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An Industry in Transition Edition 693, 20 Feb

I wrote to ACPET members last week articulating a set of ideas and principles for a new direction for ACPET. The Association has an important role in establishing private education in its place as the pre-eminent provider of tertiary education in Australia and internationally.   ACPET&rsq... Read more

Last chance to register - Sustainability Community of Practice & Education (ScoPe) Forum - 24 Feb Edition 693, 20 Feb

SCoPe was launched in 2013 to develop sustainable skills sets and promote sustainable and innovative initiatives in partnership with Education, Community, Industry and Government. SCoPe launches its first event for 2017: A Focus on Sustainable Marketing & Community Capacity Building When... Read more

REGISTER NOW: South East Asia Business Mission July 2017 Edition 693, 20 Feb

The Department of State Development presents the 2017 Singapore and Malaysia business mission, 23 - 29 July 2017, travelling to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. This mission will be led by the Minister for Investment and Trade, Martin Hamilton-Smith.   WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? South A... Read more

Skills Fund open for more training places Edition 693, 20 Feb

On Monday 12 February, applications were opened for the next round of the Skills Fund Demand Led program with up to $4.7 million available to support business and industry growth in Tasmania. The Skills Fund provides funding for subsidised training for job seekers and existing worker, with a k... Read more

International Education - ISANA Edition 693, 20 Feb

University Community Safety & Wellbeing 22nd & 23rd March 2017 | Victoria University City Convention Centre Over 70% of respondents to the National Union of Students Talk About It Survey said that they had experience sexual assault and violence at university. How can you do more to suppor... Read more

Invitation to 'VET in Crisis' Public Seminar Edition 693, 20 Feb

The John Cain Foundation with Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy & Centre for Workplace Leadership Presents: VET IN CRISIS Professor Leesa Wheelahan It is time that we recognise that a new model of vocational education is needed in Australia. The current social settlement between VE... Read more

CAA Online Calendar – publicise your upcoming student recruitment events Edition 693, 20 Feb

The Careers Advisors Association for NSW and ACT invites ACPET members to advertise their upcoming open days, events and EXPOs in the CAA Online Calendar. The information on the Online Calendar will be used by Careers Advisors to update students and parents of upcoming events in the local area. The... Read more

Free Member Workshop - Helping you prepare applications for Workforce Innovation Training Fund (WTIF) Grants Edition 693, 20 Feb

ACPET Victoria is pleased to be offering a free workshop to help inform members who plan to apply for Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF) grants. The workshop will include: Background to the WTIF Program Program overview Areas to address in application Successful Writing Skills General... Read more

What is on this week in PD? Edition 693, 20 Feb

Dear Colleague, Our webinars will have you learning new skills and knowledge in an hour or less, as all webinars run for a maximum of one hour.  Our range of webinars cater for everyone from CEOs and executives through to academic, teaching, HR, marketing and administrative staff in the higher... Read more

ACPET NSW State Forum 2017 – registrations are now open! Edition 693, 20 Feb

ACPET is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a NSW State Forum on Wednesday 15th of March at Dockside on Darling Harbour. Following on from the success of our VET Forum in November 2016, this event is a full day, whole sector forum focusing on issues that affect our members that operate in a... Read more

Registrations Open for IET Summit Edition 693, 20 Feb

Registration for the inaugural Summit, a key initiative of the IET Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026 (the Strategy), have opened. Being held on 28 March 2017 at the Marriot Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, the IET Summit will bring together industry members, supporting partners and gov... Read more

Introduction to International Education and Free Trade Agreement Workshops Edition 693, 20 Feb

Join us to: Learn the fundamentals of international education in Australia by looking at trends, data and engagement models Strengthen your business opportunities through strategic planning and projects   Discover how Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are relevant to education and training... Read more

Draft 2017 Northern Territory Skilled Occupation Priority List Edition 693, 20 Feb

The Department of Business is eager to receive input to the 2017 Skill Occupation Priority List. NT Industry Skills Advisory Council (ISAC) is the lead organisation in collating responses that will assist in finalising this list for a March 2017 release. All responses should be directed to Rob... Read more

ACPET at a CCI Election Series breakfast Edition 693, 20 Feb

One Wednesday 15 March Andrew Crevald - Curtin College, WA Committee member had the pleasure to represent ACPET at a CCI Election Series breakfast.  The event included presentations from: Hon. Colin Barnett MLA Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science Hon. Dr Mike Nahan MLA Treasurer; M... Read more

VET FEE-Help student opt in flyer and VSL issues to be aware of Edition 693, 20 Feb

