Help save funding for TAFE, skills and apprenticeships

If you are serious about jobs you don’t cut money from TAFE and give $17 billion to the big banks.

But that’s exactly what Scott Morrison did – cutting more than $3 billion from TAFE, apprenticeships and vocational education.

Since the Liberals came to government, Australia has lost almost 150,000 apprenticeships and traineeships.

TAFE cuts are hurting young workers who want to get their foot in the door, and workers who need to reskill.

Youth unemployment is now above 20 per cent in parts of the country and thousands of workers have lost their jobs after the Liberals and Nationals abandoned the automotive manufacturing industry.

Labor will guarantee TAFE funding to give more people the opportunity to learn a trade and help workers to re-skill.

Labor will:

  • Waive the upfront fees for 100,000 TAFE students.
  • Invest in 150,000 extra apprentice incentives in areas of skills shortage.
  • Invest $200 million upgrading TAFEs.
  • Make sure one in ten employees on major Commonwealth and defence projects an apprentice.

It’s up to us to spread the word, so sign the petition and help us to fight for TAFE.