Greens secure VET Ombudsman for exploited students

The Greens have secured support from the government to establish a Vocational Education and Training Ombudsman who will help to protect vulnerable students from exploitation, the party’s education spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said.

“I welcome the announcement that the VET sector will finally be getting the Ombudsman that it so badly needs,” Senator Hanson-Young said.

“This is an important win that will help to protect vulnerable students from exploitation in the future.

“The rampant rorting of the VET system has been an extraordinary example of failed privatisation and, unfortunately, it’s the students who have suffered the consequences.

“This sector desperately needs reform and that process won’t be complete until we see the end of public money handouts being given to private, for-profit education providers.

“All Australians should have access to high quality, well-funded Vocational Education and Training and the Greens will work in the Parliament to make that a reality.”

 

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