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Suewellyn Kelly says: We don't need to just stop TAFE cuts, we need to add more funding to TAFE as TAFE should be a natural post-secondary education pathway for all people. We need to focus on education and not business.
Devett Kennedy says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Coral Lee says: Our whole family has been educated at TAFE which until recently was an excellent, affordable system. Please, please may it continue so that my grandchildren can also benefit from this type of education.
Jen Cuthbert says: TAFE creates an important and affordable link between education and the workforce for those who are not suited to university, or are unable to afford the costs of relocation to attend university - to cut funds is to leave some country areas with even higher unemployment rates.
Dominic Serafin says: TAFE will be my future, my means to a well paying job that will support the community. The same community the government has now chosen to undermine. I understand the statistic of a 25% reduction in enrolments can be a scary one for politicians to see, but the reinvestment into this organisation is the solution, not funding cuts. University is simply inaccessible to many with the soaring prices of courses (not that the government is aiding with those either), so TAFE has been the only option for many with affordable course prices and high quality training. If the middle class cannot afford to re-educate (or educate) themselves then the community will be polarised between those who are born in privilege and can afford education through university, and those surviving through low income jobs hoping for further education that won't be available due to the funding cuts of TAFE. Reevaluate Malcolm. Even the world you live in from your house to your electricity was built by tradesmen who got their qualifications from... well... need I say? Stop the cuts!
Kirsty Howson says: TAFE is the first step to getting a job. We need TAFE.
Timothy Sinclair says: Some vocational training is essential for those who do not want university training and do not want to be labourers. The TAFE teachers I have known have always impressed me by their professionalism.
Jessica Reid says: Bloody ridiculous what they're doing. Gutting courses and giving away much needed learning spaces for accountants! It's a PUBLIC institute!!!!!
Will Power says: Stop the privatization/destruction of TAFE and return all the stolen funding to a the TAFE quality education institution.
David Brown says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Robby Magyar says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Roma Schneider says: TAFE used to be a wonderful institution - it should be restored straight away!
Rebekah says: After just completing my own TAFE course, I am outraged that they are wanting to cut funding to such a fundamental supplier of trade-based education! I got my start through TAFE, and having also done university, I can say that TAFE is far more practical in providing workers with the hands on knowledge and skills to improve Australias work force! Stop the cuts!!
Johanna Supple says: Just started my apprenticeship and was going to start TAFE next year so have empathy for me and any other hairdressing apprentices
Jestin Samuel says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Lucas Baker says: TAFE has helped me so much to achieve what I have achieved in the courses I have completed so far, including my current apprenticeship! If it wasn’t for TAFE I wouldn’t know how to weld on pipe in a difficult position.
Carrie-ann says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
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Syed Raveel Hussain says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
John Dooley says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
Susan Bailey says: I learned of this campaign by seeing people wearing your tshirts! More t-shirts please!
Nisha says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
John O'Connell says: Getting our younger adults properly trained and ready for their career is the most important thing we can do.
Amos Zhou says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
james says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
QUANG LE says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Emam Oddin says: STOP Tafe cuts. Support students to pursue their dreams.
Nicola Shepherd says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Jennie-Marie says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Angela Byrne says: We need this funding to invest in Australia’s future!
Sarah says: TAFE has always been the benchmark education institute for post-school education below degree level. The quality of teaching has always been beyond the poxy private institutions that prey on the misinformed and low-socioeconomic percentage of the population.
Ed Hunter says: TAFE is far too important for Australia as well as its students in making them skilled to fit into the workforce. More TAFE funding is essential, not less; stop TAFE cuts now!
Mary Anne Holden says: TAFE is so important for many students - they gain so much knowledge from their studies which can take them on into the future!!!
SA Montford says: TAFE is a necessityn for our kids. Not all kids want or should go to university. We need highly qualified apprentices in the trades industries. We wont always be able to rely on the tradies of old and nobody will be able to count on quality trades for construction of our housing, mechanical work, etc. if its left to shonky private schools.
Lesley Ianna says: Make TAFE what it was meant to be. Secure ongoing funding is an essential for TAFE to be the platform for a skilled workforce and it helps guarantee both Australia's and our young workers' future. This is absolutely essential.
Ruth Mulenga says: Support further education in all avenues
Dylan Clements says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Rebecca says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Patrick Howland says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
patricia louise says: Stop TAFE cuts!!
James Lees says: Save TAFE SA
Tasha Morrissey says: stop tafe cuts
John Todd says: I believe Tafe SA funding shouldn't be cut because the work force needs to be kept update with the new skills required.
graham balestrin says: we will always need tradespeople. support TAFE
Chris Marley says: Support funding for TAFE
simone Loone says: Stop Tafe Cuts "MAKE GREAT AGAIN"
Sarah George says: Stop TAFE funding cuts to stop the skills shortage.
Greg Warren MP says: Save Tafe for all and a fairer NSW
Karen Hyland says: Put the funding back into TAFE
Guaranteeing a minimum 70% of VET funding
for TAFE will give Australia's TAFE institutions
certainty into the future

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Another step towards guaranteed funding for TAFE

Another step towards guaranteed funding for TAFE

The commitment of the South Australian Premier is another step towards guaranteed funding for TAFE.

A Sector with no Clothes

A Sector with no Clothes

A very different and humorous look at vocational education in Australia.

Increase funding to TAFE, not more student loans

Increase funding to TAFE, not more student loans

As the unfolding funding catastrophe in TAFE and vocational education was revealed again this week, it has elicited calls from those who have been at the forefront of the introduction of Income Contingent Loans into the sector to further expand them to lower level VET qualifications. As the magnitude of this disaster unfolds, it makes no sense that those at the forefront of the creation of a VET market espouse a further shift of funding responsibility for the sector onto individual students.