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The underselling of VET explored Edition 714, 17 Jul

A recent report by Skilling Australia Foundation explored a number of myths that surround vocational education and training (VET) and related data as to the value of VET study. Thnaks to Hugh Roberts of NT Industry Skills Advisory Council (ISACNT) for this insight.  Facts The report, “P... Read more

Symposium on English LLN at CDU 12th September 2017. Edition 714, 17 Jul

The Australian Council on Adult Literacy (ACAL) and the Strategic Priority Project on Indigenous adult English Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) would like to warmly invite you to attend a one day Symposium on English LLN  at Charles Darwin University on the 12th September 2017.  This... Read more

Key webinars this week! Edition 714, 17 Jul

  To start the week off with a bang, Lana Harasymiv showcases effective strategies for student-led EAL and ELICOS classrooms. Dr Peter Ryan demonstrates models for enhanced governance within RTO's and Maree Thorne ends the week with two effective webinars by showing how to add a training p... Read more

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Marc Ratcliffe to present two key webinars this week! Edition 713, 10 Jul

  Marc Ratcliffe is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and f... Read more

Telstra Business Awards reflect training succeses Edition 713, 10 Jul

Working in an association such as ACPET and being emerged in all things education and training, good, bad and ugly, it is easy to underestimate the amazing and positive outcomes of what our diverse members offer. Real skills that add to the capacity of the individual and business while continuing to... Read more

NT reps on national Industry Reference Committees Edition 712, 3 Jul

As you should know, the Australian Industry Skills Council (AISC) was established in 2015 by agreement of the Council of Australian Governments Industry and Skills Council to provide industry leadership to the VET sector in Australia. The AISC is supported by the Australian Government Department of... Read more

Escape the heat Edition 712, 3 Jul

In 2017 the ACPET National Conference will be held in sunny Quensland. If you're looking for an excuse to escape from the crowds and dry season heat of Darwin, then the 2017 ACPET National Conference and APIEF is it! In addition to the Conference being held in a steller location there is so muc... Read more

NT RTOs supporting skilling in the Philippines Edition 712, 3 Jul

A few months back ACPET and members GTNT and ICAE welcomed a high level Philippine business delegation, led by the Hon Alfredo Maranon Jr, Head of the Negro Occidental province of the Philippines and hosted in Darwin by local Consul General Mr John Rivas. The Philippines is eager to access Aussie t... Read more

VET students on the road in China Edition 711, 26 Jun

Fifteen NT vocational education and training students are currently on a study exchange tour to Shandong Province, China. The students are from members BCA National Training Group and GTNT as well Charles Darwin University and are enaged in studies in aged care, community service and business leade... Read more

RTO business improvement session 5 July Edition 711, 26 Jun

A business better opportunity for your RTO  Wednesday 5 July ACPET Boardroom Level 2   The Avenues 12 Salonika Street 10 – 2.30 pm There is no doubt that those who have invested in RTO land are under increasing pressure to not only become more competitive in their endeavours t... Read more

Risk management workshop - Darwin. Edition 711, 26 Jun

Intensive Risk Management Workshop (Non-accredited) Risk Management is mandatory for all workplaces. and  this workshop aims at identifying hazards, assessing the risk against those hazards, implementing the best controls for the hazards and managing & monitoring the risk.  By att... Read more

New NT student/jobs web portal launched Edition 711, 26 Jun

Jobsinthent.com.au Well done to the NT ISAC (Industry Skills Advisory Council) on the launch of their most comprehensive jobsinthent web site. This site provides a wealth of material that will appeal to both potential students and job seekers and acts as a portal to a number of relevant skills sit... Read more

BCA graduation ceremony in the NT Parliament House Edition 711, 26 Jun

Nearly two hundred students, family, friends and VIPs celebrated in style in the member's Dining Room in Parliament House on Tuesady evening for the BCA Training’s Graduation evening. Over 60 domestic and international graduands that undertook studies aligned to child and aged care, commu... Read more

2017 Chief Minister’s Export and Industry Awards - StudyNT awards Edition 711, 26 Jun

StudyNT is sponsoring three awards in the 2017 Chief Minister’s Export and Industry Awards, two for students and one for providers. ACPET is eager to promote these awards as a wondeful way of celebrating your RTO's success and that of your students. By particpating you are also promoting... Read more

Call for nominations for Directors on ACPET National Board Edition 711, 26 Jun

ACPET’s Constitution requires that a minimum of three (3) Directors stand for re-election each year. The decision regarding which Directors stand in any particular year depends on vacancies, the rotation of vacancies and the maximum years of service stipulated in ACPET's By-Laws. As a resu... Read more

