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WA Update Edition 805, 15 Apr

  Michael Hall Executive Officer e: M: 0438 463 598 In light of the slump in international student enrolments, most notable in the VET sector, it is commendable that consultations are underway with a view to extending the graduate stream within a State Nominated... Read more

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WA Update Edition 804, 8 Apr

Federal Skills Package  The Federal Government has announced a Skills Package in response to the Expert Review of the Vocational Education and Training Sector led by the Hon. Steven Joyce. The Joyce Review has reaffirmed the strength of Australia’s VET system, but makes it clear that it... Read more

WA Update Edition 803, 1 Apr

ICEF ANZA. Darwin is the host city this week for over 400 participants for this international student recruitment event.  A number of engagement and networking events are also being hosted to showcase the very best of Australian and New Zealand opportunities for international students. The NT i... Read more

WA Update Edition 801, 18 Mar

ACPET Sector Briefing reminder tomorrow Tuesday 19 March  ACPET CEO Troy Williams will meet with members and interested stakeholders and provide a briefing on the state of play at The Globe from 5pm to 6.30pm. Phil Payne of Study Perth is a guest speaker  To register for the CEO briefing... Read more

WA Update Edition 799, 4 Mar

ASEAN Tourism and Hospitality Education and Training Showcase 1-4 April 2019 The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) invites you to participate in the ASEAN Tourism and Hospitality Education and Training Showcase to be held from 1-4 April in Bangkok, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. T... Read more

WA Update Edition 798, 25 Feb

Report of the inquiry into efficacy of current regulation of Australian migration and education agents. This report released last week by the Federal Parliament makes for mandated reading for any provider in the international student space. In the document, it is noted that DET flagged a number of... Read more

WA Update Edition 797, 18 Feb

Applications open for the WA Training Awards 2019 Organisations and students are encourage to apply for the various categories that showcase the very best of the training sector and recognise excellence, reward best practice and put our State's best VET achievers in the spotlight. The awards r... Read more

WA Update Edition 796, 11 Feb

Publicly funded VET Forum – Monday 25 February The Department of Training and Workforce Development is holding a half day forum for stakeholders of publicly funded VET in Western Australia on Monday 25 February. The proposed agenda for the forum includes: • An update on the National Pa... Read more

WA Update Edition 795, 4 Feb

ACPET member briefing with CEO Troy Williams Tuesday 19 March Some exciting times ahead in 2019 for ACPET – to hear of how your industry association is striving to better support our members, lock in Tuesday 19 March for a briefing from ACPET CEO Troy Williams at Kailis Bros at Leederville fr... Read more

WA Update Edition 793, 21 Jan

Lock it in - Colleagues, Conversation & Canapes. ACPET WA member briefings A series of quarterly member briefings are being planned across the nation. These sessions hosted by CEO Troy Williams will provide a regular conduit for members to meet, mingle, share and discuss. Please lock in Tuesda... Read more

WA Update Edition 792, 14 Jan

International enrolments up by 10% nationally year to date  – and a NT and WA breakdown Some interesting data out of the recently released August AEI stats. Overall Australian international student enrolments continue to grow - up by 10.2% compared to the same time last year. Some 839 78... Read more

WA Update Edition 788, 17 Dec

Five year Designated Area Migration Agreement linked to permanent residency The current DAMA between the Federal and NT Government was the first in Australia where a broader range of shortage occupations was available than those identified in standard skilled migration programs. The new agreement w... Read more

WA Update Edition 787, 10 Dec

ACPET WA Committee meets. The ACPET Western Australia committee met last week for our last gathering of 2018.  A full agenda and with great expectations for 2019 with plans for more regular member get togethers, targeted and relevant professional development sessions and workshops while ensurin... Read more

WA Update Edition 786, 3 Dec

ACPET WA committee meets, APSI & ACPET international student agent gathering and the 2018 ACPET End of Year Celebration It's beginning to look a lot like …a busy week in Perth.  Wonderful to see the most impressive level of interest for Wednesday’s international agent gath... Read more

