Under the Liberals and Nationals TAFE has been gutted right across NSW.
Since their election, more than 5,700 staff have been sacked and right now there are 175,000 fewer students in the TAFE system than in 2012. Course fees have gone through the roof and TAFE colleges from all corners of NSW are facing closure.
Enough is enough.
TAFE must continue to be there for working families right across the state, not just today, but into the future.
That’s why Labor will deliver free TAFE for students studying courses with skills shortages, expected to benefit over 600,000 students.
Rebuilding our TAFE system will make education and training more accessible to everyone, and provide employment and upskilling opportunities for hundreds and thousands of students and workers.
We’re launching our petition to deliver free TAFE, and we need you on our side.
If you believe that TAFE should be well funded, accessible to working families, and protected into the future, add your name to support free TAFE.