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Monday, 9 February 2015
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Department of Agriculture: Executive Training

(Question No. 509)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for agriculture, in writing on, 21 October 2014:

Since 7 September 2013 to 30 June 2014, what training has been provided for (a) Executive, and (b) Senior Executive Service, level departmental officials, and what (i) total sum has the Minister's department spent, and (ii) is the breakdown in cost, for such training.


Mr Joyce: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Training that has been provided to Executive level and Senior Executive Service level employees for the period 7 September 2013-30 June 2014, including a breakdown of costs is at Attachment A.

The total expenditure for training provided during this period was $923 511.

In addition to the training outlined in Attachment A, the department has in place a Mandatory Learning Policy which required all staff to complete the following seven eLearning modules by 30 June 2014:

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Fraud and Corruption Awareness

Uphold Values and Principles of Public Service

Security Awareness

Fire and Emergency Evacuation Instruction

Contribute to Work Health and Safety

Privacy Principles.

Attachment A

Training Course

EL participants

SES participants

Cost

Administrative Law (Aust. Law in Practice)

1

0

$880

Advance Diploma of Management

1

0

$800

Advanced Diploma of Government RPL

1

0

$1750

Advanced Return to Work Coordinator

1

0

$330

Australian Fisheries Management Agency - Stock Assessment Workshop

1

0

$0

Australia and New Zealand School of Government

3

0

$14,490

Australia and New Zealand School of Government -Executive Master of Public Administration

1

0

$21,938.90

Australian Federal Police Training

2

0

$1200

Australian Government Solicitors Employment Law Forum

1

0

$675

Australian Government Solicitors FOI and Privacy Forum

2

0

$1350

Australian Government Solicitors Presentation on Principles of Statutory Interpretation

6

1

$0

Australian Government Solicitors Training - Public Interest Disclosure Act

3

0

$1050

All Staff Resilience Training

7

0

$3044.08

Apply First Aid

3

1

$485

Applying for Jobs at the Executive Levels

1

0

$595

APSC - Career Development Assessment Centre

7

0

$82,250

APSC - Dealing with Change (Pilot)

1

0

$0

APSC - EL1 Masterclass

2

0

$5640

APSC - EL1 Transition

1

0

$595

APSC - EL2 Transition

1

0

$595

APSC - Leading Your Team

1

0

$1165

APSC - Performance Management Training

1

0

$1740

APSC - Planning and Managing Change (Pilot)

1

0

$0

APSC - Winning that SES Job

15

0

$43,503

Audit Training

1

0

$800

Australian Public Service Anti-Corruption Conference

2

0

$5580.88

Australian Rural Leadership Program

1

0

$25,000

Baggage Examination

2

0

$0

Blue Coat Certified ProxySG Administrator (BCCPA) v4.2

1

0

$3460.18

BMS Training

2

0

$0

Building New Leaders

1

0

$3880

Building Resilience

1

0

$550

Cable Writing

3

0

$242.23

Cattle Council - Rural Awareness Tour

5

1

$26,400

Certificate IV Government (Investigations)

1

0

$475

Certificate IV Government (Statutory Compliance)

1

0

$2750

Certificate IV Training and Assessment

2

0

$3745

Certificate IV Work Health and Safety

3

0

$4090

Certified Lead Audit

1

0

$2073

Changes to the Privacy Act

3

0

$0

Coaching and Developing Others (APSC pilot)

