Representing quality private education
providers in Australia


10 DecIndependent Tertiary Sector Drives Employment-Related Training Outcomes
3 DecSenate’s Recommendations To Cut Private Education Red-tape Welcomed
29 NovPM's VET review welcomed by the independent sector
30 OctACPET calls for a national review of the quality standards for vocational education and training
27 SepACPET Appoints Chief Executive Officer, Troy Williams
29 AugInternational Education Forum a Success
20 JulACPET Launches VET Practitioner Register
11 JulACPET Announces Change of Leadership
19 JunNew South Wales offers apprenticeships at no cost to students
8 JunStates and Territories commit to improving the landscape of apprenticeships and traineeships
8 JunACPET commend the New South Wales and Turnbull Governments for Skilling Australians Fund agreement
7 JunVET Student Loan scheme must contribute to skills in the economy
7 JunACPET Welcomes South Australia’s commitment to the Skilling Australians Fund
25 MayMoving towards a level playing field in SA
18 MayIndependent providers demonstrate commitment to students in the 2017 Student Experience Survey
16 May2018 Budget Media Release
2 MayACPET calls for equitable funding in Victoria
27 AprIndependent providers support ‘students first’ approach
24 AprACPET affirms confidence in Smart and Skilled
24 AprPeak industry association takes representing the interests of quality education to a new level
28 MarACPET calls on the WA Government to reverse its decision on removing the payroll tax exemption for existing employee traineeships
23 FebIndependent providers welcome Labor’s tertiary sector review
16 FebACPET questions the call of introducing tariff barriers to save TAFE
13 FebACPET welcomes the appointment of Saxon Rice as ASQA Deputy Chief Commissioner


15 DecContinuing decline in VET funding means a system overhaul is required
4 DecRemoving payroll tax exemption for apprentices and trainees could damage the WA workforce
10 NovACPET and Velg Training collaborate to deliver a successful 2017 National VET PD Week
25 OctACPET and Successful Graduate target student employability
13 OctA message to international students seeking to study in Australia
11 OctReform of VET and Higher Education is required
25 AugPalaszcuk Government announces funding commitment to VET sector
24 Aug Assistant Minister Andrews announces VET Student Loans second round
24 AugACPET National Conference Kicks Off
23 AugEducation ambassador Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmão speaks at APIEF 2017
23 AugInternational education gets a boost at APIEF 2017
22 AugPrivate providers lead national workforce training
22 Aug Bi-partisan support for private higher education is welcomed
8 Aug Come along to ACPET’s Asia Pacific International Education Forum
2 AugPrivate education providers work to stop sexual assaults and harassment
6 JulACPET welcomes Admissions Transparency Plan
10 MayACPET welcomes new and stronger $1.5 billion skills fund
5 MayQueensland leading the way in quality vocational education and training
5 MayFederal government’s Higher Education Reforms lack equity
4 MayACPET welcomes role in strengthening Victoria’s VET sector
13 AprTime is running out to fund skills and training
29 MarVET Student Loans Ombudsman finally here
28 MarACPET welcomes appointment of new TDA CEO
14 MarBusiness call for VET funding supported
23 FebInternational student satisfaction essential for growth
22 FebACPET calls for equity in higher education reform
20 FebLiberals’ apprentice and trainee incentive a positive step
13 FebTEQSA signs MoU with ACPET
10 FebALP apprentice and trainee policy a good start
8 FebInternational education growth continues
1 FebACPET welcomes call for National Skills Summit
25 JanACPET calls on WA politicians to prioritise skills development
23 JanACPET welcomes new Austrade CEO


21 DecApprentice numbers fails to bring Christmas joy
15 DecACPET thanks outgoing Chair
2 DecACPET welcomes end of VET FEE HELP
1 DecPrivate providers deliver for students
20 NovExcellence and innovation recognised at National Training Awards
20 NovSenate must delay VET Student Loans
16 NovThousands of students left in limbo
28 OctResponse to Senator Birmingham’s comments in ArtsHub
27 OctACPET welcomes COPHE CEO appointment
25 OctReforms must preserve the best of the VET sector
24 OctVET sector needs to work together
21 OctACPET congratulates members on Council appointments
14 OctACPET welcomes Ombudsman
13 OctTax on private providers adds insult to injury
13 OctACPET calls for more consultation on VET Student Loan scheme
7 OctWe all lose if governments pick winners
6 OctStudent choice restricted by VET loan changes
5 OctLack of consultation results in poor policy making
29 SepTime for a fair dinkum VET complaints system, providers say
27 SepACPET urges more constructive dialogue on VET FEE-HELP
26 SepACPET backs call for fairer and more consistent funding for post-school study
23 SepACPET welcomes Productivity Commission findings on VET FEE-HELP
9 SepWhole of industry must engage on future workforce needs
8 SepNon university Higher Ed important part of the mix
30 AugACPET supports calls for a coherent funding regime
26 AugACPET welcomes efforts to improve quality
25 AugACPET welcomes framework for VET FEE HELP reforms
25 AugIndustry commits to verify provider quality and outcomes
24 AugGrowth opportunities in international education in focus
26 JulDiversity of training sector a real bonus for students and industry
20 JulACPET urges Ministers to maintain student choice
8 JulPrivate training delivering for SA students
5 JulLarge drop in government subsidies and apprenticeships in SA
5 JulReduced funding results in drop in student numbers
1 JulProposed policy would wind back 20 years of reform
27 JunConference comes at critical time for industry
24 JunStudents deserve equal access to higher education support
23 JunAccess to training under threat for disadvantaged students
17 JunPrivate training essential to Australia's skill development future
16 JunQuality private education and training delivers for national economy
15 JunPlan to assist job seekers into trades misses opportunity
9 JunStudent flexibility and choice at risk
8 JunPlan to boost apprenticeships welcomed
27 MayRetrograde policy change threatens student choice
24 MayGreens policy would destroy vocational training in the Illawarra
16 MayACPET welcomes NSW Government's Statement of Expectations
6 MayThousands of jobs at risk and quality training to suffer under Labor's training loan cap
30 AprDriving international education for the next decade
11 AprTAFE report highlights the benefits of a diverse provider network
5 AprThe results are in: Training contestability has driven greater accessibility and choice
17 MarIndustry body terminates provider's membership
17 MarProtecting TAFE cannot be the future for the VET sector
16 MarThe future of skills system needs attention
10 MarMedia Statement: ACPET on Sage Institute of Fitness
8 MarIndustry body concerned at potential legal action against students
25 FebMicromanagement of VET system is not the answer to VET FEE-HELP woes


