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The Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham will be joining us to officially open the 2017 ACPET National Conference

Monday, July 31 2017

The Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham will be joining us to officially open the 2017 ACPET National Conference.

With a raft of recent reforms in the VET sector, some significant changes proposed through the Government’s higher education budget and integrity reforms now before the Parliament and admissions transparency reforms about to kick in for all higher education providers, there should be plenty of material for the Minister to cover in his keynote address.

Many will be interested to hear how the Skilling Australians Fund will be rolled-out in partnership with the states and territories. With the expiry of the previous National Partnership Agreement it’s vital there are no delays in getting agreement so that young job seekers and other learners can get the skills they and industry need. As I highlighted last week, government-funded VET enrolments are very subdued or in decline in most states and territories. It needs a real shot in the arm.

If that's not enough, the big and necessary reform is an integrated tertiary education and training funding and governance model. Now that would be an interesting discussion point!

The Minister will headline a diverse and stimulating three-day Conference agenda. The event will kick off with the Asia Pacific International Education Forum, followed by two days of thought provoking speakers and several social events including the conference dinner. 

This is the calendar event of the year and certainly not one to be missed! If you haven't already, you can view the full program and register here.


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