STOP TAFE CUTS

 

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selim kurtuldu says: mature age student
Judith wood says: My son has completed a Cert3 and is now going on to do a cert 4 at Regency TAFE. Without this facility and learning environment he would not been able to achieve this as Uni based study is not suited to his way of learning.
Phill Scott says: I trained in TAFE and now teach in TAFE. It is too good a resource for our community to lose. It must be retained.
alvaro valenzuela says: No more cuts!
James Brighton says: HEALTH, EDUCATION, ELECTRICITY, CORE PRODUCTION SHOULD NEVER BE PRIVATIZED!
Anna Coleman-Snow says: We need more TAFE and they need to be well funded. No more cuts!
Rhonda McGregor says: TAFE services, in rural areas in particular, should be expanded, not destroyed
cheryl obrien says: We all need TAFE to stay
Nerida Drake says: We must retain TAFE and not downgrade it. Look at the mess that Private VET Colleges have made in this area. We need more TAFEs not less.
Darcy Munro says: Save TAFE
peter colwell says: Every tradesperson and everyone who has ever employed a tradesperson. should be fighting these cuts. We should be championing TAFE not gutting it.
brenda seymour says: I'm appalled at the decimation of TAFE. TAFE is too good to lose.
David Astorga says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Brendan aurie says: Don't kill off TAFE, you Dingoes!
Col Page says: I am fed up with these liberals cutting back on education and health just to spend the taxpayers money in Sydney
Hussain Al-Maliki says: TAFE cuts are going to be the first step on destroying the industrial foundation and contributing in weakning Australian economy.....Vocational and Technical Education is considered all over the world as one of great importance branch of any Education system....why it is targeted in Australia???? No positive answer....The negative side is to ignore the important role of the workforce contribution in the development and progress of Australian Nation.
Adria Jenkins says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
Ken Callan says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Dennis Moroney says: This should not be happening! The destruction of TAFE IS DESTROYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR REGIONAL YOUTH! In a few years time, we will all be suffering a shortage of skilled trades people. Look at the corruption in the private "training" sector. DISGRACEFUL!!
Chris Newton says: TAFE gives middle australia it's trades, which keeps australia in jobs.
Michael Tran says: TAFEs are an essential part of what Australia offers in education and, that should remain available to and for students.
Janis Rietdyk says: Money pouring into disreputable private training providers with poor learning outcomes. TAFE is an essential professional provider of opportunity for all. It opens pathways to university education, it provides opportunities for the many, especially skilled trades and blue collar workers, women returning to the workforce and migrants wanting to build a better life. TAFE standards for learning are high and vetted very closely by licensing authorities. Get rid of the private leaches who see only opportunity for financial gain for themselves at the cost of real learning and development opportunities of a huge proportion of our population. Stop the cuts to TAFE.
Leonie dean says: Thank you for this! I gained a number of diplomas and my HSC through TAFE. Breaking down this World recognised Institute is another avenue our governments appear to be robbing our Youth of their Future!
christine whalan says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Lisa Harrison says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
carolyn pearce says: TAFE is my life and gives live to my students.
shadee selim says: I was a full time painting&drawing teacher for the last 30 years..I think TAFE is a big part of the Australian Identity..a lot of our ex students became famous artists on both national and international level.What's left after any civilization is ART.A lot of our ex students became art teachers educating our young generation..please look after our TAFE.
mark webster says: Go hard. Protect our TAFE. We are cheering you on.
Jaime says: I have aquired work from 2 of my TAFE courses. It's the only way to go. I will never support private education providers that rip off people just for their own financial gain!!!
Marg Lavery says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
John Sandefur says: TAFE has a critical role to play. DO NOT damage it by cutting funds!
colin sacco says: we need tafe and not these money ripping "colleges"
Linda Matthews says: Leave TAFE alone!
Lydia Mitchell says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
JOHN A CUTLER says: Stop privatising education and letting 2nd rate providers rip of the kids and taxpayers. Education is one of the 'staples' Governments are obliged to provide.
