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Edition 585, 22 December 2014

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Save the date - Rod Camm, ACPET CEO in WA Edition 585, 22 Dec

Dear Members, You may be aware that in his inaugural National Monday Update, our new CEO Rod Camm committed to a series of member workshops in all states and territories. The workshops are designed to ensure members have the opportunity to engage with Rod, to discuss the value proposition of m... Read more

Supporting quality in our sector Edition 585, 22 Dec

              WA members were among those participating in last Thursday’s webinar presentation by CEO Rod Camm, held to discuss a new – some would say tough - approach to quality, through the ACPET Code of Ethics, including the introduction of a... Read more

Merry Christmas Edition 585, 22 Dec

Season’s greetings, the ACPET offices will be closed from Thursday 25 December 2014 and reopen Monday 5 January 2015.... Read more

VET Reform - National Consultations Edition 585, 22 Dec

The Department of Industry, VET Reform Taskforce is undertaking a round of national face-to-face consultations in every capital city throughout January and February 2015. The consultations sessions will be chaired by a member of the Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board. To coincide with... Read more

Save the Date - ACPET 2015 National Conference and APIEF - 26-28 August 2015 Edition 585, 22 Dec

Please mark your calendars now for The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) 2015 National Conference and Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) - Inspiring Ideas, Building a better private education and training sector through innovation, diversity and quality.... Read more

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New Minister - Training and Workforce Development - The Hon Liza Harvey MLA Edition 584, 15 Dec

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), would like to offer congratulations to The Hon Liza Harvey MLA, Minister for Police; Women’s Interests; Training and Workforce Development on assuming ministerial responsibility for the Training and Workforce Development portfo... Read more

Disquiet between CRICOS providers and Agents Edition 584, 15 Dec

There have been a number of reports to ACPET staff and the State Committee from CRICOS providers complaining about the behaviour of certain agents. We have also had complaints from agents about the performance of some providers. ACPET staff have had preliminary discussions with all parties concerne... Read more

ACPET Members' breakfast draws year to a close Edition 583, 8 Dec

2014 has drawn to a close with members enjoying an end-of-year breakfast hosted by ACPET WA, and addressed by Dr Ross Kelly on behalf of the Department of Training and Workforce Development.  We sincerely thank Dr Kelly for his presentation, and we provide a brief summary here for those members... Read more

Seares Review - where to from here? Edition 583, 8 Dec

ACPET WA members will be aware the Minister for Training and Workforce Development, Hon Dr Kim Hames MLA has responded to recommendations of the Independent Review of the Vocational Education and Training Sector – the so-called Seares Review, and will also be aware the Review had little to say... Read more

ACPET Christmas Breakfast - last chance to join us! Edition 582, 1 Dec

ACPET WA would like to invite you and your colleagues to join our WA Committee members and other ACPET members at the ACPET WA Christmas Networking breakfast on Friday 5th December, 2014. Come join us to hear the reflections on the highs and lows of 2014 and the changes that we can look forward to... Read more

China-Australia FTA to improve market access to Australian Education Edition 581, 24 Nov

Government announcement Prime Minister Abbott and President Xi announced the conclusion of negotiations for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) on 17 November. The agreement lays an historic foundation for the next phase of Australia’s economic relationship with China, and inclu... Read more

Update: Unique Student Identifier Edition 580, 17 Nov

The Student Identifiers Act 2014 was passed in June 2014, and the Unique Student Identifier (USI) scheme for the VET sector will begin from 1 January 2015. The USI is a 10 character code that will remain with a person for life, and will be required whenever that person undertakes nationally recog... Read more

TAC Secretariat Relocation Edition 580, 17 Nov

The TAC Secretariat is moving to new premises at Level 9, 20 Walters Drive, Osborne Park, on Monday 17 November 2014. To facilitate this move, the Department’s offices will be closed to the public, with operations set to recommence from the new premises at 1:00 pm on Monday 17 November 2014... Read more

Technical College of Western Australia Graduation 2014 Edition 580, 17 Nov

ACPET would like to extend a warm congratulations to all the graduating students at Technical College of Western Australia (TCWA). WA, Executive Officer, Larry Davies was invited to attend and address graduates at TCWA’s 2014 Graduation Celebration on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Tim Winto... Read more

ACPET Christmas Breakfast Edition 580, 17 Nov

ACPET WA would like to invite you and your colleagues to join our WA Committee members and other ACPET members at the ACPET WA Christmas Networking breakfast on Friday 5th December, 2014. Come join us to hear the reflections on the highs and lows of 2014 and the changes that we can look forward to... Read more

A full Agenda for ACPET WA State Committee Edition 579, 10 Nov

I am pleased to report a meeting of the newly constituted ACPET WA State Committee was held on Friday with a full agenda to consider across the higher education, international and vocational education sectors.  WA Chair Andrew Crevald (Curtin College) welcomed new and continuing committee memb... Read more

