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Tuesday, 8 August 2006
Page: 136


Ms Macklin asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, in writing, on 29 November 2005:

(1)   For the department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio, what was the total staffing level in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003, (d) 2004 and (e) 2005.

(2)   For the department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio for (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003, (d) 2004 and (e) 2005 how many New Apprentices (i) had commenced and (ii) were employed.

(3)   How many of the New Apprenticeships referred to in part (2) were traditional apprenticeships (as defined by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research as an apprenticeship in an occupation in Australian Standard Classification of Occupations Group 4 - Tradespersons and Related Workers - at AQF level 3 or above with an expected duration of more than 2 years full time.)

(4)   How many traditional apprenticeships does the department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio intend to offer to commence in 2006.


Mr Truss (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1)   The total staffing levels for the department and each agency in the portfolio for the period 2001-2005 are set out in their respective annual reports for each financial year.

(2) (i)   New Apprenticeships

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Bureau of Meteorology

0

1

0

0

1

Parks Australia

4

2

10

8

6

(2) (ii)   Total Apprentices employed

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Bureau of Meteorology

0

1

1

1

0

Parks Australia

4

6

12

15

14

(3)   Traditional Apprenticeships

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Bureau of Meteorology

0

1

1

1

1

Parks Australia

0

0

0

0

0

(4)   The portfolio does not expect to employ any traditional apprentices in 2006.