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BOSTES NSW VET Business Services courses consultation has begun Edition 597, 30 Mar

As we made you aware back on March 16, the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) is currently revising VET Business Services courses. The initial stage of consultation has commenced and will remain open until Friday 24 April 2015. The Business Services Scoping Paper and... Read more

Austrades Australian International Education (AIE) 2025 strategy: have you got an opinion to contribute? Edition 597, 30 Mar

Austrade is inviting the international education sector, including non-traditional players, local and state governments, financial and other service institutions with an interest in international education to contribute to the development of Australian International Education (AIE) 2025, a long-term... Read more

Member webinars - Implementing the ACPET Code of Ethics & Code of Practice for engaging education agents Edition 597, 30 Mar

On 13 March ACPET launched its revised Code of Ethics and new Code of Practice for Engaging Education Agents and we have developed resources for members to use when conducting a self-assesssment in relation to these. To support members in familiarising themselves with the Codes and in using these r... Read more

Access the free ACPET-NDCO resource to build confidence in enrolling learners with Disability Edition 597, 30 Mar

ACPET has developed an online resource, in collaboration with the NDCO network, the SA Equal Employment Commission, and the SA Training and Disability Advocate, to support education and training providers in the process of enrolling learners with disability and meeting their needs, in line with legi... Read more

Funding Grants for Women in the Education Sector Edition 597, 30 Mar

        In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors. From March 2015 the initiative will provide women in the Education Sector with grants for leadership development. More spe... Read more

NCVER Survey on RTO role of RTOs in delivering programs for school leavers Edition 597, 30 Mar

You're invited to participate in an important survey on the role of private RTOs in delivering programs for 15 to 19 year old School Leavers. This research is funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and is being conducted by a team of researchers from the Br... Read more

Managing VET Reputation Edition 597, 30 Mar

22-24th April, 2015 – Radisson Blu, Sydney The dynamic and changing VET sector in Australia has been challenging for many RTOs. Organisations have had to reorder their priorities and rethink their strategic plan to be in-line with the changing landscape.  The Managing VET Reputation Con... Read more

NMU Archive
Minister Piccoli breakfast: What he said Edition 596, 23 Mar

Last Wednesday, NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli spent breakfast with ACPET members and others from the industry, reflecting on where the NSW VET sector is currently at, where it’s headed if the government is re-elected on Saturday and the role ACPET has played through the rollout of his... Read more

Chiway Education Group to visit Sydney April 16th - 21st Edition 596, 23 Mar

Chiway Education Group, established in 1996, is a Chinese education provider with vocational education, international education and education investment business portfolios. With China’s leading automotive vocational education business, Chiway has more than 20,000 domestic students. They advo... Read more

Last chance - Preparing to lodge a successful application for a VET Training Award Edition 596, 23 Mar

Nominations for the VET Training Awards in your State or Territory have either already oepned or are opening very soon. The vocational education and training (VET) Awards celebrate quality, excellence and innovation in training. They acknowledge and reward both individuals and organisations that ex... Read more

Register for AUSTRADE consultations in your city Edition 596, 23 Mar

Austrade invites education and training oprganisations in the international education sector, to develop Australian International Education (AIE) 2025, a long-term market development strategy for the next decade. AIE 2025 aims to maximise the sector’s contribution to Australia’s future... Read more

Member webinars - Implementing the ACPET Code of Ethics & Code of Practice for engaging education agents Edition 596, 23 Mar

On 13 March ACPET launched its revised Code of Ethics and new Code of Practice for Engaging Education Agents and we have developed resources for members to use when conducting a self-assesssment in relation to these. To support members in familiarising themselves with the Codes and in using these r... Read more

Breakfast with Minister Adrian Piccoli: Last day to book Edition 595, 16 Mar

Today’s the last day to register for Wednesday’s breakfast briefing by current NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli. Don’t miss your chance to hear what a re-elected coalition government would mean for the post-secondary education training market and your college. The event detai... Read more

BOSTES NSW VET Business Services courses consultation Edition 595, 16 Mar

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) is currently revising VET Business Services courses in anticipation of the endorsement of the BSB Business Services Training Package. The initial stage of consultation will be held from Monday 23 March - Friday 24 April 2015. Du... Read more

Endeavour Mobility Grants open in April for VET & H Ed students to study overseas Edition 595, 16 Mar

The Endeavour Mobility Grants for 2016 will open in April for VET or Higher Education( Masters or Undergraduate) students to study, train or gain experience overseas in the short term or for longer periods. There are six programs for students to choose from, including Student Exchanges, langua... Read more

Access the free ACPET-NDCO resource to build confidence in enrolling learners with Disability Edition 595, 16 Mar

