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The TAFE Community Alliance launched on Friday 22 February at Western Sydney Community Forum in Parramatta.

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Send us an email with Join as the subject, see bottom of page for email address.

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Download a template or model letter to send to community groups or the Premier or Minister for Education about cuts to TAFE equity courses and support for students. You can get the email addresses if you google their contact details, or send a hard copy.

Petition  Download and distribute our leaftets and fact sheets



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Respond to invitations to particapate in discussions, articles, papers and reports on News, Did you know? and What's New. We have highlighted some important issues you might like to include in your answers into a short document to download.

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Just submit the email with Story as the subject. If you would like to nominate someone as a TAFE champion, let us know. It might be a politician whochampions TAFE or a former student who is a champion in part because of TAFE or you might like to nominate a teacher who has been pivotal in making a difference in your life or someone you care about.


TAFE is too important to lose!





Join John Kaye and Justin Alick, Greens candidate for Ryde 2015 on a march for TAFE to highlight the damage that has been caused to Northern Sydney Institute campuses with course closures, fee increases, cuts to staff and teaching positions and decreased support for students with a disability.

Under the badly named "Smart and Skilled" training market, TAFE is losing courses at the expense of private for-profit providers. Students are being turned off furthering their studies! That is not smart nor skilled.

The Greens will be marching with members of the community from Ryde campus to Meadowbank to send a strong message to the NSW Liberals and Nationals to stop TAFE cuts and that NSW is not for sale.

For more information: Janet Ellis, Ryde-Epping Greens 0400 498 454

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:30pm to 11:30pm
Location / Address: 
Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, Ryde campus, Parkes Street entrance, Ryde


Greens MP education spokesperson, John Kaye

To secure TAFE's future, Mr Parker and Dr Kaye introduced the TAFE Changes Moratorium (Secure Future for Public Provision of Vocational Education and Training) Bill 2013 into the NSW Parliament:

After years of cost cutting, rising fees, privatised training and job losses, TAFE needs an urgent plan to safeguard its future. Member for Balmain Jamie Parker MP will host a public meeting to launch the Greens' plan to save TAFE, with a particular focus on local institutions Ultimo TAFE, Petersham TAFE and the Sydney Institute.  To secure TAFE's future, Mr Parker and Dr Kaye will introduce the TAFE Changes Moratorium (Secure Future for Public Provision of Vocational Education and Training) Bill 2013 into the NSW Parliament later this month that aims to: freeze funding to private providers at appropriate levels; reverse rising fees for students, and immediately stop the Liberal/National state government's aggressive Smart and Skilled market that will force TAFE into a race to the bottom with low cost, low quality private providers.

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