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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 251

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Executive Training

(Question No. 504)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in writing, on 21 October:

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.

Ms Julie Bishop: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Total expenditure from the department's centralised Learning and Development budget for corporate training for Executive Level and Senior Executive Service officials between 7 September 2013 and 30 June 2014 is $4,682,919. This includes $764,419 for Leadership and Management skills training, $522,942 for Public Sector skills training and $3,395,558 for Language training.

Between 7 September 2012 and 30 June 2013, DFAT's expenditure on the same activities was $3,581,163. AusAID spent a further $3.6 million on learning and development in financial year 2012-13.