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Make the move into a growth VET market - India... Edition 715, 24 Jul

Interested in delivering in India? Join StudyNT to learn more about a new opportunity for NT VET providers. When:  2:30-4:00pm, Monday 31 July Where: Arafura Room, Level 1, Development House, 76 The Esplanade, Darwin There are over 20 Centres of Excellence being built across Kerala by the Ke... Read more

Too much reform is never enough Edition 715, 24 Jul

Last week I highlighted the current review of the National VET Regulator (NVETR) Act. It’s an important piece of the VET landscape that affects RTOs across Australia so getting it right will help ensure we have a sector that retains its world class reputation for delivering the skills that res... Read more

Smart and Skilled Update 43 Edition 715, 24 Jul

The Department of Industry (DOI) distributed Smart and Skilled Update number 43 recently. If you missed it, please read on. Update 43 discusses: Reporting training activity data for apprentices and trainees A clarification about Smart and Skilled training options for asylum seekers and refugees... Read more

Express interest: China Tourism Destination Development Mission 2017 Edition 715, 24 Jul

For the first time Austrade is hosting a Tourism Destination Development Mission to China. Opportunities are emerging for Australian businesses to export tourism services and products into China. In 2016, China received 138 million international visitors and had 122 million outbound departures. Th... Read more

2017 ACPET National Conference and APIEF Edition 715, 24 Jul

The ACPET National Conference and Asia Pacific International Education Forum will be delivered over three days on the 23-25 of August. The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will play host to the event, the Centre is in the unique South Bank riverside precinct of Brisbane, the city’s cu... Read more

Canvas LMS in Perth - Wednesday 2nd August to Friday 4th August Edition 715, 24 Jul

Ben Reynolds from Canvas is going to be in Perth on Wednesday 2nd August to attend and sponsor the ACPET luncheon with Minister Sue Ellery and will be remaining in Perth for the rest of the week. Ben is looking forward to meeting ACPET members at the luncheon and would also like to extend an opportu... Read more

TAC’s July Education Workshops - This week! Edition 715, 24 Jul

As part of the Training Accreditation Council's (TAC) Education Program, TAC is pleased to offer a FREE workshop opportunity on Assessment and Assessment Validation.  Assessment has been and continues to be the most challenging aspect of RTO compliance. This half day workshop will pro... Read more

DSD and VETCoP PD opportunity Edition 715, 24 Jul

A very special professional development opportunity for Educators’/Trainers/Assessors brought to you by a partnership between DSD and VETCoP The Department of State Development (DSD) is pleased to promote, develop and raise the professional standing of trainers and assessors working in the... Read more

Trade Mission to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia - August 2017 Edition 715, 24 Jul

The Department of State Development (DSD) is currently organising the mission to the following destinations:  Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and to Phnom Penh – departing 20th of August and returning 26th of August. There is an education stream as part of this mission. &nbs... Read more

Have you met the Hon. Sue Ellery, WA Minister for Education and Training - 2nd August Edition 715, 24 Jul

On behalf of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) in Western Australia, I invite you to register for the ACPET WA Luncheon with special guest the Hon. Sue Ellery, Minister for Education and Training at the Pan Pacific Perth on 2 August. The luncheon is themed, “St... Read more

Regulatory Operations ASQA Perth - Position Open Edition 715, 24 Jul

There is a vacancy for an APS5 for 12 months from mid-August at the Perth ASQA office if you know of anyone who may be interested.  Please click here for more infomation. Applications close on 28 July.  ... Read more

ACT Training Awards Dinner tickets now available Edition 715, 24 Jul

Skills Canberra invites you to join them to celebrate the ACT VET sector’s best of the best! Tickets for the 2017 ACT Training Awards presentation evening are now on sale. The presentation dinner is the ACT’s premier VET event, and 2017 marks the Awards’ 80th anniversary. These a... Read more

Small Business Festival Victoria is only two weeks away! Edition 715, 24 Jul

Dear colleague,  Small Business Victoria has recently sent out an update on its Small Business Victoria Festival taking place from Tuesday 1 August to Thursday 7 September 2017. View update Kind regards,  Demmi Paris ACPET Executive Officer VIC/TAS... Read more

National Skills Week 2017 Edition 715, 24 Jul

On behalf of the Queensland Government, TAFE Queensland and SkillsOne Television you are invited to join The Hon Karen Andrews, MP Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills at the QLD launch of National Skills Week 2017. National Skills Week encourages, informs and inspires people of a... Read more

