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Edition 585, 22 December 2014

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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

And to all a very merry Christmas Edition 585, 22 Dec

As another year fades and we all hope for a wonderful new year without too many nutters (AKA extremists) , I would simply to thank members, my departmental colleagues and my industry friends all the best.  2014 has been a year of change and certainly in the VET space 2015 will have its cha... Read more

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New NT Minister for Training Edition 584, 15 Dec

Congratulations to the Hon. Robyn Lambley MLA for her recent appointment as the Minister for Education and Minister for Employment and Training.  The Hon Peter Styles takes on amongst other portfolios, the role of Minister for Business.  The shift of Training from the Buiness portfolio is... Read more

Transforming lives - Transforming Training Edition 583, 8 Dec

Award ceremonies are indeed the culmination of  student effort and marks the start of a different path for graduates. No matter how many of these you attend I always get struck with a raw yet pleasing emotion when witness to those who have struggles or had a number of disadvantag... Read more

VET Forum - Going troppo goes off Edition 583, 8 Dec

With the theme this year of Gone Troppo for VET, the ACPET NT Forum provided a kaleidoscope of sessions and discussions in what has been a year of constant reform and change at all levels of the VET sector.  Indeed, in light of looming changes with industry skills councils, training packages... Read more

AVETRA - call for submissions Edition 582, 1 Dec

The 18th Annual AVETRA Conference is schedued to be held at the The Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Melbourne, VIC from 8 – 10 April 2015 Abstract submission is now open-  please ensure you submit your abstract before Thursday, 15 January 2015 via the online portal. AVETRA states that the s... 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

Free Disabillity Forum -hosted by Australian Apprenticeships NT Edition 581, 24 Nov

Interested teachers and trainers are invited to a Disability Forum this Wednesday at Rydges Darwin Airport from 9 to 11am. For a copy of the agenda please email bree.mclure@aacnt.com.au - also email Bree if you wish to attend... Read more

Using inclusive techologies to improve student participation - a 2 hour demonstration Edition 581, 24 Nov

Interested VET practitioners are invited to attend a two hour session on My Study Bar & Other Inclusive Techologies being held at Charles Darwin Uni at the Casuarina Campus this Wednesday from 3 to 5pm.   Inclusive Technologies are utilised within education and employment to improve a... Read more

Are you ready to Go Troppo for VET ? Forum in Darwin 1 & 2 December Edition 581, 24 Nov

Just one week to go before VET practioners and other stakeholders join together at the Hilton Mitchell Street to discuss, debate and hopefullly be inspired by case studies and exemplars of innovation and some tips on how to improve your processes, enchance the student experience and prepare for... Read more

ACPET NT Gone Troppo Program - to date Edition 580, 17 Nov

To register just go to the ACPET PD page or email michael.hall@acpet.edu.au - queries? - call Michael on  0438463598   Northern Territory Forum : Going Troppo for VET Forum 9:30am to 4:45pm Grand Ballroom Hilton Darwin on Monday 1 December 2014 Day One - Morning sessions &nbs... Read more

NT ACPET member only Darwin breakfast with the CEO Edition 580, 17 Nov

All  members of ACPET should have received an invitation to a breakfact meeting with CEO Rod Camm on the morning of Monday 1 December prior to the ACPET Gone Troppo for VET Forum at the Darwin Hilton (yes, the one in Mitchell Street...) To register just email michael.hall@acpet.edu.au or call... Read more

ACPET NT Forums 1 & 2 December - Gone Troppo for VET Edition 579, 10 Nov

Are you and your team up to speed with the new Standards for RTOs?  Do you know about the new Vet in School's Framework and partnering opportunities? Do yu want to know what the  state of play is with national the USI, TVA and other reforms and an address  from ACPET CEO Rod Camm... Read more

Call for papers - ACER National Adult LLN Conference May 2015 Edition 579, 10 Nov

