Every Victorian deserves access to TAFE
The Liberal Morrison government has slashed funding for TAFE
What is the state of TAFE in Victoria?
TAFE is the backbone of local industry – but the Liberal Morrison government slashed $3 billion from the vocational education budget. Morrison’s cuts to TAFE affects students teachers, our TAFEs and our whole community.
Public money given to private providers
Public money has been wasted on private providers who offer lesser quality courses at inflated prices to increase their profits.
TAFE has been mismanaged
Despite skills shortages in local industries, apprenticeship numbers have fallen under the Liberal Morrison government.
More bad debt for students
The Morrison government has continued to load students up with debt through the VET loan scheme.
Our TAFE system deserves better
Increase share of funding for public TAFEs
We need a government that will invest at least 70% of government vocational education funding in our public TAFEs.
Ensure quality qualifications and teaching for TAFE
Develop a Victorian comprehensive curriculum across all qualifications, delivered by fully qualified and registered TAFE teachers.
Vincent – Lawyer and TAFE graduate
Vincent Shin wanted to be a lawyer, but after a difficult childhood, he had a low ATAR. Instead of being defeated, Vince completed a Legal Services qualification at TAFE, which allowed him to take on a Bachelor of Law. Vincent is a lawyer helping people in Melbourne’s West.
Take action now
Victorian public TAFEs are forced to compete with profit-driven private providers that deliver substandard training.
TAFE is the backbone of our vocational education sector. It provides students with high-quality education and the skills that produce job-ready graduates.
We need the next federal government to direct at least 70% of vocational education funding to TAFE.
We’re building a massive movement for public education in Victoria – and we need you.
Together we can make sure every Victorian student gets the education they deserve.
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