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It's lonely at the top Edition 542, 24 Feb

At our inaugural CEO retreat last year, we heard from our CEOs that it can be a daunting and lonely experience at the top of a private tertiary institution - a feeling that also resonates with me. The strongest take away from this group of CEOs was relief to know that they were not alone in the issu... Read more


Federal Ministerial roundtable for VET in Schools Edition 542, 24 Feb

On Thursday 20 February I was pleased to represent ACPET, along with Ian Tudor (ACPET NSW State committee member), at a VET in Schools Roundtable convened by The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Assistant Minister for Education. Prior to joining ACPET I have had significant involvement in VETiS programs and I am... Read more

TEQSA seeks to streamline the application process for Higher Education Providers seeking to obtain self accrediting authority Edition 542, 24 Feb

TEQSA has begun a process of consulting with the non university higher education sector in an effort to improve its regulatory architecture for assessing applications from Higher Education Providers that are seeking self accrediting authority - taking into account the principles of proportionate... Read more


Total VET activity reporting: ASQA exemption requests due 31 March 2014 Edition 542, 24 Feb

Are you up to date with the regulatory requirements for total VET activity reporting? RTO standards (both the Data Provision Requirements as part of the NVR VET Quality Framework, and the Australian Quality Training Framework) have been amended to reflect the changes to reporting requirements. All... Read more

2014 Australian Training Awards- now open Edition 542, 24 Feb

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the VET sector, recognising individuals, businesses and providers for their contribution to skilling Australia. Applicants may have the opportunity to reach the national stage in November this year and gain Australia-wide recognition f... Read more

Westpac Foundation Community Grants Edition 542, 24 Feb

Westpac, in partnership with Westpac Foundation, is committed to supporting local community organisations providing opportunities to those who need it most. Westpac Foundation Community Grants encourage local not-for-profit organisations that have a big idea to change lives for the better to apply f... Read more

Manufacturing Skills Australia International Innovation Fellowship Edition 542, 24 Feb

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) and International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) are offering one international Innovation Fellowship for the amount of $12,500. The purpose of the MSA International Innovation Fellowship is to extend the capability and performance of Australian man... Read more

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal - Small Grants for Rural Communities Edition 542, 24 Feb

The Small Grants for Rural Communities is a collaborative program which offers grants up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities, with populations of 10,000 or less, living in small rural and remote locations in Australia. The projects should contribute... Read more

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