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Confusion and governance Edition 672, 26 Sep

This week a different angle…… let’s talk data transparency as a key to quality student outcomes Last Thursday the Productivity Commission issued its Preliminary Findings Report into Introducing Competition and Informed Used Choice into Human Services: Identifying Sectors for Ref... Read more

Save the Date! ACPET WA International Education Forum Edition 672, 26 Sep

Planning is underway for the ACPET WA International Education Forum and end of year celebrations.  An informative and engaging program for members is planned with post-Forum socialising to follow, so put Friday 25 November in your diary NOW and watch this space for updates and details!  Do... Read more

ACPET International Provider Briefing Edition 672, 26 Sep

ACPET WA members working with international education agents and students were pleased of the opportunity to meet with senior representatives of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Perth last week.  Members are keen to work with the Department in ensuring the integrity of stu... Read more

ACPET Cairns 2016 Forum - Hon Yvette D’Ath MP is confirmed to attend Edition 672, 26 Sep

The Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills has confirmed her attendance to address Cairns forum delegates. This is a great opportunity to meet with the minister and discuss your local issues and good news stories. Our key note spea... Read more

Myanmar in Transition – an invitation from DFAT Edition 672, 26 Sep

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs WA are hosting a public lecture Myanmar in Transition next Wednesday 28 September 2016 from 5.30pm-7pm at UWA Crawley Campus. The lecture will be delivered by Ambassador H.E. Nicholas Coppel who will... Read more

Trade & Investment Commissioner Breakfast Edition 672, 26 Sep

In conjunction with the Queensland Government Trade Export week, ACPET Queensland together with Trade & Investment Queensland would like to invite you to a Trade Commissioner Networking breakfast. Throughout the breakfast attendees will hear from Rod Camm, ACPET, CEO and Rebecca Hall, Executive... Read more

Student visa programme reports released Edition 672, 26 Sep

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released the 'Student and Temporary Graduate visa programme report 2015–16', and the 'Student visa programme trends 2009–10 to 2015–16 report'. Key findings include: Student visa lodgements increased by 7.8... Read more

NT 2016 Training Awards winners Edition 672, 26 Sep

In last week’s edition of Monday Update I congratulated all finalists in the awards and singled out for a special mention those ACPET members and their students who had fared well on the night. I have been politely reminded that as ACPET is part of the broader NT VET community where equity an... Read more

Chief Minister’s NT Export and Industry Awards Edition 672, 26 Sep

Education and training was the driving force highlighted at the Awards held at the Darwin Convention Centre last Thursday evening. There were six winners from the education and training sector: Education & Training Award: Charles Darwin University Industry Innovation Award: Centre for Appropr... Read more

BCA Awards Evening Edition 672, 26 Sep

Well done to the BCA team for hosting a truly memorable awards evening, opened with a heartfelt traditional welcome to country from a local elder and student, with some 100 graduands strutting their stuff on the floor of Parliament House in Darwin. Just wonderful to feel the positive energy on the... Read more

OctoberVET Edition 672, 26 Sep

The new VET market: quality and complexity Speakers: Patrick Korbel (NCVER), Mark Croft (TAFESA) and Jon Lang (UPSKILLED) Date and time: 7 October 2016,  8.45am for 9.00am start – 12.30 pm Venue: Lecture Room GK2-16,             Sir George Kingston Buildi... Read more

Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series - 29 September Edition 672, 26 Sep

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training would like to invite its Victorian colleagues to come together for the first installment of the 'Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series'. With the implementation of The Skills First program, there is no more opportune time to hear from:... Read more

Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship $8 million Grants and Support Edition 672, 26 Sep

Australia needs outstanding talent in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to support Australia's national innovation and economic growth, and our global relevance and competitiveness. We’re underrepresented for women in STEM. Only one in four IT graduates, less than on... Read more

Youth Engagement Summit 2016 Edition 672, 26 Sep

ACPET members are invited to a full day event on November 17th where ACPET partner, Year13 are providing your organisation with the skills, tools and resources behind effective youth engagement. ACPET are sponsors of this fantastic initiative and believe the insights Year13 can provide will be groun... Read more

October ACT RTO Forum - RSVPs still open Edition 672, 26 Sep

RSVPs for the Skills Canberra next ACT RTO Forum remain open. The forum will take place on Friday October 21st. Details for the event are as follows: Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm (Registrations open 10:00am) Venue: The Hall, Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning (HBCTL), 51 Fremantle Driv... Read more

