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in focus 8 March 2010 Edition 357, 8 Mar

VET in the spotlight If things were not already busy enough in the tertiary sector, a number of events this past week indicate that there will be no let up in the immediate future. The role of the private sector in providing genuine choice for individuals and employers and the need for greater pr... Read more


international women's day - what a celebration! Edition 357, 8 Mar

Today – the 8 March – is International Women’s Day. It is indeed a time to reflect on the journey, the achievements and the ‘where to from here’. Education and training is one of the few industry areas where women play a commanding role, and indeed a majorit... Read more

brisbane welcomes international students - the expo Edition 357, 8 Mar

The river end of the Queen St Mall in the centre of Brisbane was host to thousands of international students and their friends on a rather moist Saturday to celebrate their choice of Brisbane to conduct their studies. ACPET was a major sponsor on the day and presented students with gifts and the... Read more

elevating the profession Edition 357, 8 Mar

Will a tertiary sector impact positively on VET practitioners, asks John Mitchell? The following article featuring Dr George Brown, group academic director of Think: Education Group recently appeared in Campus Review. ACPET thanks Dr John Mitchell and Campus review for permitting ACPET to pu... Read more


policy matters Edition 357, 8 Mar

In response to Member suggestions ACPET has added a Policy Matters section in the NMU, which will focus on domestic policy matters. This section will highlight policy areas that ACPET has made submissions and representations to Government and will allow Members to view current policy issues that... Read more

innovation & business skills australia notices Edition 357, 8 Mar

1. Check Out IBSA’s Jobseeker and Learners Careers Resource IBSA has launched a new Job Seekers & Learners section of the IBSA website. The resource allows users to access information on over 450 occupations that relate to IBSA Training Packages. Included in each occupation page are tw... Read more

2010 minister's awards for excellence in training of australian apprentices now open Edition 357, 8 Mar

The Minister’s Awards for Excellence (MAE) is an annual event that recognises and rewards organisations and individuals who make an outstanding contribution towards the training of Australian Apprentices. The application round for the 2010 Minister’s Awards for Excellence for Employer... Read more

harmony day 2010 - march 21 Edition 357, 8 Mar

Managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), Harmony Day celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of our nation and promotes the benefits of cultural diversity. Harmony Day is celebrated on 21 March each year – the 2010 theme is ‘Express Yourself’. This... Read more

winning business with india and south asia seminar series Edition 357, 8 Mar

Austrade will be running a series on winning business with India and South Asia, providing fresh information on export and investment opportunities. Discover key business tips and market-entry strategies and hear from Australian exporters experienced in this market. The workshops will run nati... Read more

policy in the pub - how green is my training? Edition 357, 8 Mar

Don’t miss the March Policy in the Pub on Monday, 15 March from 4pm-6pm @ Honey Bar, South Melbourne. Speakers to include Dr Tom Karmel (Managing Director, NCVER), Glen Carter (Director, Building & Environment Centre, Canberra Institute of Technology) and Geoff Gwilym (CEO, Transport an... Read more

consultations and open forums on creating a new national regulator for the vet sector Edition 357, 8 Mar

In December, COAG agreed to create a new national regulator for the VET sector. The states and territories are working with the Commonwealth are working together to create the legislation and intergovernmental agreement which will allow the national regulator to be launched in in 2011. Input fr... Read more

strengthening the aqf: testing the proposed strengthened architecture of the aqf Edition 357, 8 Mar

On-line survey launch – Wednesday 10 March The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Council has commissioned research which will help validate and fine tune the structural elements of the strengthened AQF. An on-line survey will gather data to empirically test the levels criteria, the... Read more

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