This campaign has been endorsed by the following library suppliers:

One Umbrella, Roger Henshaw Consultancy Services, Sirsi Dynix, Zenith Management Services

TAFE LIBRARIES IN VICTORIA: Helping people create better futures

In May 2012 , the Victorian Government announced $300m in funding cuts for the state's TAFE sector.

The cuts will force TAFE management boards to make tough decisions about how they allocate their reduced funding. As library and information professionals, we are especially concerned about three issues:
  1. Any reduction in the number of library technician courses available in Victoria.
  2. The impact of increased fees on current and future library technician students.
  3. The likely impact on investment in TAFE libraries.

We urge the management boards of TAFE institutes and dual sector universities to maintain their provision of affordable library technician courses

The Australian Library and Information Association and the Victorian Association of TAFE Libraries have stated:

"We believe that TAFEs should be funded by government to provide people from diverse backgrounds with equal access to job-related training, without putting in place barriers in terms of reduced choice, financial hardship and lack of essential support."

For more information, please see our TAFE Library prospectus.