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Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa to allow for part-time work arrangements Edition 770, 13 Aug

On 12 August 2018 legislative changes will be made to provide flexibility under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa to allow for part-time work arrangements.   This will accommodate fractional academic appointments through the TSS visa program.  This change will apply to any new T... Read more

Take your mark… Edition 770, 13 Aug

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 I'm sure some readers might be like 'Enough…OK I get it…the ACPET conference is coming up'. But I can't assume that everyone reads ev... Read more

WA & NT Update Edition 770, 13 Aug

Reminder – ACPET National Conference & APIEF. Less than three weeks to go so if you have not registered please do consider these two significant events, one focussing on all things international and transnational and of course Australia’s most ecumenical gathering of VET, Higher educ... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 770, 13 Aug

Demmi Paris Victoria & Tasmania Executive Officer e: Demmi.Paris@acpet.edu.au p: 03 9412 5902 Victoria  2018 Victorian Training Awards  The 39 finalists for the Victorian Training Awards have been announced. Finalists have been selected across 13 categories, which include award... Read more

Queensland State Update Edition 770, 13 Aug

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 07 3210 1628 With only a couple of weeks to the ACPET National Conference in Canberra, now is the time to finalise your registration.  State forum with Minister Fentiman Save the date - 4th... Read more

It’s almost time! Edition 770, 13 Aug

There’s now just three weeks left to register yourself and/or members of your organisation’s leadership team for the independent tertiary education sector’s premier conference – ACPET2018. You may encourage your clients to invest in their business by investing in their peopl... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 770, 13 Aug

Joy de Leo South Australia & Western Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 Last week members received the Notice of ACPET’s AGM to be held on 30 August during the ACPET conference. If you haven’t yet registered for the conference or for the Asia... Read more

NMU Archive
WA & NT Update Edition 769, 6 Aug

Scored a place at the ACPET National Conference?   It's only a few weeks to go to the ACPET APIEF Forum and our rather informative, one could say superior National Conference in Canberra.  Be good to a see a healthy contingent there from the wilds of NT and WA. An inspiring program an... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 769, 6 Aug

Demmi Paris Victoria & Tasmania Executive Officer e: Demmi.Paris@acpet.edu.au p: 03 9412 5902 Victoria  In Victoria the Higher Education and Skills Group has released details of Market Parameters for Skills First 2019 including the process to determine allocations and additions to Fu... Read more

It's time Edition 769, 6 Aug

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 Hello August! That means many things including a week or so of winds (in Sydney at least), winter's back's been broken and spring's on its way, the run... Read more

South Australia Update Edition 769, 6 Aug

Joy de Leo South Australia & Western Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 The Hon David Pisoni MP, SA Minister for Industry and Skills will address independent providers at the ACPET VET Forum to be held as follows: 21 August, 12:45 for 1pm to 3:30pm St... Read more

Queensland State Update Edition 769, 6 Aug

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 07 3210 1628 Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding The Queensland Government has announced $45.2 million for 227 projects that will assist 7,248 disadvantaged Queenslanders, under the first fundi... Read more

Work limitations for International students Edition 769, 6 Aug

In and out of session Most Student visa holders are only permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session and unlimited hours when their course is out of session. Elective courses with work requirements If an elective is a requirement of the course but the wor... Read more

Policy musings Edition 769, 6 Aug

I have been banging on for some time now about the importance of independent providers to Australia’s education industry. I am pleased to report that there is a bit more evidence this week. NCVER has published the latest data on total VET students and again it is well worth the effort of re... Read more

ACPET delegation to Indonesia 7 – 12 October 2018 Edition 769, 6 Aug

Expressions of Interest are now open for members to register their interest to be a part of a ‘Member only’ trade mission to 3 Cities in Indonesia during the week 7 to 12 October 2018. Working with the Asosiasi Perguruan Tinggi Swasta Indonesia (APTISI), you will be provided direct ac... Read more

We're down to just weeks now Edition 768, 30 Jul

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 The ACPET Conference (incorporating the AGM) and APIEF is happening 5 weeks from Wednesday, so I can't stress enough that readers need to get their skates on a... Read more

