ACPET National Monday Update | #571 | 15 September 2014


In Focus

In Focus Edition 571, 15 Sep

The following updates are provided hopefully for your edification and enjoyment.

  • Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014.

The debate on this Bill is continuing in the Senate and the corridors of Parliament House. It is important that all members but especially those involved in Higher Education are actively trying to engage Senators in discussion about the Bill and the advantages to all Australians but especially students. If it is possible to get Senators to visit private higher education institutions this is strongly encouraged as it is clear that many of them have very limited knowledge of the quality of services provided by the private sector.

It is important to focus on the opening up of the market and that this will be good for students. It will increase choice and over time will see greater competition and for some courses there will be a reduction of fees. ACPET does not have a view on the appropriate level of interest to be charged on loans this is a decision to be resolved between government and students.

ACPET staff have been meeting with Senators where ever possible but local support will be critical in the next few weeks… Read more


Transnational Education Roadshow 7-13th Oct 2014 Edition 571, 15 Sep

Brisbane 7 October | Sydney and Melbourne 13 October | Perth 16 October Gain insights into the story behind the growth in international student numbers and learn about transnational education opportunities from Austrade education specialists from South Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Afric… Read more

Sydney Film School Open Day – Sat 20th Sep 2014 Edition 571, 15 Sep

Sydney Film School Open Day Date: Saturday 20th September 2014 Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm Venue: 82 Cope Street WATERLOO NSW Get an insider’s perspective with teachers, currents students and graduates on hand to share their experiences at SFS. Join them for the afternoon of student films,… Read more

Invitation to ACPET member colleges – CISA Pilot Leadership Forum Edition 571, 15 Sep

CISATalk#1 – Sat 20 Sep 2014, 10am-5pm Study Melbourne Student Centre The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) extend an invitation to ACPET member colleges to send 2 representatives from each institution to attend the CISA Talk#1 Forum later this month. The purpose of this forum i… Read more

Save the date! India Delegation 9-14 Nov 2014 Edition 571, 15 Sep

Join us on an ACPET Delegation to India 9-14 November 2014 | Mumbai & Ahmedabad Inspirational India ACPET are very pleased to offer our members the opportunity to take part in a delegation to India from 9-14 November 2014. Led by Alan Keith, this delegation is an exciting opportunity for ACPE… Read more

Limited places left! Managing the risk of using web-based or ‘Cloud’ business solutions Edition 571, 15 Sep

More and more business operations are taking place online or ‘in the Cloud’ through online payments, and web-based email, accounting systems and CRMs. However, what are the opportunities and where are the threats to managing these “Cloud” business solutions? This session wi… Read more

Back by popular demand! Independent Validation – the Whys and the Wise Edition 571, 15 Sep

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 findin… Read more

Developing high quality assessment systems: tricks of the trade Edition 571, 15 Sep

The Australian VET Standards require RTOs to have quality and compliant assessment tools in place. Yet many RTOs are found non-compliant at audit time, specifically on this essential requirement. Developing your own assessment documents or contextualising commercial assessment resources is an essen… Read more

New in 2014! Recruitment and Selection – how to attract and select the right staff Edition 571, 15 Sep

This unique course, led by Emily Buck of recruitment specialists Chandler Macleod, one of Australia’s leading employment service providers, will help you understand how to recruit the right staff and avoid making common recruitment mistakes. In this practical webinar, you will focus upon the… Read more

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