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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 10 Hansard (17 September) . .

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Therapy ACT average leave balances and average values Average Balance Average Value Annual Leave * 112.98 hours $6,041 Long Service Leave** 1.66 months $10,887 Personal Leave*** 395.45 hours - * Annual Leave and Personal Leave are managed and reported in hours

** Long Service Leave is measured in calendar months

*** Liability is not calculated or reported for Personal Leave

Disability ACT—staff training (Question No 475)

Mr Wall asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 5 August 2015:

(1) In relation to training programs for staff employed by Disability ACT (a) how much has been spent in the period since 1 July 2014 on training, (b) what was the purpose of each training program, (c) where was each training program held and (d) how many staff participated.

(2) What in-house training programs were undertaken in the period since 1 July 2014 that resulted in (a) no marginal cost to the Government and (b) a cost to the Government and what was that cost.

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

(1) (a)From July 2014 to June 2015 $913,558 was spent on staff training in Disability ACT and Therapy ACT.

(b) The training programs fulfilled one of three purposes;

      •     to maintain the currency of the skills of those people employed to support people with disability,

      •     to provide new or additional skills for those people employed to support people with disability and

      •     to support people employed by Disability and Therapy ACT in their efforts to gain alternative employment opportunities in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

(c) Training was typically held in a variety of locations in the ACT. Some clinical training of health professionals occurred interstate.

(d) 1,969 training places were provided to staff.

(2) (a) In-house training programs provided at no marginal cost to the government primarily focused on maintaining the currency of workers skills or developing new skills to support people with disability.

(b) In-house training programs that resulted in a cost to the government focused on maintaining the currency of workers skills or developing new skill to support people with disability. In addition job readiness training was provided to support staff find alternative employment opportunities as part of the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.


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