The Australian Council for Educational Resarch (ACER) is calling for papers or expressions of interest to present at next years conference with the theme Equiping for the Future:assess, train, learn" The conference will have different themes focussed on VET practtioners alongside streams targe... Read more

Going Troppo for VET forum. Darwin Hilton 1 December Edition 578, 3 Nov

Registrations are open for the forthcoming Gone Troppo for Vet Forum being held on 1 December at the Darwin Hilton.  This one day symposium will provide and overview on all matters of relevance to RTO land with sessions covering VET reforms the Unique Student Identifier, Total VET activity, the... Read more

Let's talk. Tell up what your really think about being an RTO in the NT Edition 578, 3 Nov

RTOs and practitioners would be aware that the NT Department of Business and ACPET are talking to those in the VET sector about how your business and students can be best supported, what can be improved, what additional support or resourcing you might value and ways to work better by building Practi... Read more

NT RTO Information Sessions - additional seats now available Edition 577, 27 Oct

ASQA is pleased to announce that it is now opening up registration to allow more vocational education and training (VET) professionals the opportunity to attend the information sessions being held in the Northern Territory in November. These information sessions are aimed at providing information a... Read more

21st Annual NT Export and Industry Awards - starring ACPET member ICAE Edition 576, 20 Oct

Great to see ACPET stalwart, NT Director and long time member ICAE and CEO Sean Mahoney taking centre stage on the night. Sean welcomed the assembled dignitaries, sponsors and supporters to a gala dinner at the Darwin Racecourse on Thursday evening in his capacity as Chairman of the International B... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 22 October, Darwin Edition 576, 20 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

NT Wraparound services explained Edition 576, 20 Oct

The Batchelor Institute and Ninti One along with their project partners would like to invite you to a workshop for Northern Territory Wraparound Services Demonstration Model project. A workshop will be held in both Alice Springs (Desert Knowledge Precinct) and Darwin (ACIKE, Charles Darwin Universit... Read more

Employment Pathways for People with a Disability - Darwin 22 October Edition 575, 13 Oct

Forum:  Employment Pathways for People with a Disability When: Wednesday 22nd October Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location:  Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus. Red Building 1, Level 3, Room 1 (Above Café) Presentations to include: Future Labour Market Trends in the... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 22 October, Darwin 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

Gone Troppo for VET Forum 1 December & Cultural Workshops 2 December Darwin Hilton Edition 575, 13 Oct

Going Troppo for VET Forum Monday 1 December, plus an additional  optional day for Yilli Reung  (meeting place in the Larrakia language) offering  Cultural awareness workshops on Tuesday 2 December and the ACPET Christmas function on the evening of 1 December Join with colleag... Read more

Darwin Disability Workshop Friday 17 October Edition 574, 6 Oct

The Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS)  in collaboration with the National Disability Co-ordination Office (NDCO)  will be presenting a workshop on employing people with disabilities on Friday 17 October 2014. The workshop is designed to assist employers to understand their legal oblig... Read more

ACPET Northern Territory Committee appointments Edition 573, 29 Sep

Congratulations – and thank you – to the appointees to the new 2014/15 ACPET NT Committee. This committee is a sub-committee of the ACPET National Board and with their valued input, this commitee will drive the direction for NT activities and will be the voice for NT memb... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 22 October, Darwin 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

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 22 October, Darwin 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

VETnetwork Biennial Conference - informing VET in schools and beyond Edition 572, 22 Sep

Well done to VETnetwork CEO Lori Hocking, Keri Torney and the team for a most enjoyable and informative conference held over three days at the Darwin Conference Centre. The VETnetwork Australia 2014 Biennial National Conference attracted over 300 delegates who participated in VET workshops, informa... Read more

Congratulations to The Essington School on their 25th anniversary Edition 572, 22 Sep

A great ACPET congratulations to Principal David Cannon and the crew at The Essington School Darwin on attaining their 25th anniversary. The Essington School Darwin is renowned for excellence in edcuation and is also without debate the NTs leading school.  Principal David Cannon was a... Read more

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