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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 8 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 2569..


(b) The schedule provides for construction to be completed in January 2010.

(c) The schedule provides for classes to commence in term 1 2010. The college would commence with a year 11 class only in the first year.

Education—Higher School Certificate results

(Question No 1661)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 23 August 2007:

Did the Minister in answering question E07/160 admit that the answer to question on notice no. 1363, dated 16 November 2006, was incorrect; if so, will the Minister correct the record.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

No. Prior to the ACT establishing its own system, ACT students were part of the NSW student population for year 12 certification purposes and therefore included in the 1975 figure of 29 597.

Universities admissions index

(Question No 1662)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 23 August 2007:

(1) In relation to the process used by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) to calculate ACT Universities Admission Indexes (UAIs) as set out in the current 2007 edition of the BSSS Policy and Procedures Manual (the Manual), why does the Manual not contain any details of the changes to the UAI calculation process that were made in late 2006, as reported in The Canberra Times on 20 December 2006 and 28 April 2007;

(1) Are there any plans to amend the Manual to explain the changes referred to in part (1); if not, why not;

(2) Has a NSW Scaling Committee Table (Table) played a role in the UAI determination process, as described in sections 5.4.1 (page 51) and 5.4.3.3 (page 52) of the Manual;

(3) Why does the Manual not include a copy of the Table;

(4) Is the Table available for inspection anywhere on the BSSS or Department of Education and Training (DET) websites;

(5) Did the Table used in 2006 differ from that used in 2005; if so, (a) what were the differences and (b) how did they affect UAIs;


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