TAFE cuts come at a personal cost

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One teacher who has felt the cost of cuts to TAFE funding urges others to take action.

On Wednesday, Linda Swinfield finished 16 years of teaching at TAFEs in NSW. Her TAFE was advised of cuts in July 2012. Staff reductions began rolling out in October. This year enrolments to arts courses where she taught dropped 50% because students couldn’t afford the sudden and dramatic increase in fees. Fewer students meant fewer teachers. Some had to go. She was one of them.

Linda Swinfield

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