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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

PD - Darwin 10 October - ASQA audit & RPL & Volume of Learning Edition 722, 11 Sep

Darwin Practioner PD sessions – ASQA audit/ RPL/  Volume of learning Workshop One – the new ASQA audit regime 9:00am to 12:15pm   ASQAs Student-centred audit approach has been trialled and is now in an implementation stage.   Addressing non-compliances followin... Read more

NT Training Awards 23 September 2017 Edition 722, 11 Sep

The NT Training Awards are the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation annual premier event recognising training excellence and achievements by Northern Territory. Tickets are still available for the evening at $130 each – this provides for a three course meal, entertainment and a 5.5 ho... Read more

October PD: ASQA 's audit model explained, RPL and Volume of Learning Edition 721, 4 Sep

ACPET is planning two (2) professional development workshops in Darwin in the week of 9 October, 2017 facilitated by VET stalwart John Price. Date claimer only  - Venue and pricing to be advised Workshop 1- 9:00am to 12 noon A practical interpretation of ASQA’s student-centred audit ap... Read more

Darwin Skills, Employment & Career Expo and Skills Week Edition 721, 4 Sep

A most pleasing week in the VET space – the positive messages from last week’s ACPET Conference are still resonating as we again celebrate National Skills Week. Numerous activities and functions were held throughout the Territory with the major draw card being the Darwin Skill, Career an... 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

Congratulation to Darwin's new Mayor/ Philippine delegation to visit in October Edition 721, 4 Sep

ACPET congratulates Mr Kon Vatskalis on his election as the 18th Lord Mayor of Darwin. Mr Vatskalis, an Independent candidate, has a wealth of political experience with previous NT Labor Ministerial portfolios including Sport and Recreation, Children and Families, Business and Economic Development,... Read more

Batchelor Institute CEO resigns Edition 721, 4 Sep

  With the resignation last week of CEO Prof. Robert Somerville, the search is on for Batchelor Institutes third CEO in as many years.  ACPET has been advised that Mr Kim Jenkinson, formally of the Department of Business, will take the reins in the interim. Also of note was an advert... Read more

Thinking transnational training?Invitation to a lunch with the NT's rep in Singapore Edition 721, 4 Sep

Business Luncheon with Anthony Cheng - our man in Singapore & Malaysia  - 7 September  You are invited to join the International Business Council and Department of Trade, Business and Innovation for a lunch presentation from Mr Anthony Cheng at the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort on Thu... Read more

Defence and the NT in 2017 Edition 720, 28 Aug

Lunch with the Hon Maria Payne. Defence and the NT in 2017   The Chamber of Commerce NT and Master Builders Northern Territory are pleased to provide industry leaders and representatives with the opportunity to attend a luncheon with Australia's Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourabl... Read more

Skills, Employment and Career Expos, APIEF & the ACPET conference Edition 720, 28 Aug

A most productive week with a pleasing turnout at the Alice Springs Careers Expo..and don't forget Darwin this week, with a Study NT and Regional Development reception in Alice as well a regional meeting of the International Education and Training Strategy Review committee. This strategy will un... Read more

NT Skilled Occupation Priority List (NTSOPL) - Why It's Important Edition 719, 21 Aug

At the last Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meeting, members asked for more information on the NTSOPL and why it’s important to business – What’s in it For Me? WHY Participate in the NTSOPL? The NT government has invested in excess of $20M into industry training to support occu... Read more

Australian Council for Adult Literacy Conference 13 & 14 September Darwin Edition 718, 14 Aug

Australian Council for Adult Literacy Conference Darwin 13 & 14 September 2017   Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin In 2017 the Australian Council for Adult Literacy celebrates 40 years of actively promoting language, literacy, numeracy, and communication provision and resear... Read more

“Where the policy work is partly still a work in progress…” Edition 718, 14 Aug

Below is an extract from an address provided last week by Senator Birmingham at an AI Group forum. Makes for an interesting read and rather bluntly throws the gauntlet to the states and territories to come to the Skilling Australians table in regards to programs and funding. Indeed this should gener... Read more

NT NAPLAN fail - perpetuating the disadvantage Edition 717, 7 Aug

In a shocking indictment of the need for a concerted effort to improve school attendance rates, the latest NAPALN results indictate that half of the Territory’s Year 9 students did not meet the national minimum standards in NAPLAN this year - typically scoring 20 to 30% less than other juris... Read more

