Your TAFE stories
TAFE leads to many opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and really does change your life.
— Soliel White, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the year 2018
The opportunities TAFE has afforded me have been beyond my wildest dreams.
— Michael Edwards, Australian Apprentice of the Year 2018
A strong and vibrant TAFE sector must be a vital part of Australia’s VET response to the economic challenges we face, particularly in a post COVID-19 environment.
— Maxine Sharkey, AEU Federal TAFE Secretary
TAFE gave me the transferable skills, the relationships and connections that helped me break into the industry.
— Caitlan Noble, Vocational Student of the Year 2018
TAFE fills a vital gap in the lives of Aboriginal people seeking to better themselves and desiring to make a greater contribution to their community.
— Michael Mansell, Chair, Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania
TAFE must be rebuilt. It must be rebuilt because our country needs it and our young people deserve it.
— Sally McManus, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions
Today I am working with amazing young people, supporting the community because of the education I got from TAFE.
— Heetham Hekmat, Vocational Student of the Year 2020
TAFE must be the centrepiece of government policy to rebuild Australia’s economy once the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.
— Correna Haythorpe, AEU Federal President
If governments are serious about improving the liveability of rural, regional and remote communities then they MUST include the opportunities that a publicly funded TAFE system can offer.
— Tanya Cameron OAM, National President, Country Women’s Association of Australia