21 July 2012
McLean: No to TAFE reform
(Herald Sun, 21 July 2012)
The privatisation of TAFE colleges in Victoria is imminent if the newly proposed policy, Refocusing Vocational Training in Victoria, is implemented.
We are alarmed that publicly owned TAFE institutes that provide immeasurable benefit to the state economy and its communities should be threatened by such wide-ranging, ill-judged reforms.
There can be little doubt this policy will cause campus closures in urban and rural Victoria, force the reduction of learning support services across TAFE and degrade Victoria's training capacity through the loss of teaching expertise.
We strongly urge the Victorian Government to stop this planned destruction of public vocational education and training.
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