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Job cuts across education services

Posted by: 2UE | 11 September, 2012 - 3:36 PM
Education Minister Adrian Piccoli on a student report card of teachers

Paul Murray reveals the Government has announced TAFE fees will rise by almost 10% while funding for independent schools will be capped for 4 years. 1,800 jobs will go including 800 TAFE positions.


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Funding will be redirected from TAFE programs that have not attracted large numbers of students, like sculpture and ceramics courses, to more popular courses such as graphic design.

This means students attending TAFE will pay $44 extra for certificate one and two courses and an extra $150 for advanced diplomas.

CUTS TO EDUCATION ANNOUNCED

The government will cut jobs and freeze funding across the education sector to save $1.7 billion

600 jobs to be cut from state and regional offices in the education department

800 TAFE positions to be cut over the next four years

400 school administrative staff to go

Government funding to independent schools frozen for four years at the 2012/2013 level, for savings of $116 million

TAFE fees to increase by 9.5 per cent

TAFE student concession fees to increase from $53 to $100 (AAP)

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Tafe has been an overstaffed bureaucracy for years and damned years. Bring on the cuts. Then focus on the wider NSW public service including City Rail. Note all the smokers standing around all day long in their SickieRail Uniforms smoking themselves stupid on the eastern upper pavillion of central railway station just outside the paper shop and eateries there.. Hmmmmm.

    Justin J Tuesday 11 September, 2012 - 8:27 PM
  • Gee aren't we all glad we voted liberal, keep up the great work Barry

    Peter Tuesday 11 September, 2012 - 4:50 PM

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