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Edition 563, 21 July 2014

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The need to grow international student numbers in the NT - time to look beyond the croc. Edition 563, 21 Jul

Private provider expansion in the international student sector continues, with 15% of higher education international students and 85% of international  VET students choosing private providers.  International students are a well established and significant asset for the eastern states (it... Read more

Nominations for Directors on ACPET National Board Edition 563, 21 Jul

Pursuant to the Constitution, nominations were called for three (3) State and Territory Directors positions representing: State/Territory Directors     Director Northern Territory     Director Queensland     Director Victoria Nominations have been re... Read more

ACPET Roadmap to Sustainability Launched Edition 563, 21 Jul

The Road Map for Sustainability supports training providers to undertake an ongoing journey of integrating sustainability skills into teaching, learning and assessment, and for implementing sustainable work practices in order to model sustainability in action to students, staff and industry. It off... Read more

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Calling all NT RTOs. What do you want and when do you want it? Edition 562, 14 Jul

RTO land over the past few years has witnessed constant change, from the regulatyory environment to our legislative obligations to the structure of our workforce, the demands of students and clients and of course the demands of running a sustainable business. We are witnessing further c... Read more

National Disability Services Regional Forum and Workshop 24 July 2014 Edition 562, 14 Jul

Registrations close this Thursday for the NDS Darwin Regional Forum and a workshop on the NDIS Readiness Toolkit at the Travelodge Mirambeena Resort  64 Cavenagh St Darwin. The forum will opened by the Hon. Robyn Lambley MLA, Minister for Disability Services  and will run from 9am &ndas... Read more

RTOs apply now for Green Gown Awards - open until 5 August Edition 562, 14 Jul

Apply now for the Green Gown Awards, open to ALL education and training providers in both VET and Higher Education regardless of size or type.  New for this year is a category called – Best Newcomer, which is aimed at those on the start of their sustainability journey or those... Read more

Conversations on the draft VET and Regulator standards Edition 561, 7 Jul

Last week the the Australian Government Department of Industry released revised RTO and VET regulator standards for consultation. These draft standards build on the work of the former National Skills Standards Council and incorporate a range of stakeholder views on that work, includi... Read more

RTOs encouraged to apply for Green Gown Awards open until 5 August Edition 561, 7 Jul

Apply now for the Green Gown Awards, open to ALL education and training providers in both VET and Higher Education regardless of size or type.  New for this year is a category called – Best Newcomer, which is aimed at those on the start of their sustainability journey or those... Read more

Green Gown Awards open to All providers until 5 August Edition 560, 30 Jun

Apply now for the Green Gown Awards, open to ALL education and training providers in both VET and Higher Education regardless of size or type.  New for this year is a category called – Best Newcomer, which is aimed at those on the start of their sustainability journey or those... Read more

A vision for skilling Northern Australia - some observations from the ACPET Towards 2030 Symposium Edition 560, 30 Jun

Our thanks to those delegates who contributed to the ACPET Towards 2030 Symposium held in Darwin's Parliament House last month. Some of the thoughts from the day are reproduced below and futher observations and contributions are more than welcome as we prepare a submission for consideration by&n... Read more

Register now for the CISA National Conference Adelaide 7-11 July Edition 559, 23 Jun

The Council of International Students (CISA) National Conference 2014 will be held in Adelaide from 7 to 11 July 2014 at the University of South Australia (UNISA), Adelaide at H2-16, Hawks Building City, City West Campus (entrance via North Terrace). The conference will offer opportunities to... Read more

Growing practitioner networks in the NT - TEETN & CAETN revisited Edition 559, 23 Jun

ACPET is eager to grow networks within the Territory that will engage VET practitioners and other key stakeholders whereby there can be debate, discussion, sharing and collaboration on issues of mutual interest.  Such conversations provide enhanced opportunities to broaden the connectivity betw... Read more

RTOs encouraged to apply for Green Gown Awards open to all providers until 5 August Edition 559, 23 Jun

Apply now for the Green Gown Awards, open to ALL education and training providers in both VET and Higher Education regardless of size or type.  New for this year is a category called – Best Newcomer, which is aimed at those on the start of their sustainability journey or those... Read more

Grants available for Adult Learner's Week and National Skills Week Edition 558, 16 Jun

Adult Skills Week: Grants of up to $5000 are available to support activities during the week of 1 - 8 September 2014. Adult Learner's Week celebrates and promotes all forms of adult learning from language and computer courses to workshops on renovating a house. Territory organsiations in the a... Read more

Green Gown Awards open to All providers until 5 August Edition 558, 16 Jun

Apply now for the Green Gown Awards, open to ALL education and training providers in both VET and Higher Education regardless of size or type.  New for this year is a category called – Best Newcomer, which is aimed at those on the start of their sustainability journey or those... Read more

