Michael Daley and Labor will make TAFE free for more than 600,000 students over the next decade.
600,000 free places will be offered for courses which are relevant to sectors experiencing shortages of skilled workers. By providing free TAFE places in courses relevant to these sectors, Labor will:
- Help young people gain skills for their first job;
- Help people to retrain or gain new skills; and
- Ensure NSW has the skilled workers to drive the future growth of our economy.
By 2023, it is expected there will be:
- 85,000 more jobs in the health care and social assistance sectors in NSW compared to 2018; and
- 41,000 more jobs in the NSW construction industry compared to 2018.
Nationally, it is expected that by 2023 there will be:
- 69,200 more jobs for aged care and disability care workers; and
- 27,600 more jobs for child carers.11 Labor’s additional TAFE places will help people obtain skills and qualifications relevant to these jobs.