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Budget papers 2010 - 2011



Budget papers 2010 - 2011

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2010/11 Budget paper


Northern Territory. Department of Treasury


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




Appropriations and expenditures; Periodicals; Budget; Finance, Public

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government



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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591566; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591568; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591570; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591556; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591558; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591560; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591562

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16 Education and Training 2010-11 Budget Education and Training Alice Springs Youth Hub and Middle School A key aspect of the Governments Alice Springs Youth Action Plan is to support young people in and around Alice Springs to attend and stay at school. In 2010-11 this will include: $6.4M to upgrade Centralian Middle School and establish a Youth Hub at Anzac Hill; $0.95M for specialised education support, including: $0.7M to support an alternative education program at the Youth Hub for youth with extreme behaviours; $0.25M increasing to $0.5M in 2011-12 to deliver integrated support services in schools for at risk young people. All service providers, including police, family and community services, non-government organisations and schools will coordinate their activities to support the best possible outcomes for young people in Alice Springs. Training In 2010-11, the Territory Government will spend more than $97M to fund Vocational Education and Training. Specific initiatives in 2010-11 include: $4.7M to provide targeted training linked to identified jobs in remote communities; $2.87M as part of Jobs NT 2010-12, incorporating: $1.5M for public sector entry-level, apprenticeship and traineeship programs, including a sector-wide school-based apprenticeship program; and $1.37M to continue incentives to employ apprentices and trainees in skills shortage areas or persons from disadvantaged groups; $6M to upgrade the skills and qualifications of existing workers and job seekers in partnership with the Commonwealth. The 2010-11 Budget provides $886 million for the Department of Education and Training, including $623 million to deliver quality education outcomes through Territory Government schools, $152 million for non-government schools and $97 million for training. Building Territory Schools The 2010-11 Budget continues an unprecedented program to upgrade and expand Territory schools through a combination of Territory Government initiatives to provide additional funding to every government school over four years and the Commonwealths Fiscal Stimulus package Building the Education Revolution. The $213 million infrastructure program for schools includes: continuation of the $101.9 million Commonwealth funded Primary Schools for the 21st Century Program to upgrade 130 Territory schools, incorporating: $92.5 million for major new infrastructure for primary and special schools across the Territory, including libraries and multipurpose halls; and $9.5 million for science and language centres to support secondary education, including language centres at Alice Springs High School and Maningrida, and science centres at Tennant Creek, Gapuwiyak, Milingimbi, and Galiwinku. $9.4 million to upgrade secondary facilities, including $5 million for Casuarina Senior College, $1 million for Sanderson Middle School and $3.4 million to complete a multipurpose sports facility at Tennant Creek High School; $7 million to upgrade remote schools and homeland centres, including at Yirrkala, Maningrida, Hermannsburg and Elliott; $6.8 million to upgrade the Acacia, Henbury and Nemarluk special schools in the first year of a five year program to build and upgrade eight special education sites across the Territory; completion of the $54.5 million Rosebery Primary and Middle schools opening at the beginning of the 2011 school year; and $6.3 million to upgrade 21 primary schools, with each school receiving $0.3 million as part of the four-year plan to upgrade every government primary and group school.