TAFE Works: On Tour
Our members in the TAFE system are out and about in the community promoting the TAFE Works Don’t Break It message.
TAFE is currently under threat due to the government significantly cutting its funding, which has led to skyrocketing course fees, staff cuts and course closures.
The cuts are leading to a big fall in student numbers with less younger people being able to afford to go TAFE.
Government funding to TAFE has been cut by almost 20 per cent in three years, leading to the cost of some courses increasing by more than 600% in two years.
It is estimated by student numbers dropped by 7000 in 2014 and another 7000 this year.
Our members believe cuts to TAFE are bad for students, employers and the community.
Businesses have come to depend on TAFE providing quality training and skills to young people to assist them in becoming employable.
The TAFE Works campaign wants to convince the government that the TAFE system is worth saving.
The TAFE Works On Tour kicked off at the State School Teachers’ Union building in Perth on October 28.
From there the forums will be held at various metropolitan and regional locations where guest speakers will explain how TAFE has changed their life, get an update on the campaign and receive a TAFE Works Action Pack to help spread the message.
TAFE Works on Tour dates
Richard Rushton Community Centre (Thornlie), November 4.
Murdoch University (Rockingham), November 5.
Bridgeley Community Centre (Northam), November 18.
Albany Town Hall, November 19.
Broome Civic Centre, November 25.
ECU Bunbury, November 26.
ECU Joondalup, December 1.
Tambrey Tavern (Karratha), December 3.
Geraldton Universities Centre, December 8.
Quality Inn Railway Motel Function Centre, Kalgoorlie, December 9.
*All meetings are from 4.30-5pm.
For more information go to tafeworks.com.au.