ACPET is receiving feedback from members about issues they’re facing with interpreting their VSL transitional cap, applying for full VSL status, and student confusion about the VET Fee-Help opt in process. In response, ACPET has prepared a simplified Guide for Students opting in to VET FEE-HE... Read more

ACPET signs MOU with TEQSA Edition 693, 20 Feb

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Council for Private Education and Training, the peak body representing the private tertiary education and training sector in Australia. View full Media Release here.... Read more

Call For Abstracts Open | APIEF & ACPET Edition 693, 20 Feb

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is holding its National Conference and Asia Pacific International Education Forum on the 23, 24 and 25 August 2017 in Brisbane and is now calling for abstracts. The national conference has traditionally focused on six breakout sessio... Read more

NMU Archive
The power of data Edition 692, 13 Feb

It is no surprise that I have commented a number of times this year already on the turbulence that is still harming our sector and the real challenges we are continuing to experience. Two of the many issues impacting relate to students ‘opting in’ under Vet Student Loans and our ability... Read more

Queensland International Education and Training Partnership Fund Edition 692, 13 Feb

The Queensland Government’s International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026 (Strategy) is focused on four strategic imperatives -  to promote Queensland internationally, enhance the student experience, grow our regions and connect the industry. The Queensl... Read more

Peak period in student visa processing Edition 692, 13 Feb

Now is a critical time for student visa processing because of the high volume of international students intending to commence studies in Australia over the coming weeks. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) continues to manage the seasonal peak of student visa applications. So... Read more

NT Endorsed Provider model review Edition 692, 13 Feb

In 2013 the Northern Territory Government implemented the Endorsed Provider Model (EPM) in response to the 2012 National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform requirement that jurisdictions will improve the quality of VET teaching and training through the implementation of criteria specific for RTO... Read more

Invitation : Asia Pop Fest x Lord Mayor's Student Welcome 2017 Information Session Edition 692, 13 Feb

In 2017, City of Melbourne’s long-standing Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome event will join forces with Arts Centre Melbourne’s Asia TOPA: Triennial of the Performing Arts to stage a massive concert for international students at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Asia Pop Fest is FREE for al... Read more

Workready Subsidised Training List 2.1 announced Edition 692, 13 Feb

Training places in more than 20 additional courses are now available through the latest update of the Subsidised Training List (STL). The courses come from a range of industry sectors, including agriculture, horticulture, meat processing, health and community services, foundation skills, metals and... Read more

Sustainability Community of Practice & Education (ScoPe) Forum 24 Feb Edition 692, 13 Feb

SCoPe was launched in 2013 to develop sustainable skills sets and promote sustainable and innovative initiatives in partnership with Education, Community, Industry and Government. SCoPe launches its first event for 2017: A Focus on Sustainable Marketing & Community Capacity Building When... Read more

Exhibitor opportunities for the Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo, April in Adelaide Edition 692, 13 Feb

This year’s 8th annual Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide (TSCEA) will be held in April for anyone wishing to gain access to a wide range of training and career options and offers an opportunity for providers to showcase their programs. This year the inaugural South Australia Work a... Read more

Melbourne International Student Leadership Program 2017 Edition 692, 13 Feb

Meld is pleased to be partnering with the City of Melbourne this year to pilot the Melbourne International Student Leadership Program an upcoming initiatives around improving student employability. Some of you might already be aware, since 2014, Meld Community and the City of Melbourne have worked... Read more

Workforce and Skills Funding in Feb 2017 Edition 692, 13 Feb

Skills Fund The Skills Fund program subsidises the cost of training across a range of qualifications to build a productive and competitive workforce. The Skills Fund gives priority to investing in skills for growth and investing in people and their futures by focusing on: a more efficient and c... Read more

International Education and Free Trade Agreements Adelaide Workshop 21 Feb Edition 692, 13 Feb

Please come along to our Introduction to International Education and Free Trade Agreement workshop on 21 February in Adelaide. The attached flyer has all the details including how to register. Suitable for organisations considering getting into international education, as well as those that need a... Read more

Call For Abstracts Open | APIEF & ACPET Edition 692, 13 Feb

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is holding its National Conference and Asia Pacific International Education Forum on the 23, 24 and 25 August 2017 in Brisbane and is now calling for abstracts. The national conference has traditionally focused on six breakout sessio... Read more

ACPET WA - Changing of the Guard Edition 692, 13 Feb

ACPET is pleased to welcome Lorena Glavinas back to the ACPET WA office, after being on maternity leave during 2016.  Lorena will be working part time (on each Monday and Friday) and Demmi Paris has been appointed as the Interim Executive Officer for Western Australia following Helen McNeill&rs... Read more

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