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.