Everyone is entitled to free, secular, well-funded and high quality, lifelong public education and training. No matter where you live or how much you earn.
We will make sure the Labor government prioritises public education for Victorians.
YOU CAN TRUST US TO STAND UP FOR TAFE
The damage that the old parties have done to TAFE is a disgrace. Labor started the cuts by changing the way TAFEs were funded, and they haven’t commited to undoing the harm they caused.
Our public TAFE system has provided quality, affordable training and education for many years and its staff, teachers and students deserve better than budget cuts and campus closures.
The Greens will make our public TAFEs a priority again and restore core funding. We will prioritise funding for public TAFE ahead of for-profit private providers and restore fee concessions to reduce study costs.
Most importantly, we will make sure the Labor government honours its promise to reopen campuses around Victoria.
PUT GOOD SCHOOLS FIRST
The Greens believe our schools should be among the best in the world and this means additional funding where it’s needed most.
We will push for investment in education with:
- School funding provided on the basis of need and equity.
- Smaller class sizes so students get the best outcomes and educator workloads are manageable.
- Action now to address the backlog in school maintenance and allocate resources to fix school buildings and provide new facilities based on need.
- The return of the Education Maintenance Allowance to ensure all students can participate in camps, excursions and musical programs.