GOTAFE - frozen enrolments
20 September 2017
Ms RYAN — The Minister for Training and Skills needs to provide some certainty to local students studying or looking to study travel and tourism, hospitality and meat processing programs at GOTAFE, which has frozen enrolments for a number of courses after receiving a formal reprimand from the department. Staff received an email stating that there were significant concerns about the compliance of training packages, enrolments in courses appropriate for the learner cohort and interstate enrolments. We do not know how long this freeze will be in place or how many students have been impacted. We also do not know what it means for students locally who may want to enrol in these courses. The minister needs to give answers to these questions. GOTAFE has campuses in Benalla and Seymour in my electorate, as well as nearby in Shepparton and Wangaratta, and these courses are important to key industries in my region.