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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

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ACPET Member in the news - Training Matters - Private RTO profile – Meerilinga Edition 706, 22 May

ACPET member "Meerilinga Training College" is being show cased in this Latest edition of the Department of Training and Workforce Developments Training Matters Magazine.  Click here to download your copy and read the article on page 10.... Read more

2017 APIEF & ACPET National Conference, don't miss out on early bird registrations Edition 705, 15 May

ACPET is pleased to announce that the 2017 National Conference program is now available! This year the 2017 Asia Pacific International Education Forum and the ACPET National Conference will be held in Brisbane from the 23-25 August. Early bird registration is still currently open, so don't... Read more

Endeavour scholarship applications now open Edition 704, 8 May

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships have opened applications for the 2018 round of grants. Applications can be made for the following categories to undertake professional development, study and research overseas:  Endeavour Research Fellowship Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indig... Read more

NCVER's USI Transcript Update Tool: Demo and Q&A session Edition 704, 8 May

Free webinar for RTOs Join NCVER's next webinar on Thursday 18 May, for a demonstration of NCVER’s free USI Transcript Update tool. The tool was created to enable registered training organisations (RTOs) to manually update their clients’ USI transcripts. Presenters will share some... Read more

Latin America Down Under 2017 Edition 703, 1 May

Latin America Down Under 2017 will be held on the 17-18 of May. The conference will be held at Pan Pacific, Perth With its strong growth trends and growing economic clout, Latin America has risen in recent years to become a vital part of the international economy, with the resources industry a key... Read more

ACPET/TAC Member meeting - Annual Regulatory Strategy 2017-2018 Edition 703, 1 May

Early April ACPET’s Interim WA Executive Officer, Demmi Paris met with the Director Training Regulation, Stephanie Trestrail and Assistant Director Risk and Information Training Regulation, Morena Stanley from the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) and discussed an opportunity to meet with A... Read more

​Last chance to nominate for WA Training Awards 2017 Edition 703, 1 May

There is still time for Western Australian students, trainees, apprentices, trainers and organisations to put their accomplishments in the spotlight as part of the WA Training Awards 2017. Every year, the Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational s... Read more

Only one month left to apply for the Australian Training Awards! Edition 702, 24 Apr

Since 1994, the Australian Training Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, training practitioners, businesses, secondary schools and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. Of the 18 categories pre... Read more

Council for International Students of WA - Awards - Applications now open Edition 700, 10 Apr

The Council for International Students of WA (CISWA) awards for 2017 are now open. WA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR The CISWA WA International Student of the Year Award is about recognising the significant contribution that international students make to the Western Australian community. CISW... Read more

ASQA TAE implementation webcast - 19 April Edition 700, 10 Apr

With around six months left until the 18-month transition period for the new Training and Education (TAE) Training Package due to expire on 5 October, ASQA will host a special TAE implementation webcast on 19 April 2017 at 2.00 pm (AEST). This webcast will be hosted by Jane Holt, ASQA’s Regul... Read more

Transition to the revised Training and Education (TAE) Training Package ending 5 October 2017 Edition 699, 3 Apr

In April 2016 the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) announced the introduction of a revised Training and Education (TAE) Training Package. Included in the package was a new Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with higher standards for trainers and assessors working in the vocati... Read more

Business Planning and Management workshop - Perth Edition 698, 27 Mar

ACPET realises that today, more than ever, educational organisations are expected to produce plans, budgets, forecasts and make informed, timely business decisions with data. But we know that achieving the collaboration needed between systems can be hard, as can moving away from the systems you curr... Read more

TAC Special Bulletin - Changes to Regulatory Processes Edition 698, 27 Mar

Previously, if an RTO was non-compliant at an audit, regulatory processes provided the RTO with the opportunity (20 working days) to submit rectification evidence before TAC considers the outcome of the audit. From 1 March 2017, if an RTO is non-compliant at an audit with significant or critical le... Read more

Introduction to International Education and Free Trade Agreement Workshops Edition 697, 20 Mar

Join us to help you develop a deeper understanding of the international student environment and gauge how ready you are to take your next steps. These workshops are suitable for a range of people, including the less experienced in international education, as they build from the basics up to more ad... Read more