ACPET has developed an online resource, in collaboration with the NDCO network, the SA Equal Employment Commission, and the SA Training and Disability Advocate, to support education and training providers in the process of enrolling learners with disability and meeting their needs, in line with legi... Read more

Breakfast with Minister Adrian Piccoli: Why private education providers should re-elect a Coalition government in NSW Edition 594, 9 Mar

The NSW state election will be held on Saturday March 28. ACPET is pleased to offer members and their guests the opportunity to hear incumbent NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli talk over breakfast about what a re-elected Coalition government would mean for the sector. Non-members are welcome to... Read more

An invitation from the Sydney Lord Mayor to International Students Edition 594, 9 Mar

StudyNSW has requested that we make member colleges servicing international students aware of an invitation for these students to attend the Sydney Lord Mayor’s Welcome, at Town Hall on Wednesday, 18 March 2015. StudyNSW have secured a quantity of tickets for the event, which would be free... Read more

Endeavour Mobility Grants open in April for VET & H Ed students to study overseas Edition 594, 9 Mar

The Endeavour Mobility Grants for 2016 will open in April for VET or Higher Education( Masters or Undergraduate) students to study, train or gain experience overseas in the short term or for longer periods. There are six programs for students to choose from, including Student Exchanges, langua... Read more

Calling for expressions of interest from Expert facilitators of Professional Development - VET, H Ed, ELICOS Edition 594, 9 Mar

ACPET is planning to expand its existing suite of Professional Development (PD) to the tertiary education and training sector and to present both online and face to face PD across the country. To do this, ACPET is seeking to add to its current team of experienced facilitators by seeking expressions... Read more

Register for an upcoming webinar to help you prepare your Training Award application Edition 594, 9 Mar

Calls for applications from RTOs for the Training Awards in your state or territory are due to open very soon. A good application takes time to prepare, so ACPET is scheduling a webinar facilitated by Kerrie-Anne Sommerfeld to help you with your application. Register for a webinar on one of the fo... Read more

ACPET launches new resource for providers to build confidence in enrolling learners with Disability Edition 593, 2 Mar

ACPET has developed an online resource, in collaboration with the NDCO network, the SA Equal Employment Commission, and the SA Training and Disability Advocate, to support education and training providers in the process of enrolling learners with disability and meeting their needs, in line with legi... Read more

StudyNSW to Co-fund ACPET International Education Project Edition 592, 23 Feb

We’re very pleased to share the news that our submission to StudyNSW to co-fund a pilot program to mentor 5 NSW member colleges in the development of an international business development and marketing plan. In his recent public announcement, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Inves... Read more

Open Colleges... Open Minds Edition 592, 23 Feb

Last week Open Colleges invited ACPET to visit their Sydney office and meet with members of their senior leadership team. In the business of online education, which if you believe the papers is not the optimal learning environment, we were highly impressed by the investment and business structure t... Read more

Good Practice Assesment Case Studies Wanted Edition 592, 23 Feb

Learning Australia via Rob Stowell, a consultant who has done some great work on ACPET projects, has been commissioned by Innovation and Business Skills Australia [IBSA] to prepare a number of case studies illustrating good assessment practice in the industry sectors covered by the Training Packages... Read more

Free TLISC PD workshops for RTOs Edition 591, 16 Feb

Commencing in early March 2015, Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) will host a series of free national RTO workshops open to all training providers. The sessions will provide updates about each of the Training Packages TLISC is responsible for; and inform participants about de... Read more

Building provider confidence in enrolling learners with disability - free resource & subsidised webinar 24 Feb Edition 591, 16 Feb

ACPET has developed an online resource, in collaboration with the NDCO network, the EEO Commission (SA), and the SA Training and Disability Advocates, to support education and training providers in the process of enrolling learners with disability and meeting their needs, in line with legislative an... Read more

Audit Office of NSW review of Smart and Skilled Edition 590, 9 Feb

Members may be interested to know that ahead of the 1 January 2015 commencement of Smart and Skilled, the Audit Office of NSW conducted an audit to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education and Communities’ framework for VET reform and whether it has the potential to achieve its... Read more

NSW Government proposes 'Reskilling NSW' if re-elected Edition 590, 9 Feb

Last Monday ACPET representatives were invited to the announcement by the Premier and Education Minister of ‘Reskilling NSW’, an initiative to offer fully funded scholarships for 200,000 15-30 year olds with limited means, should the government be re-elected. Private and public provider... Read more

2015 NSW State Election: A Labor Policy for the VET Sector Edition 590, 9 Feb

With the Premier state heading to the polls on March 28, members as voters will get to have their say on how NSW will be governed for the next 4 years. It’s our duty to ensure that our members are fully abreast of the various party positions on post-secondary education, so that when they cast... Read more

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