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To: State Education Minister
Stop Wrecking TAFE!
The communities of NSW value their TAFE colleges as part of the fabric of their communities as well as critical in the education and training of our citizens. We ask you to stop the privatisation of TAFE and to reverse the damage of your poorly developed 'Smart and Skilled' policy. TAFE must remain affordable and provide the courses people need for their future careers.
Why is this important?
The creation of a training market in NSW and a general decrease in government support for vocational education has resulted in a significant cut to TAFE funding. As a consequence fees have been greatly increased, courses cut and less opportunities provided for some of the most disdvantaged to gain needed skills. The Smart and Skilled policy will only help in transferring taxpayer dollars to the private colleges and leave NSW without a strong public TAFE system.