News Archive

August 2017

Reminder: 2017 ACT Training Awards Ticket Sales Closing
16 Aug 2017

Limited tickets are still available for the 2017 ACT Training Awards presentation event on Thursday 31 August. Ticket sales will close at 5:00PM, Friday 18 August 2017 or when ticket allocation is exhausted.


Deadline for public submissions to the review of the legislation governing the regulation of the Vocational Education and Training sector.
09 Aug 2017

The Australian Government is undertaking a review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVETR Act). Submissions from major stakeholders and the public will close on Friday 18 August 2017.


July 2017

Skill Sets Available for Nomination in AVETARS
27 Jul 2017

RTOs can now nominate Skill Sets for delivery through Skilled Capital


2017 ACT Training Awards: Ticket Sales Open
24 Jul 2017

Tickets are now available for the 2017 ACT Training Awards presentation event on Thursday 31 August.


Skill Set Nominations in AVETARS – Available 28 July 2017
19 Jul 2017

RTOs will be able to nominate Skill Sets for delivery in AVETARS from Friday 28 July 2017, ahead of the Wednesday 2 August 2017 release of Skilled Capital training places.


The Department of Education and Training announces amendment to Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015
11 Jul 2017

The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 have been updated to include new trainer and assessor credential requirements.


June 2017

Updated ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital Now Available
30 Jun 2017

The updated ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital effective 2 August 2017 is now available.


AVETARS Portals - Training Contract Variations
30 Jun 2017

From 1 July 2017 all ACT training contract variations must be managed through AVETARS.


Skilled Capital Release - 2 August 2017
26 Jun 2017

The 2017 Skilled Capital midyear release includes an opening of 1530 places across 37 qualifications and 620 places across 12 Skill Sets.


Changes to Subsidy Amounts of Certain Certificate II Qualifications in Skilled Capital and ACT Australian Apprenticeships
26 Jun 2017

The subsidy amount for certain Certificate II qualifications for the Skilled Capital and Australian Apprenticeships programs has changed. The new subsidy amount for the affected Certificate II qualifications will take effect for Skilled Capital enrolments and Australian Apprenticeship commencements after 1 July 2017.


REMINDER: Upcoming Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
26 Jun 2017

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the June 2017 quarter is from 1 July to 15 July 2017.


Notification of Amendment to the current Audit Guide for Training Providers in the ACT
20 Jun 2017

Amendments have been made to the Audit Guide for Training Providers in the ACT.


Reminder to nominate for the Norm Fisher and John Scott Memorial Awards for the 2017 ACT Training Awards
13 Jun 2017

Nominations for the Norm Fisher and John Scott Memorial Awards close on Friday 16 June 2017.


REMINDER: ACT Funding Agreement Expiry
05 Jun 2017

The ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 expires 30 June 2017.

The due date for all current ACTFA holders to accept the offer of extension is Friday 9 June 2017.


May 2017

Automated Variation Support Matrix Available
23 May 2017

Skills Canberra has published a support matrix detailing the lodgement and approval permissions for automated Australian Apprenticeship training contract and Skilled Capital record variations. 


ACT Funding Agreement Extension
16 May 2017

The ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.1 has been sent to all current ACTFA holders.


Reminder to nominate for the 2017 ACT Training Awards
11 May 2017

There is less than one week left to submit your nomination for the 2017 ACT Training Awards


April 2017

ACT Funding Agreement Extension
10 Apr 2017

The current ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 expires on 30 June 2017.


REMINDER: Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
10 Apr 2017

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the March 2017 quarter is from 1 April to 15 April 2017.


AVETARS Student, Employer and School User Portals & Automated Contract Variations Live
10 Apr 2017

All active students, employers and schools will be invited to join AVETARS from 8.30am Monday 10 April 2017.  All stakeholders will be able to lodge and approve Australian Apprenticeship training contract variations and Skilled Capital record variations from 8.30am Monday 10 April 2017.


AVETARS Student, Employer and School User Portals Opening
05 Apr 2017

AVETARS student, employer and school user portals will open on 10 April 2017.


April ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – Electronic Presentations Now Available
04 Apr 2017

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Thursday 6 April 2017. Electronic copies of presentations are now available to print or download.


Updated ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Australian Apprenticeships Now Available
03 Apr 2017

The updated ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Australian Apprenticeships effective 1 April 2017 is now available.