Martine Monnet says: Stop cuts to TAFE funding and support a plan to save TAFE.
Yves Monnet says: Stop cuts to TAFE funding and support a plan to save TAFE.
Yves Monnet says: Stop cuts to TAFE funding and support a plan to save TAFE.
Theodora Wilson says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Margaret Mildenhall says: IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS!! Cutting TAFE loses jobs for staff, loses their expertise, and keeps untrained students unemployed. Why cut TAFE, it's not an expenditure, it's an INVESTMENT in jobs and much needed local education.
Neil Robins says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Scott Green says: I'm a proud TAFE recipient and educator, I help shape lives… RESTORE TAFE'S FUNDING to deliver the essential job skills for tomorrow :-)
Tom Davison says: Keep VET courses universal. Stop the TAFE cuts and destruction. The privatisation of colleges has already been shown to be disastrous in too many cases. Students with disability are being further severely disadvantaged and dis-abled from gaining employment. The governments policy is a social disgrace.
Skye McQuillen says: I was made to leave the tafe course I had started in 2014 because the course was removed from Noarlunga campus and is only now available at tea tree gully- I think it's unacceptable that this popular course (graphics design) is only available at one far end of Adelaide- this leaves youth from the south of Adelaide with no study option as many of them do not have the means to travel an hour and a half to TAFE every day. I was told on short notice that the course was closing and although I had completed my first year of study, I left the course and will not complete it. I could see at the time how disappointed and upset the teachers and staff were by this decision, staff who had always gone out of their way to help me (including out of hours communication) are now out of work, and their students no longer studying. Let's get our priorities right and offer the same quality of learning to people who need it- people who cannot afford to pay for university or travel long distances to study, and who deserve the same range of subject choices as there are jobs out there.
Jane says: Due to funding cuts TAFE staff trying to maintain the quality of training to students are stretched beyond capacity. Students now have less choice - less certificate options, less specialist electives to choose from, less options to study in accord with preferred learning method. Spiralling fees are being pushed on to students when the average TAFE student studying to enter the workforce is already on a limited income. The private providers are an attractive alternate financially however this investment quickly amounts to a poor one when an employer wont consider them - knowledge thin and short on practical application due to compressed training times. TAFE staff are dedicated, industry savvy and support a brand synonymous with student satisfaction, quality outcomes, and employment success. Fund for the future of our great nation.
Aaron Forrest says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Tony Holland says: Reduce funding means higher fees for students or less offering available. Overall student numbers go down and the need for staff is reduced. Once staff are lost, programs are in decline and are at risk of closing. Those education opportunities are then lost to students. Education costs $$ - our elected government must educate the people.
Alexander Richardson says: How these reforms and the truth of what is being changed has not been brought to the attention of a larger portion of the public astounds me. The consequences of these changes truly scare me.
Nicholas Ribergaard says: STOP TAFE CUTS AND GIVE US WHAT WE DESERVE
Kate says: Keep funding TAFE
Denise Roach says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Kolby Waddilove says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Alex Miranda says: Stop the TAFE CUTS
Dapeng Wang says: CIT education is crucial for our community!
Erin S says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Rachael says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
gerard Dwyer says: Take into account how these courses help the economy directly by getting students ready for the workforce directly. If the price goes up it is unlikely you will have enough job ready people to do many jobs.
Rhys Davies says: How typical of the Australian government. further restricting and controlling what people learn and how they learn. Stop the TAFE cuts you greedy ignorant fools. Changing out teachers for online teaching programs is pathetic and wrong. Clearly the government isn't for the people.
jenny says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Madeleina Hanrahan-Tan says: We need TAFE. No More TAFE Cuts! There are too many brilliant teachers losing their jobs and too many students who miss out on great opportunities.
nona harvey says: May John Kaye's legacy survive!
