TAFE Stories

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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