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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

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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

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

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

Lest we forget Edition 754, 23 Apr

I want to begin this week up on a soapbox by acknowledging, and even more thanking, all those that have and continue to serve Australia in the armed forces. ANZAC Day on Wednesday is so much more than a public holiday. It’s a day to reflect, respect and be thankful. We live freely in the best... Read more

Last week was a talkfest Edition 753, 16 Apr

I hope its well known now that the 2018 ACPET Conference and APIEF will be held on our turf this year, in Canberra from August 29-31. The call for abstracts has been extended until the end of this week (but definitely won't be any further extended), so if you or someone you know is expert and in... Read more

A few quick but important notes for your attention Edition 752, 9 Apr

The 2018 ACT Training Awards nominations are now live, and I urge all eligible members to be involved by nominating themselves, their staff and/or their students. Being in it led to winning it last year for CMA Training, who were awarded the ACT Small Training Provider of the Year Award. This year,... Read more

Getting it right Edition 750, 26 Mar

I'm very pleased to say that our national forum last week in Melbourne for the HE sector went very well, and was well supported by NSW members (noting no ACT based HE delivering members). I'm very grateful to these member representatives for their effort in travelling to be there, and I genu... Read more

Skilling NSW, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam Edition 749, 19 Mar

Last week the Chair, CEO and I met with the Deputy Premier/Minister for Skills John Barilaro. The primary discussion item was the Skilling Australia Fund and how the federal/state gridlock can be overcome and progress made. As the Chair and CEO did when they met Assistant Minister Andrews, they offe... Read more

Don't forget, and an early opportunity Edition 748, 12 Mar

I keep talking about it because its very important. Some HE delivering members have highlighted a perceived lack of support for this member segment by ACPET. That feedback has been taken on board, so now its up to us to make sure the members know about it, and its up to the members to engage. The Hi... Read more

Keeping you in the loop Edition 747, 5 Mar

I hope everyone has marked 29-31 August in their diaries as the 2018 National ACPET Conference and APIEF, and plans to be in Canberra for it. Last week, I canvassed the greater ACPET network asking questions to identify what people want from the event, and what would lead them to register. The surve... Read more

Keeping you in the loop Edition 746, 26 Feb

Last week a representative group of members met with officers from The Audit Office of New South Wales in response to a request pertaining to research they were conducting, which aims to look at the provision of VET services in NSW - primarily through the lens of the Smart and Skilled program. Memb... Read more

A short and sweet one again this week Edition 745, 19 Feb

Higher education members will hopefully be pleased to know that the program for the Higher Education Forum in Melbourne on 21 March that ACPET is hosting together with COPHE has been released, and registration is now open. Click here to check it out. Presenters include Andrew Norton, TEQSA CEO Antho... Read more

Know your voice Edition 744, 12 Feb

Congratulations to Nicholas Marks, CEO of The Australian Institute of Family Counselling who has been appointed to the Board of Directors to act as the ACT Board member until the AGM later in the year. Nicholas has excellent corporate experience and will be an asset and of benefit to both the B... Read more

A reminder and a reflection Edition 743, 5 Feb

I'm a believer that you don't do things for the sake of doing them, otherwise they lose their meaning and value. From time to time I won't have a lot to say in this weekly newsletter. On those weeks I'll be making a conscious effort to not waffle on about nothing. This is one of thos... Read more

Opportunity: A great way to begin a new year Edition 742, 29 Jan

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and, irrespective of the political debate about our national day that's been consuming elements of the media, took a few moments to appeciate the wonderful country we're all so fortunate to live in. Its been said that Australia is the land of oppor... Read more

Here we go again Edition 741, 22 Jan

The clock’s ticked over to 2018 and we already find ourselves more than half way through January. Happy new year to all NSW & ACT members. I hope this year will be kinder to the sector. Riding the roller coaster that is life, fingers crossed we’ve ridden the downhill run over the las... Read more

