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TAFE has helped so many people to find opportunity, skills, careers and purpose in their lives. TAFE provides support for those seeking employment for the first time, those who missed opportunities at school, and those who seek retraining and further education throughout their lives.

But TAFE has suffered government funding cuts, underfunding and a shift to a privatised system.

In the wake of the COVID crisis we urgently need to invest in upskilling our workforce to stimulate the economy, and provide opportunity for all Australians. Now is the time for us to take action and ask governments to invest in a positive future for all of us.

We are calling on politicians to:

  • Guarantee a minimum 70% of all government funding to the public TAFE system.
  • Restore funding and rebuild the system
  • Re-invest in the TAFE teaching workforce
  • Develop a capital investment strategy for TAFE

Will you help to #RebuildWithTAFE?

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We need your help to spread the word so governments invest in a positive future for all of us. Pretty much everyone agrees that TAFE is valuable, but a lot of people don't know that TAFE has suffered massive funding cuts and needs our support.


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With hundreds of campuses all around the country, TAFE can help Australia rebuild in response to the COVID crisis.

In fact TAFE is perfectly positioned to provide skills, jobs, purpose and opportunities to millions more Australians, and help to create a positive future for all of us.

But TAFE has suffered government funding cuts – so while right now is the time Australia needs TAFE more than ever before, it's also the time TAFE needs funding more than ever before.

Will you add your voice and ask the government to invest in a positive future for all of us?