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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 5 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 1708..


(4) No action is required by the Authority to minimise delays to associated with the unit title registrations as such registrations are the responsibility of the applicant/lessee.

Education—university admissions index

(Question No 1045)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 30 March 2006:

(1) In relation to the ACT Government's use of a University Admissions Index (UAI) level of 97 as a success criterion or key performance indicator, for each (a) calendar year from 1998 through to 2005 and (b) individual ACT college or school (government and non-government alike), how many students (i) received a UAI, (ii) received a notional UAI, noting mention of "notionals"in paragraph 5.4.1 on page 50 of the 2005 Board of Senior Secondary Studies [BSSS] Policy and Procedures Manual, (iii) received a Year 12 certificate, (iv) were enrolled in Year 12 altogether, noting that some may not have received certificates, (v) received a UAI of 90.00 or greater, (vi) received a UAI of 95.00 or greater, (vii) received a UAI of 97.00 or greater, (viii) received a UAI strictly greater than 97.00, (ix) received a UAI of 98.00 or greater, (x) received a UAI of 98.50 or greater and (xi) received a UAI of 99.00 or greater;

(2) For each calendar year from 1998 through to 2005, what were statistics for the ACT senior secondary system as a whole for the (a) ACT Year 10 cohort, (b) ACT Year 12 cohort, (c) total number of ACT Year 12 certificates issued by all ACT colleges and schools, (d) total number of ACT Year 12 certificates issued by all ACT colleges and schools to students resident in the ACT only, (e) total number of UAIs issued by all ACT colleges and schools, (f) total number of UAIs issued by all ACT colleges and schools to students resident in the ACT only and (g) number of notional UAIs, noting the reference to such "notionals"in paragraph 5.4.1 on page 50 of the 2005 BSSS Policy and Procedures Manual;

(3) For each calendar year from 1998 to 2005 inclusive, how has the (a) ACT UAI distribution been established relative to that of NSW and (b) ACT's median UAI been established;

(4) On what publicly available document can students, parents and the general public see precisely how (a) ACT UAIs are determined relative to those of NSW and (b) the ACT's median UAI is established;

(5) How do the "notionals", referred to in paragraph 5.4.1 on page 50 of the 2005 BSSS Policy and Procedures Manual, affect the ACT UAI distribution and the ACT UAI median;

(6) Are notional UAIs established for ACT students who leave school at the end of Year 10 and do not begin Year 11 at any ACT senior secondary college or school;

(7) What role is exercised by the (a) University Admissions Centre (NSW and ACT Pty Ltd) and (b) NSW Technical Committee on Scaling, in the determination of the UAIs of ACT students;


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