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Back to the future Edition 681, 28 Nov

Before I talk about the topic of the day (for far too long), I am pleased to report that the first meeting of the Council for International Education was held last week on 23 November, with Ministerial members and experts, (including three ACPET members) beginning their collaborative work to maintai... Read more

ACPET One day Workshop and Christmas Party Friday 2 December Darwin Hilton Edition 681, 28 Nov

ACPET NT is pleased to host a one day workshop  - Friday 2 December Hilton Hotel, Darwin Please register online at the ACPET website here Session 1: (3 hours) 9am – 12pm International Education – provided by Austrade and covering: Introduction to International Education Free... Read more

ACPET Tassie end of year event 7 December 3:30-6pm Edition 681, 28 Nov

You’re warmly invited to the ACPET Tasmania VET Forum followed by end of year drinks and networking to be held at: Iluka Room, Hobart Function and Conference Centre 1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart Wednesday 7 December, 2016 Forum - 3:30pm to 4:30pm End of year drinks & networking &nda... Read more

You're invited to the ACPET SA end of year event 9 Dec 4:30pm Edition 681, 28 Nov

You're invited to the ACPET end of year event as follows: When: Friday 9 December, 4:30pm - 6pm Where: Quality Training & Hospitality College Suite 3, Level 1, 8 Greenhill Road, Wayville Please come along and network with ACPET members and stakeholders. RSVP by 5 December: sa@acpet.... Read more

You're invited to the ACPET VET forum followed by xmas drinks, Hobart 7 December Edition 681, 28 Nov

You’re warmly invited to the ACPET Tasmania VET Forum followed by end of year drinks and networking to be held at: Iluka Room, Hobart Function and Conference Centre 1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart Wednesday 7 December, 2016 Forum - 3:30pm to 4:30pm End of year drinks & networking... Read more

$4.2m for Tasmanian Skills Development Fund Edition 681, 28 Nov

The latest round of the Skills Fund Program will provide $4.2 million to support skills development for job seekers and existing workers, supporting 2,400 training places across Tasmania. More than 94 per cent of the funding will go to local training organisations that employ Tasmanians, with the r... Read more

Save the Date! Edition 681, 28 Nov

ACPET will hold its final professional development event for the year on Friday 16 December – a full day workshop for members who undertake training delivery and assessment under contract to the Department of Training and Workforce Development.  Changes are in the pipeline and you will ne... Read more

Farewell Martin Riordan Edition 681, 28 Nov

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) today acknowledged the service of TAFE Directors Australia’s outgoing Chief Executive Officer Martin Riordan. ACPET CEO Rod Camm said Mr Riordan had made a significant contribution to Australia’s vocational education an... Read more

Press coverage for AIE’s Training Awards win Edition 681, 28 Nov

ACT winners at the Australian Training Awards - including ACPET member Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) – have attracted both local and national press attention. For more information, please see following articles from The Canberra Times and Read more

ACPET NSW VET Forum – thank you Edition 681, 28 Nov

ACPET NSW would like to thank everyone that attended the ACPET NSW VET Forum on Wednesday 23rd November. The forum was very well attended with around 120 members participating in the event. The theme of the day was collaboration – how ACPET members can work with each other to strengthen the se... Read more

Vale Emeritus Professor Larry Smith Edition 681, 28 Nov

Many years ago in a department far away, I (Michael Hall - ACPET NT) had the pleasure of working with a true gentleman/rogue in the then Qld Department of Education's Research Branch.  Many ACPET members would have engaged or argued with Larry and the last time I saw him was when he present... Read more

ACPET congratulates Health Careers International Edition 681, 28 Nov

ACPET congratulates Health Careers International on winning the 2016 Victorian Excellence in International Education – Private Education and Training Award On Monday 21st November, the Victorian government celebrated the International Education Awards , an initiative to support the internati... Read more

Call for presentations: 26th National VET Research Conference Edition 681, 28 Nov

Are you interested in presenting at the 26th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills'? The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is now accepting abstracts for both oral and poster presentations from industry, practitioners, policy makers... Read more

2017 ACPET Catalogue is out now Edition 681, 28 Nov

ACPET is please to announce that the 2017 ACPET Catalogue is now available. The ACPET Catalogue is an engaging online tool available to all ACPET members for prospective students, career advisors and parents to select a quality training provider. Please veiw the Catalogue here.  ... Read more

ACPET VET forum in Adelaide well attended Edition 681, 28 Nov

At an ACPET forum last Wednesday, Minister Susan Close addressed over 40 private education and training providers in Adelaide regarding Workready funding and planned improvements to processing times. Josh Rayner, Director of the SA Training and Skills Commission also discussed TaSC activities in th... Read more