Green Gown Awards now open to All providers Edition 557, 9 Jun

Apply now for the Green Gown Awards, open to ALL education and training providers in both VET and Higher Education regardless of size or type.  New for this year is a category called – Best Newcomer, which is aimed at those on the start of their sustainability journey or those... Read more

AHA Expo and Awards Evening Edition 557, 9 Jun

Over 700 people wined and dined under the stars at Skycity at the Australian Hotel's Association Gala Dinner and Awards for Excellence evening. The night was the culmination of a few heady days of meetings, including and industry forum hosted by the Department of Business and an industry expo at... Read more

Future stars. A focus on indigenous employment. Edition 557, 9 Jun

Congratulations to Karen Sheldon at the team at Karen Sheldon Training (photo below) for a successful launch of their Future Stars program at TIO Stadium. The Future Skills Program is a pre-employment initiative which offers life skills and prepares unemployed indigenous people to successfully enter... Read more

Some outcomes of the ACPET 2030 Vision for Developing Northern Australia, Parliament House Darwin Edition 556, 2 Jun

Feedback from delegates at the ACPET Towards 2030 Symposium at Parliament House last week were overwhelming enthusiastic on the day and the converations while at times robust, were of a quantum and calibre that will ensure that our submission to the Joint Select Commitee on North... Read more

Future Stars training initiative continues to shine bright Edition 556, 2 Jun

Karen Sheldon Training is pleased to announce that they are operating the first NT VTEC with their first Future Stars Program commencing on Tuesday 10th June. The Future Stars program is a pre-employment initiative which provides life skills and prepares unemployed indigenous people... Read more

Green Gown Awards open for All providers on 3 June! Edition 556, 2 Jun

Start thinking now about applying for the Green Gown Awards, which open on 3 June for ALL education and training providers in both VET and Higher Education regardless of size or type.  New for this year is a category called – Best Newcomer, which is aimed at those on the start of th... Read more

NT Government $5000 USI implementation support Edition 555, 26 May

With the impending implementation of the unique student identifier (USI) from 1 January 2015, now is the time for all RTOs to begin preparing for the requirement that every student who is undertaking vocational education and training in 2015 will be required to have a USI. Every RTO will... Read more

NT Budget - implications for members Edition 554, 19 May

Members would be aware that two major budgets were handed down last Tuesday, one for the NT and the other being the first budget for the new Abbott government.  Both have received considerable media play and this week's Update also includes a comprehensive overview from our CEO Claire Fi... Read more

Parliament House training Syposium:Towards 2030 Monday 26 May Edition 554, 19 May

 Can you contribute to developing a vision for developing northern Australia?   Thanks to those who have registered for this one day symposium in Darwin’s Parliament House to discuss and debate the role of education and training in developing northern Australia. A Commonwealth J... Read more

You can't fake the bake Edition 553, 12 May

The IBSA VET Practitioner's Conference in Melbourne last week was the catalyst for some rather soul searching and provocative sessions while providing a Vision of just where teaching and learning, and the VET sector is heading. The predominate message is that change is indeed the only constant,... Read more

Group Training NT awards night - a celebration of VET achievement Edition 553, 12 May

  The GTNT Awards at the Darwin Entertainment Centre brought together VIP's, RTO's, students and supporters, industry representatives and stakeholders in a celebration of achievement. It is not often that we have members giving awards to members but this was the case with member GTNT a... Read more

Registrations are now open for the 2014 Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) Provider Forum Edition 552, 5 May

The Federal Department of Education is hosting the 2014 HELP Provider Forum: Quality and deregulation – better, faster, stronger at the National Convention Centre in Canberra on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 August 2014. Approved HELP providers can now register their attendance by clicking here.... Read more

Approved VET FEE-HELP Provider training sessions Edition 552, 5 May

The Federal Department of Education will be running introductory VET FEE-HELP training for approved VET providers in a number of locations around Australia in 2014. This training is suitable for new administrators of VET FEE-HELP, recently approved providers or existing providers that wish to refre... Read more

Registrations open for 26 May ACPET Symposium at Parliament House Darwin Edition 552, 5 May

One of the key presenters on the day will be Mr Sean Kildare, the Australian General Manager of the INPEX group. As Territorians are most aware, INPEX is constructing enormous infrastructure to extract and process gas for export and as such is well placed to be an enormous contributor to our export... Read more

Be part of shaping the Territory's future at the "Towards 2030 Symposium" Edition 551, 28 Apr

This year's ACPET Towards 2030 Symposium will focus on the future directions for education and training in the Top End. In addition providers will also be provided with updates on current policy and operational imperatives courtesy of the NT government and ACPET senior staff. Indeed, as Durant o... Read more

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