LABOR’S $3 MILLION INVESTMENT IN PADSTOW TAFE

8 May 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $3 million in Padstow TAFE for new for aged care and disability care teaching and training facilities.

SENATOR DOUG CAMERON
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SKILLS, TAFE AND APPRENTICESHIPS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
 
CHRIS GAMBIAN
CANDIDATE FOR BANKS
 
LABOR’S $3 MILLION INVESTMENT IN PADSTOW TAFE
 

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $3 million in Padstow TAFE for new for aged care and disability care teaching and training facilities.
 
The investment will equip the TAFE with world-class learning facilities for health and community services courses.
 
The aged and disability care sector have the fastest growing jobs in our communities and it is critical that TAFEs are able to provide quality courses.
 
The ageing population, ageing workforce and roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme have placed an unprecedented demand on service delivery and the requirements for a skilled workforce.
 
Labor will make our health, community and aged care sectors the best they can be with TAFE trained staff to provide the best possible care.
 
Labor will support healthcare workers in South West Sydney to get the skills and quality education they need at state of the art TAFE facilities.
 
Labor has a plan to restore TAFE as the foundation skills and training provider across the country and is committed to ensuring at least two thirds of all government funding for vocational education will go to TAFE.
 
If elected, a Shorten Labor Government would provide more than $1 billion in additional investment in TAFE, including:

  • $50 million for 10,000 Pre-apprenticeship programs.
  • $83 million to support 20,000 adult apprentices.
  • $200 million Building TAFE for the Future Fund.
  • $380 million for 100,000 TAFE places with no upfront fees.
  • $334 million for 150,000 additional Apprentice Incentives.

 
Labor will also ensure 1 in every 10 jobs on major Commonwealth and defence projects are filled by an Australian apprentice.
 
We will also conduct a once in a generation inquiry into the post-secondary education system to identify and fix the problems created by the Liberals.
 
A Shorten Labor Government will also introduce an apprentice advocate who will work across all jurisdictions ensuring, safety, quality training and the well-being of apprentices across the country.
 
MONDAY, 6 MAY 2019 
Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.