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NT update Edition 758, 21 May

ASQA Training Provider Briefing  – tomorrow in Darwin Registrations are still open for the Australian Skills Quality Authority's (ASQA) training provider briefing in Darwin on 22 May 2018. The briefing will provide training providers with an update on what ASQA is doing to ensure th... Read more

Invitation for RTOs to participate in a survey of the USI initiative Edition 758, 21 May

The USI Office has commissioned ACIL Allen Consulting to conduct a Review of the implementation of the USI Initiative.   As part of this Review, RTOs are invited to participate in a survey to allow ACIL Allen to gather the views of stakeholders on the current implementation and use of the USI... Read more

International Update Edition 758, 21 May

Federal Government now provides loans to enable CRICOS providers to expand The federal government has extended the role of *EFIC to include education providers *(Federal government agency that provides finance support to export companies where their bank cannot help) In terms of international e... Read more

SA and WA Update Edition 758, 21 May

Joy de Leo, Executive Officer, SA & WA is the representative for SA and WA and may be contacted on M 0400 097 332 email joy.deleo@acpet.edu.au Please find below a few key updates: South Australia  The enhanced STL is due to be released shortly and the Skilling Australians Fund Agreem... Read more

3 quick things to note Edition 758, 21 May

Last week I reported that the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews has agreed to open this year's ACPET conference, and this week I'm pleased to advise that Senator Doug Cameron, the Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships has agreed to deliver a... Read more

Queensland Update Edition 758, 21 May

  Last week, the State Committee hosted a networking event with members at James Cook University Brisbane Campus. Representatives from the Department of Employment and Small Business and Skills and Training were in attendance. A warm thank you to Mary Anne Curtis Director General, Suzanne Wauc... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 758, 21 May

Demmi Paris, Executive Officer, VIC & TAS is the representative for VIC and TAS and may be contacted on 03 9412 5902 email demmi.paris@acpet.edu.au Please find below a few key updates: Victoria We invite you to join us at our ACPET Victorian VET Forum Join Rod Camm, ACPET CEO, and experts... Read more

Stating the Obvious Edition 758, 21 May

You would forgive me for saying that the last few weeks have not been the best for independent providers of tertiary education and training. At the federal level, the Government ‘let the ball go’ and failed to respond to the decay of the VET sector with only a dogged commitment to its Sk... Read more

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MAY – JUNE 2018 Edition 758, 21 May

Across ACPET, our strategy is to develop the capacity and capability of our sector through a wide-ranging set of activities and programs. We know that the future of our sector will be about having the best people making the best decisions for their students and their learning. You have a learner wh... Read more

ACPET BD Opportunities Edition 758, 21 May

Make it Cheaper  Did you know that some energy retailers can switch you to a higher rate or lower discount when your contract expires? It happens. Make It Cheaper want to make sure it doesn’t happen to you. That’s why ACPET partnered with Make it Cheaper – to help members sa... Read more

NMU Archive
Rod NMU Edition 757, 14 May

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NT Update Edition 757, 14 May

VET Investment Framework and related program update and information on Visa reforms – Alice Springs today The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation and ACPET have previously circulated advices on a series of briefings that are being conducted in Darwin and Alice Springs. The Darwin bri... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 757, 14 May

Demmi Paris, Executive Officer, VIC & TAS is the representative for VIC and TAS and may be contacted on 03 9412 5902 email demmi.paris@acpet.edu.au Please find below a few key updates: Victoria We invite you to join us at our ACPET Victorian VET Forum Join Rod Camm, ACPET CEO, and experts... Read more

SA and WA Update Edition 757, 14 May

Joy de Leo, Executive Officer, SA & WA is the representative for SA and WA and may be contacted on M 0400 097 332 email joy.deleo@acpet.edu.au Please find below a few key updates: South Australia  It seems that the SA government is set to sign an agreement with the Commonwealth on th... Read more

Queensland Update Edition 757, 14 May

Chat over Coffee and Cake – Dismissing the myths The ACPET Queensland State Committee invites you to a networking opportunity to engage with the newly formed Department of Employment and Small Business and Skills and Training. This will be a great opportunity to hear about the Departments... Read more

