ACPET National Monday Update – Edition 543, 3 March 2013


In Focus

Claire FieldTEQSA – changes to deliver on the deregulation agenda
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 on high performing higher education institutions.As the Minister stated:

The Government has committed to deliberate action to remove red tape and is determined to implement an appropriate deregulatory agenda to ensure that higher education institutions have more time and resources to devote to doing what they do best- that is delivering the highest quality teaching, learning and research.

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Minister Macfarlane seeks views on improving the VET system 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 the effectiveness of the VET system…. Read more


Bringing you the best of industry and educational expertise to support your leadership growth at ACPET’s Melbourne Executive Retreat ACPET’s second Executive Retreat ‘Drive your business vision through your executive brand’ in Melbourne this 6-8 April, features a unique selection of high-level executive facilitators, business and industry experts who will share with you and your executive peers their deep experi… Read more
Be prepared: New Federal Privacy laws come into effect 14 March!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 543Consultation 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 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 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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