The State Government today challenged Opposition Leader Richard Court to rule out increases in TAFE fees.
Education Minister Kay Hallahan said TAFE's 100,000 strong student population had a right to know if Mr Court would increase TAFE fees if elected to government.
Mrs Hallahan said Mr Court should also match the Government's pledge to exempt all 1992 Year 12 school-leavers from TAFE administration fees.
"For the last two years the Labor Government has waived administration fees for Year 12 school-leavers to encourage their participation in TAFE," she said.
"The decision means 5,000 students will save about $400 each."
The Minister said the Government had also frozen TAFE fees this year at 1992 levels of 70 cents an hour.
"Western Australia has the most generous range of fee exemptions in Australia - with exemptions for holders of various health benefit and concession cards and their dependants."
"Mr Court has given no commitment to maintain the wide range of exemptions or the current level of TAFE fees," she said.