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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 6058..

The table at Attachment A provides a breakdown of current costs associated with training and provision of uniform and equipment.

Given the nature of the training provided to ESA Volunteers, a majority of training is provided in kind by other more senior volunteers who hold appropriate training and assessment qualifications. This in-kind contribution cannot be accurately quantified and does not represent a measurable cost to the Government.

Advanced Training Courses are available for all volunteers however costs vary between the services dependant on the training.

Attachment A - Cost to the Government to train an Emergency Services volunteer

ACT Rural Fire Service ACT State Emergency Service ACT Fire and Rescue Community Fire Units Mapping and Planning Support a) Estimated standard uniform and equipment costs $866 $759 $729 $194 b) Additional associated oncosts: estimated cost to the Government for Emergency Services volunteer training $827 $211 $227 $50 How much funding is currently allocated in the budget for Emergency Service volunteer training for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15? The funding allocated for Emergency Service volunteer training for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15 is not separately identified from other training expenses and resourcing requirements of the agency.

ACTION bus service—drivers (Question No 1896)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 27 October 2011:

(1) What is the total cost to train an ACTION bus driver.

(2) What is the total time taken for an ACTION bus driver to become qualified.

(3) How much funding is allocated for bus driver training for each budget year 2011-12 to 2014-15?

(4) What type of ongoing training, if any, is provided to ACTION bus drivers.

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

(1) $1,340 (excludes Driver Trainee and Trainer salary costs) per driver to the medium rigid bus level.

(2) 19 days for medium rigid sized buses, and a further three to six months for heavy rigid sized buses.

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