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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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107 Department of Education and Training Senior Years Education Provision of full-time or part-time secondary schooling for students in government schools from year 10 to year 12. Delivery of quality education to promote and enhance the intellectual, personal and social development of senior years students, including Vocational Education and Training (VET). Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Total senior years student enrolment1 4 625 5 304 5 320 Indigenous senior years student enrolments1 1 474 1 820 1 850 Attendance rates: non-Indigenous 89% 87% 89% Indigenous 73% 65% 70% Students attending over 80%:2 non-Indigenous 68% 75% Indigenous 21% 22% Students who qualified for the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training3 774 829 835 Indigenous students who qualified for the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training 110 106 116 Students who achieved one or more VET competencies4 1 600 1 729 1 867 Students who completed a Certificate I or II qualification4 360 604 650 Students who completed a Certificate III qualification4 18 71 77 Students enrolled in School-Based New Apprenticeships5 55 93 98 1 2011-12 Estimate and 2012-13 Budget figures include enrolments at Northern Territory Open Education Centre, which were not previously included, and enrolments in the Intensive English Unit at Darwin High School, which were previously included under middle years. 2 Not comparable to previous years due to a break in series. Reporting systems for this measure have been improved and replaced, providing greater accuracy. 3 Reduction in 2012-13 Budget target reflects that the completion requirements for the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training are more rigorous than the previous Northern Territory Certificate of Education. 4 Increase relates to different recognition arrangements for VET under the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training and improved data capture. 5 Improvement due to increased focus on work transition in line with preparing the Territory for the expected demand increases related to oil and gas projects. International Education Provision of policy advice, facilitation of teacher and student exchanges, management of the fee-paying overseas students program, and hosting and organising study tour groups. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Fee-paying overseas students 60 59 60 Study tours 3 3 3 Student and teachers exchange program1 9 3 3 International students achieving minimum curriculum requirement 90% 90% 90% 1 The Indonesian Student and Teacher Exchange Program involves teachers and students from various Indonesian provinces. In recent years, contact has been lost with key officials in some provinces or, as in the case of Bali, they have opted not to participate in the program.

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