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DFAT Annual Report 1998-99






Appendix 2: Staffing Overview (continued)

Training Expenditure

The Staff Development Branch manages the centrally controlled training budget. A summary table and details of its expenditure are listed below.

Table 77 Summary of Centrally Funded Training

Funded from Canberra-Based Training Programs

 

Training expenditure ($)

3 144 253

Person days spent in training

30 082

Number of staff participating in training

5 275

 

Table 78 Breakdown of Central Funding Expenditure

Type of Training

Total Expenditure
($)

Percentage of Total Training Expenditure

Average Days Training Per Staff

Total Number of Staff

Number of Person Days of Training

Leadership/management

236 921

7.54

4.4

229

1 007.6

Professional skills

178 146

5.67

1.7

1 771

3 010.7

Tertiary studies (other than graduate trainees)

143 778

4.57

19.0

115

2 185.0

Graduate trainees

538 570

17.13

240.0

32

7 680.0

Language training

1 176 765

37.43

60.0

160

9 600.0

Security

9 892

0.31

1.5

199

298.5

Finance

91 650

2.91

4.1

170

697.0

IT/Technical

406 729

12.94

3.2

400

1 280.0

ADCNET*

0

0

1.2

621

745.2

NNS computer training

305 074

9.70

1.1

1 407

1 547.7

Consular

20 105

0.64

5.0

166

830.0

Diversity

36 623

1.16

240.0

5

1 200.0

Total

3 144 253

100.00

581.2

5 275

30 081.7

* No expenditure occurred against the training budget, as all training was delivered by departmental staff in-house.

In addition to this expenditure, divisions, State and Territory offices and overseas posts may use funds from their administrative budgets on staff training. A summary of such expenditure is given below, as well as a summary of all training programs.

Table 79 Summary of Other Training Expenditure

Type

Amount ($)

Funded from postsí budgets*

2 037 807

State and Territory offices

117 998

Divisions

197 240

Staff Development Branch**

121 489

Total

2 474 534

* The bulk of this training was in leadership and management, finance, IT (including LAN), regional seminars, ethics and public affairs, for both Australia-based and locally engaged staff.

** Central funding used to partially fund specialist training and branch/division seminars.

Table 80 Summary of All Training Programs

Canberra, State and Territory Offices and Overseas Posts

 

Total training expenditure ($)

5 618 787

Percentage of expenditure on training of total salary costs

2.24

Average expenditure on training per officer ($)

1 547

Average days of training per employee

8.3


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