Endorsed RTO census Edition 672, 26 Sep

In order to help the government understand the makeup and capability of endorsed RTOS operating in Tasmania, Skills Tasmania will conduct a census during September and October.  Responses will be confidential and only be used in de-identified and combined form.  The results of the census... Read more

2017 User Choice program now open Edition 672, 26 Sep

Registered training organisations (RTOs) wishing to offer User Choice subsidised training places to apprentices or trainees to begin training in early 2017 are encouraged to apply prior to 25 November 2016 - although not a cut-off date, early lodgement is encouraged as it increases the likelihood of... Read more

International Student Awards 2016 – Finalists Announced Edition 672, 26 Sep

Finalists in the 2016 International Student Awards have been announced. A full list of the finalists can be found here.  The awards will take place on Tuesday 11th October at the Sydney Opera House.... Read more

NMU Archive
Don’t mention the Rugby! Edition 671, 19 Sep

Last week saw me attend the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) conference. ACPET has had a long standing relationship with ITENZ. However, the purpose of this year’s visit was to cement a relationship with our NZ counterparts that would develop future business opportunities fo... Read more

ACPET Cairns 2016 Forum - Hon Yvette D’Ath MP is confirmed to attend Edition 671, 19 Sep

The Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills has confirmed her attendance to address Cairns forum delegates. This is a great opportunity to meet with the minister and discuss your local issues and good news stories. Our key note spea... Read more

Student visa backlog being addressed Edition 671, 19 Sep

Thank you to those members who raised delays in processing of student visa applications, especially for students in university pathway courses. ACPET has been working in the background with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to progress members’ concerns.  A backl... Read more

Browns English Language School Opening of Southport Campus Edition 671, 19 Sep

BROWNS English Language School Opening of Southport Campus Congratualtions to BROWNS English Language School on the opening of their Southport campus on the Gold Coast. The campus is aimed at attracting pre-teen and teenage international students to Australian shores. The world-class campus featur... Read more

Final call to nominate for CSQ Excellence Awards Edition 671, 19 Sep

Are you an outstanding apprentice, a construction school leader, or an organisation committed to training excellence? Well this is your time to shine – with nominations extended till Thursday 22 September 2016. And for the first time, all finalists in every category will receive a compliment... Read more

Study Canberra September Newsletter Edition 671, 19 Sep

Last week Study Canberra issued their latest newsletter. Interested members can access it on the Study Canberra website here... Read more

Calling for Expressions of Interest to the VDC Teacher Indigenous Capability Program II Edition 671, 19 Sep

3 DAY PROGRAM: TUESDAY 4, 11 AND 18 OCTOBER 2016 9.30 am - 4.00 pm - Melbourne CBD This VET Development Centre (VDC) funded program has been designed to build the level of specialised knowledge, skills and expertise in VET teacher/trainers who work or wish to work with Indigenous learners.... Read more


$34 million Regional Skills Fund 8th September 2016 The Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Jaala Pulford MP and The Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon. Steve Herbert MP officially launched the Victorian Government’s $34 million Regional Skills Fund.  A new joint regiona... Read more

Northern Territory Training Awards – a celebration of success Edition 671, 19 Sep

With a 600 strong showing on the night, the 2016 Training Awards was indeed a night to remember. Congratulations to all the finalists – all of you are winners. To those ACPET members and private providers on the night, to your teams and students, well done.  Now to the National Training... Read more

OctoberVET - Ballarat Edition 671, 19 Sep

Teaching, training and learning: VET’s true business A free research-based event in Ballarat.  Keynote presentations: "Investigating quality teaching in the Victorian VET sector"  Ruth Schubert, Associate Professor and Associate Director, LH Martin Institute, Universi... Read more

ACPET VET Forum Darwin 2 December – Save the date Edition 671, 19 Sep

Towards 2017 -  the year of the Fire Rooster (being the sign of dawn and awakening, triumph and success achieved at the price of hard work and patience). Planning is underway for the annual ACPET end of year Forum and end of year celebration. Put the date in your diary now and let us know if y... Read more

Child Safe Standards Information Sessions Edition 671, 19 Sep

Organisations that work with children are required by law to meet the Child Safe Standards by 1 January 2017 The Commission for Children and Young People, in partnership with local government, is holding information sessions about the Child Safe Standards and what organisations need to do to b... Read more

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