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Need help tracking down the LLN resources you need? Edition 550, 21 Apr

Are you, like many RTOs, missing out on accessing the many high-quality foundation skills resources available to you to address your students’ foundation skills requirements? If you're not sure where to find them or if you're struggling to work out which material best suits your RTO&#... Read more

Group Bookings - 2014 ACPET National Conference and Asia-Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) Edition 550, 21 Apr

ACPET’s Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) and National Conference program is now available and early bird registrations are now open. This year, the National Conference theme is Connecting Up – the power of possibilities, with a range of impressive speakers, exhibitors... Read more

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Join us on the inaugural ACPET Delegation to Indonesia, 20-24 May 2014 Edition 549, 14 Apr

The inaugural ACPET Delegation to Indonesia will be visiting Jakarta and Yogyakarta from 20-24 May 2014. The Delegation will be led by ACPET CEO Claire Field, who is currently in China leading ACPET’s Delegation to China, and will include extensive itineraries in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. For f... Read more

Minister Pyne to deliver keynote address at ACPET Higher Education Symposium Edition 548, 7 Apr

The annual ACPET Higher Education Symposium will this year be held in Sydney on 22 May 2014. Higher education providers must be innovative and responsive to the needs of students and business by maintaining academic rigour and delivering high quality education. Within this context, the ACPET 2014... Read more

Get the latest on foundation skills and get the edge for your RTO at the ACER National Adult LLN Assessment Conference 2014 Edition 548, 7 Apr

The 3rd Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) National Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Conference, taking place in Melbourne this 1-2 May, is an excellent opportunity for members to find out the latest programs, policies and practices, giving them the edge in targeting... Read more

New free online national Foundation Skills tool under development - your opportunity to help shape the tool Edition 547, 31 Mar

Are you interested in finding out about a free online Foundation Skills Assessment Tool being developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to assess foundation skill levels against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and the Core Skills for Work (CSfW) Framework? An e... Read more

Calling for RTOs to trial ACPET's Roadmap to implementing sustainability, including free webinar Edition 546, 24 Mar

Would you like your RTO to become a leader in sustainability skills and work practices, knowing that it will lead to savings, and for it to be absolutely free? Well here's your chance. ACPET has obtained funding from the federal Department of Industry for a Carbon Skills Challenge Project to de... Read more

Calling for RTOs to trial ACPET's Roadmap to implementing sustainability, including free webinar Edition 545, 17 Mar

Would you like your RTO to become a leader in sustainability skills and work practices, knowing that it will lead to savings, and for it to be absolutely free? Well here's your chance. ACPET has obtained funding from the federal Department of Industry for a Carbon Skills Challenge Project to de... Read more

What changes will government make this year and what will they mean for your business? Edition 544, 10 Mar

ACPET’s second Executive Retreat ‘Drive your business vision through your executive brand’ in Melbourne from 6-8 April is the key event for you to attend this year if you need help in understanding all of the changes the government will make to the VET, higher education and interna... Read more

Calling for RTOs to trial ACPET's Roadmap to implementing sustainability, including free webinar Edition 544, 10 Mar

Would you like your RTO to become a leader in sustainability skills and work practices, knowing that it will lead to savings, and for it to be absolutely free? Well here's your chance. ACPET has obtained funding from the federal Department of Industry for a Carbon Skills Challenge Project to de... Read more

NCVER 'No Frills' Conference call for papers closes 11 March! Edition 544, 10 Mar

The call for papers and presentations for the 23rd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills', closes next Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Sponsored jointly by NCVER and Holmesglen, practitioners and researchers, especially early career VET researchers or those new t... Read more

Be prepared: New Federal Privacy laws come into effect 14 March! Edition 543, 3 Mar

RTOs should review their privacy policies and procedures to ensure they comply with the new Australian privacy principles before they come into effect on 14 March 2014. The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 is the most significant privacy reform since the Privacy Act was int... Read more

Reminder: 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative Networking Event Edition 540, 10 Feb

ACT Education and Training Directorate has announced the last chance to register for the 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative Networking Event – Tuesday 18 February 2014. If you are interested in this opportunity to network with other organisations with a view t... Read more

Take your place at the second ACPET Executive Retreat, Melbourne 6-8 April Edition 540, 10 Feb

ACPET is delighted to invite you to take your place among your executive educational peers at our second ACPET Executive Retreat, 'Drive your educational vision through your executive brand', in Melbourne this 6 to 8 April 2014. Taking place in the tranquil park setting of Aitken Hill Confe... Read more

Complete this E-learning survey on BYOD practice Edition 539, 3 Feb

Please complete this short multiple choice survey on 'Bring your own device'(BYOD) e-learning practice in RTOs to help reduce IT consultation costs. Elan Project has been funded under the National VET E-Learning Strategy New Generation Technologies activity to research and produce 'Brin... Read more