A bit happened last week Edition 757, 14 May

You heard it here first. The Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews, will join members and industry stakeholders to open and address the ACPET Conference in Canberra on 30 August. We're very appreciative of the Assistant Minister's availability and we l... Read more

International teleconference series Edition 757, 14 May

The Department of Home Affairs will be running a teleconference series in June 2018 (see table below for dates) on the topic of English and financial requirements. Each session will include time for questions and answers. You are asked to only register for one session at provider.notification@homeaf... Read more

NT Update Edition 756, 7 May

PD opportunity and - explaining the NT VET Investment Framework this Thursday The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation has previously circulated advices on a series of information briefings of importance to RTOs. The Darwin briefing is planned for the afternoon of Thursday 10 May from 4pm a... Read more

Student Interests Matter Edition 756, 7 May

The ‘budget season’ is well underway with the Victorian Government’s announcements about a number of new initiatives grabbing a lot of attention. Through its 2018-19 budget, the Victorian Government has acknowledged the importance of skills in underpinning economic growth, with a n... Read more

SA and WA Update Edition 756, 7 May

Joy de Leo, Executive Officer, SA & WA is the representative for SA and WA and may be contacted on M 0400 097 332 email joy.deleo@acpet.edu.au Please find below a few key updates: South Australia  Consultations are currently being held with providers and industry stakeholders by the... Read more

Queensland Update Edition 756, 7 May

ACPET Industry Certification Information Session Each month members will have the chance to join us via webinar to talk in detail about the ACPET Industry Certification Program (AICP). If you have unanswered questions, or simply want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the program then pl... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 756, 7 May

Demmi Paris, Executive Officer, VIC & TAS is the representative for VIC and TAS and may be contacted on 03 9412 5902 email demmi.paris@acpet.edu.au Please find below a few key updates: Victoria Media Release: ACPET calls for equitable funding in Victoria Keysborough College 2018 Pathways Exp... Read more

Working towards what members want Edition 756, 7 May

In Rod's NMU article last Monday, he announced the 2018 conference theme "Understanding Today: Shaping Tomorrow". Much of my time last week - which I think will be indicative for the forseeable future - was spent working on the speaker program. The review of submitted abstracts is also... Read more

Job report identifies opportunities for Australians Edition 756, 7 May

Australian Jobs is an easy to follow guide to the Australian labour market. It includes information about industries and occupations as well as states, territories and regions. The publication highlights trends in the Australian labour market and provides guidance about job search and the skills emp... Read more

The future – whatever it may take Edition 755, 30 Apr

This week I would like to touch on 2 related themes. Firstly, the opportunity to engage on the reform agenda, most notably through a new approach to ACPET’s key event, our national conference and then on what does the future hold for Tertiary Education. This year, our conference theme is &ld... Read more

Queensland Update Edition 755, 30 Apr

The week started off with a Brazilian delegation from San Paulo meeting with almost 30 members at Browns English School in Brisbane. It was a great opportunity to hear from Rodrigo Capelato the CEO of SEMESP, a tertiary industry association similar to ACPET, and for members to mix with SEMESP member... Read more

SA and WA Update Edition 755, 30 Apr

Joy de Leo, Executive Officer, SA & WA is the representative for SA and WA and may be contacted on M 0400 097 332 email joy.deleo@acpet.edu.au Please find below a few key updates: South Australia  Employers and training providers alike have been vocal in opposing the WA government&rs... Read more

ACPET calls for Expressions of Interest from VET experts to join Review Panel Edition 755, 30 Apr

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is calling for expressions of interest from VET experts with significant experience in the VET sector at senior levels, to join a newly forming Expert Review Panel. Experts on the panel will be called upon to conduct a professional... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 755, 30 Apr

Demmi Paris, Executive Officer, VIC & TAS is the representative for VIC and TAS and may be contacted on 03 9412 5902 email demmi.paris@acpet.edu.au Please find below a few key updates: Victoria The Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy would like to invite you to attend the following... Read more

A little something on HE, and a little something else on VET Edition 755, 30 Apr

Members delivering Higher Education might be interested in the ACPET Board having endorsed a set of 14 principles to underwrite ACPET's advocacy for the sector, at its meeting last week. Interested people can view these here. The Higher Education Steering Group meets next month, and will be look... Read more

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