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Edition 544, 10 March 2014

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Inspirational Edition 544, 10 Mar

Short but sweet from me this week and an opportunity to let the achievements of others do the talking: It gave me a great sense of pride on International Women's Day to see BRW release the list of Australia's leading business women. On behalf of ACPET I offer my warmest congratulations... Read more


Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criterion to be reviewed Edition 544, 10 Mar

The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criterion for student visas remains a contentious barrier to studying in Australia. Since its introduction in November 2011, ACPET has collated hundreds of examples of questionable visa refusals on the basis of the GTE criterion, applied to applicants in many... Read more

ACPET CEO & SkillsOne CEO discuss women in non-traditional trades Edition 544, 10 Mar

ACPET CEO, Claire Field, and SkillsOne CEO, Brian Wexham, joined Sky News' Janine Perrett on The Perrett Report last week to discuss opportunities for women in non-traditional trades. Click here to view the 'best of' weekly package from The Perrett Report. The segment starts at about th... Read more


What changes will government make this year and what will they mean for your business? Edition 544, 10 Mar

ACPET’s second Executive Retreat ‘Drive your business vision through your executive brand’ in Melbourne from 6-8 April is the key event for you to attend this year if you need help in understanding all of the changes the government will make to the VET, higher education and interna... Read more

Last chance to register! Are you ready for audit? Edition 544, 10 Mar

Did you know? 77% of RTOs were found non compliant when audited by ASQA in 2012-13 85% of RTOs were found non compliant in their assessment requirements, and 91 RTOs had their re-registration cancelled by ASQA in 2011-13. The high rate of registration cancellations, suspensions and non-compl... Read more

One more day to register! Independent Validation – the Whys and the Wise Edition 544, 10 Mar

Did you know just how seriously RTOs are failing their validation of assessment requirements at audit? ASQA found an alarming 80% non-compliance in assessment validation requirements in its recent blitz audit of Aged and Community Care training providers. The high rate of RTO non-compliance find... Read more

Limited spots left! Understanding the VET Quality Framework for Administration Staff Edition 544, 10 Mar

Do your administration staff understand the SNR standards? Do they understand how their work impacts on a RTO’s compliance? The National VET Quality Framework is the basis for registered training organisation’s (RTOs) registration to deliver accredited VET training. Administration... Read more

New Privacy laws: are you and your organisation equipped? Edition 544, 10 Mar

Does your organisation have in place the right measures for compliance with the new Privacy Act regime? The changes to the Privacy Act, which comes into force this week from 12 March, will be far-reaching across different organisations. Your organisation will be affected, not only in how you deal... Read more

Brand new session in 2014! Education Based Marketing – Attracting More Students, More Effectively Edition 544, 10 Mar

Looking to increase student numbers? Struggling to get students? In today’s highly competitive VET sector, having a predictable flow of students can make the difference to your RTO. Education based Marketing is a cost effective, proven approach to attracting clients to a business. Join P... Read more

Calling for RTOs to trial ACPET's Roadmap to implementing sustainability, including free webinar Edition 544, 10 Mar

Would you like your RTO to become a leader in sustainability skills and work practices, knowing that it will lead to savings, and for it to be absolutely free? Well here's your chance. ACPET has obtained funding from the federal Department of Industry for a Carbon Skills Challenge Project to de... Read more

NCVER 'No Frills' Conference call for papers closes 11 March! Edition 544, 10 Mar

The call for papers and presentations for the 23rd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills', closes next Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Sponsored jointly by NCVER and Holmesglen, practitioners and researchers, especially early career VET researchers or those new t... Read more

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