Education and Skills Media releases

STATEMENT: ANDREWS REWRITES HISTORY ON TAFE

"Daniel Andrews seems to have forgotten it was the former Labor Government that opened up the skills training sector to competition and forced TAFEs to compete with private providers. (Page 7, Labor's 2008 Skills plan).

"That decision by Labor has seen private training providers now account for 56 per cent of total government subsidised enrolments while TAFEs account for 25 per cent. (Page 36, Victorian Training Market Report 2014).

"The Coalition was funding $1.2 billion a year in vocational education training - compared with just over $800 million in the former Labor government's last budget - meaning the Coalition increased funding for skills training by 50 per cent.

"Daniel Andrews needs some skills training on telling the truth."