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Welcome back Edition 538, 28 Jan

Welcome to 2014 and the first National Monday Update for the year, out this week on a Tuesday! As summer fun and relaxation fade slightly in our memories, it’s time to look ahead to what will no doubt be another busy year. Higher education This year will see the release of the review into d... Read more

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Showcasing graduate employability Edition 538, 28 Jan

Showcasing graduate employability A national grant has recently been awarded by the Office for Learning and Teaching to study best practice strategies and emerging innovations to improve employability of higher education graduates. The institutions collaborating on the project comprise of ACPET, B... Read more

Australia Day Honours Edition 538, 28 Jan

ACPET offers its congratulations to the following members and stakeholders for their recognition in this year's Australia Day Honours. OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Professor Christine BENNETT, Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney, University of Notre Dame Australi... Read more

National

Back in 2014: Copyright in E-learning Edition 538, 28 Jan

With such easy access these days to a wealth of online material, it’s difficult to determine whether you’re breaching copyright laws when you use them and what you can legally use without paying. This webinar will help you to determine whether a digital resource is indeed free and how t... Read more

The Skills Connect Fund: what programs fall under it and how do I apply for funding? Edition 538, 28 Jan

By popular demand and after a sell out in 2013, ACPET is pleased to offer an updated and highly successful Skills Connect Fund webinar. Understand the programs included in the Skills Connect Fund, critical aspects of the guidelines, developing a project and what can be included, the application pro... Read more

Top RTO non-compliances from ASQA 2013 reports Edition 538, 28 Jan

Did you know that 77% of RTOs were found non compliant when audited by ASQA in 2012-13? And did you know that 91 RTOs had their re-registration cancelled by ASQA in 2011-13? The high rate of registration cancellations, suspensions and non-compliance findings at audit a reminder how critical it is... Read more

Transition Management and Teach Out – a Step by Step Procedure for Good Practice Edition 538, 28 Jan

Keeping up to date with changes to units, qualifications and accredited courses on scope of registration is a constant compliance issue for your RTO. If you think this is becoming more regular, you are right. Gone are five year reviews of each training package. Industry Skills Councils are now doin... Read more

Introduction to the VET sector Edition 538, 28 Jan

The vocational education and training (VET) sector can be daunting for newcomers. It is a sector that can be perceived as complex and highly regulated. Join one of ACPET’s Executive Officers as they demystify the sector – learn about the history and context and hear about the national po... Read more

Now a webinar! Independent Validation – the Whys and the Wise Edition 538, 28 Jan

Did you know just how seriously RTOs are failing their validation of assessment requirements at audit? ASQA found an alarming 80% non-compliance in assessment validation requirements in its recent blitz audit of Aged and Community Care training providers. The high rate of RTO non-compliance findin... Read more

Brand new in 2014! Moodle from Scratch Edition 538, 28 Jan

Moodle is a website designed to support educators to deliver training and assess learning. Moodle has proved very popular with many RTOs here and training organisations worldwide. So what is the buzz about? Through this webinar, you will understand the benefits Moodle can bring to your training plan... Read more

ACPET partnership with the Right Way Accreditation Program Edition 538, 28 Jan

ACPET is delighted that in 2014, we have partnered with the Right Way program, an important part of Service Skills Australia’s strategic work to achieve quality skills outcomes throughout the service industries. Trainers and assessors may now accrue Right Way points for their participation in... Read more

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