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Lincoln Miller says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Jean-Claude Seedoyal says: This is a disgrace. How dare the government even consider cutting TAFE. If it wasn't for TAFE, I wouldn't have been been able to go to uni or even be prepared for the real world. While I'm now planning to be a teacher, TAFE is the best alternative for those who want to go to uni later on. The government shouldn't take this option away in order to satisfy their own monetary needs.
Sara McIntyre says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Judith Baker says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Mark D says: If the NSW govt is serious about 'breaking the cycle of disadvantage' (NSW 2020 State Plan), a functional and accessible TAFE system is integral and essential to this.
Jason says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
ROBYNE COUTTS says: Shame on the government for the cuts to this most valuable learning facility. It takes us back decades in making quality education only available to those who have access to financial assistance.
Maura Stanley says: TAFE a central feature of the education fabric of this town. Many students continue to live here after receiving qualifications, and it is they who are the lifeblood of this thriving town.
Sharon Murphy says: My husband is disabled. He joined TAFE for two reasons- to have some form of social life and to learn a new skill. He completed a basic computer course and wanted to attend a more advanced course the following year. This course had limited access, availability and times which were unsuitable. He no longer attends TAFE. My son is enrolled in an information technology course. I am concerned that reduced funding, resources and courses will affect his outcomes. We need education for all - not some!
Ashley Manney says: TAFE is the most accessible platform for adult learning in Australia. How can we expect Australia to move forward if we are denied the opportunity to learn?
Dr Marius Oshea says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
David & Ros Gray says: This service is very worthwhile and adds a major contribution to the education of the population, especially the youth, of our country.
Belinda Robertson says: These cuts HAVE to be stopped. Education is being dumbed down so fiercely that this country will have no young people to call on to keep it in good shape!
Elliot Harvey says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Raylene Lehto says: Giving people pathways to educating themselves is very important. TAFE teachers are people who are passionate about their given craft. People need people.
Nathan Gardner says: $12000 for a year of TAFE study to finish my Surveying Diploma is ridiculous!!!!!!!! STOP THE TAFE CUTS! EDUCATION NEEDS TO BE AFFORDABLE TO SECURE THE INTELLIGENCE AND PROGRESSION OF AUSTRALIA!!!!
Steve Howes says: For my grandchildren in a few years time what will be left of TAFE? For young people in rural areas what courses will be still be available when training is offered only by private providers chasing profit?
Bronwyn Morris says: Practical, equitable and affordable learning- no wonder they want to destroy it!!!
Priscilla Smith says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Emilie Stephenson says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
rae says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Doug Briggs says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Lam Do says: TAFE is the best place to learn, teachers teach the way we should learnt. Not like RTO you paid and buy your qualification.
R. Moodie says: Having completed my trade certificate and post trade courses at St George TAFE Kogarah, my obligations to this college and the teachers is paramount. This training set me on the path of becoming a very successful businessman in the field of engineering. To close or reduce services that can be obtained from TAF would be counterproductive to any future student.
Dharmendra Gharia says: For brighter future of Australia, STOP the TAFE CUTS
Tina Efthimiadis says: Please stop the cuts. We need NSW to be well educated.
Lochrie Beard says: Stop cutting tafe funds people are relying on tafe for education there is no need to cut tertiary funds
Samantha Kyle says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Tim Williams says: TAFE is close to my heart. It gave me world class training at a affordable price. It's sad we have lost so many good courses and fees have become unaffordable in the last few years.
Kevin Bessell says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Shane taylor says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Reza Momen says: Please please stop TAFE cuts. This is all we have.
Liz says: TAFE continues to be attacked by governments channelling more and more "public" funds to "for-profit", private providers, further undermining TAFE's ability to provide "public" VET education. Stop the cuts.
Vicki Vance says: TAFE should be affordable to everyone. It should allow people to train for a career change to be able to address job shortages in their current vocation and not penalise people willing to extend their skills base.
Joseph P Vella says: STOP TAFE CUTS
jimmy lusinovski says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Bill Thomas says: Blue Mountains Greens will give high priority to "Stop TAFE Cuts" at next year's state election. We would like to meet Federation members to learn about the particular concerns of TAFE teachers and students in the Blue Mountains area. Could you please either give me a contact in this area or pass this message on to them. Thank you, Bill Thomas for Blue Mountains Greens State Campaign Committee.
Tim Morrison says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Sophie Habib says: STOP TAFE CUTS, pleaseeee it is very hard to find a job, which will mean extra hard to pay for education!
Leah Richardson says: TAFE is too important for the future of our society to cut funding, it is the main source of skilled labour and workforce training in the country !!! what is the govt thinking ?????
Magenta says: TAFE gives so many the opportunity to further their education, it has meant so much to both my pupils and i to come to TAFE and follow our passion, we want to be able to go out into the workforce following what we have a passion for. For some of my pupils this is not the first time they have trained to enter the workfoce and it simply isn't feasible for them to continue on if the fees rise! This is only leaving them redundant and unproductive, this does NOTHING for our industry. It just isn't fair!
Judith Manning says: TAFE worked well in the past over the years and is an Australian way of alternative study to university. Stop following the American way of privatisation as it produces second class citizens without a future. I was very grateful for the education I received at TAFE.
Carol X says: Both Federal and State Governments are too interested in material assets than investing in our country's youth. The spending on refugees is way out of proportion to the rest of the population. No wonder Australia is in such a financial crisis!