9 DecACPET welcomes Innovation Statement but highlights need for skills funding reform
2 DecACPET welcomes Training Ombudsman for Queensland
1 DecACPET supports further VET FEE-HELP measures
26 NovLet's address the training sector's challenges, not destroy the sector
10 NovPrivate training vital to workforce skills
4 Nov2015 Online ACPET Catalogue New Edition 2016 Launches
1 Nov ACPET supports VET FEE-HELP overhaul, not trashing the entire VET sector
22 OctACPET calls on Government to intervene and stop funding dodgy providers
19 OctWorkReady program continues to disadvantage students and job seekers
19 OctACPET welcomes senate inquiry
28 SepACPET member recognised as a leading Australian provider
17 SepInternational education policy change enhances industry quality
15 SepSubsidised training places reduced to a trickle in South Australia
7 SepACPET 2015 grand final breakfast supports indigenous youth
29 AugACPET convenes education and training summit to tackle sector challenges
28 AugPolitical leaders address ACPET National Conference
25 AugACPET National Conference
20 AugChildcare training overhaul welcomed by peak body
18 AugPeaking training body welcomes increased scrutiny of providers
6 Aug Delays in issuing training susbsides disadvantages students and jobseekers
27 JulAustralia's premier private education and training conference coming to Melbourne in August
27 JulPrivate trainers welcome new higher education regulator appointment
22 JulACPET 2015 Conference
7 JulACPET responds to red tape changes for Australia's International education providers
2 JulVET FEE-HELP Changes
29 JunVictorian blitz on poor training highlights the need for national action
16 JunPeak training body looks forward to new student visas boosting international training
25 MayPeak training body disappointed by repeal of Training Assets Authority
22 MayACPET calls for Federal Government to withhold $65 million training funding to South Australia
5 MayStudents and young unemployed the big losers in SA Government's WorkReady program
4 MayPeak body supports tough action by regulators in the interests of students
20 MarShared solution must be found to end higher ed stalemate
16 MarPeak body urges Senate to pass amended higher education bill
13 MarNew Code of Practice governs the use of education agents for private providers
12 MarPrivate training peak body backs changes to student loan scheme
4 MarPeak body responds to allegations against Evocca College
25 FebPeak private training body backs government push to boost VET sector quality
19 FebPrivate training providers must not all be tarnished with same brush
6 Feb ACPET chief says AEU report 'as predictable as a one horse race'


19 DecPeak body welcomes additional funds for more than 16,000 students in NSW
3 DecDisadvantaged students the real losers in Senate decision
24 NovSenate inquiry must focus on efficiency and quality of all VET providers
21 NovACPET congratulates winners of 2014 Australian Training Awards
19 NovChina Free Trade Agreement opens doors for private higher education providers
3 NovNSW training reforms risk becoming opportunity lost says peak body
3 NovSector unites behind plan to rid private training sector of poor operators
30 OctStudent choice should motivate Senate to pass higher education reforms
28 OctTraining sector gets tough on unscrupulous operators
3 OctStudent choice the driver of success in vocational education and training
29 SepPreserving student choice for training post the Victorian election
7 SepStudents chronically disadvantaged by declining VET funding
2 Jul Resignation of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council for Private Education & Training (ACPET)
25 JunACPET welcomes reforms to vocational education and training announced today
24 JunEducators, employers and government gather to put skills on the agenda
19 JunACPET calls for a level playing field in South Australia
17 JunACPET calls for an end to constant Victorian VET funding changes
14 MayACPET commends the government on crucial reforms for tertiary education
1 MayACPET says Audit Commission report needed more work
16 AprACPET hits back: Extending public funding to private higher education providers is 'right'
16 AprUnpublished letter to the editor, The Australian, Higher Education Supplement
13 AprA victory for common sense in higher education funding

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