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When it rains it pours Edition 676, 24 Oct

If you feel like everything is happening at the same time – I share your thoughts. There are many things happening from many different directions. Of course our key focus has been on the VET FEE HELP/Student Loan reforms. From the outset, Government championed the changes as a strategy to... Read more

Welcome – ACPET QLD State Committee 2016/17 Edition 676, 24 Oct

ACPET Queensland would like to welcomes our a new 2016/17 State Committee. A big thanks to past and present members for their going support and dedication. Your 2016-17 Queensland State Committee members are: Warren Walmsley (Chair) - Jazz Music Institute Joanne Brooks - Entamio Kathleen Newcomb... Read more

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards - Nominations are now open! Edition 676, 24 Oct

Nominations are now open for the 2016-17 Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards! The purpose of the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December 2016. For... Read more

Career Start Program - applications close 1 November Edition 676, 24 Oct

The Tasmanian government is making grants worth $3 million to training organisations under the latest round of the annual Career Start program. The Career Start Program was initiated as part of the National Partnership on Skills Reform to subsidise students seeking their first Certificate III quali... Read more

Free Trade Agreements Seminar Edition 676, 24 Oct

The Australian Government is running seminars around the country to help businesses explore the opportunities created by the North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Come along to the seminar in Melbourne to hear from: The Hon Keith Pitt MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment... Read more

Austrade - Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series - Last chance to register! Edition 676, 24 Oct

Registrations for the next Victorian Breakfast Series close today! ACPET will be hosting AUSTRADE in the next instalment of the Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series: The presentation, titled 'Austrade and your RTO - Using customer intelligence to position offshore' will include topics such a... Read more

Save the Date - ACPET SA end of year event 9 Dec 4:30pm Edition 676, 24 Oct

Please save this date in your diary to network with ACPET members and stakeholders at the ACPET end of year event as follows: Friday 9 December, 4:30pm - 6pm Venue to be confirmed.... Read more

Good news story: Bachelor of Agriculture at RIST Edition 676, 24 Oct

This week Victorian State Committee Member Bill Hamill secured a partnership between his organisation Rural Industries Skill Training Centre (RIST) and CQUniversity. This arrangement will allow rural Victorian students to have access to a Bachelor of Agriculture course delivered from the Hamilton c... Read more

Find out more about ASQA’s new audit model Edition 676, 24 Oct

ASQA is implementing a new approach to audit during 2016 and early 2017. This revised approach builds on and improves ASQA's existing auditing practices. For more information about what's changing, how this audit model was developed, and how the revised model helps to support consistent voc... Read more

Apprenticeships – what needs to change? Edition 676, 24 Oct

The Food Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council extends an invitation to ACPET members to participate with other industry stakeholders in a ‘Making Apprenticeships Better’ workshop.  Bring your experience and views about the apprenticeship system to the workshop, which will f... Read more

Recent NSW oriented ACPET submissions Edition 676, 24 Oct

ACPET has recently submitted responses on papers circulated by the NSW Department of Industry and StudyNSW. A consultation review was undertaken on Apprenticeships and Traineeships in NSW. Here is ACPET’s perspective on the issues that it raised. A paper, Internationalising Regional Australi... Read more

ISANA ACTiveNSW Branch AGM and Professional Development Session Edition 676, 24 Oct

ISANA: International Education Association invites you to attend A Holistic Approach to the First Year Experience (FYE). Join us at this final professional development session for 2016 and hear from Dr Kathy Egea who has researched on the challenges student encounter during their first year of high... Read more

Canberra Business Chamber 2016 Annual Gala Dinner Edition 676, 24 Oct

This year, Canberra Business Chamber’s Gala Dinner will be taking place on Thursday 27th October in The Ballroom of the National Convention Centre. This event will provide networking opportunities for members in Canberra, as well as the chance to hear from key note speaker, Daniel Flynn. To r... Read more

Higher Education Benchmarking Service Edition 676, 24 Oct

Benchmarking remains important in the new Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 that comes into effect on 1 January 2017. ACPET is once again partnering with Helen Lawrance Consulting (HLC) to offer the ACPET Benchmarking Service, designed to help Higher Education Provider... Read more

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Managing Agents - Risks and Results! Edition 676, 24 Oct

ACPET WA WORKSHOP INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AGENTS: Managing Risks; Getting Results! Register HERE The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) sets high standards for CRICOS providers when selecting and managing international educa... Read more

Save the Date! ACPET WA Forum - Spotlight on International Education Edition 676, 24 Oct

