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Wednesday, 24 September 2008
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Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, in writing, on 26 June 2008:

In respect of phase 1 of the Productivity Places Program: (a) in total, on a month by month basis from 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008, how many (i) enrolments were received, (ii) commencements took place, and (iii) graduations were held; (b) what was the average cost per place under the program; and (c) what were the top 30 qualifications by enrolment from 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008.


Ms Gillard (Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(a)   With respect to Phase I of the Productivity Places Program from 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008:

(i)   In total, 13,718 enrolments were received: 174 in April; 3,920 in May; 9,624 in June.

(ii)   Commencements totalled 7,781 over the three month period: 3 in April; 1,457 in May 6,321 in June.

(iii)   Completions totalled 638 over the three month period: nil completions in April; 95 in May; 543 in June.

(b)   To date, the average cost per qualification under the program is: $2,227.15 for Certificate II qualifications $3,226.38 for Certificate III qualifications

(c)   Top 30 qualifications by enrolment for Phase I were:

 

Top 30 Qualifications by enrolment from 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008

Number of Enrolments

Certificate III in Children’s Services

2789

Certificate III in Aged Care Work

2051

Certificate II in Security Operations

1338

Certificate II in Financial Services

551

Certificate II in Retail Operations

519

Certificate III in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport)

432

Certificate II in Customer Contact

422

Certificate II in Retail

402

Certificate III in Transport and Logistics (Warehousing and Storage)

380

Certificate II in Transport and Logistics (Warehousing and Storage)

342

Certificate III in Hairdressing

340

Certificate III in Customer Contact

327

Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)

304

Certificate III in Security Operations

294

Certificate II in Community Services Support Work

259

Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Warehousing and Storage)

240

Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical)

218

Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations)

216

Certificate II in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport)

211

Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Warehousing and Storage)

210

Certificate II in Hairdressing

209

Certificate III in Retail Operations

187

Certificate III in Home and Community Care

182

Certificate III in Disability Work

153

Certificate III in Retail

143

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Plant Operations)

119

Certificate III in Community Services Work

117

Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Road Transport)

113

Certificate II in Tourism (Operations)

78

Certificate III in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations)

71