To ask the Minister for Higher Education and Skills: In relation to the South West Institute of TAFE:
(1) In the 2012 calendar year, how many
(a) manufacturing courses were available for students to study; and
(b) students undertook study in manufacturing courses.
(2) At which campuses were manufacturing courses offered during the 2012 calendar year.
I am informed as follows:
(1) In the 2012 calendar year:
(a) There were 38 manufacturing related courses offered by the South West Institute of TAFE in 2012 based on the February 2012 TAFE Directory.
(b) Data available as at the end of September 2012 indicate that 969 students have undertaken study in manufacturing courses at the South West Institute of TAFE in 2012.
(2) Manufacturing related courses were offered at the Hamilton, Portland, Sherwood Park and Warrnambool campuses.