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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

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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

NT Update Edition 753, 16 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

NT Update Edition 752, 9 Apr

Interested in having a voice on an NT Government Board or committee?  Northern Territory Government boards and committees play an important role in good governance by providing independent and expert governance or advice. They provide an effective link between government, the community and i... Read more

NT Update Edition 750, 26 Mar

As we lead into Easter and a short but busy week may I take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the break.  In the interim, your input to the following would be appreciated: Feeling charitable? Students in Timor Leste are eager to access laptops (not desktops). If you have... Read more

NT Update Edition 749, 19 Mar

Greetings from Darwin after a most breezy weekend with Cyclone Marcus turning the city green as thousands of trees were stripped bare..indeed quite picturesque to have so much greenery flying around for St Patrick's Day.  Thoughts now are with our southern cousins as again bushfires wreck h... Read more

NT Update Edition 748, 12 Mar

StudyNT through the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) is coordinating a professional development forum - Strength in numbers: a consortia based approach to education exports on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March 2018 in Darwin.   The forum aims to give providers an in... Read more

NT Update Edition 747, 5 Mar

StudyNT through the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) is coordinating a professional development forum - Strength in numbers: a consortia based approach to education exports on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March 2018 in Darwin.   The forum aims to give providers an in... Read more

NT Update Edition 746, 26 Feb

A productive week in the NT with consultations, collaborations, celebrations and the conduct of the ACPET 2018 VET Essentials Forum at the Darwin Hilton. The main focus of the latter was on improving practitioner capacity in regards to building quality into assessment practices and the value and map... Read more

NT Update Edition 745, 19 Feb

Registrations are still open for this Thursdays ACPET VET EsseNTials Forum at the Hilton. VET Guru John Price will be conducting two sessions – one on currency and one on competence with a view, of course, to attaining compliance and doing business better. During the day there will also be pr... Read more

NT Update Edition 744, 12 Feb

As we leap into February it is obvious that planning for the year ahead is well under way. Last week the NT Government hosted a series of Economic Development Industry Partners forums providing briefings and consultations across a raft of industry areas. The diversity of doing business in the NT was... Read more

Now that January has passed Edition 743, 5 Feb

Now that January has passed –  and hopefully we have seen the last of that monsoonal deluge – there already seems to be a sense of urgency as we lurch into a new school/work year. On the ACPET front, don’t forget to register for the forthcoming ACPET VET Essentials Forum at... Read more

Michael Edition 742, 29 Jan

  Michael Hall  NT Executive Officer   ... Read more

2018 – Things can only get better ? Edition 741, 22 Jan

With many of us still recovering from 2017, the Chinese Year of the Dog commencing on 16 February predicts that 2018 will an “eventful year, marked by security concerns and the rise of social conservative movements.” It is also anticipated that there will be a heighted focus on &ldquo... Read more

ACPET and the NT Government towards 2022 – Partners in productivity Edition 736, 18 Dec

ACPET has been active in the NT since 2002, originally as a facilitator of professional development sessions targeting teachers, trainers and support personnel in the education and training sectors.   Over the years, ACPET has developed a closer connection with the NT education and trai... Read more

International student wellbeing grants now open - NT Edition 736, 18 Dec

ACPET applaudes this initiative of the Northern Territory Government in offering grant opportunities for projects, events and activities that enhance the wellbeing of international students and encourage them to experience life as a Territorian. Community members including students, associations, bu... Read more

Your input on "ünduly short" courses sought by the Australian Government Edition 736, 18 Dec

The Australian Government has commenced a consultation period with VET stakeholders on "unduly short courses" and training product reform.  Discussion papers for consideration and response are now available with submissions closing 9 March 2018 at www.education.gov.au/VET-consultatio... Read more

Merry Christmas from ACPET Edition 736, 18 Dec

On behalf of ACPET, the National Board of Directors and the State Committee, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We look forward to working with you again in 2018. Please note that the ACPET office will be cloesd over the Christmas period from Friday 22nd December 2017 and re... Read more

Study NT - growing international student engagement Edition 736, 18 Dec

Study NT (a division of the Dept. of Trade, Business and Innovation) hosted the last NT International Education and Training Industry Group for the year last week. This was a most informative meeting and included presentations from Deloittes Access Economics on the positioning and potential for incr... Read more

Northern Australia Development Conference. Alice Springs 18-19 June 2018 Edition 736, 18 Dec

The 2018 Developing Northern Australia Conference will provide a platform for networking and connecting with like-minded contributors to share the opportunities, challenges and outcomes for growing Northern Australia.  ACPET memebrs are invited to be part of this conversation on the importance... Read more

Darwin welcomes International House Edition 735, 11 Dec

A belated welcome to the NT to long time ACPET member International House. IH is Australian owned and the Darwin campus will be a sister college to International House Sydney and International House Bondi, International House and ih Business College. IH Darwin operate out of Searcy St in the Darwin... Read more

Darwin's Henbury School Celebrates Edition 735, 11 Dec

Darwin is unique in so many ways when contrasted to other capital cities – where this is most notable is the Darwinian spirit of giving and community participation. Darwin is a truly multinational city and it is inspiring how all these diverse communities – Greek, Indonesian, Timorese, T... Read more

Time to focus on NDIS and the attraction and retention of an aboriginal workforce Edition 734, 4 Dec

The disability sector, notably in the Northern Territory, is experiencing critical labour shortages with disability occupations sitting on the high priority occupations as identified by industry and economic modelling. This is even more critical when you appreciate the pressing need for Aboriginal... Read more

ACPET NT Towards 2018 - Christmas and End of 2017 celebration Edition 734, 4 Dec

Monsoons on Mitchell was the host venue for our end of year and Christmas celebrations, with over 25 members, guests, work and stakeholder colleagues to enjoy a few hours of good food, great conversation, a dash of frivolity and a conspicuous absence of speeches. ‘Twas indeed an interesting n... Read more

Apprenticeships NT - sector update Edition 734, 4 Dec

Apprenticeships and Trainee NT Update Australian Apprenticeships NT hosted a most informative information session in Darwin last week, providing information on the current Support Network contract, operations of the Apprenticeship offices in the NT, the Jobready Active RTO portal, Gateway services... Read more

Immigration laws - workshop on changes impacting on the NT Edition 734, 4 Dec

The Australian Small Business Advisory Service Programme (ASBAS) offers advice to grow the skills of small business operators within the Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield local government areas. Participants MUST be small businesses (or a small business intender) and MUST have less than 20 fu... Read more

ACPET NT 2018 Committee and national committee representatives Edition 734, 4 Dec

ACPET is pleased to announce the composition of our 2018 NT Commitee and also the NT representatives on two of ACPET's national steering groups ACPET NT Committee 2018    Chair: Kathryn Stenson, GTNT Members:  Rachel Taylor, Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Servic... Read more

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