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NT Update Edition 783, 12 Nov

NT VET Community of Practice -  The focus of our next CoP meeting is to re-establish the groups from the first meeting in regards to the key points of Leadership, Inclusiveness, NT VET Workforce (TAE Traineeship Pathways) and data/research.  Interested in contributing?  Please c... Read more

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NT Update Edition 782, 5 Nov

ACPET members lead the charge in supporting the Chief Minister's Education and Training Delegation to Vietnam 6-9 November 2019  Study NT and ACPET have been coordinating a delegation for both CRICOS registered NT providers as well as providers engaged in transitional provision to particpa... Read more

NT Update Edition 781, 29 Oct

Aboriginal Contracting Framework (ACF) The NT Government is developing a new program that will support Aboriginal employment and business opportunities in the NT. The ACF will allow government to leverage its contracting activities, including procurement, grants, capital infrastructure and infrastr... Read more

NT Update Edition 780, 22 Oct

NT to benefit from the Skilling Australians Fund  It is estimated over 2000 new training and apprentice opportunities will be created in the NT in a $5.8 million funding deal signed last week with the Federal Government in a bilateral agreement. The Commonwealth Government will contribute $2.... Read more

NT Update Edition 779, 15 Oct

VET COP NT Heartening to see the number of VET practitioners and interested parties attend the second gathering of the NT VET Community of Practice (VET COP NT). Participants met to discuss the draft Terms of Reference and matters associated to the format, timing and nature of future meetings. Sup... Read more

NT Update Edition 778, 8 Oct

Getting your RTO Audit Ready: Darwin this Friday 12 October  10am – 12pm Registration is open for this PD session, following on from the NT VET COP networking session on the morning. This two hour Getting Audit Ready session will be facilitated by local VET professional Rachel Leigh Tayl... Read more

NT Update Edition 777, 1 Oct

ACPET PD Workshop - Getting Audit Ready   Friday 12 October Following the NT VET COP networking event on 12th October at the Oaks Elan, ACPET is pleased to host a comprehensive professional development session facilitated by local VET  professional Rachel Leigh Taylor.  This two... Read more

NT Update Edition 776, 24 Sep

2018 NT Training Awards - the stars were out at the Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday evening as several hundred VET aficionados gathered to honour the achievements of the many. The Hon. Selena Uibo, Minister for Education and Minister for Workforce Training congratulated all finalists and prese... Read more

NT Update Edition 775, 17 Sep

A few reminders for forthcoming events: OctoberVET Friday 19 October at the Darwin Learning Precinct facilitated by ACPET. Not another one day forum, but two distinct half day sessions are in train. The morning sessions will focus on things VET, tentatively covering funding and grant opportunities,... Read more

NT Update Edition 774, 10 Sep

ACPET Indonesian mission next month and some background on the emerging free trade agreement An ACPET led Member only trade mission to three cities in Indonesia will be conducted during the week 7 to 12 October 2018. To express interest contact Matthew Traynor on ... Read more

NT Update Edition 773, 3 Sep

Have you locked in this Friday in Darwin?  Four sleeps to the Friday 7 September Darwin PD sessions commencing with the launch of a new Community of Practice and a few PD sessions as below On the networking side, the Chamber of Commerce, ACPET, the Darwin Learning Precinct and Study NT will b... Read more

NT Update Edition 772, 27 Aug

User Choice funding 2019 - briefing today at 10am  RTOs interested in accessing User Choice Funding are invited to a briefing session today - Development House Ground floor. RSVP please to or to Ali Gibson on 0889357720. For more info go to and search use... Read more

NT Update Edition 771, 20 Aug

Darwin: A quadrella of events for educators, trainers, industry friends and students on 7 September Lock in the date for a super Friday in Woods Street. Darwin   8.00am VET COP NT kicks off over breakfast @ the Oaks Elan. This new Community of Practice is targeting VET practitioners as a... 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

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

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

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

NT UPDATE Edition 766, 16 Jul

Michael is on rec leave in Asia until  23 July and contactable via Aboriginal Contracting Framework - report released The first phase of this framework has been finalised and the report can be accessed here. This framework aims to support local aboriginal employment... Read more

NT UPDATE Edition 765, 9 Jul

Michael is on rec leave in Asia until  23 July and contactable via email. Staying on matters international ... Free Immigration Law Info Session 10 July Darwin GTNT A session on visa and immigration changes will be hosted by member GTNT at their Darwin Learning Precinct, 38 Woods St Darwin on... Read more

NT UPDATE Edition 764, 2 Jul

ACPET's APIEF Program released - 29 August 2018  Need an excuse to escape the heat and get a taste of winter -red wine, crackling fireplaces, good company?  Then come to Canberra later next month for ACPET’s 8th Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) on 29 August and... Read more

NT UPDATE Edition 763, 25 Jun

Government House hosts 2018 NT Training Awards finalists In a most refined change from the usual pre-training awards harbour cruise, finalists this year were invited to a reception at Government House on Friday evening hosted by Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of... Read more

This week in the NT Edition 762, 18 Jun

Michael Hall Northern Territory Executive Officer e: p: 0438 463 598   Developing Northern Australia Conference in Alice Springs - today and tomorrow With the theme of Growth, Progress and Investment the Developing Northern Australia Conference is currently und... Read more

This week in the NT Edition 761, 11 Jun

Another short week with the Queen’s Birthday holiday which at least offered some time to recover from the excesses of the GleNTi Greek festival with Chief Minister Michael Gunner cheerfully dishing out plates of octopus and the Summer Sounds music festival, ironically held in the first week of... Read more

Northern Territory Update Edition 760, 4 Jun

Michael Hall Northern Territory Executive Officer e: p: 0438 463 598       ACPET hosts international student reception this Friday Growing the international student market is one of the NT Governments top priorities – and making sure our... Read more

NT update Edition 759, 28 May

Visiting SYDNEY student agents Darwin famil 23 and 24 June Study NT are facilitating an international student agent famil in Darwin on the weekend of 23 and 24 June. Agents will fly in on the Friday evening, departing on Sunday evening and interested providers in the international education and tra... Read more

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

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

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

NT Update Edition 755, 30 Apr

NT Industry and RTO  Investment Information Sessions The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation has advised of a series of information sessions on matters related to skilling priorities, the VET Investment Framework and the replacement of the 457 sub class visa, the Temporary Skills Sho... Read more

NT Update Edition 754, 23 Apr

GTNT charity lunch with Merv Hughes Wednesday 2 May For the sporting challenged, Merv Hughes is a big-hearted fast bowler who ultimately made a major contribution to Australia's cricketing fortunes. A crowd favourite, he is a lively character who had an imposing run-up and delivery action, a... Read more

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