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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (1 November) . . Page.. 4778 ..


ACT Health—cultural training (Question No 1875)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:

(1) Do ACT Health staff receive ongoing training in cultural competency; if so (a) how many training sessions were held in the year 2018 to date and (b) what staff, and how many staff attended each session.

(2) Is cultural competency training part of essential staff education as ACT Health staff use a learning management system called "Capabiliti"; if so, what is the nature of the training; if not, why not.

(3) How many ACT Health staff are currently not compliant in their essential training, as reported on the Performance Information Portal.

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

(1) ACT Health provides all staff access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training and Diversity training.

a) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training is an e-Learning course therefore is available to all staff at any time.

Diversity training is provided in face to face sessions and is also available on e-Learning. There has been six face to face sessions in 2018.

b) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training is available to all ACT Health staff. Currently, 6819 staff (89.30 per cent of all staff) have completed this training.

Diversity training is available to all ACT Health staff. Fifty Seven (57) staff have attended face to face training sessions, and 276 have completed the e-Learning since January 2018.

(2) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training is identified as essential education in Capabiliti and in Directorate policy. While Diversity training is not identified as essential education, it is a highly recommended training for all ACT Health staff.

Refer to the response to question (1) a) for the nature of the training courses.

(3) As of 12 September 2018 for ACT Health, there are currently 817 staff not compliant. A plan is place to ensure these staff complete this training as soon as practicable.

Energy—efficiency (Question No 1876)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:

(1) How many workshop presentations on energy efficiency have been delivered to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups in 2017 and 2018 to date.

(2) Which CALD groups received workshop presentations, and on what dates in the year 2017 and 2018 were the workshops delivered.


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