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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
Simon Sachmacinski says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Renn Farley says: This is outrageous
Cameron chappell says: Cutting Tafe allowances is an absolute joke!!! Especially when your half way through your course and the price is gonna go up 400%.
Johann alessandrini says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Ethan Baker says: Im against a 400% mark up on or tafe fees for the cert4 in building and construction for continuing students in 2015! This is unfair
Cameron chappell says: Cutting TAFE is an absolute joke!!! Especially when your half way through your course and the price is gonna go up 400%.
Shane amor says: these tafe cuts are fucking insane australia needs trades people and we have a shortage of trades people so buy putting tafe fees up by 400% is insane STOP THIS BULLSHIT
Jack says: Stop tafe cuts ya cunts
Richard Toovey says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Nicole Greenaway says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Mark Nicholls says: Reducing the essential skills taught at TAFE doesn't put skilled tradespeople into the work force. A short term profit by TAFE will not be profitable in the longer term for this country in regards to skills and safety. Stop the TAFE cuts now.
Peter Scollard says: It is obvious that all governments have forgotten that they are public servants. Their role is to serve the people and that is done by providing the fundamental rights of Australians to healthcare and education. What will happen to our future when the trades that supply the essential services no longer have the skills and knowledge required all to simply save some money today with no thought of the future.
Kris McGrane says: TAFE is a public asset benefiting the entire community, don't just stop the cuts, reverse them, for the sake of everyone in NSW.
Richard Twist says: Cutting funding to vovational training doesnt just affect jobs at tafe but students careers.
Nichole says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Robert Young says: TAFE Cuts hit hearing impaired
Tony backhouse says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Anthony Sinclair says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Kristy Perkins says: If this goes ahead I believe there will be a greater divide between rich and poor. Not only by the way they live but by the Education they can afford. This is not right, "everyone" deserves a chance to change there past to a brighter future. Education is key!! GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE!!
Nikolas Kovacevic says: Tafe cuts are forcing teachers to reduce face to face teaching hours and cram in more courses in less time. It's a money grab
Pia Fairfax says: My course was crammed into 1 semester with hardly any teaching 2 days a week. The stress made me unwell so I quit. Greedy revenue scam!!!
marieh Sadrnia says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Suzanne Young says: It is important we continue to train our people with skills in many fields. This in turn helps and enhances our businesses. Do not cut the number of TAFE teachers.
Margaret McClintock says: In a small community like Eurobodalla, 2536, TAFE is almost the only hope of providing training to equip locals to stay in the community. Stop cutting finance to this valuable asset and ruining lives.
Thomas Noel says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Alison Brown says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
drew caincross says: TAFE teachers are industry professionals with a passion to share their knowledge. They bring 'real world' experience of the subject they teach to the table, and are driven by a desire to impart these skills to the next generation of trades people. I've studied with TAFE for a number of years now, and they are my first choice. Period!
cherie mccarthy says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
lee sharma says: Looks like this govt does not believe in educating and training!!
Mohamed ahmed says: Stop tafe cuts and Keep Tafe affordable for people to get an education
WENFANG.LIU says: stop to cut TAFE becuase i need more education to get a job!
Frank Woodhead says: As a pensioner I fear for the younger generation. To be a clever country we need TAFE
James Grainger says: Stop the TAFE cuts!

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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