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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

Marc Ratcliffe to present two key webinars this week! Edition 713, 10 Jul

  Marc Ratcliffe is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and f... Read more

Telstra Business Awards reflect training succeses Edition 713, 10 Jul

Working in an association such as ACPET and being emerged in all things education and training, good, bad and ugly, it is easy to underestimate the amazing and positive outcomes of what our diverse members offer. Real skills that add to the capacity of the individual and business while continuing to... Read more

NT reps on national Industry Reference Committees Edition 712, 3 Jul

As you should know, the Australian Industry Skills Council (AISC) was established in 2015 by agreement of the Council of Australian Governments Industry and Skills Council to provide industry leadership to the VET sector in Australia. The AISC is supported by the Australian Government Department of... Read more

Escape the heat Edition 712, 3 Jul

In 2017 the ACPET National Conference will be held in sunny Quensland. If you're looking for an excuse to escape from the crowds and dry season heat of Darwin, then the 2017 ACPET National Conference and APIEF is it! In addition to the Conference being held in a steller location there is so muc... Read more

NT RTOs supporting skilling in the Philippines Edition 712, 3 Jul

A few months back ACPET and members GTNT and ICAE welcomed a high level Philippine business delegation, led by the Hon Alfredo Maranon Jr, Head of the Negro Occidental province of the Philippines and hosted in Darwin by local Consul General Mr John Rivas. The Philippines is eager to access Aussie t... Read more

VET students on the road in China Edition 711, 26 Jun

Fifteen NT vocational education and training students are currently on a study exchange tour to Shandong Province, China. The students are from members BCA National Training Group and GTNT as well Charles Darwin University and are enaged in studies in aged care, community service and business leade... Read more

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