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
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Now, more than ever, Australians need TAFE – our strong, trusted and public vocational education system.
TAFE belongs to all of us. Millions of us got our first start or changed the course of our lives thanks to TAFE.
But TAFE is under attack.
Successive federal governments have abandoned TAFE, leaving it to compete in an unfair private market, slashing funding to its lowest level since 2008 and leaving state governments to pick up the cost. Today access to TAFE depends on where you live.
This denies Australians access to public vocational education and undermines Australia’s efforts to rebuild a positive future in response to the pandemic.
Add your voice and tell the government to Rebuild with TAFE and invest in a positive future for all of us.