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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3600..


Teachers—casual (Question No 1674)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 30 June 2011:

(1) How many hours a week on average did Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) casual teachers teach at CIT in semester (a) 1 and (b) 2 of (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010.

(2) How many casual teachers taught at CIT in semester 1 of 2011 and how many (a) teaching hours a week have these teachers taught on average in semester 1 of 2011 and (b) of these teachers possess (i) the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Cert IV TAA) and (b) teaching qualifications deemed equivalent to the Cert IV TAA.

(3) How many casual teachers were employed at CIT at the time of the 2010 annual report figures, payday 9 December 2010, in headcount and full-time equivalent terms, noting that CIT's 2010 annual report does not specify casual teacher staffing numbers in either headcount or full-time equivalent terms.

(4) Do all of CIT's casual teachers have CIT staff email accounts; if not, how many do and how does CIT management decide which casual teachers require a CIT staff email account.

(5) Do all of CIT's casual teachers appear on the Staff Contact List shown via the CIT staff website at http://cit.edu.au/staff; if not, how many do and how does CIT management decide which casual teachers should appear in this CIT Staff Contact List.

(6) Do the names and contact details of all of CIT's casual teachers appear in CIT's Functional Directory; if not, how many do and how does CIT management decide which casual teachers should appear in its Functional Directory.

(7) Do CIT's Professional Standards for Band 1 Teachers, as established in 2000 under the relevant certified agreement, apply to CIT's casual teachers, requiring that they "act at all times in accordance with principles of natural justice, fairness, ethical practice and respect for others, in a manner which will show the teaching profession in a positive light"and "undertake appropriate accredited adult teacher training if not already trained"; if so, are all casual teachers provided with copies of these Professional Standards and when, or through what process of induction or other standard operating procedure, are casual teachers provided with these Professional Standards, if at all.

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

(1) Assuming 18 teaching weeks per semester: (a) (i) 1,829 (ii) 2,592 (iii) 2,950 (b) (i) 3,028 (ii) 3,418 (iii) 3,234


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