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and tertiary education. In this case, that is the director-general of the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate. As a result, within CMTEDD, Skills Canberra is delegated the legislative obligation to manage and monitor the transition of Australian apprentices to a new RTO in the event a previous RTO is unable to continue to deliver training.

Depending on the qualification being undertaken, there are typically a number of RTOs able to deliver the training, and the apprentice and their employer are able to choose the training provider that is best placed to meet their needs.

Lastly, I provide some minor comment on recommendation 4.2, to which the government is agreeing. In the normal course of events, a student transferring to another RTO will have an official transcript detailing the competencies achieved. This was not the case for all the students transferring to CIT from the electro skills group.

CIT undertook significant work to ensure that all the students who transferred from electro skills had the units they had already completed appropriately recognised. They also reassessed students who believed they had already completed units which were not listed on their official transcripts.

As I have previously emphasised to the Assembly, CIT has a record of delivering high quality education to apprentices in the ACT. The numbers of Australian apprentices choosing to study at CIT and the consistently high overall student and employer satisfaction rates are a testament to this quality and to the confidence the ACT community has in CIT.

In closing, I thank the committee for their work and would also like to thank all the officials from CIT, the former education and training directorate, and the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate for their work on this inquiry and in preparing the government’s response.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee—recommendation 69

Government response

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Disability, Minister for Small Business and the Arts and Minister for Veterans and Seniors): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016—Recommendation 69—2015 ACT Australian Early Development Census results—Supporting our understanding of vulnerability in the early years—Government Response.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

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