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ACPET National Conference

……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The overarching theme for this year's Australian Council for Private Education and Training's (ACPET) Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) and National Conference is: Inspiring Ideas; building a better private education and training sector through innovation, diversity and quality. …………………………………………………………………………………….......……  A line-up of speakers and exhibitors from both global and domestic tertiary education markets will facilitate the exploration of ideas, benchmarks and current practices relating to the theme. Confirmed speakers Rachel Botsman                                      Collaborative Economy Global … [Read more...]

ACPET Victoria VET Forum

………………………………………………………………………………………………………  Tuesday 9 June, 9am – 2pm Rydges, 186 Exhibition Street Melbourne $166 members $220 non members …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… Senator Simon Birmingham, Assistant Minister for Education and Training, will lead a number of prominent keynote speakers at this year’s forum focussing on the issues of interest to all RTOs. This compact half day forum will conclude with a member networking lunch. Key topics include; Volume of Learning- Chris Robinson, Chief Commissioner ASQA VET Reform - Rob Wood, Deputy Secretary Higher Education Skills Group Streamlined Visa Processing - Michael Ferguson, Director Education Policy DIBP USI - … [Read more...]

ACPET heads for self-regulation

The Australian     |      3 November 2014 ACPET to set up monitoring and validation service ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… With controversy over dodgy marketing and poor quality courses among some private Registered Training Organisations and with third-party brokers exploiting government subsidies in vocational education, the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET), the private sector’s peak body,  is to fast-track a new code of conduct and a standards framework to be externally monitored and validated. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......…… The monitoring and validation will cost members money but ACET says any reluctance about paying … [Read more...]

The Scan’s top ten reads – September 2014

1 October 2014 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… In September The Scan published 67 posts, although we also extracted 39 submissions to the Senate inquiry into the  government's higher education reform legislation.  Scan readers seem to be drawn to a whiff of controversy , with the suspension of a vice-chancellor and the suspension of a listed company's trading (albeit temporarily) topping the most read list. The Senate submissions feature third, which is pretty good for that sort of subject. As usual, the travails of the TAFE sector in the era of skills reform features highly, particularly in Victoria, where it could be a prominent issue at the election due in November. Top reads … [Read more...]

ACPET National Monday Update | #565 | 4 August 2014

In Focus   I am very happy to report that we continue to have good numbers enrolling for the ACPET Conference and APIEF. It is particularly important for me being from Western Australia to see the Conference here be a success. There are some iconic venues being used, the Western  Australian Cricket Association, Little Creatures Brewery and the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, and the program is looking exciting but also covering some critical topics in today’s education and training environment. Above all it should be very enjoyable... Read more National ACPET 2014 Elections - Voting now open Dear Members, Pursuant to the Constitution, nominations were … [Read more...]

ACPET National Monday Update | #561 | 7 July 2014

In Focus We are sad to see Claire go As some of you may have heard the ACPET Board have accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Ms Claire Field. Ms Field has made a significant contribution to the private education and training sector during her four years as CEO of ACPET. As you would all be aware Ms Field has been a strong advocate for ACPET members during a period of substantial change in both the higher education and vocational education and training sectors. She has also been instrumental in strengthening ACPET’s focus on quality and lifting membership standards... Read more National ACPET's bulk buy PD offer now available for only $800 … [Read more...]

The Scan | 4 July 2014 | #156

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Govt sets VET deregulation agenda 4 July 2014    |    The government has set out its deregulatory intentions for vocational training, signalling a shift away from “gateway control” to “responsive regulation”. Speaking at a skills summit organised by the Australian Council of Private Education and Training and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, industry minister Ian Macfarlane said the government had “revisited” the work of the now abolished National Skills Standards Council (NSCC) and released new draft standards … [Read more...]

Claire seeks new field

ACPET News | 2 July 2014 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The private training sector has lost a key advocate following the sudden resignation on 2 July of Claire Field, the respected chief executive of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......…… In a statement ACPET said Ms Field was leaving to pursue “new challenges” after four years in the job. Company secretary Larry Davies is now acting CEO pending the appointment of a permanent successor. The suddenness of the departure caught the sector by surprise, but ACPET chairman Martin Cass said it was entirely her decision to leave to pursue other opportunities and … [Read more...]

ACPET National Monday Update 16 June 2014

In Focus Short but sweet If you aren't already attending this month's National Skills Summit then click here to register. The Summit will be addressed by Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, in his first major address to the VET sector. We anticipate the Minister will use his address to outline a range of reforms to the VET sector - including in relation to regulation. Don't miss out, places are almost full. If you'd like more opportunities to discuss and reflect on reforms to VET, higher education and international education - then book now for the 2014 ACPET National Conference. Early bird registration ends shortly and the program is coming together well for both the … [Read more...]

ACPET National Monday Update Edition 556, 2 June 2014

In Focus A mini-update My sincere apologies that due to illness (and writing these articles myself on weekends) this week's article is merely a mini-update - normal transmission will resume next week. Register now for this month's National Skills Summit - with Minister Macfarlane to give the keynote address and... Read more Featured Higher Education Standards Panel - Call for Comment (Number 3) Dear Colleagues, The Higher Education Standards Panel (the Panel) is currently inviting comment on proposed revisions to the current Higher Education Standards Framework (the framework). Development of the proposed framework has been previously informed by feedback … [Read more...]