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Katrina Hergstrom says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Bernadette Warbrick says: I completely agree with this! My early childhood diploma cost $5000. Students are suffering with this costs. If the government doesn't intervene no one will be able to afford to study anymore and then no-one will be qualified.
sarah says: I'm soo disappointed with tafe and how they have cut vet-fee help. Its disgusting and horrible to everyone that wants an education.
Julie O'Connor says: TAFE was the preferred skill training organisation for secondary students who wanted to learn a trade. These skills are being lost as a result of the financial cuts to TAFE. It also makes education unaffordable for low income families.
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Robin Tanner says: I am so grateful for the excellent TAFE education that I have received. I have also been a witness to the lives that have been enriched and uplifted by TAFE programs.
Aiden Heath says: Cutting funding to an educational instiutution just to save money is self defeating. Funding education is extremely important as education and employment are intertwined. Why not cut military funding if a budget deficit is so important? Stop these B.S backwards cutts..
Kate Love says: stop tafe cuts!!
Barbara Cattunar says: Don't let the government de-value the arts as non-vocational courses. As the creative part of the brain is stimulated through art and music ALL vocations are benefited
noah says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
John Gavin says: Disgusting what this government and past have done to TAFE. They need to be stopped. Don't vote for clowns who want to destroy TAFE or other Australian educational institutions.
Bronwyn Willats says: How short sighted to destroy TAFE. So many people have built their careers on the foundation of their TAFE education. We can't let future generations miss out.
Barbara Wulff says: My son got his start at TAFE and I worked there too.
Bernii Allen says: TAFE makes people employable!
Lindsay says: TAFE is more important than UNI and any Private school - being a souce of practical skills to get people jobs & should be made free so it is open to the people who need it the most.
neli micunovic says: TAFE education is crucial to Australia's future and diversity of courses is important.
Jessica Robley says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
James Gifford says: TAFE is just as vital to our education system as Universities.
Quinn Inne says: Right brain people rule the world, we need arts to get out of the indoctrination and left brain thinking that got us in this egotistical position
Shaun says: #stopthetafecuts
Jody says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
Wayne Egerton says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Niki Charalambous says: This is just cost cutting to then sell off the land because governments can't and won't manage education effectively. It's easier to throw up their hands and say it's too hard than do something to fix it!
Vikki Foord says: Im studying now to change careers, the ARTS has a significant contribution to society and the ROI higher than many other areas. TAFE is for all, TAFE is crucial.
Greta says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Brenna Tan says: Cutting tafe courses will not help the economy as the industry of trades is already diminishing. Students not having equal opportunity to pursue what they want to in life is unfair and elitist
Heather Loader says: Why is everything outsourced to private enterprise? The same problems occur over and over.
Jessica Richardson says: I don't believe that reducing legitimate, affordable, and accessible education to all citizens is a good move for the Australian government to take.
Tyson Hill says: Everyone deserves a good education beyond school and by cutting the benefits of TAFE, education beyond school would be very poor, especially for the ones who choose pathways into university!
QIN CHEN says: TAFE,we can't afford to lose it!No fund cutting pls!! For the benefit of the whole nation! Pls don't let privitization take over education.
Ella says: If we lose TAFE, it will be gone for ever.
Linda Lewis says: Stop the cuts to TAFE, it has help me in the past and I am doing a course at my local TAFE if it was not for TAFE I would have to leave my community and do it else where.
Susan Willoughby says: Tafe literally saved my life (as a working single mother) only doing volunteer work after my 2 sons were born. TAFE gave me the opportunity and self-esteem to follow my dreams to become a Welfare Officer and AOD Therapist. Whilst at TAFE F/T I aquiered a P/T job as Welfare Office at Private Hospital, once I finished my Courses, I was also offered the job as primary AOD Therapist. Over the years and continued experience, I became 2IC of the Hospital (apart from Clinical issues) as I am not a nurse. This was a dream come true and all because of what I achieved at TAFE. It was a great environment to work in and after leaving, I was also offered a job there as a Teacher. Unfortunately working F/T and raising 2 xls all children, I couldn't at the time. The Government need to offer this to men and women on the dole this opportunity. For many, this is the only way they will ever get into the workforce and gain the self confidence and respect to turn their lives around. More child minding centres at TAFE -providing more jobs. Out-sourcing these Training Courses is absolutely Outrageous and whoever decided this needs to get a better understanding of TAFE and what a valuable asset it is/was to the Community. Bring TAFE back and expand it as a PRIORITY -Happy to talk to anyone in regards to this. King Regards Susan
Thanh Nguyen says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Dominic Magerl says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
Grace says: Lucky to work at TAFE, and every day is a delight. The professionalism of my colleagues, the student response. Proud to be part of a great education system. It'd be a tragedy to lose it.
Darcy says: Stop the TAFE cuts!
Bassam Ashqar says: TAFE Privatisation goes back to 2008, when Kevin Rudd was the PM. Think how long and collaborative those politicians are in just playing roles around.
selim kurtuldu says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
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!
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 taught painting& drawing as a full time teacher for 30 years. TAFE is a big part of our Australian Identity. If we loose TAFE we'll suffer from Identity crisis. Our politicians 're short sighted and lack the knowledge and experience to govern this unique country. a lot of my ex students now working in teaching, art therapy, gallery management, education officers, photographers and artists.
mark webster says: Go hard. Protect our TAFE. We are cheering you on.
Graham Patterson says: I have been in the area of adult education as a trainer for 50 years and the introduction of private providers in this area has been extremely expensive, led to massive exploitation of students and woeful standards. TAFE is the only reasonable option and I will never vote for any political party again that supports these dreadful private providers. Graham Patterson
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 private shonky operators, and put money back into TAFE. The way those private operators behave is going to cost the tax payers billions creating diplomas not even recognised by industries.
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.
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!

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