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Edition 585, 22 December 2014

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Another year - another reform, A message from the Chair! Edition 585, 22 Dec

Well, who can believe 2015 is almost upon us. 2014 has been a very diverse and challenging year - one must say no surprises there! I, like all of you, am deeply troubled and saddened by the incident at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney this week. It is not what we hope and expect in our Country. My dee... Read more


A Smart and Skilled Christmas present Edition 585, 22 Dec

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has announced that the NSW government will invest an additional $57 million to provide training for at least 16,000 more students in 2015. ACPET congratulates the government on this decision. Funds will be allocated to increase small regional caps for entitleme... Read more

Save the Date - ACPET 2015 National Conference and APIEF - 26-28 August 2015 Edition 585, 22 Dec

Please mark your calendars now for The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) 2015 National Conference and Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) - Inspiring Ideas, Building a better private education and training sector through innovation, diversity and quality.... Read more

Synopsis of the Budget Edition 585, 22 Dec

Below is a précis of savings and expenditure measures relevant to the Education, Employment and Training world announced yesterday in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. In brief, the Support for Adult Apprentices payment has been wound up, with loans being offered through the Trade S... Read more

USI open for business Edition 585, 22 Dec

ACPET spreading the USI message ... Unique Student Identifer (USI) requirements will come into force from 1st January 2015 and are required for every student undertaking nationally recognised training in 2015 and beyond. Some tools to assist you are available online: Webtiles for your website... Read more

New Australian Government higher education site launched Edition 585, 22 Dec

The Government has plans to make our higher education system even better, opening up more pathways, providing more support and offering students more choice. As such, a new Australian Government higher education website has been launched. For more information, refer Read more

Industry engagement in Training Package Development Discussion Paper Edition 585, 22 Dec

The Department of Industry (the Department) has developed a discussion paper to encourage feedback on contestable approaches to VET training packages. To assist the Department in compiling and analysing the views of all stakeholders, RTOs are encouraged to provide feedback via the Consultation Hub.... Read more

VET Reform - National Consultations Edition 585, 22 Dec

The Department of Industry, VET Reform Taskforce is undertaking a round of national face-to-face consultations in every capital city throughout January and February 2015. The consultations sessions will be chaired by a member of the Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board. To coincide with... Read more

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