Which major political party TAFE policies can be trusted?

The Tasmanian Liberal Party has shown it cannot be trusted with Tasmania’s TAFE. Since coming to government in 2014, TasTAFE enrolment numbers have dropped by 35 per cent, down to 21,189. TasTAFE teacher numbers have also been cut, dropping by 54 to 838. The...

TAFE numbers drop as privatisation plan draws backlash

TASTAFE enrolments have fallen by more than 11,000 since the Liberal Party was elected in 2014. The latest TasTAFE annual report shows 21,189 students were enrolled at the public education institution in 2019, down from 32,711 in 2013 – one year before the Liberal...

Is the Liberal Party TasTAFE policy really privatisation?

While both major State political parties wrestle with the idea of whether or not plans for TasTAFE to become a Government Business Enterprise means privatisation, we break down the facts. Here’s what the Parliament of Australia website tells us what a Government...

AEU welcomes Labor’s TAFE funding guarantee

The Australian Education Union (AEU) welcomes Federal Labor’s commitment to guarantee at least 70 per cent of all public funding for vocational education to TAFE. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said Labor’s commitment acknowledged TAFE’s crucial role in...