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06 Aug 2021

National TAFE Day - Wednesday 11 August!



Every year, National TAFE Day provides the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the public TAFE system as a highly regarded educational institution which has supported and provided opportunities for individuals, communities and employers for decades.


It’s also a time to demand the politicians properly fund and support TAFE.


Due to COVID-19 activities this year will primarily be online. See some of our suggested actions are below and more actions will be added on 11 August.


With hundreds of campuses all around the country, TAFE provides high quality vocational education for all and is perfectly positioned to help Australia rebuild, but it urgently needs guaranteed funding to do so. The Morrison government is failing to ensure TAFE has the funding needed. Add your name to our letter to the Prime Minister here.


The lack of support for TAFE impacted deeply even before the COVID crisis, because TAFE needs funding to provide skills, jobs, purpose and opportunities to millions of Australians and to keep our economy strong.


Now more than ever we need to invest in a positive future for all of us.


That’s why we need you to take action to #RebuildWithTAFE and tell all federal politicians to guarantee TAFE funding for a positive future. 


There are a number of things you can do to take action as part of this important day.


Before National TAFE day

  • Use the promotional poster (link here)
  • Change your Facebook profile picture using our frame (link here)

On National TAFE Day

  • Add your name to our letter to the Prime Minister here.
  • Print a TAFE poster (link here), take a selfie or group selfie and post to your social media channels with the hashtag #NationalTAFEday and #RebuildWithTAFE
  • Follow the Rebuild with TAFE Twitter (link here) and Facebook (link here) to share videos and pictures throughout the day
  • Join with others to lobby your Federal MP via a Zoom meeting – contact Brooke ([email protected]) if you would like to take part
  • Generate positive local media about your local TAFE - tell your story for local media and/or invite the media in to do a story about your TAFE College and its work. Contact Brooke ([email protected]) for the media guide or template release and we can also refer you to Alys for additional media assistance. And please let us know now how this goes so we can promote any media generated.
  • Share our TAFE graphic to Facebook (click here) and Twitter (click here) with one of the suggested text options:
    • It’s time for governments to invest in TAFE for Australia’s economic recovery post COVID-19 #NationalTAFEday
    • TAFE has the infrastructure, the workforce and trusted reputation to meet the challenges this moment demands but it must be financially supported by governments #NationalTAFEday