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Where can you turn? Edition 707, 29 May

I am pretty sure I said a year or so ago things had to get easier – turns out I got that wrong. Last week was just another, well let’s just say poor week – for students, parents and probably plenty of others. Perhaps the only highlight was the ABC caption introducing me as Minist... Read more

PD you can do this June! Edition 707, 29 May

Dear Colleague, Our webinars will have you learning new skills and knowledge in an hour or less, as all webinars run for a maximum of one hour.  Our range of webinars cater for everyone from CEOs and executives through to academic, teaching, HR, marketing and administrative staff in the higher... Read more

Endeavour VET scholarships open - also for VET and non CRICOS providers Edition 707, 29 May

NT education and training providers are reminded of a diverse range of grants provided by the Federal Government as listed below. The Endeavour Mobility Grants support Aussie graduates, post graduates and VET students to have an overseas experience that also contributes to the attainment of their qu... Read more

Skills Canberra’s Training Products Funding Policy Edition 707, 29 May

Skills Canberra recently undertook a consultation to inform the development of a Training Products Funding Policy, a product of which is an Outcomes Paper detailing actions that will be undertaken by them in response. The actions are to: continue to fund full qualifications as the primary source... Read more

NSW Small Business Commissioner research Edition 707, 29 May

Smart and Skilled contracted providers may be interested in the following opportunity. The NSW Small Business Commissioner is the voice for small business in the NSW Government. They work with businesses across the state addressing issues that hold them back and simplifying the way they engage with... Read more

ACPET 2017 Victorian State Forum Edition 707, 29 May

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Victorian State Forum Supporting education to meet the economic and workforce needs of Victorians Event details Date:       Monday 26 June Time:      9am - 3pm (Registrations open from 8:30am) Venue:&... Read more

Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy supporting indigenous fishers Edition 707, 29 May

Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy supporting indigenous rangers with fisheries training  The NT Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles MLA has congratulated 16 Indigenous rangers from across the Territory undertaking training towards a Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance. &ldquo... Read more

You're the voice - NT Committee deliberates Edition 707, 29 May

As an ACPET Executive Officer one is often asked to advise on certain policy or reform initiatives on a wide range of matters, say the efficacy of the TAE, graded assessment, a return to curriculum or the mandating of a set volume of learning and the like.  ACPET – the organisation &ndash... Read more

Last chance - ACPET's free Higher Education Benchmarking Forum, 2 June Melbourne Edition 707, 29 May

You're invited to ACPET's free Higher Education benchmarking workshop [9.30am-3.00pm] on Friday 2nd June in Melbourne to introduce HE institutions to the Benchmarking initiative. There is no cost to attend this workshop. With the support of ACPET’s Higher Education Committee and Board... Read more

Successful International VET Sector Consultation Workshop Edition 707, 29 May

DSD conducted a very successful International Education VET sector consultation workshop on 23 May, which was very well attended. The purpose was for the SA Government to consult with the VET sector on how best to increase international student VET numbers in SA and to have input from key stakehold... Read more

Join the 2017 SA North Asia Business Mission Edition 707, 29 May

Japan, Republic of Korea and Taiwan You can now express your interest in participating in the 2017 North Asia business mission.  The mission, led by Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith, will run from 6 to 15 October and include Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei. The mission will pr... Read more

ACPET WA Breakfast Series - Coming Soon! Edition 707, 29 May

ACPET WA is running a series of VET & Research forum Breakfast seminars focusing topical issues/matters pertinent to the McGowan’s government vision and work being done in the training and skills area.  At these events, ACPET explores the future landscape, the opportunities to d... Read more

QTA Nominations: One Week to Go Edition 707, 29 May

Only one week remains until nominations for the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards close at 5pm Thursday 1 June. The Queensland Tourism Awards recognise tourism operators throughout the State that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and have made a significant contribution to the industry. Do... Read more

ACPET Sponsor Youth Engagment Summit 2017 Edition 707, 29 May

So much has happened in the youth space since Year13 hosted their previous Youth Engagement Summit in November 2016, so they’re back again, hosting #YES17 this July. This year the team decided they needed to cover the reality of the ‘overnight evolution’ of youth due to the surpri... Read more

