Petition for Quality Training

Vocational education and training is important to all Queenslanders.

We want quality training that leads to secure, sustainable work for all.

However vocational education and training in Qld and Australia continues to be in crisis. 

We hear stories of students saddled with huge debts, people receiving meaningless certificates because of a tick and flick culture, employers who find that graduates don’t have the skills they need, and some of the most vulnerable in our community not being able to access training.

Hon Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development

Minister Fentiman, we call on you to take five key actions to restore quality and public confidence in Qld's training system:

  1. Restore Qld Government’s overall funding for VET at minimum $810.7 Million (2016/17 level).

  2. Only provide Qld Government subsidy to training providers who guarantee minimum 60% of recommended training hours as contact with students.

  3. Initiate an independent public inquiry into why Qld has one of the lowest levels in Australia for the average $ figure per Annual Hour of Contact for VET delivery.

  4. Encourage improved quality levels in VET through introducing voluntary VET Educator accreditation with Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) linked to National Standards and Currency requirements.

  5. Make TAFE financially accessible for people seeking asylum who live in Queensland.

 

Who's signing

Yuri Djachenko
Alex Patten
Cherie Wills
Sean Reidy
Paul Toner
Ken Berry
Hugh Reidy
Gwen Rowe
Ivan Newton
Andrew Irvine
Brett Kerrison
Fatima Matar
Pam Hayes
june coleman
Walter Dethlefs
Helen Bundock
Moya Hughes
Sini Sebastian
Ronald Birch
Annie Humphries
Nabeel Hawa
Elise Ganley
Vivienne Doogan
Di Siacci
Karen Neaton
Mark Taylor
Suzanne Kidman
Megan Thomson
(Tony)Anthony Schultz
Kelly Fiedler
68 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Yuri Djachenko
    signed 2018-11-04 19:04:24 +1000
  • Alex Patten
    signed 2018-11-04 15:45:32 +1000
  • Cherie Wills
    signed 2018-10-15 16:13:01 +1000
  • Sean Reidy
    signed 2018-09-29 21:05:59 +1000
  • Paul Toner
    signed 2018-09-27 19:01:32 +1000
  • Ken Berry
    signed 2018-09-27 15:30:18 +1000
  • Hugh Reidy
    signed 2018-09-27 12:11:44 +1000
  • Gwen Rowe
    signed 2018-09-27 11:15:41 +1000
    Investigate the value of aged care traineeships for high school children currently working

    in nursing homes one day a week where they change soiled continence pads and shower naked old people. I believe these are not suitable for young people
  • Ivan Newton
    signed 2018-09-26 09:53:14 +1000
  • Andrew Irvine
    signed 2018-09-26 09:38:46 +1000
    I Support quality, fully funded training that leads to secure, sustainable well paid work for all.
  • Brett Kerrison
    signed 2018-09-20 16:48:27 +1000
  • Fatima Matar
    signed 2018-09-18 22:52:43 +1000
  • Pam Hayes
    signed 2018-09-10 10:43:05 +1000
  • june coleman
    signed via 2018-09-06 12:51:44 +1000
    june winifred coleman
  • Walter Dethlefs
    signed 2018-09-03 15:18:24 +1000
    Walter Dethlefs
  • Helen Bundock
    signed 2018-09-02 19:08:45 +1000
    Helen Bundock
  • Moya Hughes
    signed 2018-09-02 13:59:34 +1000
  • Sini Sebastian
    signed 2018-09-02 02:46:25 +1000
  • Ronald Birch
    signed 2018-08-31 15:38:13 +1000
  • Annie Humphries
    signed 2018-08-31 11:11:44 +1000
    Vocational Education and Training has helped thousands of people pursue their dreams. This is a great way to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding in the area of interest. It’s a critical option and must be of high quality.
  • Nabeel Hawa
    signed 2018-08-31 10:52:35 +1000
  • Elise Ganley
    signed 2018-08-31 10:29:32 +1000
  • Vivienne Doogan
    signed 2018-08-31 08:58:15 +1000
  • Di Siacci
    signed 2018-08-31 08:48:55 +1000
  • Karen Neaton
    signed 2018-08-31 07:13:43 +1000
  • Mark Taylor
    signed 2018-08-31 05:45:03 +1000
  • Suzanne Kidman
    signed 2018-08-31 04:56:19 +1000
  • Megan Thomson
    signed 2018-08-30 22:32:16 +1000
  • (Tony)Anthony Schultz
    signed 2018-08-30 19:58:50 +1000
    (TONY) ANTHONY SCHULTZ
  • Kelly Fiedler
    signed 2018-08-30 18:57:26 +1000

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