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New South Wales Auditor-General's report : financial audit : report on education 2017 / Audit Office of New South Wales.
Released December 2017. Agencies included in this report: New South Wales. Department of Education; NSW Education Standards Authority. Among the findings identified in the Executive Summary are: "Unqualified audit opinions were issued for all agencies’ financial statements; Agencies completed early close procedures but opportunities for improvement noted; Inconsistencies in leave data should be addressed before transition to new system; No high risk internal control deficiencies identified; The Learning Management and Business Reform (LMBR) program is nearly complete; All employees in child-related work need a Working with Children Check; All school teachers need accreditation to continue teaching from 1 January 2018; The Department now has a plan to address the growth in student numbers; The Department has delivered 678 new classrooms since 2011; The Department is working with the Treasury to address backlog maintenance; One in three service providers are still working towards the National Quality Standard; Strategies and funding are in place for the State and Premiers' priorities." - p. 3-4. Recommendations: (Repeat issue) The Department should confirm leave data and review assumptions as part of the transfer and migration of data to the new HR/Payroll system. Among the findings identified in the Executive Summary are: "Unqualified audit opinions were issued for all agencies’ financial statements; Agencies completed early close procedures but opportunities for improvement noted; Inconsistencies in leave data should be addressed before transition to new system; No high risk internal control deficiencies identified; The Learning Management and Business Reform (LMBR) program is nearly complete; All employees in child-related work need a Working with Children Check; All school teachers need accreditation to continue teaching from 1 January 2018; The Department now has a plan to address the growth in student numbers; The Department has delivered 678 new classrooms since 2011; The Department is working with the Treasury to address backlog maintenance; One in three service providers are still working towards the National Quality Standard; Strategies and funding are in place for the State and Premiers' priorities." - p. 3-4. Recommendations: (Repeat issue) The Department should confirm leave data and review assumptions as part of the transfer and migration of data to the new HR/Payroll system.