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Queensland State Update Edition 809, 13 May

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 0426 269 234 New international student panel appointed Students from 10 countries will be a grass-roots voice on international education in Queensland, following their appointment to the 2019 Queensl... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 809, 13 May

Joy de Leo South Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 Save the date: 25 June, 4pm for the next Provider quarterly briefing. More information to be circulated shortly. The SA government last week launched a $1.6 million investment in the ‘Skilled Careers... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 809, 13 May

Victorian Stakeholder Briefing Please save the date for the next Victorian Stakeholder Briefing to be held on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 4.00pm - 6.00pm.  Study Melbourne, InternationalEducation Bulletin Please find here the May edition of the Study Melbourn International Bulletin. Save t... Read more

Only two weeks left to apply for the 2019 Australian Training Awards! Edition 809, 13 May

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The awards recognise and reward individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. Watch this video to find out why you, your... Read more

NSW and ACT Update Edition 809, 13 May

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 I bet like me you're glad that the federal election is on this weekend, for no better reason than the end of the vote chasing advertising campaigns being nigh. That said, last week I attended anothe... Read more

A Fortnight That Will Change The Sector Edition 809, 13 May

National Monday Update – 06 May 2019 Troy Williams, ACPET Chief Executive The next fortnight is sure to bring about a significant change to the environment in which independent providers in the higher education, vocational education and training sectors operate. The federal election, if i... Read more

NT Update Edition 809, 13 May

NT Budget - skilling matters  Some interesting shifts aligned to the NT budget that will impact on the local education and training sector. One of the touted initiatives is the introduction of a voucher system providing up to $3000 for an estimated 700 candidates. In a meeting last week with t... Read more

WA Update Edition 809, 13 May

Michael Hall Executive Officer e: Michael.Hall@acpet.edu.au M: 0438 463 598 WA Boost to the Employer Incentive Scheme Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Sue Ellery has announced a funding boost aligned to an Employer Incentive Scheme to assist Western Australian employers to offset... Read more

NMU Archive
Protecting The Reputation Of International Education Edition 808, 6 May

National Monday Update – 06 May 2019 Troy Williams, ACPET Chief Executive This week, the reputation of Australia’s international education exports will come into question as the ABC television Four Corners program focuses on a select number of public universities that have allegedly wa... Read more

WA Update Edition 808, 6 May

Michael Hall Executive Officer e: Michael.Hall@acpet.edu.au M: 0438 463 598 You are invited to the first ITECA State of the Sector report- Monday 24 June Lock in Monday 24 June for the second WA sector briefing over drinks and canapes with ACPET – soon to be ITECA - CEO Troy Williams wh... Read more

Information from DoHA for CRICOS providers to circulate to your agents Edition 808, 6 May

Click on these links to download updates for providers: Student Visa Program FAQ Fact Sheet - additional evidentiary requirements for Nepal VET sector visa applicants to send information from DoHA to your agents regarding additional evidentiary documentation required for English language skil... Read more

The other side of the coin Edition 808, 6 May

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 Bi-partisan as ACPET is and having recently attended a presentation by the Treasurer, last week I attended a presentation by the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury, Shadow Assistant Minister for an... Read more

NT Update Edition 808, 6 May

ACPET NT new Chair The ACPET Board and a meeting in Melbourne last week endorsed Alana Anderson of Alana Kaye Training as our new NT Chair. Alana will represent the interests of NT members to the National Board and work with the Executive Office in ensuring ACPET (ITECA as of 20 May). We farwell Ka... Read more

Queensland State Update Edition 808, 6 May

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 0426 269 234  ... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 808, 6 May

Joy de Leo South Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 NCVER’s national ‘No Frills’ VET Research conference is coming to Adelaide this year from 10-12 July to explore the theme: The student journey: skilling for life. Will it be enough for our... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 808, 6 May

2019 VDC / OVSC Industry Engagement Symposium Series The VET Development Centre (VDC) in conjunction with the Office of Victorian Skills Commissioner (OVSC) has developed an Industry Engagement Symposium Series to provide opportunities for Senior Managers within TAFE and private training organisati... Read more

Only one month left to apply for the 2019 Australian Training Awards! Edition 808, 6 May

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The awards recognise and reward individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. Watch this video to find out why you, your... Read more

NT Update Edition 807, 29 Apr

International Student numbers data – February 2019 Australia now plays host to some 583 000 international students, with around 324 000 in the higher education space, 152 000 in VET, 60 000 in ELICOS and the balance in schools and non-award programs. In the HE space, pleasing increases in bo... Read more

WA Update Edition 807, 29 Apr

Michael Hall Executive Officer e: Michael.Hall@acpet.edu.au M: 0438 463 598 Funding to support regional training opportunities The Government has announced an additional $1.35 million to support vocational education training in regional WA with 45 organisations funded to provide skills and em... Read more

NSW and ACT Update Edition 807, 29 Apr

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 The week before last Acting NSW Chairman Ron Maxwell and I met with the sector's new Minister following the post election shuffle of cabinet responsibilities by the Premier. The Hon Geoff Lee has be... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 807, 29 Apr

Joy de Leo South Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 You have until tomorrow to apply for an SA grant for RTO capability development. Up to a maximum of $30,000 is available as once-off support for projects across three categories: Innovation: innovative d... Read more

The Independent Sector Offers Better Outcomes At A Lower Cost Edition 807, 29 Apr

National Monday Update – 23 April 2019 Troy Williams, ACPET Chief Executive As the federal election continues its focus on vocational education and training, the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) has been unrelenting in its advocacy for the important contribution... Read more

Queensland State Update Edition 807, 29 Apr

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 0426 269 234 NDIS workforce skills projects The implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents the most significant social policy reform in a generation and is anticip... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 807, 29 Apr

Demmi Paris Executive Officer Victoria/ Tasmania My Easter break already seems like a distant memory. Here's a few things to bring you back up to speed in case you missed the news via other networks and channels in my absence. Term 2 has already started steadily for our providers with num... Read more

Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations change as from 1 Oct 2019 Edition 807, 29 Apr

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Regulations 2019 were re-made on 4 April 2019, to replace the ESOS Regulations 2001, and are due to take effect on 1 October 2019. There will be some minor changes, which mean providers will need to enter some additional information on PRISMS from... Read more

Success can only happen when its possible Edition 805, 15 Apr

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 Last week I attended a 2019 Federal Budget Briefing by the Treasurer of Australia, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP. One of the 3 key messages that the host the Australian Chamber was advocating to him is the... Read more

NT Update Edition 805, 15 Apr

Information Sessions for the NT Training Awards. Dates: Monday 15 April: 5.30pm – 7.30pm or Tuesday 16 April: 10.30am – 12.30pm Venue: Territory Conference Room, Northern Australia Development Office, 76 The Esplanade If you are unable to attend in person you can join via teleconferen... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 805, 15 Apr

Demmi Paris Executive Officer Victoria/ Tasmania The Department of Education Vic – HESG  have issued an announcement on SVTS about a change to the log-in for SVTS which is rolling out from 29 April 2019 for all Skill First Providers All Training Providers must use SVTS for all studen... Read more

WA Update Edition 805, 15 Apr

  Michael Hall Executive Officer e: Michael.Hall@acpet.edu.au M: 0438 463 598 In light of the slump in international student enrolments, most notable in the VET sector, it is commendable that consultations are underway with a view to extending the graduate stream within a State Nominated... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 805, 15 Apr

Joy de Leo South Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 Applications close Tuesday 30 April 2019 for SA grants to RTOs for capability development. Up to a maximum of $30,000 is available as once-off support for projects across three categories: 1. Innovation:... Read more

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