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TEQSA - changes to deliver on the deregulation agenda Edition 543, 3 Mar

For ACPET members, whether delivering in the VET, ELICOS and higher education sectors, Thursday’s second reading speech by Minister Pyne, introducing the TEQSA Amendment Bill 2014 will come as very good news. It shows a government clearly committed to lifting onerous and unnecessary regulation... Read more

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Minister Macfarlane seeks views on improving the VET system Edition 543, 3 Mar

ACPET is pleased to see that the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, the Minister of Industry and his department are keen to hear directly from the VET sector about the issues we are facing. This includes looking for ways to free up high performing VET providers from unnecessary layers of red tape and improving... Read more

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Be prepared: New Federal Privacy laws come into effect 14 March! Edition 543, 3 Mar

RTOs should review their privacy policies and procedures to ensure they comply with the new Australian privacy principles before they come into effect on 14 March 2014. The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 is the most significant privacy reform since the Privacy Act was int... Read more

Ensuring your trainers and assessors’ industry currency Edition 543, 3 Mar

Consultation with industry is an integral requirement for compliance with the SNR and AQTF Standards. Equally important is evidence of the current industry skills and knowledge held by trainers and assessors. Participants in this webinar will refresh their understanding of the responsibilities of RT... Read more

Moodle (Advanced) - Taking Moodle to the next level to engage Learners Edition 543, 3 Mar

Moodle features a deep range of tools to engage and manage learners. In this workshop we’ll explore how to take Moodle beyond a simple content repository, quizzing and assessment upload tool and how to make your courses look good. If you are confident with the basic use of Moodle this is the... Read more

Independent Validation - the Why's and the Wise Edition 543, 3 Mar

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 fi... Read more

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