Training and TAFE

Accessible TAFE for all

A publicly owned and properly funded TAFE system plays an essential role in ensuring people have access to lifelong educational opportunities. TAFE provides practical and relevant industry skills for thousands of Western Australians. And yet, course tuition fees have increased 300% since 2013. Some courses have experienced increases of 600%. Along with the post-boom economic conditions, this has resulted in a 24.5% drop in enrolments; with a drop of more than 30,000 enrolments into genuine industry qualifications.

CORRECTIVE SERVICES — “2017 INSPECTION OF MELALEUCA REMAND AND REINTEGRATION FACILITY” REPORT

1724. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to the Inspector of Custodial Services’ report of the 2017 Inspection of Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility, and to the Inspector’s recommendations regarding the provision of certified education and vocational training courses:

(a)  has Sodexo now commenced a formal arrangement with an registered training organisation to provide accredited training to prisoners at Melaleuca;

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