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Wednesday, 27 August 1997
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(Question No. 2010)


Dr Lawrence asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 26 June 1997:

Does the Minister's Department employ professionally trained career advisers in WA to assist persons seeking information on career opportunities; if so, (a) how many; (b) where are they based; and (c) what is the average waiting time for an appointment.


Dr Kemp —The Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) None

(b)Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

DEETYA does not employ any professionally trained career advisers in Western Australia. The provision of specific career counselling is the responsibility of the State and Territory education systems. However, access to career information and advice is provided by DEETYA in WA through the Perth Career Reference Centre and through the annual distribution of the Job Guide and other career information products.