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Monday, May 21 2018

ASQA Training Provider Briefing  – tomorrow in Darwin

Registrations are still open for the Australian Skills Quality Authority's (ASQA) training provider briefing in Darwin on 22 May 2018.
The briefing will provide training providers with an update on what ASQA is doing to ensure the provision of high quality training within the VET sector. It will also provide insight into key compliance-related issues in the sector. The briefing will run from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm with registration open from 1 pm. Not registered?  Just Google ASQA in Darwin.

Building a skilled workforce for the Territory - resources

A recent addition to the Dept TBI website last week was the inclusion of an informtive video on the suite of programs and services available to build a skilled workforce.

Additionally, incentives offered to support employers interested in traineeships and apprenticeships have been streamlined and simplified and the new Aboriginal employment program provides support to businesses to develop and retain their workforce.

The changes are part of the Skilling Territorians initiative which will help employers and businesses improve local capability and support the growth of the local economy. Intrigued or inquisitive?  Find out more in the business update video at

VET Investment Framework sessions

Further to the information session in Darwin a few weeks ago, the Dept. of Trade, Business and Innovation hosted another session in Alice Springs on Monday evening. While both sessions were well attended by industry and stakeholder representatives given there was also information on visa (incoming workers) reforms, it was of interest that CDU was the only RTO attendee at the Alice session.  The Darwin session was attended by less than ten RTOs. One can only assume that the bulk of NT RTOs are well informed on the funding sitauation and satisfied with same. 

It is of note that available funding for the NT VET sector continues to be impacted by the cessation of the previous Federal/state partnership agreement and the reluctance of states and territories to enter into agrangements aligned to the Skilling Australia Fund. It is anticipated (assumed, hoped?) that the NT will formalise an agreement shortly and that additional funds will be available to assist NT workforce development.

Transnational Education and Training Consortia Workshop Darwin 13 – 14 June

StudyNT is pleased to confirm that the Strength in numbers: a consortia-based approach to education exports workshop has been rescheduled to 13-14 June 2018. The previous session was postposed due to heavy winds and tree felling associated with Cyclone Marcus. 

The workshop aims to give providers an insight into emerging opportunities in key source markets, including China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. It will provide a guide to developing business partnerships through consortia-based models, as well as providing an opportunity for networking and partnership development between providers.

Participants will also be appraised of the Austrade Consortia Toolkit and pointers on submitting a successful tender.

Registration is $50 for International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) members and $75 for non-IEAA members. If you are not a member please email who has a number of free memberships remaining.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from education exporters who have won tenders and delivered training overseas.  For further information or to register visit the IEAA website

Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop 3-6 April 2019 in Darwin

The ICEF Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop 2019 will be held in Darwin next year. ACPET is a proud sponsor  of this event.

Each year ANZA attracts hundreds of educators, work & travel organisations, industry service providers, and international agents (buyers) who send many thousands of students and youth travellers to the region annually. The ANZA Workshop provides an efficient and cost-effective way to personally meet a large number of high-quality agents committed to sending students and youth travellers to Australia and New Zealand.

All agents at the ANZA Workshop will have passed ICEF’s comprehensive selection and screening process. Additionally, each agency will have proven an active interest in Australian and New Zealand destinations. The ANZA Workshop offers many professional development opportunities for participants, including seminars on international education trends, insights into key markets, current visa issues and guidance on building successful relationships with agents.

The event enables educators to hold up to 40 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers. These appointments are 25 minutes in duration and serve the dual objective of meeting new contacts and maintaining existing relationships.

ACPET looks forward to working with ICEF and interested institutions to ensure that all delegates have an enjoyable and productive NT experience.

Aboriginal Contracting Framework

The Northern Territory Government is developing an Aboriginal Contracting Framework that will support Aboriginal employment and business opportunities through government contracting, including procurement and grants. Supporting Aboriginal employment opportunities will benefit the Territory by growing the local economy, increasing business and regional development and building the local Territory workforce.

The new Aboriginal Contracting Framework will be developed through an extensive stakeholder engagement process and will replace the Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum policy which ceased in August 2017.

Stakeholder engagement is now underway with regional workshops and one-on-one sessions being held across the Territory. These targeted stakeholder sessions are being run with government, industry, business, Aboriginal stakeholders and NGO's to identify and consider the best ideas for the Aboriginal Contracting Framework.

You can provide your initial input as part of the information gathering and research phase through the survey at




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