Mary Wooldridge MP

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Mary Wooldridge MP is Shadow Minister for Innovation, Jobs and Trade, Shadow Minister for Training and Skills, and Shadow Minister for Higher Education.

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Daniel Andrews dramatic cuts to VET funding revealed

Thursday, December 05, 2019

​Details of Victorian Government funding of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in 2018, released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research shows plummeting investment by Daniel Andrews in the training and skills sector.

Daniel Andrews breaks promise to students

Friday, November 15, 2019

We have seen another broken promise from Daniel Andrews and Minister Gayle Tierney as their roll out of Free TAFE lurches from one blunder to another.

Andrews is too much talk and not enough action in Training and Skills

Friday, November 01, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government has commissioned yet another review into the training and skills system, despite spending $10m on the Victorian Skills Commissioner over the past 4 years and receiving 2 major VET reviews, with 180 recommendations, many of which have not been implemented.

Victorian Training Sector Falls Behind

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The latest National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Data released has shown the frightening reality of the Victorian training sector.

Labor fails in Free TAFE rollout

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Labor’s failure to effectively implement its Free TAFE policy has resulted in significant staff shortages, ballooning class sizes, and raises serious concerns about the quality of pathways to jobs for students.

Students Desert Daniel Andrews' Vocational Education System

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Government's failure to arrest the decline in enrolments in VET is leaving young Victorians without the skills they need for the future and employers without the skilled workforce they need.

LaunchVic funding slashed

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

LaunchVic, the State’s startup agency, has seen its budget slashed in half as part of Daniel Andrews budget cuts to Jobs, Industry and Innovation.

Premier cuts industry and innovation

Monday, May 27, 2019

This budget has seen a massive cut of $130 million next year to the Government’s program to create jobs, attract investment and build an innovative Victoria.

Labor hides report as training system haemorrhages students

Friday, May 10, 2019

Particularly concerning is the drop in enrollments in training in NDIS related areas (33%) and family violence (19%). This Government report shows very clearly that students continue to desert the system.

VET student numbers continue to plummet under Daniel Andrews

Friday, February 01, 2019

The number of Victorian VET students both undertaking and completing their qualifications continues to plummet year after year under Daniel Andrews. The Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services released today shows that since the Andrews Government took office there are 145,000 fewer VET students (460,000 in 2014 to 314,600 in 2017).

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