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Wednesday, 15 October 2003
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Mr McClelland asked the Minister for Education, Science and Training, upon notice, on 11 August 2003:

(1) What programs have been introduced, continued or renewed by the Minister's Department in the electoral division of Barton since March 1996.

(2) What grants and/or benefits have been provided to individuals, businesses and organisations by the Minister's Depart-ment in the electoral division of Barton since 1996.


Dr Nelson (Minister for Education, Science and Training) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) administered the following programmes in the electoral division of Barton since 1996:

Higher Education

There are no Higher Education campuses in the electorate of Barton.

Indigenous and Transitions Education

The following programmes have been continued, renewed or introduced since 1996:

Vocational Education and Training in Schools

Structured Workplace Learning

Jobs Pathway Programme

Indigenous Education Direct Assistance (IEDA) programme

Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programme (IESIP)

Schools

There are many school programmes which have been introduced, continued or renewed by DEST in the electorate of Barton since March 1996. These include programmes such as:

General Recurrent Grants (including Distance Education)

Establishment Grants

Capital Grants

Schools Transitional Emergency Assistance

Special Education - Non-government Centre Support Programme

National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and Projects

Strategic Assistance for Improving Student Outcomes

Country Areas

English as a Second Language - New Arrivals

National Asian Languages and Studies in Australian Schools

Languages Other Than English

Assistance for Isolated Children

Grants to Primary School Libraries

School Online Curriculum Content Initiative

Quality Outcomes:

- Quality Teacher;

- Schools Drugs Education Strategy;

- Boys Education Lighthouse Schools;

- National Values Education Study; and

- Discovering Democracy - Civics and Citizenship Education.

However, under programme administrative arrangements with the States, Territories and non- government education authorities, the Australian Government only collects data by electorate for certain programmes. For Information on these programmes refer to question 2.

Science

The Innovation Access Programme (IAP) is a national programme that began in 2001-02, replacing the Technology Diffusion Programme. Following the transfer of the Science portfolio to the Education portfolio in 2002, the IAP was divided with the science component badged as “IAP-International Science and Technology” transferring to the DEST. No IAP-IST grants have been awarded to the electorate of Barton.

Vocational Education

DEST's Vocational Education and Training (VET) Group administers the following programmes in the Barton electorate:

Basic IT Enabling Skills (BITES) for Older Workers Programme

The New Apprenticeships Access Programme (NAAP)

Workplace English Language and Literacy Programme (WELL)

The Advanced English for Migrants Programme (AEMP) was delivered from 1991 to 1998 then incorporated into the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programme (LLNP) from 1998 to 2003.

Disability Coordination Officer (DCO) Programme

New Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

(2) DEST provided the following grants and benefits to individuals, businesses and organisations in the electoral division of Barton since 1996:

Higher Education

Not applicable.

Indigenous and Transitions Education

(a) Vocational Education and Training in Schools

i The ANTA Ministerial Council has agreed that $20 million per year of national VET funds be provided for VET in Schools since 1997. In 2003, NSW received $6.093 million of this national funding.

ii The information on funding is not available at the Electorate level.

(b) Structured Workplace Learning

St George Compact Ltd

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003 FundingJointly funded with BVET

$48,384

$48,000

$63,800

$61,441

$137,800

Eastern Region Catholic Schools Business Education Partnership

1999 Funding

2000 Funding

2001 Funding

2002 Funding

2003 Funding

$50,000

$48,000

$81,200

$86,017

$81,200

* Structured Workplace Learning clusters receive Australian Government resources under contract and the clusters listed above extend services to schools in electorates other than Barton.

(c) Jobs Pathway Programme

Hurstville Enterprise Association for People Services t/as St George Careers Development Centre

* Funding details for individual Jobs Pathway Programme providers is `Commercial-in-Confidence'.

(d) NSW IEDA Allocation from 1996

1995-96

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

$11,085,000

$9,456,001

$14,045,308

$14,481,073

$13,570,384

$11,306,661

$14,450,531

$14,523,000

Information on funding is not available at the electorate level.

