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Congratulations Queensland Edition 547, 31 Mar

Last week saw an historical piece of legislation passed in the Queensland parliament, which demonstrates strong and innovative leadership by the Queensland Government. I am of course referring to the QTAMA Bill – legislation to establish the Queensland Training Assets Management Authority. Qu... Read more

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VET reform – What’s the latest? Edition 547, 31 Mar

VET reform consultations are being held nationally with many members and ACPET Executive Officers attending consultation discussions. On Friday the ACPET Board also met with Secretary of the Department of Industry, Ms Glenys Beauchamp and the Head of the VET Reform Taskforce, Ms Peta Furnell. Key... Read more

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Commencement of VET FEE-HELP Certificate IV Trial Edition 547, 31 Mar

The Trial to extend VET FEE-HELP (VFH) to specified Certificate IV qualifications commenced in January 2014 in South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria. The Trial only allows access to VET FEE-HELP for state/territory subsidised students in certain specified Certificate IV qualif... Read more

Working Models of Industry Partnerships: beyond government funding Edition 547, 31 Mar

How can I tap into fee-for-service training services to industry? And what other sources of funding, other than skills reform government funding, are available to me? This session will help you to think outside the ‘government funding square’., explore models of industry partnerships t... Read more

Transition Management and Teach Out – a Step by Step Procedure for Good Practice Edition 547, 31 Mar

Did you know that a startling 53% of RTOs were found non compliant in meeting Training Package requirements in 2012-13 ASQA audits? If you think that keeping up to date with changes to units, qualifications and accredited courses on your RTO’s scope of registration is becoming a constant, t... Read more

RPL – getting it right Edition 547, 31 Mar

Are you using RPL as a means of engaging new students? Do you understand what makes up quality RPL processes? Are you sure that your RPL tools and processes are compliant? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process for giving students credit for skills, knowledge and experience they&rsq... Read more

Meeting the standards: getting compliant with LLN Edition 547, 31 Mar

Your RTO has a legislated, regulatory obligation to incorporate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) into its business. Achieving this may seem daunting. But with some expert guidance, you’ll clearly understand your requirements and how you can firmly embed them into your RTO’s busines... Read more

Showcasing graduate employability Edition 547, 31 Mar

The Australian Government, through its Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) recently commissioned a research grant to study strategies and best practice approaches for supporting the employability of higher education graduates. The institutions collaborating on the project comprise ACPET, Bond Uni... Read more

New free online national Foundation Skills tool under development - your opportunity to help shape the tool Edition 547, 31 Mar

Are you interested in finding out about a free online Foundation Skills Assessment Tool being developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to assess foundation skill levels against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and the Core Skills for Work (CSfW) Framework? An e... Read more

Minister Pyne to deliver keynote address at ACPET Higher Education Symposium Edition 547, 31 Mar

The annual ACPET Higher Education Symposium will this year be held in Sydney on 22 May 2014. Higher education providers must be innovative and responsive to the needs of students and business by maintaining academic rigour and delivering high quality education. Within this context, the ACPET 2014... Read more

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