Doing better business - a session on growing your RTO Edition 710, 19 Jun

Provider Business Jigsaw – a half day doing business better opportunity Wednesday 5 July ACPET Boardroom Level 2   The Avenues 12 Salonika Street 10 – 2.30 pm With the ever increasing complexities of business and economic changes, managing provider legislative and compliance... Read more

Northern heat may explain apprenticeship attrition rate Edition 710, 19 Jun

Northern Australia’s summer months have proven too hot for many “outdoor tradies”, say Charles Darwin University researchers after analysing more than 20 years of apprenticeship data. University Fellow Dr Don Zoellner said that while it may seem obvious to link extreme h... Read more

Learn from the experts! Edition 710, 19 Jun

If you are looking to stay up to date with your professional development for 2016, the following webinars will have you upskilled in an hour or less, and can be accessed from anywhere, so you don’t have to waste precious time travelling to and from meetings. An ACPET certificate is awarded tha... Read more

Growing international student numbers on the menu at ICAE's new commercial kitchen Edition 710, 19 Jun

ICAE CEO Sean Mahoney with Sara Royle of the Department of Trade, Business & Innovation A most culinary evening at ICAE last week with the offical opening - complete with some rather supberb tastings  - of their new commercial kitchen.   Well done to uber Chef Kenneth for orchestra... Read more

Inpex and future opportunities briefing Edition 709, 12 Jun

INPEX Onshore Operations Industry Forum You are invited to join us for an information forum to hear from INPEX Maintenance Manager, Mark Wilson and Shane Byrne, Maintenance Services Director TRACE Oil and Gas at Cannon's Kitchen, Darwin Corporate Park, Thursday 22 June, 5.30pm - 7.30pm. The... Read more

2017 Chief Minister's International Export Awards launched Edition 709, 12 Jun

  . Master of the Selfie Sean Mahoney and CEO of member ICAE and Chair of the NT Internatiional Business Council with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner MLA The Chief Minister's Export and Industry Awards celebrate the success of Northern Territory businesses that excel in international ex... Read more

NT AHA Awards - Oh what a night ... Edition 709, 12 Jun

Pictured above: Debbie Paylor, NT Industry Skills Advisory Council with Sean Mahoney ICAE, Bryan Chapman ICAE, Tony Downs, NT Law with Brian O'Gallagher,  NT Chamber of Commerce   The Australian Hotels Association Awards evening last week set the bechmark for organisation exce... Read more

International education in the NT - the growth imperative Edition 709, 12 Jun

International student numbers in the NT – an update (AEI March 2017) ELICOS: For the third year, ELICOS numbers in the NT have dropped. There are now 146 students in the NT, all with private providers and predominately Navitas. With the introduction of a few new providers it is envisaged... Read more

Learn from the experts!! Edition 709, 12 Jun

If you are looking to stay up to date with your professional development for 2016, the following webinars will have you upskilled in an hour or less, and can be accessed from anywhere, so you don’t have to waste precious time travelling to and from meetings. An ACPET certificate is awarded tha... Read more

Good news story Edition 709, 12 Jun

Six Darwin residents have kick started new careers after graduating from a traineeship with the INPEX-led Ichthys LNG Project. Three men and three women, ranging in age from 21 to 37, graduated from the Project’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander white collar traineeship program last month... Read more

A history of VET in the NT ..and beyond. Edition 709, 12 Jun

Vocational Education and Training - The Northern Territory’s history of public philanthropy Parliament House was the launch venue for as book authored by Dr Don Zollner of the Northern Intitute and Chair of the NT ISAC.  This publication represents the first consolidated history of v... Read more

Good News Story Edition 708, 5 Jun

Site Group International Underground Mine Work Readiness Program provides economic empowerment and opportunity to men, women and families across dozens of countries throughout the world. Mothers will do everything to ensure a bright future for their children. For Ofelia Magastino, in her middle age... Read more

Thinking of Going international? - free workshop tomorrow morning Edition 708, 5 Jun

ACPET & Study NT are pleased to host a free 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, challenge... Read more

ASQA presents in Darwin and Alice Springs Edition 708, 5 Jun

  ASQA conducted information briefings for RTOs and other parties in Darwin and Alice Springs last week.  As one would expect when the predominate VET regulatory body (lest we forget the VRAQ in Victoria and the TAC in Western  Australia) interest was high and reflected in the amoun... 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

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