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OAG Report on regulation of training organisations Edition 610, 29 Jun

ACPET notes the release by the Office of the Auditor General of the Report on regulation of training organisations.  The Training Accreditation Council has accepted the OAG Report recommendations that provide for the Council to: within 12 months, fully implement its revised approach to regul... Read more

2015 International Student Forum Edition 610, 29 Jun

ACPET members involved in delivery of education and training to international students are invited to provide input into an upcoming International Student Forum being hosted by the Department of Education Services, which is being held to consider student feedback on issues they face in Western Austr... Read more

NMU Archive
ApprentiCentre becomes the Apprenticeship Office Edition 609, 22 Jun

Members working in the apprenticeship and traineeship sector will be aware of changes underway at ApprentiCentre, partly in response to the introduction of the Commonwealth funded Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN).  From 1 July 2015 the AASN will deliver new services to apprentic... Read more

A Call to support students from a refugee and asylum seeker background Edition 609, 22 Jun

The Coalition for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD) has been supporting refugees and asylum seekers in WA for 15 years. In addition to offering services such as counselling, accommodation, legal advice and financial support, CARAD has recently initiated the Education Working Party for R... Read more

Save the Date! - 30th July Edition 609, 22 Jun

ACPET invites you to attend a Unique Student Identifier (USI) ‘working party’ with the Department of Education and Training on Thursday 30 July from 1:00pm – 3:30pm followed by light refreshments Further registrations details will be available soon - Places are strictly lim... Read more

New team, familiar challenges (Business News, 8/6) Edition 608, 15 Jun

ACPET draws the attention of members to last week’s Business News special report (New Team, familiar challenges, 8/6, p.8-12) for welcome coverage of the vocational education and training (VET) sector, its ongoing challenges and public policy complexities.  Minister Liza Harvey, State Tra... Read more

CISWA 22nd Annual Winter Conference Edition 608, 15 Jun

CISWA Annual Winter Conference is in its 22nd year and is regarded as a 'must attend' for people working within the International Education sector in Western Australia. Wednesday 1 July 2015 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Nedlands Yacht Club, The Esplanade, Nedlands The conference provides participan... Read more

New trade representative for WA in Indonesia Edition 607, 8 Jun

ACPET notes the Premier’s announcement of Christopher Barnes as new Regional Director of an expanded trade and investment office in Jakarta, as part of an expansion of Western Australia’s presence in Indonesia.  Mr Barnes has previously held senior roles with the Commonwealth Bank a... Read more

ACPET WA committee update Edition 607, 8 Jun

The ACPET WA committee is due to meet with officials from the Department of Training and Workforce Development today, with a range of items on the table for discussion including: WA Budget and policy settings Total VET Activity and issues facing providers The interaction/impact  of publicl... Read more

RTO Expo for VET in schools Edition 606, 1 Jun

As part of developing opportunities for vocational education in schools, AISWA and Catholic Education WA is inviting RTOs to attend and participate in next month’s ‘RTO Expo’. The Expo will attract VET Coordinators from Independent and Catholic schools who will attend a meeting in... Read more

USI Edition 606, 1 Jun

As previously reported, ACPET has raised with State and Commonwealth Departments the difficulties members are experiencing in implementing the Unique Identifier Scheme (USI).   Those difficulties are translating into staff time and costs which members can ill afford to carry.  A lette... Read more

VET Reform at Training Forum Edition 606, 1 Jun

A busy week in the WA office included the opportunity for ACPET WA Executive Officer Larry Davies to provide a private sector perspective on VET reform at the 2015 Training Provider Forum.  VET Reform is often a euphemism for new, rather than reduced interventions to achieve Government policy o... Read more

2015 Careers Expo snapshot Edition 605, 25 May

ACPET members were well represented at this year’s Careers Expo at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre.  The Expo is a reminder of the contribution made by ACPET members to the diverse range of course and career options available to West Australians of all ages, interests, aptitudes and lo... Read more

2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 Edition 605, 25 May

As reported in last week’s NMU, Urbis has been commissioned by the Department of Education and Training to undertake a review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005. In summary, the Standards seek to ensure that students with disability are able to access and participate in education o... Read more

TAC RTO and Stakeholder Survey 2015 Edition 604, 18 May

In the coming weeks, the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) will conduct the RTO and Stakeholder Survey 2015 to assess its performance and effectiveness. The survey is designed to gauge stakeholder views about TAC across a range of activities and assess its performance against its statutory functi... 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

