Labor delivers TAFE fee freeze
THE newly appointed Mcgowan Government has delivered on its pre-election promise of freezing TAFE fees for WA students.
Under the former Liberal Government, TAFE fees had increased by 510 per cent resulting in a 24.5 per cent drop in enrolments between 2013 and 2016. The TAFE freeze would mean no further increases to fees in the State Government’s first term, and was estimated cost about $11.8 million over four years.
“The huge increases in fees have prevented young Western Australians from getting the training they need to enter the workforce,” WA Premier Mark Mcgowan said.
“We recognise the importance of TAFE in preparing young Western Australians for the best possible start to their working lives.”