Reminder: April ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Closing and Draft Agenda Available
29 Mar 2017

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Thursday 6 April 2017.


March 2017

Skills Canberra Relocation to Civic Complete – Skills Canberra office now available
28 Mar 2017

Skills Canberra has now completed its relocation to Canberra Nara Centre, 1 Constitution Avenue Canberra.


REMINDER: Upcoming Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
27 Mar 2017

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the March 2017 quarter is from 1 April to 15 April 2017.


Successful 2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Projects Published
23 Mar 2017

The successful 2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants projects have been published on the Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate’s website.


Skills Canberra Relocation to Civic – Skills Canberra office unavailable during move
16 Mar 2017

Skills Canberra will be relocating to Canberra Nara Centre, 1 Constitution Avenue Canberra from Friday 24 March 2017 – Monday 27 March 2017.


2017 ACT Training Awards: Nominations Now Open
15 Mar 2017

Nominations are open from 15 March to 17 May 2017.


Expressions of Interest now open for Skills Canberra’s RTO Professional Development Workshop - Unpacking the ACT Quality Framework.
07 Mar 2017

Skills Canberra is seeking expressions of interest from registered training organisations (RTOs) to attend the Unpacking the ACT Quality Framework – Demonstrating and Maintaining Compliance workshop in April 2017.

This free workshop is for RTOs delivering funded training in the ACT, under an ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) and will focus on supporting RTOs with meeting the requirements of the ACT Quality Framework.


April ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open
01 Mar 2017

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Thursday 6 April 2017.


February 2017

Webinar - Graduate outcomes for VET: the missing piece of the total VET activity puzzle
27 Feb 2017

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is presenting a webinar that will provide an overview of the National Student Outcomes Survey.


AVETARS Back Online from 12pm (Monday 20 February 2017)
20 Feb 2017

AVETARS will be back online from 12pm and will be accessible to users from that time.


AVETARS Temporarily Offline for Maintenance
20 Feb 2017

AVETARS will be temporarily offline from 10am today (Monday 20 February 2017) for maintenance.


AVETARS Going Offline from 10.30am to 10.45am – Technical Issue
15 Feb 2017

AVETARS is currently experiencing technical issues which require it to be taken offline for resolution from 10.30am to 10.45am.


January 2017

Reminder: 2016 ACT RTO Internal Review Tool submission due date
18 Jan 2017

If your organisation has not already submitted its 2016 RTO Internal Review Tool, please note the final date for submission is 5pm Wednesday 1 February 2017.  


REMINDER: 2016 Annual AVETMISS Reporting Submission
17 Jan 2017

The ACT AVETMISS reporting submission window for 2016 activity is from 1 January – 6 February 2017.


2017 Skilled Capital Release – Qualification Nominations Open
11 Jan 2017

RTOs planning to enrol students in Skilled Capital places from 15 February 2017 are now able to nominate their delivery modes and student fees for qualifications on AVETARS.


December 2016

REMINDER: 2016 Annual AVETMISS Reporting Submission
19 Dec 2016

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for 2016 ACT funded training activity opens 1 January 2017.


Reminder: Submissions to Skills Canberra’s Training Products Policy: Discussion Paper due by 5pm 19 December 2016
14 Dec 2016

Submissions to Skills Canberra’s Training Products Policy: Discussion Paper due by 5pm 19 December 2016


Updated ACT Standards for Delivery of Training and ACT Standards Compliance Guides for Australian Apprenticeships and Skilled Capital Now Available
13 Dec 2016

The ACT Standards for Delivery of Training and ACT Standards Compliance Guides for Australian Apprenticeships and Skilled Capital effective 1 January 2017 are now available.


November 2016

Key End of Year Dates for ACT Vocational Education and Training Stakeholders
29 Nov 2016

A consolidation of the key end of year dates for ACT VET stakeholders is available.


Introduction of Deleted status on the national register
28 Nov 2016

The national register of VET at training.gov.au (TGA) will introduce a new usage recommendation, Deleted, for training packages and their components, by 30 November 2016.


2017 Skilled Capital Release
25 Nov 2016

The list of qualifications for Skilled Capital for 2017 has been released. Enrolments in these qualifications will open on 15 February 2017.


