To ask the Minister for Higher Education and Skills: In relation to the Gordon Institute of TAFE, in the 2012 calendar year, how many —
(a) manufacturing courses were available for students to study; and
(b) students undertook study in manufacturing courses.
I am informed as follows:
(a) There were 23 manufacturing related courses offered by the Gordon Institute of TAFE in 2012 based on the February 2012 TAFE Directory.
(b) Data available as at the end of September 2012 indicate that 688 students have undertaken study in manufacturing courses at the Gordon Institute of TAFE in 2012.