Survey of RTOs involved in training Apprentices or Trainees Edition 539, 3 Feb

If you are a Teacher of Apprentices or Trainees you may be interested in participating in a new national study on the demand for and supply of skills for sustainability. Gen Green 4 Australia is a national survey of apprentices, trainees and their teachers about their experience learning skill... Read more

ACPET Melbourne Executive Retreat 6-8 April 2014 - save the date! Edition 539, 3 Feb

Tapping into the demand for high-order professional development to support VET and higher education leaders to make their businesses thrive and grow, ACPET is delighted to announce its second Executive Retreat, 'Drive your educational vision through your executive brand', taking place in Mel... Read more

ATO focus on RTO-trainer contracts Edition 538, 28 Jan

As part of their regular audit program, the Australian Taxation Office is conducting audits of Registered Training Organisations nationally. Members have reported that one area of focus for the ATO has been the nature of employment contracts with trainers and assessors. Many RTOs employ contract tra... Read more

Social Inclusion: Annabel's Story Edition 538, 28 Jan

Born and bred in the nation’s capital, 24 year old Annabel Joske is a genuine young achiever. Born with cerebral palsy that affects her motor skills, Annabel has never let this stop her from achieving her goals. When Annabel attended a private primary and secondary school in the ACT she met m... Read more

New Year, New Team for ACPET ACT Edition 538, 28 Jan

ACPET’s new ACT Executive Officer for 2014 is Mr Alan Keith, and will be supported by his colleague Jon Ratcliffe.   Both Alan and Jon are based in Canberra and have been working extensively on international education.  Being based in Canberra places them in an ideal situation t... Read more

ASQA update: Transition & Teach-out Edition 537, 16 Dec

ASQA has amended their general direction on Transition and Teach-Out, with the new version to come into effect from 1 January 2014. The revised direction includes expanded definitions as well as other changes that:     clarify effective dates when training products are superseded... Read more

EOIs date extended for ACPET NSW/ACT Private Provider Study Guide 2014 Edition 537, 16 Dec

PRIVATE PROVIDERS -   GET BEHIND THE 2014 – 15 ACPET STUDY GUIDE EOI Deadline extended to 31 January 2014 Expressions of interest are now open for ACPET members to be involved in the ACPET NSW/ACT Private Provider Study Guide 2014, targeting career professionals in schools, career... Read more

Higher Education Benchmarking Edition 537, 16 Dec

The ACPET Higher Education benchmarking system is now open for participants. The benchmarking system allows ACPET higher education members to benchmark against other ACPET members in a manner that does not compromise commercial sensitivities and with the knowledge that all data that is provided w... Read more

ACPET Journal of Higher Education: latest edition out now Edition 537, 16 Dec

ACPET has published the December edition of The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education. This second issue for 2013 features some thought-provoking and diverse articles, including: an opening commentary with a very perceptive analysis of the recent changes in the political landscape in Austra... Read more

EOIs now open for ACPET NSW/ACT Private Provider Study Guide 2014 Edition 536, 9 Dec

PRIVATE PROVIDERS -   GET BEHIND THE 2014 – 15 ACPET STUDY GUIDE Expressions of interest are now open for ACPET members to be involved in the ACPET NSW/ACT Private Provider Study Guide 2014, targeting career professionals in schools, career changers and school leavers in 2015. The... Read more

Higher Education Benchmarking Edition 536, 9 Dec

The ACPET Higher Education benchmarking system is now open for participants. The benchmarking system allows ACPET higher education members to benchmark against other ACPET members in a manner that does not compromise commercial sensitivities and with the knowledge that all data that is provided w... Read more

TVA reporting: ASQA website update & exemptions Edition 536, 9 Dec

For the information of all RTO members, ASQA has updated the information on its Data Provision web page regarding the requirements for Total VET Activity (TVA) reporting that come into effect on 1 January 2014. Ministers agreed at the June 2013 SCOTESE meeting to the inclusion of TVA reporting by RT... Read more

ACT Minister thanks members for student support Edition 536, 9 Dec

ACT members and friends were delighted to be joined by ACT Minister Joy Burch for last week's end of year celebrations. Minister Burch and members of ACPET and APTS enjoyed a Christmas drink while reflecting on the challenges of 2013, with the Minister thanking members and all providers for thei... Read more

RSVPs close tomorrow: ACT Christmas function Edition 535, 2 Dec

All ACT members and friends are invited to our 2013 Christmas function. We are very pleased that Minister Joy Burch will be joining us at the event - we hope you can make it too. When: 4pm-6pm, this Thursday 5 December Where: Learning Options, Level 1, 22 Franklin Street, Manuka (above Briolette J... Read more

EOIs now open for ACPET NSW/ACT Private Provider Study Guide 2014 Edition 535, 2 Dec

PRIVATE PROVIDERS -   GET BEHIND THE 2014 – 15 ACPET STUDY GUIDE Expressions of interest are now open for ACPET members to be involved in the ACPET NSW/ACT Private Provider Study Guide 2014, targeting career professionals in schools, career changers and school leavers in 2015. The... Read more

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