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Edition 571, 15 September 2014

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Training as an NT Corrective Service priority Edition 571, 15 Sep

The opening a new correctional services facility would not normally make the grade as a Monday Update feature, so hats off to the NT Government for having education and training as a priority for current and prospective Corrective clients. Touted as the Territory Government’s single largest... Read more

59th Northern Territory Training Awards .A night to remember. Edition 571, 15 Sep

Deputy Chief Minister Chandler provided the welcoming address at the 59th  NT Training Awards attended by  almost 500 finalists, families, VIPs and industry stakeholders at the Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday evening. It was great to have so support for this VET night of nights many... Read more

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Indigenous advancement funding Edition 570, 8 Sep

Memebrs would be aware that the Australian Government has taken a new approach to funding under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. Under the new Strategy, single applications and agreements will enable access to multiple programs and funding opportunities. The Guidelines for the Indigenous... Read more

Call for Expressions of Interest to join an ACPET State/Territory Committee Edition 570, 8 Sep

The Board is inviting expressions of interest from members to join the committee in their State/Territory. Existing committee members are welcome to reapply however also need to express an interest should they wish to remain on the committee. These committees have a key role to play in assisting th... Read more

Magic happens - Globally. A Skills Week Celebration Edition 569, 1 Sep

Parliament House was the host venue for a celebration to welcome and thank international students who have chosen to live and learn in the Territory. This celebration was a National Skills Week initiative, proudly supported by the Northern Territory and hosted by ACPET.  This year’s th... Read more

Access the VET Roadmap to Sustainability here Edition 568, 25 Aug

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

Alice Springs Career expo Edition 568, 25 Aug

Pictured: GTNT's Coralie Boyd with Wendi Masters Dept of Business and ACPET's Michael hall.   Imparja television celebrity Yamba the honey ant was a surprising hit at the careers expo in AliceSprings with the hundreds of students and other career seekers last Thursday and Friday.... Read more

NDCO Information Sessions - Disability Awareness Week 2014 Edition 568, 25 Aug

Disability Awareness Week 2014 - NDCO Information Sessions 12pm – 1pm daily Cost: FREE Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus Monday 1st September: “NT Anti –Discrimination Act: How it can work for people with a disability.” Sally Sievers, Anti-Discrimination Commi... Read more

Date claimer 1 December - ACPET Forum: Going Troppo in the Wet for VET Edition 567, 18 Aug

The Hilton Hotel in Darwin has been selected as the venue for this years ACPET end of year forum and Christmas celebration.  Block out the date and as this is a Monday any out of towners should consider taking a few days off prior to experience the Wet - and the hotel prices are great valu... Read more

ACPET International Student Celebration - Parliament House Edition 567, 18 Aug

Putting the internationals into National Skills Week   As members are aware, National Skills Week provides a platform to highlight the opportunities and career pathways through vocational education and training with a theme this year of a magical mystery tour of skills.  ACPET in th... Read more

Forrest Review - a bold new world for indigenous training Edition 566, 11 Aug

In light of the significance of the recently released Indigenous Jobs and Training Review overseen by mining magnate Andrew Forrest on behalf of the Australian Government, the full recommensdation 14 is replicated below: "That, in order to create job-specific employer-directed training, the Co... Read more

Access the VET Roadmap to Sustainability here Edition 566, 11 Aug

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

ACPET 2014 Elections - Voting now open! Edition 565, 4 Aug

Dear Members, 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 Elect... Read more

ACPET Roadmap to Sustainability can be accessed by RTOs Edition 565, 4 Aug

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

Last chance to apply for Green Gown Awards - closing 5 August Edition 565, 4 Aug

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

Unique Student Identifier - getting ready to go live. Edition 565, 4 Aug

The Federal Government's USI Taskforce is planning for a ‘soft go live’ of the USI system in late September/early October 2014.  The Taskforce are looking for RTOs who can ‘go live’ with either the organisation portal and/or web services by September/October 2014, a... Read more

Let's talk - ACPET in the Alice 21 and 22 August Edition 565, 4 Aug

ACPET's Michael Hall will be in Alice Springs on 21 & 22 August for the Careers's Expo and is also eager to meet with RTO representatives to discuss current opportunities, issues and impending refoms.Just drop Michael a line or expect a phone call soon. Just a reminder that the dat... Read more

Last chance to apply for Green Gown Awards - closing 5 August Edition 564, 28 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

Karen Sheldon VTEC Graduation Ceremony Edition 564, 28 Jul

Darwin's stunning Speaker' Green at Parliament House was the venue for the graduation ceremony for VTEC partisans. Karen Sheldon training is a Vocational Training and Employment Centre contractor, a program that has as its core the provision of training for indigenous students that has a g... Read more

ACPET Roadmap to Sustainability Launched Edition 564, 28 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

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

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

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