Daniel Hablethwaite says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Janelle says: Enough already.......Stop TAFE Cuts!!!
ann heenan says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Angel Ben says: TAFE offers something unique from other colleges and universities. It offers practical training for the sectors which are only going to get bigger I the Australian economy eg. Disability and Aged Care. TAFE needs to have more support financially and otherwise, not screwed over! Stop the tafe cuts!
Albert Nip says: stop TAFE cuts
PETA campbell says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Kylie Phillips says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
patricia glanville-miller says: TAFE should complement the University sector in training for the future. TAFE needs to be sured up not cut back. The teritiary sector is not just for the clever bunnies but for anyone who can be trained and educated to be useful members of society at all levels.
Kieran Wojtczak says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Mary Franklyn says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Karen Pritchard says: Not everyone can go to uni and many courses are taught at TAFES especially trades such as electricians,plumbers etc. Computer and accounting courses etc too . TAFES are needed....do NOT cut funding or close campuses...
Teresa Wilkinson says: TAFE cuts must stop
Jean says: I notice over time that I needed to up-skill myself. because things change in the office so quickly over time and with terrible circumstances occurring in my life with a death of a Father which was expensive and took all my savings. Unfortunately, at the same time my contract job ended abruptly and I directed my attention at TAFE for a better opportunity with work, to look more impressive to employers and remove myself from Centerlink Newstart jobsearch, I saw as nothing but a dead end to long term unemployment and torture. However, with the TAFE cuts and high fees, especially even student loans offered became a dangerous options I could not afford or consider, as I had other serious things expensive to deal with. The government really put a spanner in the works for me.
Rehan Ahmed says: Please stop the TAFE cuts. Teachers need their jobs, run courses at the prices advertised for students enrolled and for future students.
Bob Sipple says: What will my children do without TAFE?
Michelle Millard says: The cuts to TAFE are criminal!
Desmond Stone says: TAFE teaches me to read and write. I don't know where else I could go to do this.
Liam Tester says: I'm an early school leaver and I need TAFE to get skills for a job. Stop the Cuts.
Gregory Scott says: Bring back Arts into TAFE!
Barry Sutton says: We need TAFE for realiable and quality adult education. Private education providers have ripped me off!!!
Rayleen Pfitzner says: TAFE has helped me to gain skills and confidence so I can volunteer at my kids school. I am hoping to get more skills to get a job and be a good role model for my kids.
Laura Rowlands says: Stop TAFE cuts, I have no other provider to assist me to get skills to get a job
Sarah Oakley says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Paul Awramenko says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
Emma says: Cutting TAFE will make the future of our infrastructure less reliable, we have one of the best TAFE systems why would we change it for the worst, we should be progressing not walking backwards, I mean look what happened to Victoria.
Michelle Rogers says: No more TAFE cuts
Carole Stow says: No more TAFE cuts
Corinne Muma says: What the Australian Government is doing to our TAFE teachers and students is abhorrent. Who do we expect low and middle income earners to better themselves with courses that are unaffordable? And how does forcing TAFE teachers to complete twice the course content in half the time equal quality education? This is a government money making ploy.
Sharon Gavin says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
David McClenaghan says: Stop destroying our future.
June Smith says: The destruction of TAFE is a crime against our youth
Dana Higgins says: My mother was employed through TAFE for over 20 years and I completed an Advanced Certificate after leaving school in Year 10 in what was the last "free" year of TAFE's education. Such a shame this is even happening and the instituion is being threatened. The private colleges are a money grabbing exercise providing nothing like the standard TAFE can offer - and people, especially school leavers, are getting sucked in.
Dianne Butland says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
moira mackay says: Stop cutting funding to TAFE. They are far too important for the futures of many thousands of young people as a training and education facility, who seek alternative tetiary education than universities.
Meghan says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Wade says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Christopher Huntley says: Private training is failing!!! Don't destroy Australia's Trade skills by poor training
ROBERT PHILLIPS says: NO TO REGIONAL CLOSURES
Margaret Roberts says: Cutting TAFE is anti-social behaviour

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