1

0

$0

Coaching as Essential Leadership Practice

1

0

$990

Community in Emergency Management

1

0

$1300

Company Directors Course

3

1

$16,475

Concur Training

5

0

$0

Conduct and Manage Evaluations

1

0

$960

Conflict Resolution for Executive Levels

1

0

$1165

Contract Law

2

0

$4800

Corruption risk assessment

1

0

$0

Certified Practicing Accountants Congress

4

0

$4800

CPR Refresher

3

0

$155

Cranlana Programme

2

0

$10,890

Critical Incident Response Plan Awareness

5

0

$0

Crocodile Awareness Training

2

0

$0

DAFF Mailer Training

1

0

$0

Dealing with Difficult clients

8

0

$1544

Defensible Decision Making

4

0

$0

Designing and Managing Exercises

2

0

$1920

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - SATIN Training

7

0

$1463

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Trade Policy Course

3

0

$3750

Diploma of Leadership Capability

30

0

$228,200

Diploma of Project Management

15

0

$31,410

Disability Awareness

1

0

$0

Disability Etiquette

1

0

$0

E5 training

1

0

$0

Effective Workplace Conversations - Performance Management Core Skills program

5

0

$0

EL1 Leading and Managing Small Teams

1

0

$2820

Emergency Evacuation

6

0

$0

Emergency Response

20

0

$0

Emergency Skills Procedures

1

0

$0

Emergency Warden - Training

1

0

$0

Emerging & Exotic Diseases of Animals - Online Course

1

0

$205

Emerging Leaders Program

11

0

$40,809.53

Employment Law Forum

1

0

$675

Executive Assistants and SES: A partnership in performance

0

1

$295

Executive Leadership

0

2

$2500

Executive Level Leadership Network Event Series

1

0

$890

Financial Management - Introduction

1

0

$595

Fire Wardens

1

0

$0

Firearm Training

1

0

$0

Firearms and Helicopter

1

0

$286

First Aid Course

2

0

$289.50

First Aid Refresher

1

0

$85

Fisheries Trade Negotiation Course

1

0

$1390.30

Food Legislation and Labelling

1

0

$935

From Conflict to Co-operation - Seminar

1

0

$595

Giving and Receiving Feedback

1

0

$595

Good Governance Foundation course

13

1

$6300

Grain Trade Australia contracts course

1

0

$0

Grants Process Overview Training

1

0

$0

Handling Misconduct

1

0

$0

Harassment Contact Officer Training Course

2

0

$0

How to Effectively Engage with Those You Regulate

1

0

$768.90

HR Leave Training

1

0

$0

HR Practitioner Training- Employment Conditions Abroad

1

0

$857

Human Synergistics Conference

1

0

$0

Implementation Planning Workout

1

0

$0

Indonesian 2B

1

0

$733

Instructional Material Library (IML)

1

0

$0

Integrated Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

1

0

$1098

Integrated Performance assessment Model

1

0

$0

Intellectual Property

2

0

$990

Intermediate Excel Training

1

0

$400

Introduction to Procurement

1

0

$0

Leading Australia ' s Future in the Asia-Pacific (LAFIA)

0

2

$42,000

Lead Auditor training

8

0

$18,353

Leadership Conversation Series

0

2

$230

Leading and Managing Small Teams

3

0

$7050

Leading with Strategic Intelligence

1

0

$2580

Leave understanding

1

0

$0

Let ' s Talk Performance Partnerships

13

1

$13,244

Low Stress Animal Handling

13

0

$11,999

Mahogany Executive Learning

0

1

$0

Manage and Conduct Evaluations

2

0

$3000

Manage People Effectively

1

0

$1525

Management Essentials

1

0

$595

Manager Tools Effective Manager and Communications Conferences

0

1

$2000

Managing Health and Performance

1

0

$0

Managing Regulation, Enforcement and Compliance

1

0

$6590

Mandarin Immersion

1

0

$1000

Meat Leadership Conference

28

0

$12,396.10

Microsoft Project 2007

1

0

$770

MinCor 4 overview

1

0

$0

NAQS AQIS Vessel Training

1

0

$0

National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) training

15

0

$3705.94

National Seafood Industry Leadership Program

1

0

$600

National Security College

4

0

$0*

Negotiating with Unions, Employees & Bargaining Reps

2

1

$6583.50

Negotiators ' Masterclass

1

1

$2219.24

OH&S Bridging Course

1

0

$1100

Online Foot and Mouth Disease Emergency Preparation

1

0

$0

Parliamentary Document Management System

3

0

$0

Plant Exports Management System Test Training

1

0

$0

Personal Efficiency Program Worldwide

3

0

$6957.34

Post Entry Quarantine Site Induction Training

1

0

$0

Performance Management

1

0

$0

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 Implementation Training

4

0

$900

Public Interest Disclosure Act Training

2

0

$0

*As part of the Memorandum of Understanding with the National Security College the Department made an annual contribution of $55,000 for the 2013-14 financial year. This provided access to 7 training programs during the financial year.

