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RGIT Australia Graduation Ceremony 2016 Edition 680, 21 Nov

On Wednesday, 09 November, RGIT Australia was in festive spirits. Preparations were underway to celebrate the successful completion of over 50 graduates of Hospitality, Business, IT and Community Services cohorts. The event was held at Ibis Hotel in Therry Street, Melbourne. Families, friends, tra... Read more

Small Business Victoria Update Edition 680, 21 Nov

This month's update includes: Faces of Small Business The Common Good, an organic grocer based in Hawthorn, is one of the Faces of Small Business, a digital exhibition that showcases innovative businesses in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Owners Meneka Pramkumar and John Currey, who opened t... Read more

Have you registered for the VET & Research breakfast yet? Edition 680, 21 Nov

Have you registered for the VET & Research breakfast yet? In the final instalment of the 2016 Victorian VET RTO Breakfast series, we have speakers from LH Martin Institute and Federation University, to present on: VET teachers’ and trainers’ qualifications: What difference do they... Read more

Victoria Home To Australia’s Best Training Provider Edition 680, 21 Nov

At the Australian Training Awards in Darwin on Thursday 17th November, Victoria was one of the best performing states, taking home five awards including Australian Large Employer of the Year which went to Metro Trains. Proud Aboriginal man Indi Clarke from the Muthi Muthi and Lardil people –... Read more

VIC ACPET Breakfast Series - VET & Research – Thursday 1 December Edition 679, 14 Nov

ACPET will be hosting the final instalment of the Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series: VET and Research.  The breakfast will host presentations from research entities on their findings, which hopes to inform and improve VET strategy and practice and strengthen the sector and help raise its prof... Read more

City of Melbourne Update - International Students & Job vacancies Edition 678, 7 Nov

The City of Melbourne collates figures on International students through its Welcome Desk service at Melbourne Airport.  The figures have just come in for their welcome packs and queries at the welcome desk for 2016 and they are excited to announce that as at September 2016, they have provided... Read more

International Student Accommodation Survey Edition 678, 7 Nov

The City of Melbourne is undertaking a survey seeking feedback from international students on improving services.  They are now at the point where they will distribute the student survey and this is where they need your help. If you have an international student database, or regularly have st... Read more

ISANA News Edition 678, 7 Nov

This month's newsletter includes: Professional development:  VIC/TAS Branch - Best Practice in International Student Advising eg. Advising the advisors (17th November 2016) Projects:  Victorian Working Group on International Student Employability (Vic WISE) Mental Health and Wel... Read more

PwC's 21st Century Minds Accelerator Showcase Edition 678, 7 Nov

This is your chance to hear from some of Australia's most exciting STEM start-ups and organisations participating in PwC's 21st Century Minds (21CM) Accelerator Program.  Facilitated by Education Changemakers, these inspiring and fast-paced pitch-style events will be held in Sydney and... Read more

Small Business Victoria Update Edition 678, 7 Nov

This month's update includes: LaunchVic Startup Applications Close 11 November Are you planning to apply for LaunchVic funding? LaunchVic aims to work with and attract businesses and entrepreneurs to the state, at both national and international levels. The second round of funding, which close... Read more

Early Childhood Education and Care business case consultation has been extended Edition 677, 31 Oct

SkillsIQ wants to hear about quality issues in the early childhood education and care sector. SkillsIQ has been commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to complete the necessary research and consultation to develop a Business Case setting out the strategic and evidentiary... Read more

Australian Training Awards - 2016 Finalists Announced! Edition 677, 31 Oct

The finalists for the 2016 Australian Training Award have been announced, with Victoria being represented in several categories, including Small Training Provider of the Year. The Australian Training Awards will be held in Darwin on 17th November.  Click here for a full list of finalists and... Read more

Good news story: Opening of MIT new flagship campus Edition 677, 31 Oct

On Friday October 21, Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT) officially opened its flagship campus, ‘The Argus MIT Melbourne’ whilst simultaneously celebrating its 21st anniversary as an Australian Tertiary Education Provider. Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Educ... Read more

Free Trade Agreements Seminar Edition 676, 24 Oct

The Australian Government is running seminars around the country to help businesses explore the opportunities created by the North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Come along to the seminar in Melbourne to hear from: The Hon Keith Pitt MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment... Read more

Austrade - Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series - Last chance to register! Edition 676, 24 Oct

Registrations for the next Victorian Breakfast Series close today! ACPET will be hosting AUSTRADE in the next instalment of the Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series: The presentation, titled 'Austrade and your RTO - Using customer intelligence to position offshore' will include topics such a... Read more

