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NT International education - things can only get better... Edition 624, 5 Oct

Any talk of the Asian century and how the NT will fare in growing stronger ties with our northern neighbours cant happen without a discussion on education and training. We are witnessing phenomenal cultural and economic shifts in our region as many hundreds of millions of people move into consu... Read more

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ACPET member ICAE scoops two awards at Chief Minister’s Northern Territory Export and Industry Awards Edition 623, 28 Sep

  Minister for Business Peter Styles congratulated the winners of the 2015 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory Export and Industry Awards announced at a ceremony at the Darwin Convention Centre on Thursday evening. The awards recognise outstanding achievements of NT exporters and industr... Read more

Info session. Working with Asia: The skills you need / plus NT International strategy launched Edition 622, 21 Sep

Well done to the NT Government with the launch last week of the Northern Territories’ Asian Engagement Trade and Investment Strategy 2015-2020.  It is heartening that the worth of growing international education and training linkages are acknowledged as the NT is punching below weigh... Read more

Bernard Salt - the NT in 2050. A free seminar Edition 622, 21 Sep

KPMGs Demographic Guru Bernard Salt is providing an address on directions for the NT and the role of the NT in the Northern Australian agenda.   Bernard is a gifted, energenic and inspiring presenter who has a talent for utilising exosting statitics to forcast future prossibilities and o... Read more

Winning International Business - two sessions next month Edition 622, 21 Sep

Session One Winning International Business for the NT - featuring Maos Last Dancer Li Cunxin An entartining evening and also featuring a session on how the NT Government can support your organisation to go international. 5 October from 6 - 9pm at the Darwin Convention Centre.  No charge but... Read more

It's a boy! Australia's first Minister for International Education delivered safely. Edition 622, 21 Sep

After a 30 year gestation period, Education and Training are proud to announce the arrival of their first Minister for International Education, the Hon .Richard Colbeck. Richard is a proud Tasmanian and has over two decades experience in the construction industry having commenced his career as... Read more

Yes another week slips by (or is it a year). Edition 622, 21 Sep

As you read this we will all be examining the details of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s new cabinet. Much speculation but few facts so it will make it an interesting Monday and an intriguing week. For the VET sector it is time (again) for some very direct talking. Monday sees our inaugural... Read more

Join ACPET at the International Strategy Breakfast Edition 621, 14 Sep

ACPET has been invited to host a table at a breakfast on Wednesday to hear from Minister Styles and senior government officials on  the Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment Strategy for 2015-2020. If you are current enrolling international students, or perhaps considering this opportunity or... Read more

Darwin Assessment Workshop - 17 September Edition 620, 7 Sep

Target audience: Intermediate to experienced assessment developers. VET professionals with practised skills at ‘pulling apart' a unit of competency and designing assessment tools. Purpose: Improve or develop assessments to meet ASQAs Guide to Development Assessment Tools. Workshop cons... Read more

Forum on Australia - Taiwan Partnerships Edition 620, 7 Sep

  The photos above were a few highlights of the 29th Joint Conference of the Australia-Taiwan Business Council and the Republic of China-Australia Businesss Councils - above is delegate Quy Nguyen from Kaohsiung City with the python Lady Gaga, and a panel session featuring AC... Read more

Darwin PD opportunity - Assessment esssentials 17 September Edition 618, 24 Aug

Faciliated by local VET Guru Deb Carr, workshop attendees will benefit from Deb¹s pragmatic approach to assessment design and searches for a balance >that meets compliance 'red tape' and industry needs to grow a competent workforce. > >Target audience: Maximum 15 pe... Read more

Darwin Careers Expo - same same but so much better Edition 617, 17 Aug

You can glean a lot of local intelligence by meandering around the human maze that is a careers expo.   Melbourne  - huge, many providers, ELICOS, universities and a focus on the big end of town, tourism, some agricultural focus and and an almost sideshow alley display of IT wiza... Read more

Free workshop - building a healthy workplace Edition 617, 17 Aug

A Masterclass. VETnetwork would like to invite you to the following Darwin event. Working Safe = Living Safe is a program specifically designed for employers which aims to build a positive workplace environment and support young employees through mentoring. Working Safe = Living Safe workshops... Read more

Alice Springs Career Expo a hit Edition 616, 10 Aug

With an early morning temperature of 0 degrees, it was heartening that over 1000 souls ventured into the Alice Springs Convention Centre for the evening and day sessions of the Careers Expo. The expo itself was quite innovative and well done to the team Youth WorX for coordinating the series of e... Read more

