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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

Queensland State Update Edition 805, 15 Apr

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 07 3210 1628 2019 IET Summit - 26 June 2019 Study Queensland is pleased to bring the third International Education and Training Summit to Brisbane this year. With the theme “Changing the Narrat... Read more

One Peak Body For Australia’s Independent Tertiary Education System Edition 805, 15 Apr

National Monday Update – 15 April 2019 Troy Williams, ACPET Chief Executive The debate on how, as a nation, we deliver education and skills is changing.  There is a growing realisation that the artificial stratification that existed between the higher education and the vocational educat... Read more

NMU Archive
There, but for, goes you Edition 804, 8 Apr

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 I expect most around the NSW sector will now be aware of the closing of BCA National, the college owned by ACPET's immediate past chair Bruce Callaghan. It saddens me very much to feel such a strong... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 804, 8 Apr

Demmi Paris Executive Officer Victoria/ Tasmania On Tuesday 2 April, the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, delivered the 2019-20 Federal Budget. The Budget delivered several important measures, for the Vocational education sector. “The measures in the budget represent a significan... Read more

Queensland State Update Edition 804, 8 Apr

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 07 3210 1628 DESBT Evidence requirements review The Department is planning to do a major review of the Evidence Requirements documents currently available on a number of the web site pages relating t... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 804, 8 Apr

Joy de Leo South Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 Applications close for the SA Training Awards today, 8 April so it’s now or never to submit your application. Apply here - http://www.tasc.sa.gov.au/SA-Training-Awards/About-the-awards Last week Mi... Read more

NT Update Edition 804, 8 Apr

International student visa data from January 2019 – most interesting reading With thanks to our friends at TAFE Queensland International. These are only the January 2019 enrolments and continuing students with percentage changes reflecting year to date 2017 – 18. VET - In the NT V... Read more

The Joyce Review – An important contribution but no game changer Edition 804, 8 Apr

National Monday Update – 08 April 2019 Troy Williams, ACPET Chief Executive Last week – on budget night – the Australian Government released the 2019 Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training Sector.  At 163 pages with 71 recommendations, it’... Read more

WA Update Edition 804, 8 Apr

Federal Skills Package  The Federal Government has announced a Skills Package in response to the Expert Review of the Vocational Education and Training Sector led by the Hon. Steven Joyce. The Joyce Review has reaffirmed the strength of Australia’s VET system, but makes it clear that it... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 803, 1 Apr

Demmi Paris Executive Officer Victoria/ Tasmania There are just over four weeks left for nominations for the 65th Victorian Training Awards (VTA), the most prestigious event on the state’s vocational education and training calendar. The VTAs provide a unique opportunity to be rewarded and... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 803, 1 Apr

Joy de Leo South Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 The International Education space has seen several interesting announcements recently that you should be aware of: At the state level, changes to SA general skilled migration nomination policy including:... Read more

WA Update Edition 803, 1 Apr

ICEF ANZA. Darwin is the host city this week for over 400 participants for this international student recruitment event.  A number of engagement and networking events are also being hosted to showcase the very best of Australian and New Zealand opportunities for international students. The NT i... Read more

NT Update Edition 803, 1 Apr

ICEF ANZA kick off this week  A busy week ahead with a deluge of visitors partaking in Australia's largest international student agent event. Study NT and a number of providers are hosting agent famils and many networking and other events to showcase the NT. The official celebration begins... Read more

Election Message - When It Comes To Outcomes It’s The Independent Sector That Kicks Goals Edition 803, 1 Apr

National Monday Update – 01 April 2019 Troy Williams, ACPET Chief Executive During the course of this week, the Coalition Government will present its budget to the parliament and as generally predicted, the following weekend the Prime Minister will advise the Governor General to call the fed... Read more

Back in the swing Edition 803, 1 Apr

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 My 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, or whilst we upgraded our s... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 801, 18 Mar

Demmi Paris Executive Officer Victoria/ Tasmania This week we saw ACPET's new Quarterly Briefing program launched in Melbourne. It was well attended by both members and other sector stakeholders and representatives. Guests were provided insight into both ASQA's and TEQSA's plans and... Read more

Queensland State Update Edition 801, 18 Mar

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 07 3210 1628 2019 Queensland Overseas Foundation – Awards Ceremony The Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation supporting VET graduates and professionals... Read more

WA Update Edition 801, 18 Mar

ACPET Sector Briefing reminder tomorrow Tuesday 19 March  ACPET CEO Troy Williams will meet with members and interested stakeholders and provide a briefing on the state of play at The Globe from 5pm to 6.30pm. Phil Payne of Study Perth is a guest speaker  To register for the CEO briefing... Read more

Apply now for the 2019 Australian Training Awards! Edition 801, 18 Mar

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 801, 18 Mar

ACPET Sector Briefing - today! ACPET CEO Troy Williams will meet with members and interested stakeholders and provide a briefing on the state of play at The Cav on Monday 18 March from 4.30 to 6pm.  Catherine White of Workforce NT will also provide a brief addresswith an announcement on 2019... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 801, 18 Mar

Joy de Leo South Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 Nominate now for the 2019 South Australian Training Awards – closing 8 April Telling your training story is incredibility powerful, so we encourage you to nominate and be in the running to be recognis... Read more

ACPET Members – Shaping The National Policy Debate Edition 801, 18 Mar

National Monday Update – 18 January 2019 Troy Williams, ACPET Chief Executive As the nation heads towards a federal election, it’s clear that there is going to be a strong focus on the higher education plus vocational education and training (VET) sectors.  As can be expected, this... Read more

AUSTRADE China Roadshow for aged care training providers (20-24 May 2019) Edition 801, 18 Mar

If you deliver aged care education and training services, you’re invited to join the AUSTRADE China Roadshow to be held on 20-24 May 2019. For more information and to visit the expression of interest page please click here.... Read more

Talk the walk Edition 799, 4 Mar

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 Last week saw ACPET's new Quarterly Briefing program launched in Sydney. It was well attended by both members and other sector stakeholders and representatives. Guests were provided insight into bot... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 799, 4 Mar

Time to apply for the 2019 Australian Training Awards The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the VET sector. The awards recognise and reward individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. Watch this video to f... Read more

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