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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

NMU Archive
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

Contemporary Context for VET in Schools Edition 600, 20 Apr

Members will be aware of recent changes in the policy environment toward integrating VET delivery into secondary schools.  The objective is for secondary students to have more options and opportunities that include pathways into post-school employment.  ACPET is keen to support members wh... Read more

Apply for the 2015 Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award Edition 600, 20 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

Policy decisions and impacts on vocational education and higher education Edition 599, 13 Apr

Global and National Trends Symposium 2015 Policy decisions and impacts on vocational education and higher education 27 May 2015 • 25 Aberdeen St Northbridge, Perth WA Presented by the Centre for Training Excellence and LH Martin Institute The symposium addresses the impacts of global trends... Read more

ACPET WA at CDAA National Conference Edition 599, 13 Apr

I was pleased to have the opportunity to present at the CDAA National Conference at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth last week – speaking on one of the more provocative topics on the conference agenda: Dubious Courses from Dodgy Providers: facts vs fiction.  Careers practitioners from acros... Read more

jobactive to start from 1 July 2015 Edition 599, 13 Apr

The new Employment Services 2015-20 model  (known as the jobactive system) has been released with a start date of 1 July 2015, key elements including: Job Commitment Bonus programme to encourage young, long-term unemployed job seekers aged 18-30 to find and keep a job; Relocation Assistance... Read more

Member webinars - Implementing the ACPET Code of Ethics & Code of Practice for engaging education agents Edition 598, 7 Apr

On 13 March ACPET launched its revised Code of Ethics and new Code of Practice for Engaging Education Agents and we have developed resources for members to use when conducting a self-assesssment in relation to these. To support members in familiarising themselves with the Codes and in using these r... Read more

ACPET WA 'Meet the Regulator' and Networking Event Edition 598, 7 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

International education - time for action Edition 598, 7 Apr

As members will be well aware, Western Australia continues to shrink its share of the education services export market while the proactive approach of other states is delivering positive results. ACPET continues to seek appropriate recognition for the industry as part of a broader trade and develop... Read more

ACPET WA 'Meet the Regulator' and Networking Event Edition 597, 30 Mar

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 Authority’s (ASQA) WA Regional Manager Compliance, the mee... Read more

Standards for RTOs 2015 - Commencement Date, Transition Arrangements and Release of the Users' Guide Edition 597, 30 Mar

New Standards for VET Regulation - Commencement Date and Transition Arrangements for RTOs RTOs are advised that following amendments to the Vocational Education and Training (General) Regulations 2009, the commencement date for the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 is Mond... Read more

Traineeship Variation - Feedback Request Edition 597, 30 Mar

The Financial, Administrative & Professional Services Training Council (FAPSTC) would like to request your feedback regarding requests for variations to two traineeships: Certificate III in Business Certificate III in Business Administration The requested variation is to allow the qualifi... Read more

WA Training Awards 2015 - Now Open Edition 597, 30 Mar

The Department of Training and Workforce Development's WA Training Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers. There are 13 categories in the WA Tr... Read more

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