Prisoner Education Forum 2018
In May 2017 it was announced that BSI Learning had won the contract as the main education provider in NSW prisons. This saw trainers with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (the minimum qualification for an individual to deliver training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector), replacing the senoir education officers who held university degrees.
Moreover, priority has been given to LLN programs at the expense of arts and music classes, which are not only therapeutic but also provide a gateway to general education.
There has been considerable debate around whether private education providers are less likely to deliver quality and tailored eduation to prisoners due to the profit-oriented considerations that drive private decision-making.
The forum will examine the effects of changes and to evaluate the quality of prisoner education.
WEDNESDAY, 26TH SEPTEMBER 2018
5.30pm - 7.30pm
NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Macquarie Room, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
The Honourable John Dowd AO QC
Former Federal Attorney General and NSW Supreme Court Judge
The Honourable Elizabeth Evatt AC
Former Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia
Dr. Anne-Marie Martin
Assistant Commissioner, Offender Management and Programs
The Honourable Guy Zangari MP
NSW Labor MP, Shadow Minister for Justice and Police, Corrections, and Emergency Services
Deputy Secretary, NSW Teachers Federation
Engagement Leader, University of Southern Queensland
The Honourable David Shoebridge MLC
Greens NSW MP, Spokesperson for Justice
Dr. Jedidiah Evans
Australian Catholic University
Adults: $20 | Students/Concession: $10 [CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY]
Media present and questions from the floor.
Organised by: The Community Justice Coalition and the International Commission of Jurists