Sydney event to showcase the NT to international agents Edition 717, 7 Aug

NT and International Agenet event - Sydney Town Hall Lower exhibition space Tuesday September 19 – Tuesday 9.00 – 12.30 There is an opportunity for NT CRICOS registered providers to take direct action in the largest onshore student market in Australia, Sydney. NSW has a large popul... Read more

Small business tax workshops - Darwin Edition 717, 7 Aug

Free small business tax workshop - Darwin The ATO staff in partnership with the Business Enterprise Centre Darwin and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission are hosting a number of free information sessions. Tax Essentials for Small Business Wednesday 9 August 2017: 5:00pm - 7:00... Read more

Transnational training opportunity - India Edition 717, 7 Aug

India – Transnational skilling opportunity in association with the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) - As you would aware, India has an increasing and huge demand for skills all levels. Kerala is on the southern/western side of India and is considered a relatively affluent province... 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

Coffee, Croissant and conversations - join with us 21 August. Edition 717, 7 Aug

ACPET invitation – Time for Coffee, Croissants and a Chat? Monday morning 21 August. Something on your chest? A burning desire to shares some good news?  Or some concerns with the system of late?  Folk in the education and training sector are welcome to join with like souls from 8... Read more

Good news story - the power of positve partnerships Edition 717, 7 Aug

Prelude to the Future – Warehousing and Logistics and member Group Training Northern Territory (GTNT)  This program was designed by GTNT in partnership with Shell Australia, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation and CDU. Some 20 Territorians identified as having challenges in... Read more

Meeting with Lord Mayor on international education Edition 716, 31 Jul

Good to meet with Darwin Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim to discuss the growing role of private providers in Darwin, the need for a more diverse training environment and a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the number of international students who can call Darwin their temporary home. It is impo... Read more

Skilling Australians Fund update Edition 716, 31 Jul

  The Federal Government announced in May this year of  a Skilling Australians Fund that supersedes the pre exisiting National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform which disolved on 30 June. This new fund has been touted as underpinning a new partnership with the states and territories.... Read more

A free forum - Challenges in Global Learning 26 July Edition 715, 24 Jul

   Challenges in Global learning Forum:  Sharing experiences   Date: Wednesday 26th July 2017 at CDU  Time: 4:30-6:00 pm   Location: Orange 2.4.07, Casuarina Campus  RSVP: Ania Lian on  08 8946 6107 or to The Internationa... Read more

A review in regional and remote education - and beyond Edition 715, 24 Jul

Public submissions are being received in respect of a review of regional education that aims to identify the key issues and challenges faced by rural students with nine themes: • Curriculum and assessment • Teachers and teaching • Leaders and leadership • Informatio... Read more

Make the move into a growth VET market - India... Edition 715, 24 Jul

Interested in delivering in India? Join StudyNT to learn more about a new opportunity for NT VET providers. When:  2:30-4:00pm, Monday 31 July Where: Arafura Room, Level 1, Development House, 76 The Esplanade, Darwin There are over 20 Centres of Excellence being built across Kerala by the Ke... Read more

NT International student numbers on the rise - but we need your involvement Edition 715, 24 Jul

There are now over 550 000 international students in Australia – and this does not include those tourists or those on other visa categories undertaking studies or unaccredited short courses. The vast majority of these students are in Sydney and Melbourne - with more international higher educ... Read more

The underselling of VET explored Edition 714, 17 Jul

A recent report by Skilling Australia Foundation explored a number of myths that surround vocational education and training (VET) and related data as to the value of VET study. Thnaks to Hugh Roberts of NT Industry Skills Advisory Council (ISACNT) for this insight.  Facts The report, “P... Read more

Symposium on English LLN at CDU 12th September 2017. Edition 714, 17 Jul

The Australian Council on Adult Literacy (ACAL) and the Strategic Priority Project on Indigenous adult English Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) would like to warmly invite you to attend a one day Symposium on English LLN  at Charles Darwin University on the 12th September 2017.  This... Read more

Key webinars this week! Edition 714, 17 Jul

  To start the week off with a bang, Lana Harasymiv showcases effective strategies for student-led EAL and ELICOS classrooms. Dr Peter Ryan demonstrates models for enhanced governance within RTO's and Maree Thorne ends the week with two effective webinars by showing how to add a training p... Read more

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