To: Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy

Stop funding private providers at the expense of TAFEs

Victorian public TAFEs are being forced to compete with profit-driven private providers that deliver substandard training.

TAFE is the backbone of Victoria’s vocational education sector. It provides students with high quality education and the skills that produce job ready graduates.

We need to expand free TAFE courses and guarantee at least 70 percent of vocational education funding for TAFEs.

Why is this important?

Vulnerable young people, the unemployed and retrenched workers looking to retrain deserve the quality education that Victorian TAFEs provide.

Together we can send a strong message to the major political parties ahead of the November state election to make sure they commit to allocating at least 70 percent of vocational education funding to public TAFEs.


Reasons for signing

  • Ian not a union member never have or will be but privatisation and cert 4s don't make a tradesman
  • I signed this petition because education should never be profit driven. Education is about the future wellbeing of students and ultimately, our state and country.
  • My daughter was ripped off by a private provider and has been left by a debt - still not waived by the VET Ombudsman. We lost our deposit of $1400 too.

Updates

2018-11-08 08:07:03 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-10-04 15:32:53 +1000

500 signatures reached

2018-10-03 17:51:14 +1000

100 signatures reached

2018-10-03 17:28:28 +1000

50 signatures reached

2018-10-03 17:20:47 +1000

25 signatures reached

2018-10-03 17:17:18 +1000

10 signatures reached