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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 258

Education and Training: Executive Training

(Question No. 510)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Education and Training, 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 Pyne: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Details of the 'executive coaching and/or other leadership training services' purchased by the Department of Education (the department) during the period were provided in the response to Questions on Notice ED0102_14 and ED0132_15.

The department has also provided other corporately run training programmes during the period although access to these programmes was not limited to EL and SES level employees only.

Details of these training programmes are outlined below:

Name of training programme

Name of training programme provider

Number of EL and SES participants

Training programme cost per participant (GST Inclusive)

Negotiation and Influencing

ENS International Pty Ltd

EL (8)

SES (4)


How to develop your leadership style

Primetime Training

EL (12)


How to give effective feedback

Primetime Training

EL (10)

SES (1)


How to coach your people

Primetime Training

EL (13)



In addition, during the period one EL level employee commenced in the Executive Masters in Public Administration (EMPA) programme delivered by the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). The total cost of this programme was $43,877.80 (GST Inclusive).

Individuals may also have received training as part of their individual performance and development agreements but this is managed by line areas and information is not collected centrally.