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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . .

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

(1) Fifty five of 90 respondent schools (junior and senior campuses included in this number) conduct breakfast clubs. A comprehensive list of these schools is provided at Attachment A.

(2) Staff responsible for breakfast clubs across the ACT public schools include: youth support workers, chaplains, school health nurse, pastoral care coordinators, teachers, and learning support assistants. Community organisations external to the school are also involved in running breakfast clubs.

(3) See Attachment A.

(4) The Directorate provides funding each year to ACT public schools through the Student Support Funds. These funds are distributed to all ACT public schools for use by schools to support all students and especially those from low income families. This support may include breakfast clubs, access to excursions, book packs etc.

(5) In a number of schools, teachers are involved in running breakfast clubs. As indicated at Attachment A, of the 55 schools, 31 of the clubs involve teachers.

Of these 31 schools, 12 count the breakfast club hours as part of the teachers' rostered hours.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Canberra Institute of Technology—VET FEE-HELP (Question No 577)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 19 November 2015 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Education and Training):

(1) How many students enrolled in CIT courses utilise Vet Help to meet their course fees.

(2) How many students have failed to complete their studies by (a) year and (b) faculty.

(3) How and at what point after enrolment is CIT reimbursed or otherwise remunerated for those students.

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

(1) The following table shows the number of students that applied for a VET FEE-HELP loan in eligible VET FEE-HELP courses from 2012 to 2015.

Table 1. Students who applied for VET FEE-HELP: Enrolments by College and year College 2012 2013 2014 2015 Business, Tourism & Accounting 6 10 16 87 Health, Community & Science 190 Technology & Design 39 79 225 Trade Skills & Vocational Learning 3 Total 6 49 95 505 Note: 2015 figures are provisional


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