To ask the Minister for Higher Education and Skills: In relation to the South West Institute of TAFE:
(1) In the 2011 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 2011 calendar year.
I am informed as follows:
(1) In the 2011 calendar year:
(a) There were 45 manufacturing related courses offered by the South West Institute of TAFE in 2011 based on the April 2011 TAFE Directory.
(b) 918 students undertook study in manufacturing courses at the South West Institute of TAFE in 2011.
(2) Manufacturing related courses were offered at the Hamilton, Portland, Sherwood Park and Warrnambool campuses.