The Government’s own data has today revealed the full scale of the VET FEE-HELP blow-out under the Liberals’ watch.
The 2015 VET FEE-HELP Statistical Report shows that fees charged by private providers, enrolments and taxpayer-funded loans grew unchecked under the Abbott-Turnbull Government.
“Between 2013 and 2015, enrolments tripled, loans more than quadrupled and price-gouging private providers sent fees through the roof,” Kate Ellis, Shadow Minister for TAFE and Vocational Education, said.
“This data clearly shows the Liberals have no-one to blame for the VET FEE-HELP debacle but themselves.
“Instead of doing their job and keeping tabs on taxpayers money, the Liberals changed ministers five times – no wonder rorting and student exploitation went unchecked.
“If the Government had managed this properly, billions of dollars could have instead been spent on quality TAFE education, and countless students saved from ruthless exploitation.”