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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 244 ..


(2) What training and/or education do TCCS officers need to undertake before working to maintain and service this city

(3) What is the required training and/or education for (a) mowing, (b) park maintenance, (c) playground maintenance, (d) Maintenance of public shops, (e) road maintenance, (f) footpath maintenance and (g) tree maintenance.

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

(1) There are currently:

(a) 83 staff who have a Certificate III in Horticulture and a further 14 who are currently undertaking the Certificate III course; and

(b) Six staff have a Diploma in Horticulture.

The above information is sourced from the TCCS Learning Management System (LMS). Qualifications obtained or received prior to the employee commencing in the ACT Public Service are not recorded within the LMS, and there may be more staff who hold these qualifications than are reported above.

(2) Some positions in TCCS, including a number in City Services, require job-specific mandatory or highly desirable qualifications, such as the Certificate III in Horticulture. It is expected that an employee would hold or could obtain these qualifications within three months of commencing in one of these positions. Additionally, all TCCS employees are required to complete the following core training:

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness (available to all staff but mandatory for managers and supervisors)

Disability Awareness (available to all staff but mandatory for managers and supervisors)

Fraud and Ethics

Respect, Equity & Diversity

Security Awareness

TCCS Directorate Induction

Work Health and Safety

(3) The required training and/or education for the identified jobs is as follows. All roles also require a White Card (WHS) and Asbestos Awareness:

(a) Mowing

Operate Ride on Mower

Manual Handling

Temporary Traffic Management (where required)

(b) Park maintenance

Safe Handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste,

Manual Handling

Chainsaw

Operate mobile chipper

Temporary Traffic Management (where required)

Chemical User Certificate III.

(c) Playground maintenance

Safe Handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste

Manual Handling


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