(e) IESIP Allocations from 1996 in NSW

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Gov

$10,193,700

$11,015,800

$13,765,942

$13,217,241

$11,986,851

$13,976,288

$17,339,430

$17,865,826

Non-Gov

$5, 527, 400

$2,712,390

$4,401,126

$3,975,531

$4,199,114

$5,043,827

$5,650,785

$5,483,117

Total

$15,721,100

$13,728,190

$18,167,068

$17,192,772

$16,185,965

$19,020,115

$22,990,215

$23,348,943

Information on funding is not available at the electorate level.

Schools

Electorate of Barton

Summary of Identifiable Commonwealth Grants for Government and Non-government Schools for the period 1996-2003

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Total

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

General Recurrent Grants

General Recurrent Basic per Capita Grants

7,030,540

7,582,366

8,892,460

9,615,083

11,169,737

12,362,556

13,195,604

13,585,234

83,433,580

General Recurrent Distance Education

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

General Recurrent Establishment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

General Recurrent Short Term Emergency Assistance

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Capital Grants

General Element - BGA Projects

1,795,885

152,149

300,000

300,000

100,000

200,000

0

0

2,848,034

GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

Capital Grants

Government Capital Grants Programme

0

0

0

800,000

3,445,000

3,200,000

450,000

1,550,000

9,445,000

TOTAL COMMONWEALTH FUNDING

8,826,425

7,734,515

9,192,460

10,715,083

14,714,737

3,200,000

450,000

15,135,234

69,968,454

Data as at: 11/08/2003

Note: Information is based on current electorate boundaries at time of payment.

Commonwealth Capital Grants to Non-government Schools

School Name and Location

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Total

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

Al Zahra College, Arncliffe

100,000

200,000

300,000

Marist College Kogarah, Bexley

1,400,000

151,424

1,551,424

St George Christian School, Hurstville

300,000

300,000

St Raphael's Primary School, Hurstville

395,885

395,885

St Thomas More's School, Brighton-Le-Sands

725

300,000

300,725

Total

1,795,885

152,149

300,000

300,000

100,000

200,000

0

0

2,848,034

Note: Information is based on current electorate boundaries at time of payment.

Commonwealth General Recurrent Grants to Non-government Schools

School Name and Location

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003*

Total

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

Al Zahra College, Arncliffe

234,048

309,400

372,944

623,224

687,310

704,990

2,931,916

Marist College Kogarah, Bexley

2,424,972

2,527,298

2,817,381

2,993,369

3,652,397

3,604,068

3,653,962

4,382,712

26,056,159

Mater Dei School, Blakehurst

463,602

508,557

545,079

477,279

557,363

680,704

715,668

680,520

4,628,772

St Dominic Savio School, Rockdale

43,900

59,551

63,395

57,122

74,462

95,275

105,241

106,272

605,218

St Finbar's School, Sans Souci

359,592

420,238

501,358

473,351

540,271

602,502

650,147

696,420

4,243,879

St Francis Xavier's School, Arncliffe

407,646

401,165

482,425

484,739

568,009

661,512

663,472

467,460

4,136,428

St Gabriel's School, Bexley

383,355

402,940

490,338

515,960

491,785

555,272

618,076

658,260

4,115,986

St George Christian School, Hurstville

795,074

970,680

1,153,108

1,342,837

1,527,582

1,715,656

1,940,961

1,940,961

11,386,859

St Joseph's Primary School, Oatley

412,488

386,718

468,711

442,717

473,458

575,310

619,339

559,680

3,938,421

St Joseph's School, Rockdale

437,825

509,349

525,890

618,757

701,086

690,721

748,764

709,140

4,941,532

St Mary And St Mina's Coptic Orthodox College, Bexley

192,780

286,880

429,165

497,159

586,379

1,992,363

St Patrick's Primary School, Kogarah

498,561

536,402

616,376

708,636

815,455

872,816

982,194

829,980

5,860,420

St Raphael's Primary School, Hurstville

426,705

420,165

525,415

486,377

534,382

621,646

631,686

664,620

4,310,996

St Thomas More's School, Brighton-Le-Sands

376,820

439,303

468,936

511,759

573,663

634,685

681,625

597,840

4,284,631

Total

7,030,540

7,582,366

8,892,460

9,615,083

11,169,737

12,362,556

13,195,604

13,585,234

83,433,580

* Calculated entitlements, not final payment figures.

