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29    Education and Employment References Committee—Reference —Vocational education and training in South Australia

Senator Bushby, at the request of Senators Fawcett, Hanson-Young and Griff, amended business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 28 February 2018:

               (a)       the failures in TAFE SA that have resulted in suspension of courses, as well as quality issues with the provision of training;

               (b)       the effective use by the South Australian Labor Government of $771 million, provided over six years, from the Federal Government to support vocational education and training in South Australia;

                (c)       the impact of the South Australian Government’s $91 million in funding cuts over five years on students, industry and the broader community;

               (d)       the role and impact of the scrapped Skills for All policy, and its replacement WorkReady policy;

                (e)       the impact and frequency of changes made by the South Australian Government to their Training Subsidy List;

                (f)       the adequacy of the oversight of TAFE SA by its leadership, board and the South Australian Government, as well as national regulatory oversight by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and other agencies; and

                (g)       any other relevant matters.

Statements by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath) and Senators Cameron and Hanson-Young, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.