On 12 February I joined the Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education and my good friend Geoff Lee at the St George TAFE teachers' forum.
Teachers work incredibly hard at all levels of education. Our TAFE teachers are fantastic and provide high-quality tertiary education for a wide variety of courses, from finance to media and trades to tourism. TAFE is critically important in supporting those who wish to pursue a vocational education, and the St George TAFE is a great provider for those who live in my electorate of Oatley and in the Sutherland shire.
The teachers' forum provided Minister Lee and I with the opportunity to hear directly from the teaching staff at TAFE to understand more about how the Government can continue to support TAFE as best it can. The ability to have an open dialogue with staff provided us both with valuable insight about the needs and improvements that can be made to the TAFE system.
I look forward to working with Minister Lee to implement positive changes, particularly at St George TAFE. I thank St George TAFE for hosting the forum and Minister Lee for joining me.