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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3752..


What is the budgeted grants to non-government schools for each year from 2013-14 to 2015-16 from the (a) Commonwealth and (b) ACT Governments.

Dr Bourke: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

a) This data could not be sourced through the Education and Training Directorate.

b) Grants to non-government schools for each year 2013-2014 and 2015-16 will be considered as part of the Government's annual Budget process.

Teachers—professional development (Question No 2417)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 7 June 2012:

(1) What is the budgeted expenditure for 2012-13 to 2015-16 for The Teacher Professional Learning Fund.

(2) What is this funding equal to per teaching staff.

(3) What programs are being funded from this fund in the 2012-13 year.

Dr Bourke: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The total funding allocated to professional learning under the Teachers' Professional Learning Fund is $1.25m in each of the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14, as indicated in the ACT Public Service Education and Training Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014.

The amount allocated for professional learning through the Teachers' Professional Learning Fund for the 2015-16 financial year will be negotiated through a future enterprise bargaining process.

(2) The funding from the Teacher's Professional Learning Fund is equivalent to $416.89 per teacher for financial year 2012-13. The Teacher Professional Learning fund represents only a small proportion of the professional learning opportunities available for teachers.

(3) Programs are funded on a calendar year rather than a financial year.

Programs funded in 2012 include: Scholarships Individual Scholarships $100,000 Targeted Scholarships $ 15,000 Programs New Educator Support/Mentor Training $ 50,000 Australian Curriculum - Lead Schools $220,000 ImpACT - critical incident/behaviour management/staff mentoring $ 26,000 cLc - LIFE - learning management system $ 40,000 Leadership Development $ 70,000


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