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Parliamentary Questions


Question On Notice No. 1618 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 September 2023 by Hon Donna Faragher

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Minister for Education
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


Question

(1) I refer to the Leap program facilitated by the Department of Education which gives both new and existing teachers opportunities to gain further qualifications to teach in additional specialist areas or move into a new area of teaching, and I ask, how many teachers have successfully completed the Leap program in the following years:
(a) 2020;
(b) 2021;
(c) 2022; and
(d) 2023 (to date)?
(2) For each year in (1), please provide a breakdown of how many teachers completed courses in the following categories:
(a) the course to transition from primary to secondary teaching; and
(b) the course to train in another learning area?

Answered on 17 October 2023

(1)

(a) 258

(b) 354

(c) 359

(d) As Leap program Graduate Certificate courses run for 12 months, none have been completed in 2023 as yet.

(2) (a)-(b)

 

(a) 

(b) 

Other*

2020

91

77

90

2021

112

110

132

2022

90

94

175

*Note that some completions are not captured in groups (a) or (b); for example, primary or secondary teachers transitioning to primary languages courses.