Thursday, 10 May 2012

Save TAFE from $300 million in funding cuts

above image from Tafe4All on Facebook

Today's Rally to Save TAFE, outside the Victorian Premier's office. On 1 May the Ballieu government announced cuts of $300 million from funding to Victorian TAFEs, despite an agreement with the national government last month protecting TAFEs under the new National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. The funding cuts will lead to sharp increases in TAFE fees and are expected to result in course closures, job losses, and closures of facilities. This is the largest funding cut to TAFE in history and affects 80% of TAFE courses.

Tafe4All has a list of things you can do to support Victorian TAFEs, including a sample email to send to Premier Ballieu and your local MP.

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