Unenthused at ASQA

The training regulator has an overall employee engagement score of 65 per cent in this year’s Australian Public Service staff census – in-line with its tertiary education equivalent TEQSA, 66 per cent, (CMM yesterday).

Both scores are around 10 per cent below all regulatory agencies and small ones.

As with TEQSA, staff are committed to the agency’s goals and views of their immediate supervisors are in-positive line with those in other agencies.

But just 16 per cent of ASQA staff think “change was managed well,” 24 per cent below the comparable agency average.

This could have something to do with structural change and senior staff movement, as outlined by CEO Saxon Rice at a June 4 meeting of the Senate’s Employment and Education and Employment Legislation Committee(start 16:08)  here. (Senator O‘Neill (Labor-NSW) asked the questions).