Queensland State Update Edition 768, 30 Jul

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 07 3210 1628 QUEENSLAND CAREERS EXPO’S TO BOOST SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TSXPO and QLD Work & Skills Expo, was staged in Brisbane this weekend just gone, 21st & 22nd July a... Read more

Deliberate and decisive action is required Edition 768, 30 Jul

Last week I reflected on our upcoming conference and the opportunity to participate in discussions that will influence the future direction of tertiary education. With the increasing impact of the intelligence economy and reforms being considered for the AQF, regulatory frameworks and many other fa... Read more

VIC and TAS Update Edition 768, 30 Jul

Demmi Paris Victoria & Tasmania Executive Officer e: Demmi.Paris@acpet.edu.au p: 03 9412 5902 The 2018 Service Improvement and Innovation in Tertiary Education Conference is fast approaching and we're thrilled to introduce Councillor Jackie Watts of Melbourne City Council. Jackie will... Read more

South Australia & West Australia Update Edition 768, 30 Jul

Joy de Leo South Australia & Western Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 South Australia Minister Pisoni will be meeting with ACPET members on 21 August from 1pm at the Stamford Plaza on North Terrace to discuss his government’s policies and program... Read more

WA.NT UPDATE Edition 768, 30 Jul

WA.NT for something different? Apart from a simmering distrust of what happens in the south east of this nation, WA, north Queensland and the NT have a lot in common. A sense of pioneer spirit, a reverse tyranny of distance given we hold some 80% of resources with 20% of the population and we are f... Read more

ACPET delegation to Indonesia 7 – 12 October 2018 Edition 768, 30 Jul

Expressions of Interest are now open for members to register their interest to be a part of a ‘Member only’ trade mission to 3 Cities in Indonesia during the week 7 to 12 October 2018. Working with the Asosiasi Perguruan Tinggi Swasta Indonesia (APTISI), you will be provided direct ac... Read more

Fair Work Ombudsman Information Package excellent resource for International Students Edition 768, 30 Jul

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has produced an Information Package for International Students to raise awareness of their rights and responsibilities and to assist them in avoiding exploitation in the workplace. You may already have seen Parts 1-4 of the package (see https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-... Read more

NSW and ACT Update Edition 768, 30 Jul

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124   Peter McDonald Executive Officer NSW & ACT... Read more

Fair Work Ombudsman Information Package excellent resource for International Students Edition 767, 23 Jul

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has produced an Information Package for International Students to raise awareness of their rights and responsibilities and to assist them in avoiding exploitation in the workplace. You may already have seen Parts 1-4 of the package (see https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-... Read more

Queensland State Update Edition 767, 23 Jul

Matthew Traynor Queensland Executive Officer & Quality e: Matthew.Traynor@acpet.edu.au p: 07 3210 1628 QUEENSLAND CAREERS EXPO’S TO BOOST SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TSXPO and QLD Work & Skills Expo, was staged in Brisbane this weekend just gone, 21st & 22nd July a... Read more

Understanding today. Shaping tomorrow Edition 767, 23 Jul

This time last year we took the opportunity to reflect on the 25 years of ACPET’s existence and all that we, as an industry, had achieved.  This year, we are looking ahead.  The ACPET 2018 Conference ‘Understanding today. Shaping tomorrow’ is essentially a product t... Read more

ACPET delegation to Indonesia 7 – 12 October 2018 Edition 767, 23 Jul

Expressions of Interest are now open for members to register their interest to be a part of a ‘Member only’ trade mission to 3 Cities in Indonesia during the week 7 to 12 October 2018. Working with the Asosiasi Perguruan Tinggi Swasta Indonesia (APTISI), you will be provided direct ac... Read more

NT UPDATE Edition 767, 23 Jul

Time to upgrade your TAE qualification? A limited number of places are available at no cost for practitioners to upgrade to TAE40116 Certificate IV. Assessment requirements integrate the three units TAEASS502, TAEASS401, TAEASS403. Participants will complete the following modules over 14 weeks thr... Read more

South Australia & West Australia Update Edition 767, 23 Jul

Joy de Leo South Australia & Western Australia Executive Officer e: Joy.DeLeo@acpet.edu.au p: 0400 097 332 South Australia Work is progressing on increasing the number of apprentices and trainees through the Skilling Australians Fund. In addition applications are being accepted by DIS for... Read more

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