Free Trade Agreement Survey Edition 707, 29 May

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) make Australia more competitive in international trade. PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia (PwC), with ITS Global, is undertaking an independent study of FTA utilisation for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Austrade is assisting by promoting participati... Read more

Funding Grants for Women’s Leadership Development Edition 707, 29 May

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s education sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership developme... Read more

International Education Association Inc. Edition 707, 29 May

International Education Professional Development When the Government Knocks Tuesday, 4 July 2017 This is the PD session that the whole industry looks forward to every year. Representatives from DIBP and DET ensure that this session is relevant across many sectors, and unprecedented access to the... Read more

QOF Global Connections Bursary 2017 Edition 707, 29 May

The QOF Global Connections Bursary aims to assist early and mid career VET graduates, trainers and assessors presently employed in Queensland to undertake short-term training, professional development and knowledge exchange opportunities abroad. Funding of up to $2,000 is available to support atten... Read more

Smart and Skilled Update 41 Edition 707, 29 May

The Department of Industry (DOI) distributed Smart and Skilled Update number 41 last week. If you missed it, please read on. Update 41 discusses: Version 3.0 of the 2017 NSW Skills List Financial cap management resources Adjustments to approved qualifications activity schedules Version 1.3 of... Read more

Study Canberra May 2017 Newsletter Edition 707, 29 May

Last week Study Canberra issued their latest newsletter. Interested members can access it on the Study Canberra website here.... Read more

GTNT - supporting Timor Leste communities Edition 707, 29 May

NT provider GTNT has established  a Foundation as a responsibkle corporate citizen to assist communites in Timor Leste.  GTNT’s Voluntary Carbon Offset Project in Laclubar, Timor Leste focusses on education and social change with local farmers being supported to establish and... Read more

2017 NT Education & Care Awards now open Edition 707, 29 May

Nominations for the 2017 NT Education and Care Awards are now open – nominate yourself, an educator, a service or program that you think demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering quality outcomes to Territory children and their families. The NT Education and Care Awards recognise the... Read more

NMU Archive
Celebrating the small wins Edition 706, 22 May

Today I intend keeping my update short. Yes, I understand there are many concerns across the sector and examples of a real lack of respect for all that many of you do. We will continue to work on righting those wrongs and I will reflect on that more in future editions. This week though I would lik... Read more

A history of VET in the NT - book launch Edition 706, 22 May

Dr Don Zoellner, Northern Territory stalwart, University Fellow and Chair of the NT Industry Skills Advisory Council has proudly published a book on the history of VET in the NT. This book is the first consolidated history of vocational education and training in the Northern Territory and mixes a u... Read more

It's time to get into international education & training Edition 706, 22 May

ACPET & Study NT are pleased to host afree information session on:  It’s time to get involved in International Education and Training. Darwin 6 June 10am – 12.30pm  CDU Darwin Waterfront Campus  A workshop to inform and discuss the benefits, challenges and nuances of... Read more

ACPET 2017 Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative Edition 706, 22 May

With the support of ACPET’s Higher Education Committee and Board, an initiative to benchmark higher education processes in first year transition support and the scholarship of teaching and learning has been developed. ACPET encourages its Higher education members to relish this opportunity. F... Read more

Victorian Training Award Nominations Open! Edition 706, 22 May

Now in their 63rd year, the prestigious awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of Vocational Education and Training students, training providers and employers. The Awards showcase innovation and collaboration between training providers and industry. With the introduction of Skills... Read more

Tasmanian Training Awards - Closing Soon! Edition 706, 22 May

The Tasmanian Training Awards are conducted annually by Skills Tasmania, Department of State Growth. The Department is committed to the development of a high quality, efficient system of vocational education and training and workforce development. The commitment represents a major contribution to th... Read more

2017 North Asia Business Mission: Open for Expressions of Interest Edition 706, 22 May

Japan, Republic of Korea and Taiwan You can now express your interest in participating in the 2017 North Asia business mission.  The mission, led by Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith, will run from 6 to 15 October and include Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei. The mission will pr... Read more

Last Chance!! International VET Sector Consultation Workshop 23 May Edition 706, 22 May

You're invited to a free International Education Workshop to be held on 23 May in the Meeting Hall behind the Adelaide Town Hall, conducted by the SA Government to consult with the VET sector on how best to increase international student numbers in the VET sector in SA. This is a new initiative... Read more

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