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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4097 ..

Canberra Institute of Technology

(Question No 943)

Mrs Burke

asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 23 September 2003:

In relation to the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT):

What office space, if any, is currently being made available to the Chief Executive Officer / Director at the various CIT campuses and at what cost;

How much did these spaces cost to be refurbished for this purpose;

How often are these offices utilised;

What alterations have been completed to classrooms at all campuses and at what cost;

Can the Minister give details of costs associated with installation of electricity saving devices in all campuses;

How long will it take to repay the installation costs;

How effective have the installation of 'yellow buttons' (for the assistance of the visually impaired) been in stairwells;

What mechanisms are in place to ensure effective and regular communication with supporters such as employers;

How does CIT measure the effectiveness of it's training programmes against industry expectations and needs;

What information, if any, can the Minister provide to refute the claim by business and industry feedback reports that some CIT Assessments do not meet approved work place practices and standards;

What mechanisms are in place to foster and encourage improved relationships between the University sector and the TAFE sector.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mrs Burke's question is:

I am advised that in relation to the Canberra Institute of Education (CIT):

Two areas are provided for office space use by the Chief Executive at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

The main office at Reid Campus (Room E109) has an associated area (Room E108) used for the combined function of a waiting area and office space for the Chief Executive's assistant, and a senior member of the Institute Directorate support staff.

A second smaller office recently established at Bruce Campus was set up in response to staff requests that the Chief Executive be more visible on campuses and that he spend some time on different campuses. This area (Room D105) comprises an office, toilet, and thoroughfare to the Executive Assistant's office (Room D104). The office (D105) at

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