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WA Government delivers on promise to freeze TAFE fees

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Western Australian Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery have announced TAFE fees have been frozen.

The TAFE fee freeze will allow more Western Australians to get the skills they need to get decent jobs and grow Western Australia’s economy.

Training data from 2013 to 2016 showed a 24.5 per cent drop in people going to TAFE.

The TAFE fee freeze means there will be no further increases to TAFE fees in the Western Australian Government’s first term.

The cost of the freeze is estimated at $11.8 million by 2021, and will be paid for by the new Foreign Buyers Surcharge.

“The freeze on TAFE fees was an important election commitment that I’m pleased we have delivered,” said Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan.

“We recognise the importance of TAFE in preparing young Western Australians for the best possible start to their working lives.

“This announcement will encourage Western Australians into training to create more opportunities in important industries.”

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