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Let's discontinue accredited courses- and let's have capstone testing for VET! Edition 589, 2 Feb

Do I have your attention? RTOs and industry, together with government have been in consultations around the nation in regards to further reforms in the VET space. The innocuously titled Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses – Discussion Paper outlines a raft of potential shi... Read more


This week in National professional development Edition 589, 2 Feb

This week in professional development, we have a range of webinars from compliance through to selecting the right Search Engine Optimisation expert. Check out what’s in store for the week: Independent validation of assessment - obligations and ideas for RTOs Collecting evidence that matte... Read more

Engineering Excellence project Edition 589, 2 Feb

The Australian Industry Group is running Information sessions for RTOs and other stakeholders in 2015 to share the findings of the Engineering Excellence project. Pilots funded under the Engineering Excellence project draw to a close early in 2015. An important part of the project is to share the... Read more

Launch of new National Training Complaints Hotline Edition 589, 2 Feb

On 20 January 2015, the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, launched the new National Training Complaints Hotline (the hotline). The hotline is a joint initiative with state and territory governments, and its establishment was announced at the COAG Ind... Read more

AVETMISS data submission Edition 589, 2 Feb

The submission window for the collection of total VET activity data is now open. January is a busy time for RTOs, and we know some of you have already validated and submitted your 2014 data - congratulations to the early birds! If you are an RTO who has yet to submit your data, please be aware t... Read more

Call for papers open Edition 589, 2 Feb

Researchers, VET practitioners and industry representatives are invited to present at the 24th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' on 6-8 July 2015 in Sydney. We seek presentations that showcase quality research based on sound evidence, a focus on fi... Read more

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