WA Industry Welcomes Initiatives to Boost VET Commencements Edition 696, 13 Mar

Western Australia’s peak industry groups welcome announcements made by both parties to increase the uptake of vocational education and training programs. These include the Labor Party’s commitment to freezing TAFE fees for their first term of government if they are elected and the Libera... Read more

Perth Welcomes International Students Edition 695, 6 Mar

International students arriving at Perth airport have been offered a warm welcome by student Airport Greeter volunteers at the ‘Welcome Desk’. An initiative and collaboration between Perth Airport, The City of Perth, The Department of Education Services, the five Perth universities (Cur... Read more

WA Member’s Update Webinar - Register Now Edition 694, 27 Feb

You are invited to join a webinar discussion with ACPET WA Interim Executive Officer, Demmi Paris and guests on Friday 3 March at 8:30am - 9:00am. This webinar is the second in a series of ACPET WA member updates in 2017, to be held at 8:30am on the first Friday of each month, aimed to keep you inf... Read more

Have your say with ACPET CEO Rod Camm! Edition 694, 27 Feb

Now is your chance to have an informative discussion with ACPET CEO Rod Camm! Rod Camm will be presenting the informative discussion this Thursday 2 March 2017 at 2.00pm - 3.00pm AEDT. He will be providing an update and interact with participants throughout the webinar on: State of the indu... Read more

What is on this week in PD? Edition 693, 20 Feb

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

ACPET at a CCI Election Series breakfast Edition 693, 20 Feb

One Wednesday 15 March Andrew Crevald - Curtin College, WA Committee member had the pleasure to represent ACPET at a CCI Election Series breakfast.  The event included presentations from: Hon. Colin Barnett MLA Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science Hon. Dr Mike Nahan MLA Treasurer; M... Read more

ACPET WA - Changing of the Guard Edition 692, 13 Feb

ACPET is pleased to welcome Lorena Glavinas back to the ACPET WA office, after being on maternity leave during 2016.  Lorena will be working part time (on each Monday and Friday) and Demmi Paris has been appointed as the Interim Executive Officer for Western Australia following Helen McNeill&rs... Read more

WA election countdown Edition 690, 30 Jan

With the WA State election just a little over a month away, I was pleased to join ACPET CEO Rod Camm last week in a series of pre-election briefing meetings with WA Ministers and advisers, the Opposition and senior departmental officers.  ACPET WA Committee, members and guests also attended an... Read more

WA Training Awards 2017 Edition 689, 23 Jan

Applications for the WA Training Awards 2017 open today! Every year, the Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers. To find out more about the 2017 T... Read more

ACPET CEO Breakfast Briefing Edition 688, 16 Jan

Join the ACPET WA State Chair and Committee members for a pre-election breakfast briefing with CEO Rod Camm, to engage in discussion with colleagues and ACPET representatives on key pre-election strategies and have your say about policies to shape the future for the tertiary education sector in West... Read more

Welcome to 2017! Edition 688, 16 Jan

Best wishes to ACPET WA members for the year ahead and sincere thanks for your continuing support. In this first NMU edition for 2017, I would like to invite your feedback and input into the work of the ACPET WA State Committee, and our priorities for the coming year.  STOP PRESS:  Pleas... Read more

A message from ACPET WA Chair Edition 684, 19 Dec

I would like to extend season’s greetings and best wishes for the coming year to ACPET WA members, industry partners and colleagues. As newly elected WA Director on the ACPET National Board, I am keen to ensure that ACPET strongly represents members’ interests at a state and national... Read more

VET Funding Model Review Workshop Edition 684, 19 Dec

ACPET WA held a briefing meeting and workshop last Friday, for members contracted by the Department of Training and Workforce Development to discuss key issues arising out of the WA VET funding model review project, and data currently being sought by consulting firm Miles Morgan Australia to inform... Read more

Good News Story - Keystone College of Business & Technology Edition 684, 19 Dec

ACPET WA is pleased to showcase another student good news story from WA members.       Please meet Gabriel Meira, currently enrolled in a Diploma of Leadership and Management at Keystone College of Business & Technology Gabriel moved from Brazil to Perth three years ago... Read more

LAST CHANCE to REGISTER - VET Funding Model Review Workshop Edition 683, 12 Dec

The Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) is developing a new model for the funding of vocational education and training (VET). DTWD has contracted Miles Morgan, a WA based consultancy firm, to collect data from private training providers. As part of the review process, Miles Morg... Read more

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