Edition 591, 16 February 2015
- Support student choice- Higher Education Petition
- ACPET member only professional development offer!
- Foundation Skills for RTOs: free professional development in 2015
- This week in National professional development
- TEQSA 2015 Provider Information Request
- National Skills Week
- Building provider confidence in enrolling learners with disability - free resource & subsidised webinar 24 Feb
- Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo Adelaide, 14-15 June
- Free TLISC PD workshops for RTOs
- You're invited to the ACPET VET Forum, 26 February, 3:30pm, EDC Hindmarsh
Is Japan a market you should consider?
Monday, February 16 2015
Join ACPET CEO Rod Camm in Tokyo from 20-22 April 2015 to learn more about opportunities opening up with Japan.
In collaboration with Austrade, ACPET’s role will be to
- Raise Japan’s awareness and understanding of Australia’s VET sector
- Demonstrate the capabilities of Australia’s VET institutions
- Position Australian VET institutions to find Japanese partners
This mission will appeal to members with a strategic outlook who can invest time and commitment to realise benefits. As an introduction to the Japanese market it will provide a sound footing from which to develop your long-term relationships.
You’ll hear first-hand how
- The recently agreed Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (more commonly called a Free Trade Agreement) includes new possibilities for VET.
- Japanese Government initiatives will provide low interest loans for particular study options with Australian VET institutions.
Members who may be particularly interested are those who are well-placed to offer
- Higher education pathways
- ‘English plus alpha’ - English language study with a workplace context via perhaps lectures, internships, and/or study in the student’s industry specialisation.
- Study tours for Japanese students - a growing number of Japanese universities are making a study abroad component compulsory for their students.
Briefings with Japanese education experts and government officials will provide an overview of Japan’s labour market, its vocational education environment and its challenges. One-on-one business matching meetings with agents and education providers will also be available.
Member interest has been pleasing so far. Numbers will be limited so put your hand up early. Please contact Paula Johnston to receive Austrade’s proposed programme, including minimum costs. Final costs will be known when the itinerary is finalised. Members who’ve expressed interest will receive further information as it is becomes available.