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ACPET National Monday Update Edition No. 580 17 November 2014

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Another week beckons for the tertiary education sector Edition 580, 17 Nov

The higher education reforms before the Senate remain a key focus for ACPET and its members. The Australian Financial Review Higher Education Reform saw plenty of commentary and it was pleasing to see significant support for the package of reforms, including enabling access for private higher education providers. There was recognition that by ensuring private providers get access to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme, even at reduced rates [compared with] universities, students will receive significant benefits through access to quality courses at substantially lower prices….Read more

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Adrian Piccoli responds Edition 580, 17 Nov

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has responded to ACPET’s letter raising the membership’s general concerns of the Smart and Skilled reform contracting stage. To view his position, please click here. The response is not what we’d hoped for, and we believe falls short of adequa… Read more

2014-15 Annual VET Investment PlanEdition 580, 17 Nov

The 2014-15 Annual VET Investment Plan details the QLD Government’s planned $615 million investment in vocational education and training (VET) over the coming year. The plan is a key element of the governments’ VET reform action plan, Great skills. Real opportunities. It implements a new VE… Read more

ElNet Masterclass offer for ACPET membersEdition 580, 17 Nov

The eLearning Network of Australia (ElNet) will be running a session Modernising learning – a masterclass in how to future proofing your learning strategy in Melbourne (Wednesday 19 November, 2014) and Sydney (Monday 24 November, 2014). ElNet would like to offer ACPET members ElNet members ra… Read more

Last chance! The Cloud and More – Understanding its potential Edition 580, 17 Nov

There is a lot of hyper about ‘the Cloud’, but what is it and why would you consider using it? This webinar will look at the different types of ‘Cloud’ functions’ available and how different organisations and individuals are using it to improve their business processes… Read more

Managing compliance with the ESOS and TPS framework: taking the worry outEdition 580, 17 Nov

Have you checked the ASQA website recently? If you haven’t then you may not be aware that in the last 12 months more than 100 providers have had their registration cancelled or suspended or haven’t had their registration renewed. Many of these were CRICOS providers. Don’t make the… Read more

Do you have 9b compliance for your RTO premises? Edition 580, 17 Nov

Do you know if your site is fully compliant? Did you know that these regulations differ from state to state? One of the key problems facing RTOs is securing 9B compliant space. In Australia, education and training facilities are required to operate from premises that meet more strict classific… Read more

ACT Government – Funded Training InitiativesEdition 580, 17 Nov

ACT Government | Education and Training Directorate Funded Training Initiatives Want to know more about what is available in the ACT? The Australian Government and state/territory governments provide funding for vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. It is underpinned by: hi… Read more

Reminder – ACT Standards Compliance Guide is available Edition 580, 17 Nov

Education and Training Directorate ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital Published This guide provides direction to registered training organisations (RTOs) on how to interpret, implement and comply with the ACT Standards for Delivery of Training (ACT Standards), when delivering tra… Read more

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