Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Questions without Notice
Vocational Education and Training
My question is to the Prime Minister. The number of Australians doing an apprenticeship or a traineeship is lower than it was a decade ago, so why has this government cut $3 billion from TAFE and training?
I've learnt from experience that when the member for Sydney puts forward statistics or figures they can never be taken at face value. But what I can tell you is that at the last election our government committed to 80,000 new apprentices and, as that program has begun to be wound out, we've already had 2,000 people take up that program, and we look forward to further success.