2016 Australian Training Awards Winners Announced
18 Nov 2016

Three exceptional representatives of the ACT’s vocational education and training (VET) sector were announced winners at the Australian Training Awards in Darwin on 17 November 2016.


Training Products Funding Policy Discussion Paper Released
17 Nov 2016

Skills Canberra has released a discussion paper on the funding of training products.


Release of the 2017 ACT Australian Apprenticeships (User Choice) Qualification Subsidy Amounts (QSA) List
11 Nov 2016

The 2017 ACT Australian Apprenticeships (User Choice) Qualification Subsidy Amounts (QSA) List has been finalised.


User Choice Qualification Subsidy Amount List for 2017 Update
04 Nov 2016

The ACT Australian Apprenticeships (User Choice) Qualification Subsidy Amount List for 2017 is currently being finalised and will be released next week.


October 2016

2016 RTO Internal Review Tool – Now Available
31 Oct 2016

The 2016 RTO Internal Review Tool (the Tool) is now available for RTOs to complete the annual internal audit.


Final ACT Skills Needs List 2017
28 Oct 2016

Skills Canberra has finalised the ACT Skills Needs List for 2017.


2016 Australian Training Awards Finalists Announced
28 Oct 2016

The Hon Karen Andrews MP has announced the finalists for the 2016 Australian Training Awards.


October 2016 ACT RTO Forum – Presentations Now Available
27 Oct 2016

The presentations from the October 2016 ACT RTO Forum are now available.


The 2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program
19 Oct 2016

2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program - Application Open


Published: Interpretation Guide for the TAE Training Package Release 2.0
13 Oct 2016

PwC’s Skills For Australia have developed a publication, designed to be a supplementary document to the TAE Training Package.


Reminder: October ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open and Draft Agenda Available
12 Oct 2016

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Friday 21 October 2016.


REMINDER: AVETMISS submission window for September 2016 quarter closes 15 October 2016
10 Oct 2016

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the September 2016 quarter closes on 15 October 2016.


Professional Development Workshop - Unpacking the ACT Quality Framework
06 Oct 2016

Following the success of the professional development workshops earlier this year, Skills Canberra is hosting another session on 9 November 2016. The workshop is for RTOs delivering funded training in the ACT, under an ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) and will focus on supporting RTOs with meeting the requirements of the ACT Quality Framework.


2017 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program
06 Oct 2016

The 2017 ACT ACE Program guidelines are now available on the Skills Canberra website.


September 2016

REMINDER: Upcoming Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
29 Sep 2016

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the September 2016 quarter is from 1 October to 14 October 2016.


Free Resources to assist in the Implementation of AVETMISS 8.0
20 Sep 2016

A variety of resources have been developed to assist organisations to understand and prepare for the implementation of AVETMISS 8.0.


Unique Student Identifier (USI) Webinar for RTOs Now Available on Demand
20 Sep 2016

A webinar from the recent USI face to face workshops was recorded and is now available for viewing.


October ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open
08 Sep 2016

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Friday 21 October 2016.


August 2016

Draft ACT Skills Needs List 2016 – Open for Consultation
31 Aug 2016

Have your say on the Draft ACT Skills Needs List 2016 by completing the survey here.


Release of Employability Skills Training Consultation Paper
22 Aug 2016

The Australian Government Department of Employment has released a consultation paper on the first element of the ‘Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare, Trial, Hire) – employability skills training’ with submissions due by 31 August 2016.


Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) Launches the National Review Schedule
12 Aug 2016

In line with its commitment to greater transparency, AISC has launched Australia’s first National Schedule covering the review and development of training packages planned over the next twelve months.


July 2016

Skilled Capital – Enrolments closed over weekend
29 Jul 2016

Skilled Capital – Enrolments functionality to be closed in AVETARS from 5:00pm on Friday  29 July 2016, Reopened  9:00am on Monday 1 August 2016. 


Australian Industry and Skills Committee – Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) Review
15 Jul 2016

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is progressively reviewing the structure and membership of each IRC and is keen to hear your views about the IRC that is best placed to represent your industry. You can register via the AISC website to receive updates on the progress of the review of a particular IRC.


Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) – New Website
14 Jul 2016

The AISC has re-launched its website.


ACT Training Awards Ticket Sales Open
14 Jul 2016

Tickets are now available for the 2016 ACT Training Awards presentation event and gala dinner.


