NSW Labor have announced they will make TAFE free for courses in skills shortage areas.

Labor’s TAFE Plan

NSW Labor have announced they will make TAFE free for courses in skills shortage areas.

Upper Hunter Labor candidate Melanie Dagg

Upper Hunter Labor candidate Melanie Dagg

The policy will offer more than 600,000 fee-free TAFE places over the next decade and will be offered for all certificate level courses in areas where there are skills shortages, such as childcare, aged care, disability care, construction, plumbing and the electrical trades.Opposition leader Michael Daley said Labor’s Free TAFE Plan will once again make TAFE genuinely accessible to all and revitalise the vocational education system in the state after it has been decimated by eight years of the Liberals and Nationals. This will cement the role of TAFE as the premier public provider of vocational education and training in NSW. Mr Daley said: “As a father of two young people in their twenties, I’ve seen how tough it can be for young people to nail down a secure, quality job. Free TAFE will help those starting out or those retraining to find jobs in industries that are crying out for more workers.”