Good news story: Bachelor of Agriculture at RIST Edition 676, 24 Oct

This week Victorian State Committee Member Bill Hamill secured a partnership between his organisation Rural Industries Skill Training Centre (RIST) and CQUniversity. This arrangement will allow rural Victorian students to have access to a Bachelor of Agriculture course delivered from the Hamilton c... Read more

Austrade - Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series - 25 October Edition 675, 17 Oct

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) would like to invite its Victorian colleagues to come together for the next instalment of the Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series: Austrade and your RTO - Using customer intelligence to position offshore  Topics to be discussed... Read more

International Education Awards finalists announced (VIC) Edition 675, 17 Oct

Minister for International Education, Steve Herbert, said in a show of Victoria’s reputation as a top destination for international education, 28 students from 18 countries have been named as finalists in the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards. "The awards recognise and celebr... Read more

AFIS Updates Edition 674, 10 Oct

This months issues of the AFIS newsletter includes: No Junk food, No time and on Budget A Healthy Eating Workshop, to learn how to properly take care of your well-being by keeping a balanced diet, all on a student budget IELTS, Visa and Immigration Two workshops, one focusing on IELTS, the other... Read more

OctoberVET Edition 674, 10 Oct

The 2016 OctoberVET season is approaching fast! Four OctoberVET events have been confirmed. All of these events are free but note that you will need to register for some. Check the AVETRA website for updates. Teaching, training and learning – VET’s true business     Dat... Read more

Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy Edition 674, 10 Oct

The Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy is pleased to invite you to the following events: Book Launch Title: Education policy: Mapping the landscape and scope Presenters: Dr Gosia Klatt (CVEP, MGSE) and Dr Thi Kim Anh Dang (Monash University) Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 Time: 4.00... Read more

AOQ Event for October Edition 673, 3 Oct

AOQ Monthly Discussion Forum WHEN: Thursday October 20th            6:15 for 6:30pm start WHERE: VC Auditorium, 24-36 Camberwell Road              East Hawthorn COST: Session free to AOQ members;          ... Read more

Regional Skills Fund - Applications open now! Edition 673, 3 Oct

A new joint regional development, training and skills program, the $34 million Regional Skills Fund was launched at Federation Training’s -Waratah Restaurant in Morwell on Thursday 8th September 2016. The Victorian Government is calling for applications from regional industry in partnership w... Read more

WORLDSKILLS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL COMPETITION - 6th - 8th October 2016 Edition 673, 3 Oct

The World Skills Australia National Competition is going to be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on October 6th -8th, 2016. To coincide with this there will be a dedicated careers expo - Skills Village that will bring tertiary institutions, training organisations, employers, TAFE providers and stude... Read more

Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series - 29 September Edition 672, 26 Sep

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training would like to invite its Victorian colleagues to come together for the first installment of the 'Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series'. With the implementation of The Skills First program, there is no more opportune time to hear from:... Read more

Calling for Expressions of Interest to the VDC Teacher Indigenous Capability Program II Edition 671, 19 Sep

3 DAY PROGRAM: TUESDAY 4, 11 AND 18 OCTOBER 2016 9.30 am - 4.00 pm - Melbourne CBD This VET Development Centre (VDC) funded program has been designed to build the level of specialised knowledge, skills and expertise in VET teacher/trainers who work or wish to work with Indigenous learners.... Read more


$34 million Regional Skills Fund 8th September 2016 The Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Jaala Pulford MP and The Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon. Steve Herbert MP officially launched the Victorian Government’s $34 million Regional Skills Fund.  A new joint regiona... Read more

OctoberVET - Ballarat Edition 671, 19 Sep

Teaching, training and learning: VET’s true business A free research-based event in Ballarat.  Keynote presentations: "Investigating quality teaching in the Victorian VET sector"  Ruth Schubert, Associate Professor and Associate Director, LH Martin Institute, Universi... Read more

Child Safe Standards Information Sessions Edition 671, 19 Sep

Organisations that work with children are required by law to meet the Child Safe Standards by 1 January 2017 The Commission for Children and Young People, in partnership with local government, is holding information sessions about the Child Safe Standards and what organisations need to do to b... Read more

Raising the Bar - speakers and volunteers Edition 671, 19 Sep

Volunteers wanted to help deliver the first ever Raising the Bar event in Melbourne. Be part of this global movement to make education part of pop culture. Applications close on Sunday 18 September. Apply now! Raising the Bar Raising the Bar is a social start-up with a goal of bringing intellect... Read more

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