Tafe fee hike protested

She said the dramatic increase would affect people who wanted to further their education at one of the state’s Tafe campuses.

‘These increases will simply be too high for many young people in the Girrawheen electorate and will almost certainly force many to reconsider their career choices,’ Ms Quirk said.

The updated figures provided in the Mid-Year Review showed a $19 million drop in expected revenue from state training providers in December 2014.

Training and Workforce Development Minister Kim Hames said fees had not kept pace with increases in the cost of training and was not sustainable for the long-term.

‘Future Skills WA is designed to encourage students into priority industry qualifications leading to jobs that are expected to be in demand in the future,’ he said.

‘WA apprenticeship fees are among the lowest of all course fees.’