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NSW and ACT Update Edition 809, 13 May

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 I bet like me you're glad that the federal election is on this weekend, for no better reason than the end of the vote chasing advertising campaigns being nigh. That said, last week I attended anothe... Read more

NMU Archive
The other side of the coin Edition 808, 6 May

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 Bi-partisan as ACPET is and having recently attended a presentation by the Treasurer, last week I attended a presentation by the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury, Shadow Assistant Minister for an... Read more

NSW and ACT Update Edition 807, 29 Apr

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 The week before last Acting NSW Chairman Ron Maxwell and I met with the sector's new Minister following the post election shuffle of cabinet responsibilities by the Premier. The Hon Geoff Lee has be... Read more

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

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

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

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

Just some low down this week Edition 798, 25 Feb

Peter McDonald NSW and ACT Executive Officer e: Peter.McDonald@acpet.edu.au M: 0488 094 377 Today we've got our first event of ACPET's new Quarterly Briefing Program, with the ASQA and TEQSA Chief Commissioners both presenting on their repective organisations' plans and priorities... Read more

#NSWprivatetertiaryprovidersvotetoo Edition 797, 18 Feb

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au Those that know me well won't think this atypical, but I'm going to start this week's article on the front foot. ACPET will work collaboratively with any elected gov... Read more

If you haven't already, you need to free up February 25 Edition 796, 11 Feb

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au Last week I introduced ACPET's new Quarterly Briefing program to you, announcing that our first event on 25 February - a fortnight from today - would include presentations by A... Read more

Guess who's coming for lunch Edition 795, 4 Feb

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 A couple of weeks back I recommended that you save the date of Monday 25 February for this year's first ACPET quarterly briefing. In addition to an update by o... Read more

Off and running Edition 793, 21 Jan

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 Just like that, here we go again. Welcome back to the sector everyone. I hope all members' teams enjoyed some brief respite from the rigour that is nowadays t... Read more

NSW and ACT Update Edition 792, 14 Jan

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

Stumps Edition 788, 17 Dec

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 A final analogy for the year. Despite the cricket season only just getting underway, this week brings about the end of play for many on the work year. On behalf of... Read more

NSW and ACT Update Edition 787, 10 Dec

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 Its almost a wrap - seasonal pun intended The curtain's on its way down on 2018, and with Christmas only a fortnight away making life even busier on all front... Read more

NSW and ACT Update Edition 786, 3 Dec

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

I'm back, well sort of Edition 785, 26 Nov

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 As Troy transitions into the CEO role over the next few weeks, I'll be transitioning back to a primary focus of NSW & ACT member support. As capable as he... Read more

Sector stuff you may have missed Edition 783, 12 Nov

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 A reminder to NSW members interested in the review of the NSW Skills List that any submissions they would like to contribute must be done via the review's feed... Read more

ACT & NSW happenings Edition 782, 5 Nov

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 I'll start with territory news this week. A reminder that the November ACT RTO Forum is happening on Thursday at Eastlakes Football Club in Gungahlin, from 9.3... Read more

Do you wonder why the training market is a tough place at the moment? Edition 781, 29 Oct

It might be because the government provider in NSW has employed more than 80 high-salaried business development people to compete in the business to business space. Not satisfied with the largest share of the training market in Australia, they are doing deals which seriously impact on the viability... Read more

Opportunities from the ACT & NSW Skills Departments Edition 780, 22 Oct

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 The NSW Skills List is being reviewed and the opportunity has presented should members want to recommend the addition of a qualification. Applications can be made... Read more

Very quickly… Edition 778, 8 Oct

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 Following industry consultation, Skills Canberra has recently released a revised ACT Skills Needs List containing 133 qualifications, which can be accessed in eith... Read more

If Vietnam, Indonesia, Smart and Skilled and/or an ACTFA is important to your business, read on Edition 777, 1 Oct

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 Members might be aware that the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) is being held in Sydney from 9-12 October. Members who participate or aspire t... Read more

NSW and ACT Update Edition 776, 24 Sep

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

ACPET ACT & NSW members on stage again this year Edition 775, 17 Sep

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 The Training Awards for both the ACT and NSW were held last week - and there was success from within the membership again this year. In Canberra, congratulation... Read more

Onwards with shaping tomorrow Edition 774, 10 Sep

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 Well just like that its all said and done. The membership came to Canberra this year for what all reports suggest was a very good conference that met delegates... Read more

Go! Edition 772, 27 Aug

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 I've put reader's on their marks, got them set, and this week it's off and running for the 2018 ACPET National Conference and APIEF, beginning from Wed... Read more

Get set..... Edition 771, 20 Aug

Peter McDonald New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Executive Officer e: Peter.Mcdonald@acpet.edu.au p: 02 9922 1124 Last week was about taking your mark but with the conference and APIEF now just next week the race is about to start. So if you haven't prioritised booking you... 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

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

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