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Provider charged over extra curricula fatality Edition 705, 15 May

Providers are reminded that their legal responsibilities for students extends to any external activity undetaken as a provider initiated activity such as tours, site visits and the like and should ensure that adequate insurance coverage is current.   An investigation into a 2015 fatality of... Read more

Provider business improvement session - Darwin 15 June Edition 705, 15 May

Provider Business Jigsaw – a half day doing business better opportunity With the ever increasing complexities of business, sector and economic changes, managing provider legislative and compliance essentials as well as the rotational door of staffing can be exhausting and expensive. This wor... Read more

ASQA Alice Springs session - followed by RTO Central Conversations 1 June Edition 705, 15 May

Just a reminder to register for the ASQA briefing at the Chifley in Alice Springs on 1 June.  A mirrowed Darwin session is scheduled for 30 May. ACPET's Michael Hall and members of ISAC will also be attending  and invite you to a post briefing brunch at the resort. The purpose of thi... Read more

VET - Transforming lives Edition 704, 8 May

One of the powerful tenets of our VET system is its capacity to transform lives.  There are just so many good stories to be told – alas these inspiration snapshots are mainly ignored by a media obsessed with negativity and sensationalism. Indeed it may be time for reflection in the main... Read more

NT Budget - a brief Training brief Edition 704, 8 May

2017-18 NT Budget Briefing Note -  Some observations of interest for education and training providers The bulk of funding for government supported training resides in the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation under the Budget Papers sub heading of Employment and Skilling. The Creating... Read more

All you need to know about IELTS Darwin 23 May Edition 703, 1 May

All you need to know about IELTS IELTS is a globally acknowledged English assessment system. IDP are hosting a series of information sessions for organisations that use IELTs or are interested in the process. A free session is to be held in Darwin on Thursday 25 May at the Hilton Darwin. The... Read more

Get your RTO involved internationally Darwin 6 June Edition 703, 1 May

Get involved in International Education. Darwin 6 June An information session for interested NT 6 June 2017 Parliament House Darwin 1pm to 415pm (TBC) with delegates attending the launch of the Chief Ministers NT Export & Industry Awards from 4.30 pm A workshop to discuss, debate and delib... Read more

STEPS in the right Direction for NT Migrant English Programs Edition 703, 1 May

Well done to member STEPS who have been awarded a Federal Government contract to provide English instruction under the funded Australian Migrant English Program in the NT. This is a three year program to support new arrivals to the Territory. STEPS have been established in the NT for many years w... Read more

The Essington School - Girls into STEM Edition 703, 1 May

The Essington School – Girls into STEM Darwin’s The Essington School is setting the pace with more female students undertaking Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. Nationally there has been some concern that girls are not taking STEM courses and hence not c... Read more

2017 NT Skilled Occupation Priority List Edition 702, 24 Apr

The 2017 Northern Territory Skilled Occupation Priority List (NTSOPL) is finalised and can be accessed at If you would like to to provide any comments or be involved in the development of the NTSOPL please contact the In... Read more

Two weeks left to nominate for the NT Training Awards Edition 702, 24 Apr

Two weeks left to nominate for NT Training Awards Nominations for this year’s awards close on Wednesday 3 May. These awards provide a marvellous opportunity to showcase the very best of VET and of course your business or your student’s achievements, not to mention potential marketing... Read more

Only one month left to apply for the Australian Training Awards! Edition 702, 24 Apr

Since 1994, the Australian Training Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, training practitioners, businesses, secondary schools and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. Of the 18 categories pre... Read more

Oh what a night...the GTNT awards night Edition 702, 24 Apr

Well done to Kathryn Stenson and the team at GTNT for hosting a marvellous awards ceremony for their students and supporting industries. Held at the Beachside Pavilion at the Skycity Casino, over two hundred graduands, VIPs, business associates and friends celebrated, wined and dined in fine style w... Read more

Indigenous LLN Working Group meets Edition 700, 10 Apr

Indigenous adult LLN working group ACPET NT has been invited to assist on a working group to look at the broad systemic factors at play within the NT which constitute a major barrier to indigenous adults accessing VET and higher education. The overview of the project states that “at the... Read more

VET this week - and suddenly, nothing happened Edition 700, 10 Apr

And suddenly nothing happened. With thanks for the inspiration to Monty Python ( April the 4th, 2017 was much like any other day in Darwin and Ralph Melish, an administration officer for a national education and training industry association was checking hi... Read more

Australian Council for Adult Literacy Conference in Darwin - September 12 to 14 Edition 699, 3 Apr