Register now for Professional Development this week! Edition 732, 20 Nov

  Introduction to LinkedIn for Business National Webinar Mon 20 Nov 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEDT You will explore handy free guides and analytics within LinkedIn, your LinkedIn Profile and your LinkedIn company page to help you better understand these features. This is an important first s... Read more

Register now for Professional Development this week! Edition 731, 13 Nov

  Validation of assessment – much more than the tools alone National - Essential Series Mon 13 Nov 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm AEDT What is validation? What, when, and how do or should RTOs validate? Who can undertake validation? Perhaps you have read 1.9 – 1.11 of the Standards f... Read more

Study Canberra October 2017 Newsletter Edition 727, 16 Oct

Last week Study Canberra issued their latest newsletter. Interested members can access it on the Study Canberra website here.... Read more

ACPET & Velg Training present National VET PD Week 2017 Edition 725, 2 Oct

ACPET and Velg Training have been providers of professional development to trainers and assessors for many years and have come together to share a common goal: to share a common goal of providing trainers and assessors with access to high quality professional development at an affordable price. T... Read more

Draft ‘ACT Skills Needs List 2018’ open for consultation Edition 723, 18 Sep

Skills Canberra is reviewing the ACT Skills Needs List to inform priorities for ACT Government funding of VET qualifications. Skills Canberra is reviewing the list to ensure it remains aligned with the Territory’s skills needs. Members are encouraged to make comment on the Draft ACT Skills Ne... Read more

ACPET & Velg Training present National VET PD Week 2017 Edition 722, 11 Sep

ACPET and Velg Training have been providers of professional development to trainers and assessors for many years and have come together to share a common goal: to share a common goal of providing trainers and assessors with access to high quality professional development at an affordable price. T... Read more

ACPET and Velg Training will launch the 2017 National VET PD Week this October Edition 721, 4 Sep

ACPET and Velg Training have been providers of professional development to trainers and assessors for many years and have come together to share a common goal: to provide trainers and assessors access to high quality professional development at an affordable price. Ten leading VET experts will fa... Read more

Congratulations CMA and all finalists at the ACT Training Awards Edition 721, 4 Sep

Well done to Nina, Deb and the CMA Training Group team on being awarded ACT Small Training Provider of the Year at the ACT Training Awards presentation dinner held in Canberra last week. CMA were finalists last year as well, but this year managed to take the gong. Other members Wisdom Learning... Read more

2017 ACT Training Awards – ACPET member finalists Edition 719, 21 Aug

Members will have seen in recent editions details about the upcoming ACT Training Awards dinner being held on 31 August. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from the event website. ACPET takes great pleasure in congratulating the following members who are, or are the trainer of, one of this ye... Read more

ACT Training Awards Dinner tickets now available Edition 718, 14 Aug

Skills Canberra invites you to join them to celebrate the ACT VET sector’s best of the best! Tickets for the 2017 ACT Training Awards presentation evening are now on sale. The presentation dinner is the ACT’s premier VET event, and 2017 marks the Awards’ 80th anniversary. These a... Read more

ACT Training Awards Dinner tickets now available Edition 717, 7 Aug

Skills Canberra invites you to join them to celebrate the ACT VET sector’s best of the best! Tickets for the 2017 ACT Training Awards presentation evening are now on sale. The presentation dinner is the ACT’s premier VET event, and 2017 marks the Awards’ 80th anniversary. These a... Read more

We have three great webinars for you this week! Edition 717, 7 Aug

  Easy to implement and effective ELICOS and EAL teacher professional development ideas Tuesday 8 August at 1.00pm - 2.00pm EST This webinar looks at a wide range of easy to implement professional development ideas for all teachers. The focus will be on EAL and ELICOS teaching but many o... Read more

ACT Training Awards Dinner tickets now available Edition 715, 24 Jul

Skills Canberra invites you to join them to celebrate the ACT VET sector’s best of the best! Tickets for the 2017 ACT Training Awards presentation evening are now on sale. The presentation dinner is the ACT’s premier VET event, and 2017 marks the Awards’ 80th anniversary. These a... Read more

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