Save Training Packages @ Work
- Training Packages @ Work project team
- Closed on
Thank you for your support. A decision will be made on the future of Training Packages @ Work very shortly with indications being extremely positive for its continuation.
On 28 September 2007, it was announced by the Department of Education, Science and Training that Training Packages @ Work would not receive national funding due to an unexpected impost on the Department's VET program budget.
As there is no immediate prospect of continued funding, production of Training Packages @ Work will cease immediately after six years and 75 issues.
Although action is being undertaken to redress this situation, it would seem that a reassessment of these priorities to include funding for Training Packages @ Work is unlikely in the immediate future.
The funding withdrawal means that more than 17,800 people from across the Australian vocational education and training sector will no longer receive Training Packages @ Work in their inbox once a month.
The decision will also affect the project’s other publications and activities including Training Packages @ Work Quarterly Update and the highly popular Back 2 Basics series. In the short term both publications will no longer be produced or available for distribution however in the future this may change.
Training Packages @ Work plays an important role in informing the vocational education and training sector. The decision to not fund the project will result in a significant communication void across the sector.
We are encouraging subscribers to Training Packages @ Work or users of the Back 2 Basics booklets to sign our petition asking the Department of Education, Science and Training to reconsider the funding withdrawal for Training Packages @ Work.
We, the undersigned, call on the Department of Education, Science and Training to reassess its departmental priorities for VET to include funding for Training Packages @ Work as we believe Training Packages @ Work plays an integral role in providing vocational education and training practitioners across Australia with up-to-date and relevant information about the sector, in particular in relation to training package implementation and delivery.
The Save Training Packages @ Work petition to Department of Education, Science and Training was written by Training Packages @ Work project team and is in the category Education at GoPetition.