 

Training Course

EL participants

SES participants

Cost

Practical Legal Ethics Seminar

0

1

$0

Prince2

1

0

$500

Process Analysis Fundamentals

2

0

$0

Process Mapping

13

0

$0

Procurement Certificate 4 course

4

0

$9348

Project Management

1

0

$0

Project Management Diploma

7

0

$15,900

Protected Enclave

1

0

$0

R U OK Funding

1

0

$35

Remedy Incident Training

1

0

$0

Science communication workshop

1

0

$40

Security Training

1

0

$0

Senate Committees and the Estimates Process

1

0

$150

Senior HR Manager Training - Bullying and Harassment Allegations

1

0

$550

SES B2 Talent Development Program

0

1

$0

SES Leadership Conversations

1

0

$115

SES Leadership Development Program - Adaptive Leadership

0

69

$35,722

SES Leadership Development Program - Building and Sustaining a High Performing Culture

0

73

$14,297

SES Leadership Development Program - Productivity Through Teamwork

0

65

$13,772

Shaping Strategic Thought

1

0

$595

Situational Leadership

1

0

$795

SOPAC (Institute of Internal Auditors Conference)

4

0

$12,000

Springboard

1

0

$0

Strategic Policy Skills

12

0

$5,940

Supporting Staff with Psychological Health Issues

2

0

$118

Technical Professional to Manager and Leader

2

0

$5049

Template training

1

0

$0

Tools and Techniques for Business Project Management

1

0

$1671

Tony Shepherd - Business Presentation skills training

6

5

$12,408

Training in Species Distribution Modelling

1

0

$600

Trim Training

59

0

$0

Understanding Leave Prov. EA 2011-14

1

0

$0

Understanding Productivity and Performance

1

0

$1100

Visio 2007 Professional - Essentials

1

0

$380

Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling (VITAL) tool training

16

0

$2778.88

Warden Training and Evacuation Exercise

1

0

$0

Women In IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM)

1

0

$1500

Women presenting Powerfully

5

0

$4692.50

Workforce Planning for the Public Sector: Balancing Budgets, Performance and Quality

1

0

$1000

Writing Better Instructional Material

5

0

$0

 

(Summary of eLearning through Departme ntal Learning Management System - 7 September 2013 - 30 June 2014)

Training Name

EL participants

SES participants

Cost

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness

18

1

$0

About Corporate Credit Card Arrangements

138

21

$0

AIMS Training Session 1_v2

2

0

$0

Baggage Examination

5

0

$0

Clearance and Quarantine of Live Horses

1

0

$0

Comply with Legislation

16

0

$0

DAFF Induction (power point)

12

0

$0

Disinsection

2

0

$0

eLodgements

3

0

$0

Empty Container Inspections

2

0

$0

Entry Management Training Course: eLearning Modules

4

0

$0

Evidence Handling

7

0

$0

Finance and Business Essentials

11

1

$0

Food Exports (Core Modules)

6

0

$0

Freedom of Information (FOI) and Privacy

48

0

$0

Grain - Forest Products

1

0

$0

Grain - Hay & Straw

1

0

$0

Grain - Prescribed grain and prescribed goods

2

0

$0

Grain - Raw Baled Cotton

3

0

$0

Grain & Horticulture Pre-Requisite

1

0

$0

Horticulture and Cut Flower Inspections

1

0

$0

ICS Training Session 1

1

0

$0

Imported Seed Sampling & Inspection - Core Modules

1

0

$0

Instructional Material Library (IML)

10

0

$0

Introduction to Cargo Clearance

3

0

$0

Introduction to Delegations

16

0

$0

Introduction to Import Risk Analysis

1

0

$0

Introduction to Performance Management

25

0

$0

Introduction to Phytosanitary Certificates

4

0

$0

Introduction to Risk Management

44

3

$0

Making Good Decisions

47

2

$0

National Cargo Surveillance for Biosecurity Risk Material

1

0

$0

Orientation to Department of Agriculture

2

0

$0

Plant Exports - Core Modules

1

0

$0

Plant Exports - Grain

1

0

$0

Plant Exports - Horticulture Level 1

2

0

$0

Process Mapping Basics

36

0

$0

Regulatory Officer Note Taking

5

0

$0

Ship Inspections

1

0

$0

Technology Enabled Crime

3

0

$0

Trade Basics and the World Trade Organization

10

1

$0