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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled By Delia Lawrie


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294 Revenue Improving Teacher Quality NPAs. The Territory also received $3.4 million of Literacy and Numeracy NPA reward funding in 201011. Early Childhood National Partnership Agreements The Territory is participating in a number of NPAs to enhance early childhood education and schooling. The NPA on Early Childhood Education aims to improve the supply and integration of early childhood services, including child care and early learning and development, by providing access across Australia to quality early childhood education and preschool programs in the year before fulltime schooling. These preschool programs are to be delivered by universityqualified early childhood teachers, for 15 hours a week, 40 weeks a year and be accessible across Australia. It includes a specific focus on Indigenous children, seeking to ensure that Indigenous fouryearolds in remote communities have access to a quality early childhood education program. The Territory expects to receive $5.9 million in 201112 from the Commonwealth to implement this NPA. The NPA on Indigenous Early Childhood Development aims to establish five Children and Family Centres in regional and remote areas of the Territory, to provide early learning, child care and parent and family support services to Indigenous families. The NPA will also support increased provision of antenatal care, maternal and child health services to Indigenous women and their children, and increased provision of sexual and reproductive health services to Indigenous teenagers. It is anticipated that the Territory will receive $17.6million in 201112 from the Commonwealth for this NPA. National Skills and Workforce Development Specific Purpose Payment The National Skills and Workforce Development SPP provides funding to support the achievement of the objectives of the NA for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD). In 201112, the Territory expects to receive $14 million for the National Skills and Workforce Development SPP. The NASWD aims to increase opportunities for workingaged Australians to develop their skills and qualifications, to enable them to be effective participants in, and contributors to, the modern labour market. This includes ensuring a responsive training system, and that skills are used effectively to increase the effectiveness, productivity and innovation of the labour market. The NASWD will be reviewed in 2011 to ensure that it provides appropriate direction for a vocational education and training system that is responsive to the current economic conditions, and meets the skills needs of the economy and industry, as well as student preferences. National Partnership Agreement on the Productivity Places Program This NPA aims to reduce skills shortages and increase the productivity of industry and enterprises, as well as contributing to additional VET places for job seekers and existing workers. In 201112, the Territory is expected to receive funding of $5.3million from the Commonwealth for this NPA. National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions The NPA on Youth Attainment and Transitions aims to increase educational attainment for young people aged 15 to 24 to increase the number of young people successfully making the transition from school into further study, training or work. In 201112, the Territory is expected to receive funding of $0.4million from the Commonwealth for this NPA.

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