Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 6 Hansard (14 May) . .
(9) CIT is paid on curriculum hours for structured learning which includes class time, self-managed learning (online and elearn access), and other course requirements. Curriculum hours are:
a) Certificate II 450 hours
b) Certificate III 460 hours
Auslan 1 and 2 at CIT Solutions offer 12 hours of class time delivered over six weeks based on fee-for service course.
(10) Currently at CIT in 2015 there are 16 Auslan-using deaf students.
(11) In 2013 there were 12 Auslan-using deaf students enrolled at CIT. In 2014 there were 17 Auslan-using deaf students enrolled at CIT. Due to the small number of students, identifying gender and course enrolments cannot be provided as this may impact on the privacy of the students.
(12) CIT currently has one employee (Education Advisor - Disability) who is also an accredited interpreter. Up to half of this employee's time is spent interpreting in Auslan. CIT also currently employs four interpreters on a casual, part time basis as required. On occasions when employed interpreters are not available, CIT engages an interpreter through Auslan Services.
(13) Details of Auslan interpreting hours used by CIT are as follows:
(a) 2010 estimate 430 hours
(b) 2011 estimated 438 hours
(c) 438 hours in 2012
(d) 253 hours in 2013
(e) 232 hours in 2014
(f) In 2015 projected hours for Auslan interpreting services at CIT are 250.
(14) Auslan/English interpreters employed by CIT are required to be NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) paraprofessional or professional interpreters. CIT employs a full time Education Advisor - Disability who is also an accredited interpreter. Interpreting for Auslan-using deaf students involves approximately half the Advisor's working hours per week. CIT currently employs four interpreters on a casual, part time basis as required.
(15) As a registered training organisation, all teachers at CIT are required under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 to:
(a) have vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
(b) relevant industry skills
(c) current knowledge and skills in vocational training
(d) Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent competencies.
Skywhale—Global Ballooning contract
(Question No 399)
Mr Smyth asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 25 March 2015:
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