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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2629 ..


Public service—training programs(Question No 924)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

(1) How much has the department and each agency spent on training programs in 2009-10 to date.

(2) What was the purpose of each training program referred to in part (1) and how many staff participated.

(3) What in-house training programs were undertaken in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date which resulted in no marginal cost to the Government.

(4) What in-house training programs were undertaken in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date which resulted in a cost to the Government and what was this cost.

(1) How much has the department and each agency spent on training programs in 2009-10 to date.

(2) What was the purpose of each training program referred to in part (1) and how many staff participated.

(3) What in-house training programs were undertaken in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date which resulted in no marginal cost to the Government.

(4) What in-house training programs were undertaken in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date which resulted in a cost to the Government and what was this cost.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) During the period 1 July 2009 to 28 February 2010, the ESA expended $341,028 on training. This amount represents only specific training costs and venue hire. However, it does not include any costs associated with backfilling positions. E.g. Overtime or Higher Duties Allowance.

(2) Business Unit training figures for 1 July 2009 – 30 March 2010:

Program

Program Objectives

No. of Participants

ACTFB RFS Comcen Operator

Operate RFS radio equipment

3

Advanced CPR

Advanced CPR

2

Aerial appliance Instructor

Instruct others to use aerial appliance

1

Assess competence

Assess CBT

2

BA Van driver

Drive ACTFB BA van

8

Drive aerial appliance

Drive ACTFB aerial appliance

20

Defibrillator operators

Use and ACTFB defibrillator

8

Drive under operational conditions

Drive an ACTFB appliance to an incident safely

8

Chainsaw operations

Operate chainsaws and fell trees

7

ACTFB Comcen operator

Operate safely in the ESA Comcen

3


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