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

Anne Somerville
Flora Vidal
Lida Bahmanziari
Roxana Aguilar
Roger Marshall
Tracey Foley
Andrew Irvine
Steven Crawford
Tammie Williams
Garry McLean
Michelle Byard
Eric Muganga
Donna Gooch
Michael Norton
Younis Adwanga
Jason Yang
Damian Jones
Brett Kerrison
Imtiaz Ali
Hamouda Maki
Yuri Djachenko
Alex Patten
Cherie Wills
Sean Reidy
Paul Toner
Ken Berry
Hugh Reidy
Gwen Rowe
Ivan Newton
Fatima Matar
145 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Anne Somerville
    signed 2019-02-20 13:54:15 +1000
  • Flora Vidal
    signed 2019-02-20 13:52:41 +1000
  • Lida Bahmanziari
    signed 2019-02-20 13:44:40 +1000
  • Roxana Aguilar
    signed 2019-02-20 13:39:29 +1000
  • Roger Marshall
    signed 2019-02-20 13:37:12 +1000
  • Tracey Foley
    signed 2019-02-19 17:27:34 +1000
  • Andrew Irvine
    signed 2019-02-19 17:24:31 +1000
  • Steven Crawford
    signed 2019-02-19 17:21:59 +1000
  • Tammie Williams
    signed 2019-02-19 17:19:18 +1000
  • Garry McLean
    signed 2019-02-19 17:05:55 +1000
  • Michelle Byard
    signed 2019-02-19 16:45:38 +1000
  • Eric Muganga
    signed 2019-02-19 16:36:59 +1000
  • Donna Gooch
    signed 2019-02-19 16:32:24 +1000
  • Michael Norton
    signed 2019-02-19 11:09:29 +1000
  • Younis Adwanga
    signed 2019-02-19 11:00:25 +1000
  • Jason Yang
    signed 2019-02-19 10:55:25 +1000
  • Damian Jones
    signed 2019-02-19 10:53:46 +1000
  • Brett Kerrison
    signed 2019-02-19 10:51:10 +1000
  • Imtiaz Ali
    signed via 2019-02-19 10:46:13 +1000
  • Hamouda Maki
    signed 2019-02-19 09:55:31 +1000
  • 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
  • Fatima Matar
    signed 2018-09-18 22:52:43 +1000

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