Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . .
The final ASQA report finding on the compliance audit highlighted CIT's ongoing compliance with the VET quality framework as relevant to the scope of the audit. ASQA also maintained CIT's low-risk status. No further response to ASQA from CIT in relation to the compliance audit is required.
I ask members to please note the following in relation to the document that has been tabled: the ASQA commissioners requested that CIT include an explanatory document developed by the ASQA compliance Canberra staff to accompany the audit report. This document is included with the report being tabled.
ASQA also requested of CIT when agreeing to the release of documents that all personal identifiers of ASQA staff members and the technical advisor assisting ASQA's audit be redacted. ASQA stated the view that the disclosure of this information could reasonably be expected to prejudice the protection of an individual's right to privacy. The right to privacy in this case outweighs the additional level of scrutiny of government that would be afforded by not redacting the names and contact details of ASQA personnel.
CIT is also of the view that the disclosure of the names and qualifications of its teachers could reasonably be expected to prejudice the protection of an individual's right to privacy. Further, the personal identification of teachers is not relevant to ASQA's overall finding that CIT is compliant. For these reasons, names from the section relating to clause 1.13 have been redacted from the report.
In closing, I emphasise CIT's proud record of delivering quality education to apprentices in the ACT. This is shown by high satisfaction rates and engagement of Australian apprentice numbers at the CIT. The ASQA audit has provided additional assurance that CIT continues to deliver the high standards required by the sector, by the government and by the community.
On a final note, Madam Deputy Speaker, I have also written to Mr Hinder as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs in relation to its recommendation that this report also be provided to the committee. I am also pleased to have written to Mr Hinder enclosing also the ASQA audit.
Blueprint for youth justice in the ACT 2012-22—progress reports 2012-15
Papers and statement by minister
DR BOURKE (Ginninderra—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Disability, Minister for Small Business and the Arts and Minister for Veterans and Seniors): For the information of members, I present the following papers:
Blueprint for Youth Justice in the A.C.T. 2012-22—
Progress Report 2012-15, dated April 2016.
Summary Progress Report 2012-15, dated April 2016
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