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									                                               Protecting Territory Jobs – Building the Territory


               Education and Training
           Budget 2009 delivers $808 million for education and training,
                              up 70% since 2001.

Rebuilding the Territory’s Schools                    •	$91 million for the Primary Schools for the 21st
                                                        Century initiative which will provide new libraries,
A record level of education infrastructure will
                                                        classrooms or multipurpose halls for primary
be delivered across the Territory, with Budget
                                                        and special schools; and
2009 committing $118.9 million to new projects,
creating 237 jobs across the construction sector.     •	$11 million for the National School Pride
                                                        Program, under which every school will receive
Works are continuing on the Rosebery Primary
                                                        up to $200 000 for new or refurbishing work.
and Middle Schools to be completed in time for
the 2011 school year. Total project costs include
$54.5 million for construction and $4.5 million for
                                                      Alice Springs Youth Hub and
project delivery costs.                               Middle School
                                                      Budget 2009 provides $15.6 million over the next
Budget 2009 delivers on the Territory Government’s
                                                      four years to establish the Alice Springs Youth
commitment to provide a $300 000 upgrade to
                                                      Hub, Middle School and other elements of the
every primary and large group school over four
                                                      Alice Springs Youth Action Plan.
years.
                                                      This initiative provides a two campus middle
Major projects in Budget 2009 include:
                                                      school approach and a centrally located hub
•	$3.2 million to continue upgrading Ross Park        for Government youth related support services,
  Primary School;                                     including a Police Youth Club, to better support
•	$3 million to upgrade Dripstone Middle School       young people and keep them at school.
  science facilities;                                 Budget 2009 delivers $11.15 million over two
•	$3 million for a new multipurpose sports facility   years to establish the Alice Springs Youth Hub
  at Tennant Creek High School;                       and the Middle School:

•	$2 million to upgrade homeland learning centres     •	$4.73 million in 2009-10 and $2.57 million
  across the Territory;                                 in 2010-11 for refurbishment works at Gillen
                                                        campus and Anzac Hill campus, including a
•	$1.25 million each for schools at Angurugu,
                                                        performing arts and music centre; and
  Gapuwiyak, Gunbalanya, Lajamanu and
  Numbulwar; and                                      •	$3.85 million for construction of a 30-bed
                                                        boarding facility in 2010-11.
•	$400 000 for additional office space for student
  counsellors at Gunbalanya and Nhulunbuy.            Under the Alice Springs Youth Plan, Budget 2009
                                                      also provides $1.12 million ongoing to expand
The Commonwealth and Territory governments will
                                                      emergency accommodation for young people
work together to improve education infrastructure
                                                      at risk in Alice Springs, providing a 6-bed safe
under the Nation Building and Jobs Plan –
                                                      house.
Building the Education Revolution, providing:
                                              Protecting Territory Jobs – Building the Territory


                     Education and Training
Closing the Gap                                       •	$2.6 million for the Families as First Teachers
                                                        program;
Budget 2009 continues initiatives to close the gap
of Indigenous disadvantage, including:                •	$5 million for support services to assist students
                                                        with intellectual disabilities and students with
•	$2.4 million for more teachers;
                                                        high level behavioural and emotional difficulties;
•	$2 million for five mobile preschools servicing       and
  25 remote communities;
                                                      •	$1.05 million to increase Back to School
•	$1.7 million for the Stakeholders Partnership         Payments from $50 to $75 for every school-aged
  Program to improve student engagement and             child commencing in 2009.
  community involvement;
•	$700 000 for a child protection unit to provide     Training and Employment
  specialist support to schools, including            Under the $21.3 million Jobs Plan 3, Budget
  six school counsellors; and                         2009 commits $5.13 million to support Territory
                                                      jobs and develop a skilled labour market to meet
•	$600 000 to improve access to information
                                                      industry needs.
  technology.
                                                      There are now more than 3640 apprentices
Improving Literacy and Numeracy                       and trainees in training. This represents a 50%
The Territory Government will work with the           increase from 2001. Of these, 1817 are training in
Commonwealth to improve literary and numeracy         trades where there are skill shortages.
in the Territory. Budget 2009 provides:               Budget 2009 delivers:
•	$14.2 million to schools in low socio-economic      •	$1.5 million for more places in vocational
  status communities to improve educational             education and training in national priority
  outcomes;                                             industries and occupations;
•	$4.76 million to develop and implement whole of     •	$1.3 million from the Commonwealth to build the
  school approaches to literacy and numeracy;           Tennant Creek Trade Training Centre;
•	$3.31 million to improve computer availability in   •	$1 million to support 10 000 new apprentices;
  all secondary schools;
                                                      •	$500 000 additional for the Work Ready Program
•	$1.5 million to ensure that every child has           to bring the total to $900 000;
  access to an affordable, quality early childhood
                                                      •	$500 000 for Regional Jobs Hubs in Nhulunbuy
  education program in the year before full-time
                                                        and Tennant Creek; and
  schooling; and
                                                      •	$500 000 to double investment in the Build Skills
•	$240 000 for Improving Teacher Quality reforms
                                                        Program.
  to improve attraction, development and retention
  of quality teachers and school leaders.             The Territory Government will spend $2.25 million
                                                      in 2009 on salaries and training for the Community
Education Programs                                    Development Employment Projects (CDEP),
Budget 2009 is committed to improving                 resulting in 86 additional positions.
educational outcomes for all Territory children:

								
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