MAKE A SUBMISSION

We need your help. 

 

Minister Dan Tehan intends to close submissions to have your say on the higher education reform package that will slash funding for social workers degrees this Monday 17 August 2020.

 

On 17 June 2020 the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment released a discussion paper Job-Ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package 2020. 

The paper notes that the Commonwealth subsidy for Social Work will drop from $10,821 to $1,100 and student contributions will rise from $6,684 to $14,500 per year. 

 

That's where you come in. We want you to make a submission, calling on the Minister to reclassify social workers as allied health professionals and appropriately fund social work degrees.

 

You can help make a submission by entering your name and postcode below. ​ Your submission will be sent with a link to the submission below to hereform@dese.gov.au.

 

These changes will exacerbate already critical shortages of qualified Social Workers. This is not the time to make it harder to become a social worker. 

 

This might be our last chance to stop this unfair fee hike and #savesocialworkau.

SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

Thank you for supporting the Save Social Work Australia Campaign. 

 

The discussion paper, Job-Ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package 2020, proposes that the Commonwealth subsidy for Social Work will drop from $10,821 to $1,100 and student contributions will rise from $6,684 to $14,500 per year. 

 

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED AT 5PM ON MONDAY 17 AUGUST 2020. 

 

Together we sent 3,395 submissions in just 72 hours to Minister Tehan, calling on the Government to stop the unfair changes to social work degrees.

 

You can view a copy of the submission here: www.savesocialwork.org/submission 

 

The campaign is not yet over - please consider signing our petition at www.savesocialwork.org/petition-1  and ask your friends and family to do the same. 

Thanks again for your support. 

Yours sincerely, 

SAVE SOCIAL WORK AUSTRALIA

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