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

Pamela Hayes
june coleman
Walter Dethlefs
Moya Hughes
Sini Sebastian
Ronald Birch
Annie Humphries
Elise Ganley
Vivienne Doogan
Di Siacci
Karen Neaton
Mark Taylor
Suzanne Kidman
Megan Thomson
anthony schultz
Kelly Fiedler
Gary McLean
Kuol Kuol
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  • Pamela 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
  • 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.
  • 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
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  • Megan Thomson
    signed 2018-08-30 22:32:16 +1000
  • anthony schultz
    signed 2018-08-30 19:58:50 +1000
  • Kelly Fiedler
    signed 2018-08-30 18:57:26 +1000
  • Gary McLean
    signed 2018-08-30 18:34:30 +1000
    Gary McLean
  • Kuol Kuol
    signed 2018-08-30 18:25:56 +1000