Tuesday 27 June 2017
Labor’s failed Federation Training ‘rescue’
Daniel Andrews’ TAFE ‘rescue’ has been a total sham.
A third of Federation Training’s workforce was sacked with 182 full time equivalent staff losing their jobs at the TAFE in Labor’s first year in office.
Under Daniel Andrews the number of students undertaking training at Federation Training has reduced drastically, with 700,000 fewer student contact hours being offered.
The figures were revealed in Federation Training’s 2015 annual report, which was tabled in Parliament more than a year late.
For months, Training and Skills Minister Gayle Tierney has refused to answer basic questions about Federation Training’s staff numbers, student enrolments and its finances, suddenly claiming the information is “commercially sensitive”.
Seven out of the state’s 12 TAFE Institutes, including Federation Training, are relying on government bailouts to stay afloat.
Gayle Tierney has supported the closure of student services, the sacking of teachers and presided over a huge reduction in student numbers at Federation Training.