The 2017 Federal Budget delivered nothing for TAFE or TAFE students, and is a continuation of the Turnbull Government’s attack on the sector, and its failure to provide policy leadership or support.
Have hope, the Vocational Education and Training system has finally reached the bottom and government, industry, peak training organisations and policy makers are ready to start the long climb out of the hole dug by failed policies. They simply need a ladder.
The policy failings of Australia’s privatisation of vocational education have been revealed in a new report, whose findings have been sadly overlooked by media and policy makers.
A proposed Federal Government takeover of Vocational Education and Training which would see TAFEs privatised and fees for students raised is scheduled for discussion at the COAG meeting today.
Mike Baird is the first NSW Premier to record a budget surplus of $2.1 billion and already has a legacy of destroying TAFE in favor of supporting private providers who are running to bank depositing tax payers Federal Government VET FEE Help monies.