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Victorian Government Slashes Funding for TAFEs

By Michael Crump | 02 July 2012


The Victorian State Government has announced $300 million (1) worth of cuts to TAFE colleges in Victoria. An estimated 2000 jobs (2) will be lost in Victorian TAFE sector and a reduction in the number of courses offered is expected. The Government has stated the cuts were necessary to reduce the Victorian TAFE system cost blowout from $800 million to $1.3 billion in two years (3).

References:

1.http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/angry-protests-as-baillieu-defends-tafe-cuts-in-times-of-uncertainty-20120615-20fng.html

2.http://www.standard.net.au/news/local/news/general/angry-protest-in-cbd-over-tertiary-cuts/2591385.aspx

3. http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/government-defends-tafe-cuts-in-ballarat/2573530.aspx

 

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