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Inquiry into vocational education and training in NSW Edition 618, 24 Aug

ACPET has made a submission for consideration in the Inquiry into vocational education and training in NSW being conducted by the state’s Legislative Council. Click here to view ACPET’s response to the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference. Representative committee member counsel was... Read more

New Training Packages now available from CS&HISC Edition 617, 17 Aug

ACPET notes that The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) have announced the release of a new raft of training packages, endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. Following a three year review process, CS&HISC have undertaken an overhaul of their e... Read more

Independent review of Smart and Skilled - have your say. Edition 616, 10 Aug

As members in NSW may be aware, an independent review into the Smart and Skilled reform of the NSW VET system is being conducted, and researchers want to hear from ACPET’s NSW members. A survey has been composed to gather the perspectives of those providers with experience of Smart and Skille... Read more

Does your RTO need an ACPET Health Check? Edition 616, 10 Aug

As you may be aware, ACPET offers a range of Health Check Services for registered training organisations, available exclusively to ACPET members. The ACPET Health Check has an adaptable and cost effective model that can be moulded to suit the individual needs of your college. Many member RTOs use th... Read more

Does your RTO need an ACPET Health Check? Edition 615, 3 Aug

As you may be aware, ACPET offers a range of Health Check Services for registered training organisations, available exclusively to ACPET members. The ACPET Health Check has an adaptable and cost effective model that can be moulded to suit the individual needs of your college. Many member RTOs use th... Read more

Smart and Skilled Review: It's time to say what you really think Edition 614, 27 Jul

Nous Group, a management consulting firm, has been engaged by the NSW Skills Board to undertake market research of the multiple perspectives of Smart and Skilled’s first year. A key stakeholder group, of course, is VET providers. This is a heads up for members that an online survey will go l... Read more

Seminar invitation extended to ACPET members Edition 614, 27 Jul

Last year, ACPET member TOP Education Institute introduced an ‘Academic Visitor Policy,’ and they are pleased to announce the arrival of their first visiting professor. Professor Carmine Bianchi of Italy’s University of Palermo will deliver two research seminars during his visit t... Read more

Have an opinion about Australia's Adult Migrant English Program? Edition 614, 27 Jul

Over the next three weeks, a series of community consultations will take place across New South Wales on the future of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). The AMEP consultations will be hosted by the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, following an indepen... Read more

Does your college do library online? Edition 614, 27 Jul

NSW member college Australian Vocational Learning Centre (AVLC) wishes to increase the resources pool of reference articles, textbooks and case studies for students studying with them. Their study streams are Business, Leadership and Management, Accounting and Marketing. To keep students current... Read more

HR policy assistance needed Edition 614, 27 Jul

Richard Lawrance, CEO of member college the Health Information Management Association of Australia, needs a hand. Despite having a client base of health information managers, where you’d be forgiven for thinking he’d be swimming in free operational policy advice, very few of HIMAA’... Read more

2016 CAA Conference - presenter expressions of interest wanted Edition 614, 27 Jul

The Careers Advisors Association of NSW and ACT (CAA) invites expressions of interest from ACPET members who would like to put forward a speaker to present at their 2016 annual conference. Attended by 340 careers advisors from across both NSW and the ACT, the conference is an opportunity for person... Read more

Promote your RTO to NSW Careers Advisors Edition 614, 27 Jul

The Careers Advisors Association of NSW and ACT are pleased to announce that a round of Careers Advisors college campus tours will take place in 2016, and ACPET members are invited to submit expressions of interest in hosting a group of Careers Advisors at their RTO. These tours provide members wit... Read more

Meeting with Minister Barilaro Edition 613, 20 Jul

Last week NSW Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills, and Minister for Small Business, the Hon. John Barilaro MP, held a discussion with a group of ACPET’s NSW members. The discussion was strategic and focussed on what he’s looking to achieve in his portfolios – wit... Read more

TAE practitioner networking opportunity Edition 613, 20 Jul

TAFE NSW has approached ACPET with the concept of developing a bi-lateral support network for practitioners delivering Training and Education (TAE or TAE10) training package qualifications or skills sets within member colleges. The initial aim of the TAE practitioners support network would be to dis... Read more

Want to explore international markets, but unsure how? Edition 613, 20 Jul

Members might recall that ACPET submitted a proposal to StudyNSW for the co-funding of a pilot program to mentor 5 NSW member colleges in the development of an international business development and marketing plan, for which we were successful. The project was required to temporarily be put on hold... Read more

