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Thursday, 14 November 2002
Page: 6468


Senator Harris asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training, upon notice, on 15 October 2002:

(1) What is the number of students who enrolled in the computer science first degree course at the Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, for the years: (a) 2000; (b) 2001; and (c) 2002.

(2) What percentage of students at the university attained a qualification in this degree in each of the above years.

(3) Does the Minister have any evidence of falsification of results that conceals inadequate tutoring in technical computer subjects at the university.


Senator Alston (Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts) —The Minister for Education, Science and Training has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The number of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology degree at Central Queensland University (CQU) in 2000 was 1,635 and in 2001 was 2,084. Final enrolment data for 2002 as reported by the University through the Higher Education Student Statistics Collection administered by my Department is not yet available. This data is likely to be available by the end of this year.

(2) The number of students completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Information Technology degree at Central Queensland University (CQU) in 2000 was 227, representing 14 per cent of students enrolled in that year. Final completions data for 2001 and 2002 as reported by the University through the Higher Education Student Statistics Collection administered by my Department is not yet available. The 2001 data is likely to be available by the end of this year and the 2002 data will be available by the end of next year.

(3) The Minister has no evidence of any falsification of results that conceals inadequate tutoring in technical computer subjects at the University.