Monday, 23 May 2016

TAFE, skills, jobs, and growth for all

In this Federal election, vocational education and training and the future of TAFE is a critical issue.

The Liberal/National parties talk of ‘jobs and growth’ without recognising that if we do not have an effective well-funded TAFE systems, we will be struggling to ensure enough Australian trained workers. The Labor party talks of fairness, and TAFE has always been the educational provider ensuring disadvantaged groups have access to a range of affordable courses. The Greens talk climate change and TAFE has made ‘green skills’ an important part of its work.

Is there a crisis in vocational education and training? Is TAFE’s future in jeopardy?

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