WA Update Edition 785, 26 Nov

ACPET End of Year celebration Lock in Wedneday 5 December for the ACPET End of Year celebration from 4.30pm.  Invitations -and advice on the venue - will go out this week. The rise and rise of International enrolments –  Some interesting data out of the recently released August AE... Read more

WA Update Edition 784, 19 Nov

International student agent awards    International providers should have already received an invitation from the Australian Professional Skills Institute and ACPET to attend the end of year Christmas celebrations hosted by APSI hospitality students. This collaborative event is being hos... Read more

WA Update Edition 783, 12 Nov

A short article this week.  ACPETs Michael Hall with WA Director Trish Ridley and a few other most committed members are engaged in a number of meetings this week including briefings with Minister Ellery, Study Perth and CISA. A number of items for discussion with the Minister have been flagge... Read more

WA Update Edition 782, 5 Nov

ACPET in WA  ACPET’s Michael Hall will be in Perth next weeks for a number of meetings with departmental officials and to catch up with members.  Meetings are also planned with CISA, ASQA and Study Perth.  Michael is also eager to catch up with individual members and perhaps di... Read more

WA Update Edition 781, 29 Oct

WA International Student strategy launched Wonderful to see the launch of the WA international education strategy, touted by the WA government as delivering another job-creating election commitment with $2 million committed over five years to support the implementation of the strategy. The accompa... Read more

WA Update Edition 780, 22 Oct

WA international student numbers. AEI July 2018 year to date statistics indicate a 20% decrease in overall ELICOS numbers with a 30% drop for public providers to 6135 students and a 17% drop with private providers to 5100 students. Higher education enrolments improved by 7.2% overall, with a 7.8 i... Read more

WA Update Edition 779, 15 Oct

WA Committee meets The WA ACPET WA State Committee met last week to discuss a range of issues and to map directions for the New Year. Our thanks to those members who have committed tirelessly over the past year. Board advices are pending for  new and continuing members. Trish Ridley of Activ... Read more

WA Update Edition 777, 1 Oct

And a glorious Eagles grand final victory to you all.  An amazing game and a win most deserved. Meanwhile, back in the world of education and training… ACPET member and international agent get together – 5pm Tuesday 9 October QT Hotel The intent of this function is to provide a... Read more

WA Update Edition 776, 24 Sep

Provider guidelines and funding advices - as per the below links Read more

WA Update Edition 775, 17 Sep

VET Student Satisfaction survey underway Ernst & Young (trading as EY Sweeney) acting for the Department of Training and Workforce Development is conducting a Student Satisfaction Survey. The survey currently scheduled to remain open for online completion until 11 November 2018. Invitations ha... Read more

WA Update Edition 774, 10 Sep

StudyPerth International Student Video Competition Students can win accommodation and groceries for the first semester of 2019!  StudyPerth has launched a video competition, through which students can win free rent and groceries for an entire semester! To be in the running, all students need t... Read more

WA Update Edition 773, 3 Sep

Grants available for regional and remote higher education hubs The Other Grants Guidelines (Education) Amendment (No. 1) specifies the Regional Study Hubs Program for the purpose of activities that support open access to higher education across Australia. The purpose is to address the situation wh... Read more

WA Update Edition 772, 27 Aug

WA International student numbers - some good, some not so good As International student numbers in Australia nudge 650 000, it is interesting to observe how these are distributed.  In brief, about half are in higher education (320 000) with the balance in VET (165000), Schools (25 000) and EL... Read more

WA Update Edition 771, 20 Aug

WA to gain another Graduate Skilled Migration List The WA Government has announced an additional Graduate Skilled Migration List in order to attract talent with advanced qualifications – PhD, Masters, Honours and other HE graduates - with a pathway for skilled migration.   The exist... 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

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