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An open invitation to all NSW members: Speak Up Edition 588, 26 Jan

Our objective is simple: offer members products and services that will help them operate successful businesses. We are keen to hear from all of our members to find out exactly what they need and what opportunities need to be made available. It’s all well and good for us to design event progr... Read more

NSW Course Guide 2015-16 Edition 587, 19 Jan

Don’t miss the member-exclusive opportunity to showcase your college in ACPET’s NSW 2015-16 Course Guide. Building on the success of the inaugural NSW 2014-15 Course Guide, the 2015-16 edition has attracted several additional members as advertisers. The concept of the Course Guide is... Read more

An open invitation to all NSW members: Speak Up Edition 587, 19 Jan

Our objective is simple: offer members products and services that will help them operate successful businesses. I’m keen to learn the opportunities specifically that NSW members need ACPET to be making available to them. It’s all well and good for us to design event programs that we th... Read more

An open invitation to all NSW members: Speak Up Edition 586, 12 Jan

Our objective is simple: offer members products and services that will help them operate successful businesses. I’m keen to learn the opportunities specifically that NSW members need ACPET to be making available to them. It’s all well and good for us to design event programs that we th... Read more

NSW & ACT Careers Advisers: Students & Parents Online Calendar Edition 586, 12 Jan

The Careers Advisers Association have an online event calendar that is available for members to promote their own events. These events may include but are not limited to information days, open days, careers expos, seminars for prospective students, upcoming courses for students, or other events that... Read more

VET Reform Feedback Opportunities Edition 586, 12 Jan

The VET Reform Taskforce will be consulting with the sector throughout January and February 2015. The purpose of the consultation is to discuss and listen to feedback from stakeholders on two themes: priorities for VET Reform in 2015; and the Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses... Read more

Season's greetings NSW members Edition 585, 22 Dec

As the clock winds down on an eventful year in the NSW and national education sectors, it’s important that we take stock. If the time of year wasn’t already appropriate enough, the horror of the tragedy Sydney witnessed last week gives us cause to remind ourselves of those and the things... Read more

St Patrick's Institute of Education improves its own benchmark Edition 585, 22 Dec

Well done to the team at St Patrick’s who graduated 100% of their 2014 class. What’s more, 80% of the graduates are already employed in roles with starting salaries of $40,000. Education quality is a major issue for our industry at the moment. At the graduation ceremony, guest presenter... Read more

New Australian Government higher education site launched Edition 585, 22 Dec

The Government has plans to make our higher education system even better, opening up more pathways, providing more support and offering students more choice. As such, a new Australian Government higher education website has been launched. For more information, refer www.highered.gov.au.  ... Read more

VET Reform - National Consultations Edition 585, 22 Dec

The Department of Industry, VET Reform Taskforce is undertaking a round of national face-to-face consultations in every capital city throughout January and February 2015. The consultations sessions will be chaired by a member of the Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board. To coincide with... Read more

Save the Date - ACPET 2015 National Conference and APIEF - 26-28 August 2015 Edition 585, 22 Dec

Please mark your calendars now for The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) 2015 National Conference and Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) - Inspiring Ideas, Building a better private education and training sector through innovation, diversity and quality.... Read more

A Smart and Skilled Christmas present Edition 585, 22 Dec

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has announced that the NSW government will invest an additional $57 million to provide training for at least 16,000 more students in 2015. ACPET congratulates the government on this decision. Funds will be allocated to increase small regional caps for entitleme... Read more

NSW Smart & Skilled forum Edition 584, 15 Dec

Over 50 representatives of member organisations from throughout the state attended an ACPET forum on the Smart and Skilled reforms in Sydney last week. Bruce Callaghan CEO of BCA National, a NSW State Committee member and 2-year contributor to a DEC-ACPET Reference Group hosted by State Training Se... Read more

A word from The Honourable Adrian Piccoli, NSW Minister for Education Edition 584, 15 Dec

January 1, 2015 will see the Smart and Skilled reform package go live in NSW. Our continued advocacy has led the NSW Minister for Education to write directly to ACPET members.  Please click here to read his letter.          ... Read more

China-Australia FTA to improve market access to Australian Education Edition 581, 24 Nov

Government announcement Prime Minister Abbott and President Xi announced the conclusion of negotiations for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) on 17 November. The agreement lays an historic foundation for the next phase of Australia’s economic relationship with China, and inclu... Read more

