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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 11 Hansard (19 September) . . Page.. 3544..

(5) IB World Schools pay an annual school fee for each program they deliver. Current costs are $12,000 for the Diploma program, $10,000 for a Middle Years program and $8,500 for a Primary Years program. The Primary and Middle Years programs are frameworks and do not require the purchase of significant resources. The Diploma program requires schools to purchase IB related texts to assist in the delivery and learning of courses.

(6) The decision to deliver and fund IB programs is made at the school level and funding is allocated from within school budgets.

(7) The decision to adopt the IB framework and program is a school based decision and consultation occurs within school parent communities to determine demand prior to adoption of IB.

(8) Demand may be driven by high levels of international students within a school community. The senior secondary IB Diploma qualification has international recognition as an entry qualification for a number of international universities.

(9) Becoming a registered IB World School is an individual school decision and reflects community demand.

(10) The Board of Senior Secondary Studies collects grade and academic unit score data from all Year 11 and 12 students in the ACT.

(11) IB World Schools are governed by the IBO. The IBO commissions its own studies which are reported on through their website

ACT public service—employees (Question No 136)

Mr Wall asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 7 August 2013:

(1) How many employees, currently employed by the ACT Public Service (ACTPS), by directorate, identify as (a) Indigenous and (b) having a disability.

(2) How many employees employed by the ACTPS, by directorate, identified as (a) Indigenous and (b) having a disability in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011 and (iv) 2012.

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

1 & 2 The table below shows the number of employees employed by the ACTPS, identified as (a) Indigenous and (b) having a disability in reporting years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13:

Reporting Year Employees Identified as Indigenous Employees Identified as having a disability 2009-10 177 324 2010-11 214 372 2011-12 220 371 2012-13 257 406

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