Future of TAFE guaranteed for Gosford

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has today hit back at untruthful Labor claims about the future of TAFE in Gosford.

Mr Crouch said the NSW Government is 100 per cent committed to TAFE remaining in Gosford.


“TAFE has had a home in Gosford for over 70 years and will continue to achieve strong results for many more,” Mr Crouch said.


“The recent results at our Gosford, Ourimbah and Wyong campuses speak for themselves. Between 2017 and 2019, overall enrolments have increased by 4 per cent.


“Over this same time period, I’m proud to say there was an increase in FTE staff numbers of approximately 8.5 per cent.


“And in Semester 1 2020, 12 new courses were made available to Central Coast students for the first time.”


Mr Crouch said the Premier and Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education had repeatedly confirmed TAFE NSW would remain a comprehensive public provider of vocational training.


“The Premier and Minister Lee have been crystal clear that TAFE will remain in public hands,” Mr Crouch said.


“Untruthful claims by Labor only serve to denigrate TAFE’s reputation in our community and discourage Central Coast locals from using its campuses,” Mr Crouch said.


“Clearly TAFE is kicking goals for our community and I call on Labor to end the untruthful and desperate claims.”