The latest data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), shows government-funded VET student numbers have dropped 31.7 per cent under Daniel Andrews.
This is an enormous fall from 460,500 students to 314,600 in 2017.
This mismanaged training scheme has caused students to completely lose faith in TAFE under Victorian Labor.
It follows a report from the Productivity Commission, released earlier this year, that revealed Labor underspent the student training budget in 2016 by a staggering $502 million.
Victoria has essentially missed out on millions of dollars from the Commonwealth to train more apprentices due to Labor’s inefficiency. It is clear that education is not a priority for the Labor party, which consistently places politics over students.
Comments attributable to South Eastern Metropolitan Region MP Inga Peulich MLC:
“The Andrews Labor Government has left TAFE students in despair with its budget cuts and mismanaged program.”
“On Andrews’ watch Victoria has lost its crown as the nation’s largest training provider and Labors promised training ‘rescue’ has clearly triggered an educational crisis.
“Daniel Andrews has cut the state’s training budget and Victoria is missing out on hundreds of millions of dollars for training from the Commonwealth.”
“When Victorians go to the polls this November, they can be assured that only a Coalition Government will strengthen TAFE and support apprentices with a better approach and responsible fiscal management.”
Contact: Inga Peulich MLC (03) 9772 1366