27. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Education and Training:
I refer to enrolment numbers at North Metropolitan TAFE and I ask the minister to please advise the total number of enrolments at this TAFE for each of —
(1) semester 1, 2017;
(2) semester 2, 2017;
(3) semester 1, 2018; and
(4) semester 2, 2018.
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development reports only validated enrolment activity at periodic intervals that reflect enrolments recorded from the start of the calendar year.
(1) As at 30 June 2017, North Metropolitan TAFE reported 22 075 publicly funded course enrolments.
(2) As at 31 December 2017, North Metropolitan TAFE reported 30 496 publicly funded course enrolments.
(3) As at 30 June 2018, North Metropolitan TAFE reported 15 882 publicly funded course enrolments. It is important to note that the comparability of 2017 and 2018 reported enrolment numbers has been impacted by processing delays associated with the transition to the new student management system. The delay in entering enrolments has since been addressed by North Metropolitan TAFE.
(4) Full year validated data as at 31 December 2018 will be available in mid-April 2019.