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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4960 ..




Vocational Education and Training

MS TUCKER - asked the Minister for Education and Training on notice on 5 December 1996:

In relation to vocational training -

1) What programs are managed by the Vocational Education and Training Authority and/or the Department of Education and Training, for provision of Government grants to private providers of Vocational Education and Training, and other organisations.

2) What was (a) the value of these programs in each of the following years 1994/95, 1995/96 and 1996/97, (b) the source of the funds, and (c) who were the recipients of these grants.

3) What are (a) the outcomes the Government wishes to achieve in these programs and (b) how are these reflected in the selection criteria for the grants, and the contracts entered into with grant recipients.

4) What are (a) the obligations accepted by grant recipients with respect to students, including student services, and (b) how are students informed of these obligations and their rights.

5) In relation to the allocation of grants made in (2) what reports were provided on the use of the grants.

6) What (a) evaluations have been made by VETA of this program, and (b) are the results available to the Legislative Assembly.

MR STEFANIAK - the answers to Ms Tucker's questions are :

1) The Department of Education and Training, through its Vocational Education and Training Branch manages the following programs:

Australian Traineeship System
Pre-Vocational Places Program
Training Market Development Program
User Choice Program
Return to Industry Program
Special Equity Program
Equity Performance Measures Demonstration Strategy


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