Careers Expos Alice Tuesday and Wednesday and Darwin next week - come and say hi Edition 615, 3 Aug

Just a reminder the Execuiitve Officer Michael Hall will be in Alice Springs for the Careers Expo at the Convention Centre this Tuesday and Wednesday.  For providers not presenting, why not drop by and say hi and perhaps a chat on what's happening in the sector?   Next week the... Read more

Singapore Roadshow - growing the NT connection Edition 615, 3 Aug

Singapore Roadshow. Asia's Future. Your Future. As a positive reflection of the Northern Territories’ increasing appeal to foreign investors and our increasing awareness of the growing economic and social influences of our Asian neighbours, it was great too see almost 100 attended at last... Read more

NT International eNews launched Edition 614, 27 Jul

Study NT international education website goes live The Northern Territory international education and training website Study NT is up and running at The website shares students’ stories on what they appreciate about studying and living in the Northern Territory. It also... Read more

Reminder - NT Career Expos member promotion opportunity Edition 613, 20 Jul

The forthcoming NT  Careers Expos  provide a valuable opportunity to promote your courses to potential students – and their parents/guardians. To assist those smaller RTOs who cannot attend themselves, ACPET NT is pleased to offer you an opportunity to promote be represented... Read more

2015 NT Export and Industry Awards open Edition 612, 13 Jul

As noted previously, international education is a fledging industry in the Territory, although there are so many natural advantages – close to Asia, cheap air flights (at least to Asia...) reasonable cost of living (yes, I have lived in Melbourne and it is far less expensive here in so many wa... Read more

Opportunities with Asian students Edition 611, 6 Jul

After a week travelling through Singapore, Guangzhou, Macau, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur it is more than apparent that the Asian century is in hyperdrive.  Interest in Australia is high, particularly as a destination of choice for Asian tourists,students and increasingly, investors.  China... Read more

Australia on the new Silk Road - a new pathway to prosperity Edition 610, 29 Jun

The past week has been momentous in a number of ways – Australia is well poised to benefit from a winning trifecta of reform and policy initiatives that have the potential to offer long lasting economic, strategic and cultural values. In Aussie parlance – we are holding a winning trifec... Read more

Release of the Northern Australian White Paper - Edition 609, 22 Jun

With much fanfare and ceremony, the very long awaited White Paper on the Development of Northern Australia has been released. Having trawled through the 180 odd pages, I kept having flash backs to reading Huckleberry Finn. ..“Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a lon... Read more

Do you want your RTO represented at the forthcoming NT Career Expos? Edition 608, 15 Jun

Attending a Careers Expo can be an expensive and time consuming exercise, although if you miss the opportunity you miss a great chance to promote your courses to potential students – and their parents/guardians. To assist those smaller RTOs who cannot attend themselves, ACPET NT is pleased... Read more

NT Training Awards - finalists announced Edition 607, 8 Jun

Well done to the finalists for the forthcoming NT Training Awards, being held at the Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday evening, 29 August. Congratulations also to those ACPET members that are either finalists or have trained finalists – these awards are a wonderful opportunity to high... Read more

TETN and CATN revived - supporting the NT VET practitioner Edition 607, 8 Jun

One of the underlying messages received from RTOs and practitioners in the Territory is a desire for more networking opportunities aligned to supporting the capacity and knowledge of trainers, a sharing of practices and helping RTOs with improving   business performance. Over the years,... Read more

VET Trek to the Tiwi Islands - 27 November Edition 607, 8 Jun

In light of the feedback from delegates at the recent ACPET VET Works! Forum held in Darwin, we have listened and planning is now underway for the next forum, tentatively to be held on Friday 27 November outside of Darwin. ACPET VET Trek will boldly take us where no VET Forum has gone before - by s... Read more

International matters in the NT - some updates Edition 606, 1 Jun

Delegates at the recent ACPET VET Works! Forum heard form a number of experts including Rachael Shanahan , Director Northern Territory International Education and Training Hub. Rachael's presentation is available: just email There si also an informative video by... Read more

ACPET VET Works! Forum paves the way Edition 605, 25 May

It was great to see so many familiar faces at last Friday’s ACPET VET Works! Forum at Skycity.  The day provided insight into a number of VET reforms and participants discussed topics  ranging from external validation to growing an international presence for their RTOs. Perhaps a mat... 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

An Overview of the Budget Edition 604, 18 May

Should you wish to view an overview of the Federal Budget, please click here, Prepared with thanks by Hugh Roberts, NT Chamber of Commerce... Read more

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