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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

NMU Archive
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

Applications for 2015 Green Gown Awards open 15 May Edition 601, 27 Apr

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

Apply for the 2015 Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award Edition 600, 20 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

StudyNSW/ACPET Provider Best Practice Workshop Edition 600, 20 Apr

Members are invited to attend a 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 reporting on... Read more

Member webinars - Implementing the ACPET Code of Ethics & Code of Practice for engaging education agents Edition 598, 7 Apr

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

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

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

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