Australian Council for Adult Literacy National Conference Celebration  This year’s ACAL National Conference will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre from 12 – 14 September. Interested parties are invited to submit papers for consideration to be presented at the conference by... Read more

ACPET input into the NT Economic Development Framework Edition 699, 3 Apr

ACPET NT has been pleased over the past few months to be able to inform the framing of the Northern Territory Economic Development Framework. Indeed we have appreciated the opportunity to participate in the economic summits provided through Deloittes and it is commendable that the Framework incorpo... Read more

Transition to the revised Training and Education (TAE) Training Package ending 5 October 2017 Edition 699, 3 Apr

In April 2016 the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) announced the introduction of a revised Training and Education (TAE) Training Package. Included in the package was a new Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with higher standards for trainers and assessors working in the vocati... Read more

GTNT ASI Graduation in Manila. Growing international connectedness Edition 699, 3 Apr

        GTNT - ASI - taking Aussie qualifications to the Philippines Below : a few happy snaps of  GTNT - ASI CEO Kathryn Stenson at the the La Consolacion College Graduation with dignataries and some 3000 graduands.     GTNT ASI – taking Aussie qu... Read more

RTO Training & Assessment Validation - an excercise in cooperation Edition 698, 27 Mar

RTOs should be aware of their many obligations in accord with the  Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. A workshop hosted by NT ISAC in Darwin last week in association with ACPET managed to attract equal numbers of employer/industry representatives and their respective RTOs to... Read more

International student sector - a short quiz Edition 698, 27 Mar

A quick quiz to test your knowledge on the state of play with our growing international student sector - if you want a copy of the AEI December 2016 statisitcs informing this quiz just email,     1. How many international students does Australia play host to?  1.&nbs... Read more

GTNT's Kathryn Stenson appointed as interim ACPET NT Director Edition 697, 20 Mar

With the retirement of Sean Mahoney of ICAE as the Northern Territory Director on the ACPET National Board, expressions of interest were called from interested members to fill the position in an interim capacity until the ACPET AGM in August. The AGM and National Conference will be in Brisbane this... Read more

Free business improvement workshops including an ASQA update Edition 696, 13 Mar

Business improvement workshops courtesy of the NT Government While readers are most familiar with the ACPET suite of professional development activities targeting education and training providers and practitioners, we are pleased to also promote a number of activities provided free of charge by the... Read more

ICAE students - and a new kitchen - shine Edition 695, 6 Mar

Busy week for the team at ICAE with a graduation ceremony, catered of course by commercial cookery students in the gleaming new kitchens on campus, followed up the next day with a welcome to new students at the Deck Bar in the CBD.  Wonderful to see students from around the globe (and even Jam... Read more

Interested in India ? Edition 695, 6 Mar

The Australian Government Dept of Education & Training is hosting an India Skills mission to Delhi on 10 and 11 April, and ACPET nationally is eager to poromte this mission and have members nominate to be involved and  are keen on exploring opportunities in India. Put these dates in your d... Read more

ACPET members step up to the plate with International Student Scholarships Edition 694, 27 Feb

Study in Australia’s Northern Territory Scholarships are provided by the Northern Territory government and education providers to talented students from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam to study in Australia’s Northern Territory. The... Read more

International Student Welcoming Ceremony at Parliament House Edition 694, 27 Feb

One of the key topics at the ACPET Forum on Wednesday was international education and how those students coming to Australia contribute not only to our local export economy but to the fabric of our multicultural and welcoming society.  Darwin in particular is just commencing the journey to be... Read more

Foundation Skills Training Package Review Darwin & Alice Springs Edition 694, 27 Feb

You are invited to attend a workshop to review the Foundation Skills (FSK) Training Package on Tuesday March 14th in Alice Springs or Wednesday March 15th in Darwin The workshop will explore the following questions: • Your thoughts/recommendations on how we might approach a review of performa... Read more

ACPET Extreme VETing Forum - messages received Edition 694, 27 Feb

  Many thanks to those members, industry representatives and other interested stakeholders who attended the ACPET Forum in Darwin on Wednesday.  It was also good to welcome both ACPET Chair Bruce Callaghan and CEO Rod Camm on the day. Our thanks also to the presenters from the NT Gover... Read more

Central Australian Mining Seminar - Alice Springs Edition 694, 27 Feb

  The Chamber of Commerce NT and Green Glass Consulting are holding a Regional Mining Seminar on Monday 27 March 2017 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Barrett Drive, Alice Springs. The seminar is being held to coincide with the AGES conference being held on 28 & 29 March. The Regional Minin... Read more

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