Skills Training and Apprenticeships

GOTAFE enrolments freeze

20 September 2017


Comments attributable to Shadow Training, Skills and Apprenticeships Minister Steph Ryan

GOTAFE is under financial pressure because fewer students are enrolling under the Andrews Labor Government.

Under Daniel Andrews, GOTAFE has received less funding for training because of falling student enrolments.

Gayle Tierney needs to make a full explanation to GOTAFE’s students caught up in this mess, who are entitled to know if their training is valid.

The Minister admitted to Parliament she didn’t know how many students have been affected or what amount of money may have been improperly paid to GOTAFE.

Local students and industry need Gayle Tierney to explain how long the freeze on enrolments in affected courses will be in place.

Background

Since 2014 GOTAFE’s enrolments have declined by 34 per cent (19,969 down to 13,127).

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