Have your say- Proposed changes to ELICOS standards Edition 715, 24 Jul

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DET) is seeking comment on a revised ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) Standards consultation draft. Proposed revisions are designed to aim to ensure nationally consistent standards are applied to Englis... Read more

Register now and build towards a gender informed national plan Edition 715, 24 Jul

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give us the framework to deal with global issues such as poverty, equitable access to education and social injustice. Good quality and inclusive education is a powerful vehicle for sustainable development. Equal access to education that is blind to gender... Read more

A free forum - Challenges in Global Learning 26 July Edition 715, 24 Jul

   Challenges in Global learning Forum:  Sharing experiences   Date: Wednesday 26th July 2017 at CDU  Time: 4:30-6:00 pm   Location: Orange 2.4.07, Casuarina Campus  RSVP: Ania Lian on  08 8946 6107 or to The Internationa... Read more

A review in regional and remote education - and beyond Edition 715, 24 Jul

Public submissions are being received in respect of a review of regional education that aims to identify the key issues and challenges faced by rural students with nine themes: • Curriculum and assessment • Teachers and teaching • Leaders and leadership • Informatio... Read more

NT International student numbers on the rise - but we need your involvement Edition 715, 24 Jul

There are now over 550 000 international students in Australia – and this does not include those tourists or those on other visa categories undertaking studies or unaccredited short courses. The vast majority of these students are in Sydney and Melbourne - with more international higher educ... Read more

New Training Services NSW programs Edition 715, 24 Jul

Members may wish to familiarise themselves with two new programs being rolled out by Training Services NSW – the Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP), and the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP). The RESP is a four-year $22 million initiative to address the challenges that are ex... Read more

NSW Department of Industry working to reposition VET Edition 715, 24 Jul

The Department’s view that it is critical that VET is seen as a valid and credible pathway will no doubt please many members. Their view is that VET currently lacks a coherent market positioning, message and communication strategy to attract and engage audiences. So they’ve developed an... Read more

NMU Archive
Trainers and Assessors required to up-skill Edition 714, 17 Jul

Following a recommendation from the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, trainers and assessors will be required to update their qualification. These changes are in line with other changes to the TAE qualifications that are currently being implemented. Existing holders of the Certificate IV... Read more

Education Exhibition Korea 2017 Edition 714, 17 Jul

Join the Australia Future Unlimited Education Exhibition (AFUEE) Korea 2017, the premier marketing event for Australian international education in Korea. Austrade invites you to participate in Education Exhibition Korea 2017 from 14-15 October 2017 Korea remains the third largest source country fo... Read more

Apply for Qld’s IET Innovator in Residence program Edition 714, 17 Jul

World-class thinkers from Australia and beyond are being encouraged to apply for Queensland’s new International Education and Training Industry Innovator in Residence program. The program will fund innovators to spend one to six months working with TIQ’s International Education and Trai... Read more

Skills Canberra announces skill sets trial Edition 714, 17 Jul

Skills Canberra has now published its Skilled Capital 2017 Midyear release. This release includes a list of skill sets available for funding under the Skilled Capital program, implemented as an outcome of Skills Canberra’s Training Products Funding Policy. Identified skill sets will be avail... Read more

Call out to non-members of ACPET Edition 714, 17 Jul

If you haven’t already done so, please make sure you complete the survey designed to review the critical issues that will impact on our industry in coming years. We need to add your voice to make government stand up and take notice. The survey will take less than ten minutes to complete. Yo... Read more

Changes for SafeWork NSW Edition 714, 17 Jul

The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) is responsible for a number of regulatory functions. The Better Regulation Division (BRD) of DFSI will now include SafeWork NSW, Commerce Regulation and Customer Experience, and Regulatory Policy, as well as Fair Trading. The State Insurance... Read more

Hear from incredible speakers at APIEF Edition 714, 17 Jul

Hear from incredible speakers at APIEF Interested in international education developments and ideas? Join us at ACPET’s Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) on 23 August, that’s day one of our national Conference, in Brisbane.   Kirsty Sword Gusmao Kirsty Sword G... Read more

Shut the gate...a bit anyway Edition 714, 17 Jul

About a month ago, I mentioned the National VET Regulator Act was being reviewed and highlighted the importance of the review in shaping the future direction for the sector. As I said then, the issues identified with the VET FEE-HELP program and the impact on students and the sector highlight some p... Read more

Key webinars this week! Edition 714, 17 Jul

  To start the week off with a bang, Lana Harasymiv showcases effective strategies for student-led EAL and ELICOS classrooms. Dr Peter Ryan demonstrates models for enhanced governance within RTO's and Maree Thorne ends the week with two effective webinars by showing how to add a training p... Read more

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