The 2015-16 ACPET NSW Course Guide has hit the market Edition 612, 13 Jul

Last week distribution of the 2015-16 ACPET NSW Course Guide got underway with bulk copies mailed to Careers Advisors in NSW’s nearly 800 government, Catholic and independent schools educating Year 10-12 students, for provision to students they think will benefit from advertised courses. Dist... Read more

NSW Budget VET outcomes Edition 610, 29 Jun

Gladys Berejiklian handed down her first state budget as NSW Treasurer last week. From a VET perspective, the key messages are: • In 2015-16, the Government is investing $2.3 billion in the VET system. • $48 million over four years for fee-free scholarships for 200,000 15-30 year olds t... Read more

2016 Skills List - Have you got an opinion? Edition 610, 29 Jun

State Training Services (STS) is beginning a review of the 2015 NSW Skills List  Following ACPET’s request at our recent STS Reference Group meeting, the department would welcome a submission from us on behalf of our members to inform development of the 2016 Skills List. Contributions c... Read more

Smart and Skilled Fee-free scholarships start this week Edition 610, 29 Jun

Members who secured Smart and Skilled contracts are reminded that Fee-Free scholarships included in the government’s Reskilling NSW program commence on Wednesday 1 July, and are encouraged to stimulate the market by driving demand for these places amongst eligible people. Designed to help peo... Read more

2015 NSW International Student Awards - nominations now open Edition 610, 29 Jun

These awards recognise the achievements of international students in inspiring and engaging local communities across NSW and members are encouraged to nominate themselves, their students and their clients. Nominations are open to four different student categories, those enrolled in VET courses, Hig... Read more

NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology ITAB Annual Conference Edition 609, 22 Jun

The NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology ITAB’s 18th Annual Conference is being held on August 3 & 4 2015 at Rydges Mount Panorama, Bathurst. Early bird registrations close on June 30. This event is for those involved in or interested in Utilities & Electrotechnology training in NSW,... Read more

Newspaper coverage for changes to Smart and Skilled in NSW Edition 609, 22 Jun

Further to the letter to ACPET members, published on this website last week, NSW Skills Minister John Barilaro’s proposed changes to Smart and Skilled have received coverage in the Australian Financial Review. Members can view the full article, including the thoughts of ACPET CEO Rod Camm here... Read more

Meeting with NSW Minister for Skills John Barilaro Edition 608, 15 Jun

State Training Services, as managers of Smart and Skilled, has been redistributed from the NSW government’s Education portfolio to its Skills portfolio, so now operates under the stewardship of Minister John Barilaro. Representatives of ACPET’s executive and the NSW State Committee met w... Read more

NSW ITAB RTO research Edition 604, 18 May

The NSW Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs) are undertaking state-wide surveys of employers and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to identify trends in demand for vocational education and training (VET) in NSW. The NSW ITABs provide independent advice on the training and skills needs of... Read more

53rd Australian Export Awards - Applications now open Edition 604, 18 May

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has launched the 53rd Australian Export Awards for 2015.  State and territory awards programs will open successively. Applications for the Australian Export Awards programme for 2015 are now open. Apply today for your chance to be crowned the best... Read more

Overseas student management best practice cheat sheet Edition 603, 11 May

Last week ACPET co-hosted an event with StudyNSW presented by the Overseas Student Ombudsman’s (OSO) office, where tips were shared about best management practices for written agreements, course progress, attendance, appeals and complaints. Good insight from real case examples was used to ill... Read more

StudyNSW/ACPET Provider Best Practice Workshop Edition 602, 4 May

A reminder for members about this Thursday’s StudyNSW/ACPET workshop to learn some tips on meeting best practice standards, and avoiding common mistakes the Overseas Students Ombudsman (OSO) observes in the following areas: written agreements (refunds and fee disputes) monitoring and repor... Read more

Central College Corporate sing graduate praises at the Opera House Edition 602, 4 May

On a magnificent April mid-afternoon on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, Central College Corporate held their 2015 annual Student Graduation. The weather was warm and bright, a perfect setting for such a special occasion. Derek Hennessy, State Training Services Regional Manager for Chatswoo... Read more

Applications for 2015 Green Gown Awards open 15 May Edition 602, 4 May

Applications for the 2015 Green Gown Awards Australasia will open on 7 May and the deadline is 4pm Wednesday 29 July. The Awards are held in conjunction with the the 15th International ACTS Conference at Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus in Geelong, Victoria from 21-23 October 2015. The t... Read more

Excellence in Language, Literacy & Numeracy Practice Award - Free webinar for applying Edition 601, 27 Apr

The Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving LLN skills in an educational, community or workplace context. The Award is one of the 18 awards presented at the 2015 Australian Training Awards, the pe... Read more

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