Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 15 February 2018) . . Page.. 335 ..
(6) The Directorate’s Homestay Coordinator conducts all assessments and inspections and coordinates all training and education sessions. The standards and procedures for assessing and inspecting homestay host residences and the requirements for ongoing training sessions are articulated in the ACT Government Education Directorate’s Guidelines for participants in the Homestay Program for International Fee Paying Students which are available on the Directorate’s website. These guidelines are informed by the Australian Government Schools International (AGSI) Homestay Standards, which were compiled in recognition of the importance of ensuring the safety and welfare of under 18 year old international students and their requirements under the ESOS legislation.
(7) All international students are able to raise any concerns with the homestay program through a number of channels. These include the following:
• School based International Private Student Coordinators
• Manager, International Education Unit or
• the Directorate's Liaison unit on (02) 6205 5429 at http://www.det.act.gov.au/contact_us
(Question No 869)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 1 December 2017:
(1) Did, from October 2014 to November 2017, 38 government primary schools and 9 995 students participate in cyber-safety programs via webinar sessions guided by their classroom teachers; if so, which primary schools delivered the webinar sessions each year for the years 2014–2017.
(2) How many students participated in the webinar sessions in each primary school and each year for the years 2014–2017.
(3) How often were webinar sessions delivered in each primary school and each year for the years 2014–2017.
(4) Are the webinar sessions also being delivered to government high schools and colleges in the ACT; if not, why not; if so, (a) which (i) high schools and (ii) colleges delivered the webinar sessions each year for the years 2014–2017, (b) how many students participated in the webinar sessions in each high school or college and each year for the years 2014–2017 and (c) how often were webinar sessions delivered in each high school or college and each year for the years 2014–2017.
(5) Are there any other forms of cyber-safety education being delivered to government schools in the ACT; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the nature, duration and frequency, and delivery mode of these initiatives and (b) which schools have undertaken these initiatives each year for the years 2014–2017.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The webinars were created and presented by the Office of the E-Safety Commissioner and co-ordinated by the Education Directorate. Details of participating schools are at Attachment A.