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Tonga, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of South Africa and provincial parliaments in Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo and Northern Cape, Uganda, Vanuatu and the United Kingdom.

This report is the committee’s record of its attendance at a conference which was of a considerably better standard than most others, because it was focused, practical and useful, and I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Report 1—corrigendum

MR SESELJA (Brindabella), by leave: I present the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 1—Inquiry into Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No. 2)—Corrigendum.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS PORTER (Ginninderra): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs.

At a private meeting on 29 May 2013, the committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into vocational education and youth training in the ACT. The committee will conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into current arrangements and facilitation of vocational education and youth training in the ACT. This will include obtaining submissions and material on the ACT implementation plan for the national partnership on skills reform which is in place.

The committee aims to familiarise itself and the wider community with the best possible, up-to-date vocational education and training programs, with an ACT context and additional emphasis on youth training. The committee is also interested, as the Assembly committee responsible for this area, in surveying and reporting on training systems available and in place in the ACT and which are directed to meet the needs of industry, students, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the pathways currently provided by these programs into industry, trades and skilled occupations.

The committee will look at current VET and youth training available through our schools, colleges, tertiary institutions, registered training organisations and other provider organisations in the ACT community.

The committee inquiry has the following terms of reference:

To inquire into and report on all aspects of current vocational education and youth training programs, strategies and resourcing in the ACT with particular reference to:

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