Activ Foundation - CCIWA Outstanding Employer of School-based Apprentices and Trainees Edition 579, 10 Nov

ACPET applauds Activ Foundation on receiving the CCIWA Outstanding Employer of School-based Apprentices and Trainees Award on Thursday evening.  As the largest provider in the disability sector in WA, Activ Foundation provides practical experience and employment opportunities in the disability... Read more

ACPET Christmas Breakfast With Special Guest Mr Simon Walker Edition 579, 10 Nov

ACPET WA would like to invite you and your colleagues to join our WA Committee members and other ACPET members at the ACPET WA Christmas Networking breakfast on Friday 5th December, 2014. With Special Guest Simon Walker, Executive Director for Policy Planning and Innovation at the Department of Tra... Read more

ACPET Christmas Breakfast With Special Guest Mr Simon Walker Edition 578, 3 Nov

ACPET WA would like to invite you and your colleagues to join our WA Committee members and other ACPET members at the ACPET WA Christmas Networking breakfast on Friday 5th December, 2014. With Special Guest Simon Walker, Executive Director for Policy Planning and Innovation at the Department of Tra... Read more

Navitas chairman wins AICD award Edition 578, 3 Nov

ACPET would like to extend warm congratulations to one of its largest members Chairman, Harvey Collins of Navitas who has joined the ranks of some of the top business leaders in WA by winning the Australian Institute of Company Directors gold medal award for WA.  The award, now in its tenth ye... Read more

New Standards for VET Regulation Edition 577, 27 Oct

As part of the national VET reform agenda, on Monday 20 October 2014, new Standards for RTOs and VET Regulators were signed by the Commonwealth Minister for Industry.  This follows the 26 September 2014 meeting of the COAG Industry and Skills Council, where the introduction of the new Standards... Read more

CDAA Call for Abstracts Edition 577, 27 Oct

The Career Development Association of Australia will host its 2015 Annual National conference at the Pan Pacific Perth from 8 – 10 April 2015.  CDAA is calling for presentation abstracts around the conference theme Inspiring Excellence in an Environment of Chaos and invites reflection on... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 31 October, Perth Edition 576, 20 Oct

ACPET is delivering a Commonwealth-funded series of Foundation Skills professional development events starting in October 2014 until June 2016. These workshops will be delivered as face to face sessions, ‘live webinars’ and a home tuition pack for those unable to attend the other session... Read more

ACPET WA spotlight on Australian Training Awards Edition 576, 20 Oct

ACPET is thrilled to see WA members Marr Mooditj Training Inc (WA Small Training Provider of the Year) and Activ Pathways Western Australia (Disability Training Initiative) among the finalists at this year’s Australian Training Awards, to take place in Adelaide on 21 November.  The Disab... Read more

IBSA - Business Network Meeting Edition 576, 20 Oct

Steven Deer, IBSA's Industry Manager for Business Services, Printing and Graphic Arts will be in Perth on Thursday 6th November.  The Financial, Administrative & Professional Services Training Council (FAPSTC) will be holding a Business Network Meeting at their offices (1st Floor, 38 O&... Read more

CDAA Call for Abstracts Edition 575, 13 Oct

The Career Development Association of Australia will host its 2015 Annual National conference at the Pan Pacific Perth from 8 – 10 April 2015.  CDAA is calling for presentation abstracts around the conference theme Inspiring Excellence in an Environment of Chaos and invites reflection on... Read more

WA PD - Using Technology to Enhance Learning Edition 575, 13 Oct

E-learning is the talk of the town – but what is it really, how can you implement it in the classroom and how can it help your students to be more successful? The workshop will consist of 2 keynote speakers: Part 1: Ben Beaton, Director of Information Learning Technologies, MLC Part 2: E-... Read more

ACPET Free Foundation skills workshop - 31 October, Perth Edition 575, 13 Oct

ACPET is delivering a Commonwealth-funded series of Foundation Skills professional development events starting in October 2014 until June 2016. These workshops will be delivered as face to face sessions, ‘live webinars’ and a home tuition pack for those unable to attend the other session... Read more

ACPET Western Australia Committee Edition 573, 29 Sep

ACPET would like to thank all members that submitted an expression of interest to be a member of the ACPET Western Australia Committee. The Board met on 19 September to determine membership of its six State and Territory Committees. We received over 60 nominations for the State and Territory Commit... Read more

WA PD - Using Technology to Enhance Learning Edition 573, 29 Sep

E-learning is the talk of the town – but what is it really, how can you implement it in the classroom and how can it help your students to be more successful? The workshop will consist of 2 keynote speakers: Part 1: Ben Beaton, Director of Information Learning Technologies, MLC Part 2: E-... Read more

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