IET Strategy Information Sessions Regional Roadshow Edition 681, 28 Nov

The International Education & Training Strategy Information Sessions Regional Roadshow will run from 22 November to 14 December 2016. Click here for further information and to view the session’s dates and locations.... Read more

ACPET Private Provider Course Guide for 2017 - Expressions of interest are now open! Edition 681, 28 Nov

Expressions of interest are now open for ACPET members to be involved in the 5th edition of the ACPET Queensland Private Provider Course Guide for 2017. The Course Guide targets career counselors in schools across Queensland who can influence the school leaver market for 2018; to consider the quali... Read more

International Education in the spotlight - again! Edition 681, 28 Nov

International education was in the spotlight again last week, with the ACPET WA International Education Forum (IEF) held on Friday, in the wonderful surroundings of Matilda Bay.  ACPET WA State Director Robyn Adams (University of Notre Dame) welcomed delegates to the Forum for a full day of br... Read more

South Australian Agribusiness training provider to extend collaboration to Indonesia Edition 681, 28 Nov

Ironwood Careers and Training (ICT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universitas Islam Balitar of Indonesia, for the provision of higher education to Indonesian students in Agribusiness and Leadership Management. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith, Mi... Read more

ACPET Queensland Information Session About Today and Tomorrow Edition 681, 28 Nov

Come and join us for what will be a highly informative learning summit with updates from various Queensland Government departments, leading into our member and stakeholder Christmas function. This ACPET learning summit is bringing together presenters who will share a variety of views, information a... Read more

End of Year ACPET Christmas Function Edition 681, 28 Nov

ACPET Queensland would like to invite Queensland Members to attend our end of year Christmas networking function.  When: Thursday 8 December 2016 from 4.00pm – 6.00pm Where: Rydges Hotel, Cnr Grey & Glenelg Streets South Bank (Pool Deck) RSVP: To Stephanie Dellow by Monday 5 Decemb... Read more

NMU Archive
A call for stability Edition 680, 21 Nov

The Australian Training Awards have now come and gone. The night was a real celebration of student and training provider excellence, by both private and public providers – as indeed it should be. It is very rare nowadays that we get the opportunity to just sit and watch the best of the best.... Read more

Success for Academy of Interactive Entertainment at the Australian Training Awards Edition 680, 21 Nov

ACPET wishes to send our congratulations to The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) who were awarded the title of Small Training Provider of the Year at the Australian Training Awards.  After taking home the same award at the ACT Training Excellence Awards in September, AIE have now been... Read more

RGIT Australia Graduation Ceremony 2016 Edition 680, 21 Nov

On Wednesday, 09 November, RGIT Australia was in festive spirits. Preparations were underway to celebrate the successful completion of over 50 graduates of Hospitality, Business, IT and Community Services cohorts. The event was held at Ibis Hotel in Therry Street, Melbourne. Families, friends, tra... Read more

The ACPET NSW VET Forum is only 2 days away – join the Minister in changing the sector! Edition 680, 21 Nov

There are still places available at the ACPET NSW VET Forum, which is taking place in just two days time. Join us on Wednesday 23rd November at the Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills. Our key note speaker is the newly elected Deputy Premier of NSW, The Hon. John Barilaro MP who wi... Read more

Small Business Victoria Update Edition 680, 21 Nov

This month's update includes: Faces of Small Business The Common Good, an organic grocer based in Hawthorn, is one of the Faces of Small Business, a digital exhibition that showcases innovative businesses in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Owners Meneka Pramkumar and John Currey, who opened t... Read more

New online PD training course launched Edition 680, 21 Nov

A new professional development course outlining international education in six key destination countries has been created to help support industry organisations in their induction process. ‘Introduction to International Education’ looks at international education across all sectors in A... Read more

International Education Code of Ethics Edition 680, 21 Nov

The Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Melbourne held in late October saw the release of the  Australian International Education And Training Agent Code of Ethics (ACE).  In his speech Minister Birmingham stated “Today, to strengthen the fundamentals and ensure... Read more

VET training packages - A story of Extremes Edition 680, 21 Nov

A new report, released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) finds that enrolments in Australian training package qualifications present a story of extremes. Uptake and utility of VET qualifications looks at the uptake of training package qualifications across the v... Read more

Have you registered for the VET & Research breakfast yet? Edition 680, 21 Nov

Have you registered for the VET & Research breakfast yet? In the final instalment of the 2016 Victorian VET RTO Breakfast series, we have speakers from LH Martin Institute and Federation University, to present on: VET teachers’ and trainers’ qualifications: What difference do they... Read more

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