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A Sector with no Clothes

A Sector with no Clothes

A very different and humorous look at vocational education in Australia.
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"If it wasn't for TAFE I would never have gone to uni"

"If it wasn't for TAFE I would never have gone to uni"

Neoliberal policies of economic rationalism have seen increased cuts to spending to TAFE colleges. This bureaucratic belt tightening has been manifested in a number of ways including; reduced teaching hours, cuts to part time jobs and increases to student fees.
TAFE changes lives

TAFE changes lives

TAFE changes lives. It is the backbone of communities around Australia. It is a world-class asset. TAFE teachers say these things because they see how TAFE transforms their students’ lives every year. Warren Easterbrook, a teacher at Glendale TAFE, not only sees his students flourish and grow, but is abundantly aware of how TAFE has shaped and supported his family for four generations.
I needed skills...and TAFE was just over the back fence

I needed skills...and TAFE was just over the back fence

Kate is a small business owner, Stop TAFE Cuts supporter and proud TAFE graduate. Her initial training in industrial chemistry at the Gordon Institute led to her first job working at a milk factory in cheese production during the 1960s.
I thought I was dumb, until I went to TAFE

I thought I was dumb, until I went to TAFE

I live in a very small rural town and the nearest place I could do my chosen study was at TAFE in Seymour, 12 kilometres away.
I never realised this day would change my life forever!

I never realised this day would change my life forever!

After having such a traumatic time at high school and flunking most subjects, achieving nothing higher than a D, a D+ if I was lukcy, I thought I was destined to become just a volunteer or the self-taught office girl who could never move ahead - just watching everyone around me move on in their careers.