Martin Chessell says: I have a healthy obsession in TAFE learning, so many applied courses.
Symone chill says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Jessie Edwards says: The current tafe system is extremely beneficial to students who have recently completed their HSC. it provides opportunities to explore potential careers at affordable and accessible methods. STOP TAFE CUTS
Colin says: Give all kids a chance.
jenco luc dogir says: now that I have a disability due to an injury at work and due to wide cut to my conpensation and loss of work I don,t know how l am going to cope to tafe subsidies mainly in occupation reskilling that is wothwhile to access those competencies that are required in todays employment. therefore those most fruitful tuition are drained away from tafe its teachers and their students is not fair and honest to the face of all.
Nicholas Higgins says: TAFE will be the system that provides the training for workers who will rebuild this country. We NEED a commonwealth managed TAFE. NOT a privatised one. Teaching and Learning should be the motivators, not money.
Eloise Sykes says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Paul Watson says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Janette Mattey says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Carolyn Court says: If the government seriously wants to reduce unemployment...................Do they?
Thomas Archer says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Valerie White says: Give our young people an education. They need it and our society needs them to be educated.
Jen says: TAFE is an essential part of our education system. Funding should be increased, not cut.
Linda Taylor says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Bridgett Cains says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Darryl Fitzgerald says: Any cut to (TAFE) education is abhorrent!
Rick Hoyle-Mills says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Peter Byrnes says: Leave our TAFEs alone. This makes no sense whatsoever
Ian Morley says: You don't fix a skills shortage or education system by outsourcing teaching to lowest-cost OR higest profit-margin private providers.
Claire says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Katherine Bell says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
kate says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
David Havyatt says: Hi I'm the Labor candidate in Epping. Am campaigning on stopping the TAFE cuts.
erika laslett says: what's the latest on the 50 per cent increase in job cuts to tafe?
Debra O'Brien says: Cuts to TAFE are an attack on educational opportunities for people from all backgrounds, and thus an attack on social justice.
Margaret,auullagh-Dennis says: This is so bad for all Australians-teachers, students, society.
Adam Farne Sang says: It's incredibly short sighted to cut resources to education, an investment in the country's development and future youth prospects.
Shelley Lampier says: Stop TAFE cuts!! What about people who find it harder to learn, who definitely wouldn't feel comfortable within University? What about the amount of jobs that are going to be lost? By teachers and staff who are brilliant at their jobs and are the ones who put all of the work together in the first place! By doing this, the government is wrecking much more than lives!
Denise Whibley says: Supporting the great training options through TAFE. Stop TAFE cuts.
Cathie Gavan says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Annie Wheatland says: Stop the cuts to TAFE! How are young people going to be able to access training if the training options are not there???
nicki saroca says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Nassar thaher says: Stop tafe cuts
Susan Sint Nicolaas says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Jess de la Fontaine says: These cuts are going to affect the whole community. There's will loss of jobs, recruitment agencies will go out of business and there will be a whole lot of under qualified employees. It's a stupid idea and needs to be scrapped!
Stephanie Hardman says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Norm Borg says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Anne Norton says: As a former TAFE teacher I know how studying at TAFE can transform lives: give self esteem, skills and employment. Stop the cuts before it is too late!
Ron Spithill says: No tradespeople means that we will have to buy new goods whenever the item breaks down more imports and more stuff for the tip or recycle bin. Think of the car if you have an accident no panel beater or mechanic to fix it for example.
Karen Reynolds says: TAFE are vital for huge numbers of people throughout the country. Do not cut off these life lines for people to get work and have dignity in life.
Chrysa says: You need accreditation to get a job and you need money for accreditation and you need a job for money but you can't get the job because you're not qualified it's not rocket science, this is a bad formula.
Meg Dodds says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Alison Dodds says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Donna McKendry says: Not all students suit the university system for further education. TAFE is practical and necessary. How else do we support the trades in Australia?
Alicja Cheshire says: Tafe picks up many scholars that would not be able to do courses at times when suits them and over periods that suits. I am one of them and it's sad that the funding is minimised as TAFE does a mammoth job.
Lucia Ferro says: Please stop TAFE cuts. Offer more courses; keep student fees down; keep campuses open and teachers employed.
Sharon Semler says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Sandy Jeffrey says: It would be a shame to see any TAFE courses cut
Carmen Fitzgerald says: I am a grandmother and have grandchildren who may in future years require TAFE as not everything goes to Uni or wants to. Trades are extremely important to our society.
Tracy Wendelborn says: We have two young children and while tertiary education seems a long way off, I am concerned that they have all educational opportunities available to them. Cutting the Tafe option seems a retrograde step if Australia is serious about building a strong future for all people here.
Dianne Smith says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Shirley Horwood says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Ben Kincaid says: I am currently studying diploma of arboriculture at padstow tafe. I have experienced the difference between tafe and private training providers first hand. I was signed up to do cert 4 arboriculture with an organisation call Auswide. What a joke!! I was paid $1800, employer was paid a couple of thousand dollars per person signed up but virtually no training was done. Subjects that would take 6 months at tafe were covered in a hour with Auswide. Trainers had absolutely no industry experience but were signing students off on potentially deadly tasks like complex tree climbing. There truly is no substitute for the "real" training offered by our tafe's.
steve jones says: i have so much to thank TAFE for my career would not have been possible without it
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!!!

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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