JobTrainer must fund TAFE to build recoveryJuly 20, 2020
It is essential that the JobTrainer announcement of a combined $1 billion federal, state and territory subsidy to boost Vocational Education and Training (VET) is focused on delivering high-quality education through TAFE.
Media release: TAFE review must restore funding and coursesFebruary 25, 2020
NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said the union would take the opportunity presented by the TAFE review to highlight the failed privatisation policies of successive state and federal governments.
TAFE needs to be at the heart of decisions on vocational education sectorOctober 30, 2019
Federal Labor’s vision for job training and skills must focus on TAFE and be backed up with funding, Federation Deputy Secretary Maxine Sharkey said today.
Private VET college fined while TAFE loses outOctober 29, 2019
A Federal Court ruling against a failed private training college has highlighted the Federal Government’s folly of funding for-profit VET providers at the expense of the public TAFE system.
Morrison Government incompetence hurting TAFE, jobs, economyOctober 26, 2019
A shortfall of almost $1 billion in spending on vocational education highlights the federal Coalition Government’s intention to starve the TAFE sector at a time when Australia is in the grip of a skills crisis.
State gifts funding at expense of TAFESeptember 26, 2019
The recent roll-out of state-funded programs in the motor vehicle trades underlines the NSW Coalition Government’s preference for business-driven vocational training over the public TAFE system.
Compliance paperwork means less teachingSeptember 17, 2019
TAFE Teachers Association members across NSW have been holding union branch meetings to oppose the “Next steps in demonstrating your VET currency and competency” proposal, initiated by acting TAFE NSW managing director Kerry Penton.
Politicians unfairly banishing TAFE from vocabulary and fundingSeptember 10, 2019
TAFE should not be dismissed by governments, as it has in the Council of Australian Government’s recent statement on Vocational Education and Training (VET).
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