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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 310 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 April 2019 by Hon Donna Faragher

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 4 April 2019


310. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the minister's answer to question without notice 288, asked yesterday, in which the minister stated, ''All schools delivering qualifications that TAFE cannot auspice have been assisted to find alternative private registered training organisations to partner with for the delivery of these qualifications.''

(1) Will the minister provide more detail on the actual assistance that has been provided to schools?

(2) Are any schools still seeking an alternative private registered training organisation to partner with?

(3) If yes to (2), will the minister list these schools and the relevant qualifications?

(4) Can the minister confirm that the Department of Education will meet the costs for those schools that are required to use an alternative provider to TAFE?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. This response refers to the qualifications delivered to year 11 and 12 students in public schools.

(1) The department has provided a list of private registered training organisations that other schools already have a partnership with for the specific qualifications, provided a list of schools partnering with those RTOs for the impacted schools to consult with to inform their selection, and reviewed the contracts provided by the private RTOs.

(2) No.

(3) Not applicable.

(4) Yes.