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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 777 ..


(2) When does the contract expire?

(3) Why is training and education outsourced to a business from Victoria rather than being sourced from a Canberra based business such as Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).

(4) How much does the ACT Government pay Foresite Training to provide services at the AMC.

(5) Has the ACT Government ever approached CIT or a Canberra based business for the purpose of having that organisation provide education and training services at the AMC; if so, what were the results of those requests.

Mr Gentleman: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Vocational Education and Training contract at the AMC was awarded to Foresite Training on 24 September 2018.

(2) The Vocational Education and Training contract at the AMC expires on 30 June 2021. ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) will shortly issue a request for tender for the provision of Vocational Education and Training services at the AMC into the future.

(3) The contract was awarded to the supplier following a competitive public tender procurement process.

(4) The contract value is $900,833.78 per annum (GST inclusive).

(5) Yes. In addition to the public tender for the Vocational Education and Training contract, ACTCS has previously engaged a range of service providers for specific vocational education and training courses (e.g. cultural art courses) including: CIT, Capital Training Institute, Yurauna Centre, and the Australian Vocational Training Academy.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—fire safety(Question No 105)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

(1) What training did the Senior Director of Operations undergo for the role of Chief Fire Warden at the Alexander Maconochie Centre before assuming the role.

(2) What specific fire safety qualifications does the Senior Director of Operations hold.

(3) What specific training does the current Fire Protection Manager undergo to assume the role of Fire Protection Manager.

(4) Has the Fire Protection Manager undergone this training.

Mr Gentleman: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Senior Director of Operations plays a key role in responding to and managing various operational and emergency incidents as they arise at the Alexander


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