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Threats to TAFE NSW

There is an urgent need to ensure TAFE NSW effectively fund the ongoing provision of second chance and further education opportunities for disadvantaged people and their communities.

VET reforms are resulting in severe cuts to  TAFE NSW education and training programs that build stronger metropolitan, rural and remote communities across NSW. Specialist units such as Multicultural, Outreach Place Based programs, Disabilities, Language, Literacy and Numeracy, General Education, Counselling, and Aboriginal programs are threatened. These changes undermine the Australian Government Social Inclusion initiatives where communities Learn to Work, Engage and Have a voice.

Submissions & Papers

TCA Submission to IPART

TCA Submission to the National Inquiry

WAVE Submission to IPART

Michaela Kronemann

Comparative Analysis of TAFE NSW

Christopher Stone

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Report on Competitive Tendering in VET: Cheaper is not better

Tony Vinson Speaks

TECHNICAL AND FURTHER EDUCATION: Communal Importance - Download text

Fact Sheets

Let's talk about TAFE response

Let’s talk about TAFE was the largest public consultation by TAFE NSW, undertaken in early 2013 at the request of the NSW Minister for Education, the Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP.

The consultation sought feedback on what the people of NSW value about TAFE NSW, how effective TAFE is in meeting industry and community needs and how TAFE NSW needs to adapt in a changing environment. Margie Osmond assures us it will be used to inform and guide the future direction of TAFE NSW

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See the questions and some feedback submitted to worriedabouttafe pdf Fact Sheet

Smart and Skilled

In NSW the lifelong entitlement to affordable quality vocational education and training, that has contributed to a healthy economy and society for decades is under threat. pdf Fact Sheet

Lessons from other states

What has happened and is happening in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland pdf Fact Sheet

Reforms, Funds, Fees and Debts

Proposed reforms in vocational education and training appear to be short sighted as the government loads people with limited earning capacity with debt. pdf Fact Sheet