Reminder - Training Provider Forum 2015 Edition 604, 18 May

A reminder this year’s Department of Training and Workforce Development Training Providers’ Forum is on 25-26 May at the PCEC.  One of the sessions likely to be of particular interest to ACPET members attending the Forum is the panel discussion scheduled on Friday morning: VET R... Read more

FAPSTC - Business Network Meeting - 28th May Edition 604, 18 May

The Financial, Administrative & Professional Services Training Council (FAPSTC) will hold its next Business Network Meeting on 28th May, from 9:30 – 2:30pm at AIM’s Leadership Centre, located at 76 Birkdale St in Floreat.  Sessions will include: IBSA - Steven Deer (Industry M... Read more

USI Update Edition 604, 18 May

As previously reported, ACPET is bringing to the attention of State and Commonwealth Departments the difficulties members are experiencing in implementing the Unique Identifier Scheme (USI).  Systems issues and associated service delivery, funding implications, administration time and costs bor... Read more

Learner Transition from superseded training products Edition 604, 18 May

ASQA and TAC have endorsed the requirements for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) managing learner transition from superseded training products under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015: A link to the ASQA update is here. The following information is for TAC RTOs: Whe... Read more

Meeting the Regulators Edition 602, 4 May

ACPET WA would like to thank members for making time to Meet the Regulator (ASQA Regional Compliance Manager, Lesley Warren and TAC Executive Officer Stephanie Trestrail) last Wednesday evening. This was a great opportunity to exchange information, ask questions and gain the regulators’ perspe... Read more

DTWD - Training Providers Forum 2015 Edition 602, 4 May

Training Providers Forum 2015 is Western Australia’s Department of Training and Workforce Development's forum on training and workforce development. This two day conference and exhibition will provide the latest updates on training and workforce development and showcase examples of innova... Read more

Applications for 2015 Green Gown Awards open 15 May Edition 602, 4 May

Applications for the 2015 Green Gown Awards Australasia will open on 7 May and the deadline is 4pm Wednesday 29 July. The Awards are held in conjunction with the the 15th International ACTS Conference at Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus in Geelong, Victoria from 21-23 October 2015. The t... Read more

ACPET seeks action on USI Edition 601, 27 Apr

ACPET WA was pleased to meet with the Department of Training and Workforce Development last week to address the issues members are experiencing in implementing the Unique Student Identifier (USI) scheme.  Time, administrative costs, service delivery, complexity, design and systems issues and (i... Read more

2015 CISWA Awards - Nominations now open Edition 601, 27 Apr

Council for International Students of Western Australia (CISWA) seeks to recognise international students and education providers in Western Australia who stand out in their field. International Student of the Year Award This award recognises the significant contribution that international student... Read more

Excellence in Language, Literacy & Numeracy Practice Award - Free webinar for applying Edition 601, 27 Apr

The Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving LLN skills in an educational, community or workplace context. The Award is one of the 18 awards presented at the 2015 Australian Training Awards, the pe... Read more

Applications for 2015 Green Gown Awards open 15 May Edition 601, 27 Apr

Applications for the 2015 Green Gown Awards Australasia will open on 7 May and the deadline is 4pm Wednesday 29 July. The Awards are held in conjunction with the the 15th International ACTS Conference at Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus in Geelong, Victoria from 21-23 October 2015. The t... Read more

ACPET WA 'Meet the Regulator' and Networking Event Edition 600, 20 Apr

              ACPET WA invites you to attend our “Meet the Regulator” opportunity and networking event on Wednesday 29th of April commencing at 3.30pm at the Subiaco Hotel. In addition to introducing you to the Australian Skills Quality Authorit... Read more

Extended transition periods for certain HLT units approved Edition 600, 20 Apr

The ASQA Commissioners have approved the period in which NVR RTOs are permitted to complete the training, assessment and AQF certification documentation issuance for learners undertaking training in the below listed qualifications be extended to 31 December 2018: HLT60112    &nb... Read more

Process Manufacturing Training Package Changes - consultative workshop Edition 600, 20 Apr

Invitation - MSA Workshop - Process Manufacturing Training Package Changes Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) is holding a consultative workshop on changes to MSA’s Process Manufacturing Training Packages (MSA, PMA, PMC and PMB). It will cover the revised format requirements for Training Pa... Read more

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