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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 259

Human Services: Executive Training

(Question No. 514)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services, 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 what (ii) is the breakdown in cost, for such training.

Mr Andrews: The Minister for Human Services has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The department has 3,538 substantive Executive Level employees. Data would need to be manually extracted to provide this level of detail. This would be an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources.

The department provides a range of internal training programmes for Senior Executive Service Level department officials in areas such as Privacy and Secrecy provisions, Financial Management, Code of Conduct and Occupational Health and Safety provisions. The costs associated with the delivery of these internal programmes are not actively recorded. The total centrally recorded cost of Senior Executive Service Level external training during this period was $148,790.

The breakdown in cost for such externally provided training is as follows:





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



Executive Fellows Programme



Executive Workshop: Women in Leadership



SES Band 2 leadership Programme



SES Band 1 Orientation Programme


Social Leadership Australia

Sydney Leadership Programme



SES Band 2 Talent Development Programme