A reminder that the ACPET WA International Education Forum will be held on Friday 25 November followed by end of year celebrations at Matilda Bay!!  Registrations will be opening very soon - save the date!  ... Read more

Welcome - ACPET WA State Committee 2016/17 Edition 676, 24 Oct

ACPET WA welcomes new WA State Committee members and sincerely thanks continuing, and retiring members of the Committee for their representation and guidance over the past year. Your 2016-17 WA State Committee members are: Ms Robyn Adams, Chair (Notre Dame University) Trish Ridley (Activ Pathways... Read more

NMU Archive
Well, what can I say? Edition 675, 17 Oct

It has been another week in VET – the only constant is turmoil itself. I won’t keep you long today. After last week I headed to the mountains yesterday and attacked them as best I could on my favourite bike – it gave me time to think. Last week started in shock and ended in emot... Read more

ACPET Cairns 2016 Forum – This Thursday 20 October Edition 675, 17 Oct

A popular networking event that brings the sector together. This year’s Cairns Regional Forum, themed Shaping your Business, is an opportunity to hear from a range of key note speakers who will inspire your business growth and development. Throughout the day, delegates will hear from: The... Read more

Skills and Employment Industry Engagement Strategy Edition 675, 17 Oct

The Department of State Development is  working on a renewed approach to stakeholder engagement to collectively improve the skills, training and employment outcomes for South Australians. They are currently seeking input on the draft Skills and Employment Division Stakeholder Engagement Strate... Read more

Interpretation Guide: TAE Training Package Release 2.0 Edition 675, 17 Oct

PwC have announced the publication of the new 'Interpretation Guide: TAE Training Package Release 2.0' on their website: This Guide has been designed to address queries encountered in their role as the Skills Service Organisation (SSO) responsible for the TAE Tra... Read more

Tasmania’s international education system shines at awards (TAS) Edition 675, 17 Oct

Congratulations to all award winners at the 2016 Study Tasmania International Education Shine Awards, which recognised excellence in international education across Tasmania. The awards acknowledged international students, homestay hosts, community and staff members, for their dedication and their co... Read more

Save the Date - ACPET SA end of year event 9 Dec 4:30pm Edition 675, 17 Oct

Please save this date in your diary to network with ACPET members and stakeholders at the ACPET end of year event as follows: Friday 9 December, 4:30pm - 6pm Venue to be confirmed.... Read more

Seeking views – consortia to pursue global opportunities Edition 675, 17 Oct

Consortia can enable education providers to form unique offerings that build on the relative strength of partners achieve greater scale to pursue global opportunities. ACPET members with interest or experience in exploring consortia opportunities are invited to share their views by participat... Read more

Austrade - Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series - 25 October Edition 675, 17 Oct

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) would like to invite its Victorian colleagues to come together for the next instalment of the Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series: Austrade and your RTO - Using customer intelligence to position offshore  Topics to be discussed... Read more

International Education Awards finalists announced (VIC) Edition 675, 17 Oct

Minister for International Education, Steve Herbert, said in a show of Victoria’s reputation as a top destination for international education, 28 students from 18 countries have been named as finalists in the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards. "The awards recognise and celebr... Read more

Town Hall Teleconference on Reforms Edition 675, 17 Oct

We continue with our work to fight for our sector and address the concerning rhetoric around the many many great quality providers providing fantastic outcomes. We want to connect verbally with our members from across Australia to provide to you a brief on what information we know, the concerns t... Read more

Welcome Kathleen Newcombe Edition 675, 17 Oct

ACPET would like to extend a warm welcome to Kathleen Newcombe, Sarina Russo Education Group as our newest inductee as an ACPET Life Member. Kathleen is an asset to the industry and we are honored to call her a Life Member.  Welome Kathleen! Mel Koumides, ACPET Chair with Kathleen Newcombe,... Read more

2016 Worldskills Australia Edition 675, 17 Oct

Over the 6th,7th and 8th of October the Melbourne Showgrounds came alive with an abundance of talent and dedication; 2016 Worldskills Australia. Hard working students from all over Australia donned their state colors and demonstrated their skill sets on the big stage with peers and industry looking... Read more

Back to the future: Western Australia’s economic future after the boom Edition 675, 17 Oct

Back to the future: Western Australia’s economic future after the boom ACPET members are invited to attend a breakfast and launch of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre report – Back to the future: Western Australia’s economic future after the boom. This report aims to identif... Read more

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