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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . . Page.. 1640..


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Bimberi Youth Detention Centre—vocational and educational programs (Question No 1581)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 8 March 2011:

In relation to the vocational and education programs within Bimberi Youth Detention Centre, can the Minister provide a full list of (a) the organisations who provide vocational and educational programs within Bimberi, (b) the type of training they provide, (c) the (i) number of training courses ran during the 2010 calendar year, (ii) duration of the programs, (iii) type of training and (iv) number of participants and (d) training programs that have been organised for the 2011 calendar year.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(a) and (b) All young people at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre are required to attend educational and vocational day programs through the Murrumbidgee Education and Training Centre. These programs are delivered by the Department of Education and Training in association with the Canberra Institute of Technology with the assistance of the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services.

Education programs delivered include Learning Options, a CIT accredited sub-year 10 program; Access 10, a CIT accredited Year 10 equivalent program and Year 11 and Year 12 Certificate available through distance education.

Additional programs are provided by internal and external agencies and are coordinated to align with the daily program of the Murrumbidgee Education and Training Centre.

The organisations and the type of training provided at Bimberi during 2010 is as follows:

Vocational and Education Programs at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre

2010 Programs

Organisation Training Provided Duration Department of Education and Training Alternative education program providing numeracy and literacy, woodwork, metalwork and art Ongoing during school terms Canberra Institute of Technology Learning Options (an accredited sub Year 10 program) Ongoing during school terms Canberra Institute of Technology Access 10 (an accredited Year 10 equivalent program) Ongoing during school terms


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