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Kerry Trabinger says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Ian Hampson says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Arnold Greiner says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Graham Harvey says: Please restore TAFE funding so the comprehensive skills and theory training can be restored! No Australian Government would treat the University sector with the disregard show to TAFE. The Advanced Diploma in electronics I did in the early 70s has served me well and still serves me well in part-time techy work as I approach retirement. In the late 80s early 90s as co-owner of a small business I put a young man on as an apprentice who received good and effective training from TAFE in electronic trades by the time he completed. I regularly volunteer at my local TAFE in migrant English classes (which are well funded by Commonwealth policy). This enables me to see under used building and plant for trades training and to meet frustrated trades teachers.
Diana Boot says: Tafe is a valid and important step for many people. Often the poorer section of the community. By raising fees, fewer people can afford to go. By saying fewer people apply and cutting services we are cutting our trained employees creating a dumber workforce. It is poor economic rationale.
Gitanjali Dunbar says: So many kids NEED a TAFE education as the alternative just doesn't suit them. (My son was one of them.)
Bianca Dalgliesh says: TAFE gives all students knowledge and direction in life. STOP TAFE CUTS NOW!
lorna Grear says: Bring back funding for the Visual Arts!
Vanessa Arnison says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Edward Wagner says: Working at a Tutorial Centre and SSP we work closely alongside TAFE to provide RPL and various learning experiences for our students. The current program we are involved in is invaluable to us.
Rhonda Ebeling says: Completed my Diploma in Auslan at TAFE disappointing to see the hours of delivery for Cert 2-3 Auslan reduced to a level where quality is compromised
Oakes says: Australia needs TAFE
Heather Beebe says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Cassie stewart says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Jenelle Copeland says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Denis Dadisho says: Stop tafe cuts
Alexis Webb says: TAFE is essential to our community
Jarryd Mcallen says: Stop TAFE cuts now!
John Chambers says: Graduated Cert III in Electrotechnology in 1990, and been working the majority of that time. Not a bad investment.
Athena Withnall says: I deserve an education too
Susan Templeman says: With you all the way!
Julie-Anne Maguire says: Stop TAFE cuts!
Kylie says: Stop TAFE cuts!
Jodie Davis says: Funding of TAFE's nationally is imperative to ensuring good outcomes for both students and their employers, now or in the future.
M Edwards says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Robin Humphrey says: The dismantling of TAFE is stupid because it is denying young and older people of learning a trade and becoming useful and contributing members of our society. Stop and reverse previous cuts now.
Duncan McDonald says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Daniel John Thomson says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Fletcher says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
B self says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Sandra Lawrence says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
H Yussuf Hassan says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Elliott says: Stop TAFE cuts
Paul Robson says: TAFE, too good to lose! Save TAFE from the neoliberals! Public not private!
Chery Gladman says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Greg says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Lorraine Withers says: Worked for years in Vic TAFE. Loved watching the students succeed. Now that doesn't happen anywhere near enough. Reinvigorate our world best TAFE system
Willie Mclean says: We need more young people going to tafe learning more trades and skills needed today.
BARRY (BARNEY) GARDNER says: Having done a trades course back in the 1970’s I know how important TAFE is!
Kristen says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Layton page says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
Lynette Stagg says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Emily says: Stop tafe cuts right now
Kellie-Anne Williams says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Suewellyn Kelly says: We don't need to just stop TAFE cuts, we need to add more funding to TAFE as TAFE should be a natural post-secondary education pathway for all people. We need to focus on education and not business.
Devett Kennedy says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Coral Lee says: Our whole family has been educated at TAFE which until recently was an excellent, affordable system. Please, please may it continue so that my grandchildren can also benefit from this type of education.
Jen Cuthbert says: TAFE creates an important and affordable link between education and the workforce for those who are not suited to university, or are unable to afford the costs of relocation to attend university - to cut funds is to leave some country areas with even higher unemployment rates.
Dominic Serafin says: TAFE will be my future, my means to a well paying job that will support the community. The same community the government has now chosen to undermine. I understand the statistic of a 25% reduction in enrolments can be a scary one for politicians to see, but the reinvestment into this organisation is the solution, not funding cuts. University is simply inaccessible to many with the soaring prices of courses (not that the government is aiding with those either), so TAFE has been the only option for many with affordable course prices and high quality training. If the middle class cannot afford to re-educate (or educate) themselves then the community will be polarised between those who are born in privilege and can afford education through university, and those surviving through low income jobs hoping for further education that won't be available due to the funding cuts of TAFE. Reevaluate Malcolm. Even the world you live in from your house to your electricity was built by tradesmen who got their qualifications from... well... need I say? Stop the cuts!
Kirsty Howson says: TAFE is the first step to getting a job. We need TAFE.

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