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media release: VET FUNDING REVIEW NOT ENOUGH TO SAVE TAFE

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
9 February 2015

The Labor Government's VET funding review will not save Victoria’s struggling TAFE sector unless the market contestability model is abolished, says Victorian Greens TAFE & Training spokesperson Sam Hibbins MP.

“As a former TAFE student, I understand the benefits a quality, accessible, affordable TAFE system can have on people’s lives,” Mr Hibbins said.

“The VET review should assess impacts on the viability of TAFE resulting from the introduction of the contestable VET model and funding cuts over the last five years.

“The former Labor government introduced market contestability into the VET system that has led to a blow out in VET costs, with a huge shift in government funding going from public TAFEs to for-profit providers.

“The review must also look at the quality, accessibility and affordability of VET and propose a sustainable model that maximises the public benefit,” Mr Hibbins said.

Contact – Alistair 0425 792 532

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Sam Hibbins MP
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9 February 2015
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