Note: Information is based on current electorate boundaries at time of payment.

Commonwealth Capital Grants to Government Schools

School Name and Location

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Total

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

Blakehurst Public School, Blakehurst

700,000

700,000

Carlton Public School, Bexley

800,000

300,000

1,100,000

Carlton South Public School, Carlton

500,000

150,000

650,000

Georges River College, Oatley

3,195,000

3,195,000

St George School, Kogarah

250,000

2,700,000

850,000

3,800,000

Total

0

0

0

800,000

3,445,000

3,200,000

450,000

1,550,000

9,445,000

Note: Information is based on current electorate boundaries at time of payment.

BOYS EDUCATION LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

School Name

Location

Synopsis

Grant $

St George Christian School

RAMSGATE

Range of boys' education strategies are linked in a literacy based project on a “Fox” theme. Experiential and cross-curricular learning for a target group of at-risk boys.

5,000

Science

No IAP-IST grants have been awarded to the electorate of Barton.

Vocational Education

Basic IT Enabling Skills (BITES) for Older Workers Programme

No organisations have yet delivered BITES in the electorate of Barton, but participation is open to residents of that electorate. In 2002/03, 301 courses were delivered in 114 locations throughout NSW. NSW DET recently advertised for Providers to deliver BITES services in 2003/04, but has not yet finalised the selection process. Further specific information is available from the NSW Department of Education and Training on (02) 9244 5396.

New Apprenticeships Access Programme (NAAP)

The following table details NAAP outcomes in the Barton electorate since March 1996.

Number of Participants in NAAP Training Programmes

Number of NAAP New Apprenticeship Outcomes

Number of NAAP FT Employment Outcomes

Number of NAAP PT Employment, Further Education or Training Outcomes

134

24

34

15

NAAP brokers receive funding based on the number of participants commencing the programme, and the number of New Apprenticeship and employment outcomes achieved and maintained. Employers and NAAP participants do not receive direct benefits from NAAP. The following table details funding paid to NAAP brokers since March 1996.

Organisation

Amount of Funding

NSW Department of Education & Training

$9,300

Jobs Australia Ltd.

$322,740

Total

$332,040

Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Programme

WELL programme data is available from the 1998/99 financial year onwards. Since 1998/99 the following grants for training projects have been funded by WELL in the electorate of Barton:

Year

Registered Name

Industry Category

Industry Sub Category

Total Project Funds (GST Excl)

1998/99

Rockdale City Council

Government Administration & Defence

Government Administration

$8,850.00

1998/99

Hurstville Gardens Nursing Centre

Health and Community Services

Health Services

$6,150.00

1998/99

St George Migrant Resource Centre NSW

Health and Community Services

Health Services

$4,850.00

Total

$19,850.00

No individuals were funded.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programme (LLNP)

Funding for the AEMP (which operated from 1991 to end 2001, when it was incorporated into the LLNP) took the form of Specific Purpose Payments (as annual grants) to the States/Territories. Funding details by electorate are therefore not available.

In the period from January 1998 to end June 2001, TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute was the provider under the Literacy and Numeracy Programme (the programme also was incorporated into the LLNP). Funding details prior to the 2000/2001 financial year are unavailable and information cannot be provided.

TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute is the current provider in the electorate for LLNP. OTEN, an arm of TAFE NSW also provides distance training to people living in all electorates who cannot attend face to face training for personal, medical or other reasons.

It should be noted that Sydney Institute also has campuses located outside the electorate of Barton and that payments made to Sydney Institute cannot be broken down to electorates.

Funding provided to TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute for the Literacy and Numeracy Programme and LLNP is as follows;

2000/01 Financial Year - $257,317.60 GST exclusive

2001/02 Financial Year - $693,932.25 GST exclusive

2002/03 Financial Year - $2,150,278.23 GST exclusive

2003/04 Financial Year - $166,177.51 GST exclusive, to date.

New Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

Since 1998, $5.539 million in employer incentives have been paid in the electorate of Barton.

DEST does not have information on incentive payments for apprentices between 1996 and 1998 under the Australian Traineeship System.