia isn't educated enough and the government keeps cutting budgets.
Teeya Blatt says: Stop TAFE cuts!
narelle marie says: This is a country in which everyone should have access to education. Everyone! And it's becoming increasing difficult. What's happening to us?
Jacqueline Sandeberg says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Nicoline Schor says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Brenten Hawkins says: This is ridiculous how they can do such a thing to our local community.
Rachelle Curtis says: STOP TAFE CUTS!!!!!!!!
brittany brown says: STOP TAFE CUTS!!!!
Brea Galinec says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Gordon Barnes says: TAFE has given opportunity to so many who have no other affordable place to start their career development. Cutting funding is to deny opportunity.
Brian Piper says: Stop the cuts. Look to the future
Janelle morrissey says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
noel urane says: STOP TAFE CUTS! Tafe needs more support to train and educate.
Amanda Boyce says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Andrea Northedge says: I am a design student at tafe and I am concerned I will not able to continue on with the diploma next year
Jeanne Smith says: TAFE is fundamental to a skilled workforce and essential to many second chance learners.
bronwyn watson says: TAFE is education for ALL people!
Madeleine Smith says: A vital resource, invaluable service
Claudia Richards says: TAFE cuts have to stop now and people must stop supporting these sub-standard private training organisations
Siba says: Stop tafe cuts
Annie Benzie says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Lydia Tumbilis says: As a past student of TAFE, from Cert 2 through to Assoc. Dip. I would like to think that others can follow this pathway.....to enable this to happen we need a strong and affordable TAFE system. STOP TAFE CUTS to enable affordable and highly valued education for VOCATION & FUTURE TECHNICIANS.
D Hawke says: Let's fight...Education should never be a business venture...it should be available for everyone.
Colleen Oates says: This current government is a disgrace, STOP ABBOTT, SAVE TAFE
Bea Davidson says: HANDS OFF TAFE!!! TAFE is sorely needed by the community, both adults and young people alike. There is so much that school both doesn't, cannot and will not cover that TAFE does, the more welcoming and inclusive learning environment included. University is not and should not be the only avenue to success, as traineeships and apprenticeships will attest. Stop the elitism, and preventing so many from gaining practical experience through vocational courses, academic skills and knowledge, without the university price tag.
Marie-Lee says: Stop TAFE cuts!
Luke Haber says: NO WAY, TAFE TO STAY
Stuart Hanna says: Stop the TAFE cuts
Ray Oates says: We need TAFE to ensure our young people are well trained for the workforce at an affordable price. Stop The Tafe Cuts!
WENDY says: Stop the cuts to TAFE! Too many courses are unavailable in Grafton. It has been gradually becoming downgraded with fewer choices for study. We are already disadvantaged by being a rural community as far as study options for our school leavers. Where will it end?
stephen.mason says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Adam Obeid says: Stop TAFE cuts!
Kathryn says: Abbott is killing off everything good in this country. The pain will be felt long after he has gone to a comfortable retirement.
judy cooney says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
sherree bond-carey says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Kate Hoffacker says: The future of our economy depends on the opportunity of education for All.
Brittany smith says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Geraldine Callan says: Stop the TAFE cuts and invest in a smart Australia!

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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