Have your say - StudyNSW international marketing strategy Edition 581, 24 Nov

StudyNSW is a new division of NSW Trade & Investment dedicated to NSW’s international education sector. They are developing an international marketing strategy to define their marketing role and the key activities that will contribute to growing NSW’s market share of the internationa... Read more

Adrian Piccoli responds Edition 580, 17 Nov

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has responded to ACPET’s letter raising the membership’s general concerns of the Smart and Skilled reform contracting stage. To view his position, please click here. The response is not what we’d hoped for, and we believe falls short of adequa... Read more

Hunter region 'Smart and Skilled' public meeting open invitation Edition 580, 17 Nov

As mentioned in Rod Camm’s lead article, a member organised meeting for RTOs and employers dissatisfied with the outcome of the Smart and Skilled program bid process is being held on Monday 24 November at Warners Bay, near Newcastle. Topics to be discussed will include Transparency of the... Read more

ElNet Masterclass offer for ACPET members Edition 578, 3 Nov

The eLearning Network of Australia (ElNet) will be running a session Modernising learning – a masterclass in how to future proofing your learning strategy in Melbourne (Wednesday 19 November, 2014) and Sydney (Monday 24 November, 2014). ElNet would like to offer ACPET members ElNet membe... Read more

Smart and Skilled - what's ACPET doing? Edition 577, 27 Oct

Phone lines into ACPET’s North Sydney office have been well patronised over recent weeks, with member enquiry and feedback about Smart and Skilled contract offers, or in some cases lack thereof. It’s fair to say that there is wide dissatisfaction with the tender process outcome. Over t... Read more

ACPET member AIPE wins a Premier's NSW Export Award Edition 577, 27 Oct

Australian Institute of Professional Education (AIPE) received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Education and Training category of the Premier’s NSW Export Award last Thursday in Sydney. The awards are organised by Export Council of Australia, the peak industry body for the for t... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 15 October, Bathurst Edition 575, 13 Oct

ACPET is delivering a Commonwealth-funded series of Foundation Skills professional development events starting in October 2014 until June 2016. These workshops will be delivered as face to face sessions, ‘live webinars’ and a home tuition pack for those unable to attend the other session... Read more

Interested in educating South Korean and/or Vietnamese students without setting up a site there? Edition 575, 13 Oct

A reminder about the industry forum on VET sector transnational education (TNE) opportunities in the South Korean and Vietnamese markets that ACPET and StudyNSW are holding next Monday, 20 October The event details are: TIME:10.00am – 12.00pm COST:Complimentary for ACPET members LOCATION:N... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 15 October, Bathurst Edition 574, 6 Oct

ACPET is delivering a Commonwealth-funded series of Foundation Skills professional development events starting in October 2014 until June 2016. These workshops will be delivered as face to face sessions, ‘live webinars’ and a home tuition pack for those unable to attend the other session... Read more

Transnational Education Forum Edition 574, 6 Oct

ACPET together with StudyNSW are pleased to invite NSW members to an industry forum on VET sector transnational education (TNE) opportunities in the South Korean and Vietnamese markets. The event details are: DATE:   Monday 20 October 2014 TIME:   10.00am – 12.00pm COST... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 15 October, Bathurst Edition 573, 29 Sep

ACPET is delivering a Commonwealth-funded series of Foundation Skills professional development events starting in October 2014 until June 2016. These workshops will be delivered as face to face sessions, ‘live webinars’ and a home tuition pack for those unable to attend the other session... Read more

Meet the 2014/2015 NSW State Committee Edition 573, 29 Sep

The Board received a healthy response to its call for expressions of interest to represent the views of NSW members to ACPET by way of being a member of the NSW State Committee for the next 12 months. Congratulations to the following people on their appointment: Bruce Callaghan of BCA National T... Read more

Unique Student Identifier (USI) information for training providers Edition 573, 29 Sep

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative will impact all providers of nationally recognised training. From 1 January 2015 it will be a requirement under Commonwealth legislation and their conditions of registration that providers have a valid USI for a student before they issue that student wi... Read more

NSW Independent Validation of Assessment Shared Self-Management Model project Edition 572, 22 Sep

Under ACPET’s leadership, a project reference group also including representatives of TAFE NSW, Community Colleges Australia and ERTOA recently completed the third phase of a State Training Services (STS) sponsored project, being the submission of an interim report on the recommended design of... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 15 October, Bathurst Edition 572, 22 Sep

ACPET is delivering a Commonwealth-funded series of Foundation Skills professional development events starting in October 2014 until June 2016. These workshops will be delivered as face to face sessions, ‘live webinars’ and a home tuition pack for those unable to attend the other session... Read more

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