REMINDER: AVETMISS submission window for June 2016 quarter closes on 15 July 2016
12 Jul 2016

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the June 2016 quarter closes in three days on 15 July 2016.


June 2016

TAE Webinar Sessions
29 Jun 2016

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Skills For Australia will be hosting official consultation sessions and free webinars to address the updated Training and Education (TAE) Training Package.


REMINDER: AVETMISS submission window for June 2016 quarter opens today
29 Jun 2016

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the June 2016 quarter is from 1 July to 15 July 2016.


REMINDER: Upcoming Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
23 Jun 2016

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the June 2016 quarter is from 1 July to 15 July 2016.


Updated ACT Standards for Delivery of Training and ACT Standards Compliance Guides for Australian Apprenticeships and Skilled Capital Now Available
23 Jun 2016

The ACT Standards for Delivery of Training and ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Australian Apprenticeships and Skilled Capital effective 1 July 2016 are now available.


AVETARS Unavailable for Reporting and Payments Today
09 Jun 2016

AVETMISS uploads are not available today due to a high volume of processing in AVETARS.


Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2016 ACT Training Awards
06 Jun 2016

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the ACT Training Awards.


May 2016

Skills Canberra Website Link Issues Now Resolved
03 Jun 2016

Technical issues which were preventing access to the Skills Canberra website have been resolved.


Skills Canberra Website Has Moved
02 Jun 2016

The previous ‘Training and Tertiary Education’ website (www.det.act.gov.au/training) has moved. 


Changes to Subsidy Amounts of certain Certificate II Qualifications in ACT Australian Apprenticeships and Skilled Capital
30 May 2016

The subsidy amount of certain Certificate II qualifications under Skilled Capital and the ACT Australian Apprenticeship Program will change from 1 July 2016.


Skilled Capital Release - 1 August 2016
30 May 2016

The 2016 Skilled Capital midyear release includes an opening of 1140 places across 22 qualifications. 


Skills Canberra Website Moving
18 May 2016

The current ‘Training and Tertiary Education’ website (www.det.act.gov.au/training) is moving from 31 May 2016. 


Release of VET FEE-HELP – Discussion Paper
10 May 2016

The Australian Government has released a Redesigning VET-FEE-HELP: Discussion Paper for consultation. Submissions are due by 30 June 2016.


April 2016 ACT RTO Forum – Presentations Now Available
05 May 2016

The presentations from the April 2016 ACT RTO Forum are now available.


Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Renamed Skills Canberra
05 May 2016

Following the ACT Government’s Cabinet reshuffle, the TaTE branch has been renamed to Skills Canberra.


New Skilled Capital Release - 1 August 2016
02 May 2016

A new release of places for the Skilled Capital program will open on 1 August 2016, with the announcement of places and subsidies occurring on 30 May 2016. Approximately 900 places will be released across 12-22 qualifications, predominantly from the ACT Skills Needs List.


April 2016

Skilled Capital 12 Month Evaluation Report
29 Apr 2016

The 12 month evaluation of the ACT’s entitlement program, Skilled Capital, has been finalised. The evaluation makes use of data from the initial release of Skilled Capital in 2015 to look at student outcomes and to assess elements of the program’s policy implementation.


REMINDER: Registrations closing for the second Professional Development Workshop: Unpacking the ACT Quality Framework
27 Apr 2016

Following the success of the first professional development workshop in April, Skills Canberra is hosting a second session on 6 May 2016. The workshop is for RTOs delivering funded training in the ACT, under an ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) and will focus on supporting RTOs with meeting the requirements of the ACT Quality Framework.


Reminder: April ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Closing and Draft Agenda Available
26 Apr 2016

RSVPs for the April ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum close 27 April 2016 and the draft agenda is now available.


Professional Development Workshop - Unpacking the ACT Quality Framework
18 Apr 2016

Following the success of the first professional development workshop in April, Skills Canberra is hosting a second session  on 6 May 2016. The workshop is for RTOs delivering funded training in the ACT, under an ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) and will focus on supporting RTOs with meeting the requirements of the ACT Quality Framework.


2016 ACT Training Awards – Nominations Now Open
15 Apr 2016

Nominations for the 2016 ACT Training Awards are now open.


REMINDER: Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
12 Apr 2016

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the March 2016 quarter is from 1 April to 15 April 2016.


April ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open
11 Apr 2016

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Friday 29 April 2016.


March 2016

REMINDER: Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
29 Mar 2016

The submission window for reporting funded training activity data for the March 2016 quarter is 1 April 2016 – 15 April 2016.


ACT Vocational Education and Training (VET) AVETMISS Reporting 2016
29 Mar 2016

The ACT AVETMISS Reporting 2016 Guide has been updated.


Professional Development Workshop - Unpacking the ACT Quality Framework
23 Mar 2016

Skills Canberra is hosting a professional development workshop on 8 April 2016 for RTOs delivering funded training in the ACT, under an ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA).  This workshop will focus on supporting RTOs with meeting the requirements of the ACT Quality Framework.


Changes to the ACT Nominal Durations of Australian Apprenticeships Qualifications
22 Mar 2016

Changes to the nominal durations of a number of Australian Apprenticeships qualifications in the ACT will occur in April 2016. 


ASQA Training Providers Briefing Sessions
01 Mar 2016

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will be hosting 29 briefing sessions for training providers around Australia from March through June this year.


Webinar: Supporting Students with Disabilities
01 Mar 2016

ADCET in partnership with the NCVER is providing a webinar showcasing the finding from a recently released research project 'Supporting tertiary students with disabilities: Exploring the use of individualised and institution-level approaches in practice’.


February 2016

2016 ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum Dates
25 Feb 2016

The following dates have been scheduled for the ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forums for 2016.


Quality of Assessment in Vocational Education and Training Discussion Paper
11 Feb 2016

The Australian Government is seeking feedback from vocational education and training (VET) Stakeholders on the Quality of Assessment in Vocational Education and Training – Discussion Paper (the discussion paper). Submissions for feedback close 11 March 2016.


New National Skills Service Organisations Announced
08 Feb 2016

The Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Luke Hartsuyker has announced five organisations selected as Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) to work with Industry Reference Committees to develop modern and relevant training packages.


January 2016

Skilled Capital Update: ‘Available Enrolments’ display error
29 Jan 2016

The AVETARS RTO portal is currently displaying incorrect values under the ‘Enrolments Available’ column for some qualifications.


FINAL REMINDER: ACT Vocational Education and Training (VET) 2015 Data Collection
28 Jan 2016

The collection window for submitting 2015 data closes 5 February 2016.


Urgent Action Required: Publication of Tuition Fees for Australian Apprenticeships
27 Jan 2016

Registered training organisations must publish the tuition fee for each Australian Apprenticeship qualification, per delivery mode, on the ACT Qualifications Register.


ACT Government’s Cabinet Reshuffle
27 Jan 2016

On Friday 22 January 2016 the Chief Minister, Andrew Barr announced the ACT Government’s Cabinet Reshuffle. 


REMINDER: ACT Vocational Education and Training (VET) 2015 Data Collection
14 Jan 2016

The collection window for submitting 2015 data is 1 January to 5 February 2016.


Reminder: 2015 ACT RTO Internal Review Tool submission due
14 Jan 2016

If your organisation has not already submitted its 2015 RTO Internal Review Tool, please note the final date for submission is 5 pm Monday 1 February 2016.  


December 2015

Skilled Capital – Revision of 2016 Release of Places
18 Dec 2015

There has been a minor revision to the Skilled Capital qualification list released earlier today. The Diploma of Disability has been removed from the list and its qualification places have been redistributed to the Diploma of Community Services.


ACT Vocational Education and Training (VET) 2015 Data Collection
18 Dec 2015

The ACT AVETMISS Reporting 2015 Guide has been updated to include instructions for the 2015 annual AVETMISS Provider Collection.


Skilled Capital Update: Key Information for 2016 Release of Places Now Available
18 Dec 2015

Information about the 2016 Skilled Capital release is now available including the Skilled Capital Qualification List, ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital and the enrolment open date.


ACT Standards for Delivery of Training Now Available
16 Dec 2015

The ACT Standards for Delivery of Training effective 1 January 2016 is now available.


ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Australian Apprenticeships Now Available
14 Dec 2015

The ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Australian Apprenticeships effective 1 January 2016 is now available.


Skilled Capital Update: Key Dates for January 2016 Release of Places
09 Dec 2015

A series of key dates for the new release of Skilled Capital places in January 2016 are now available. 


VET Resources Page Now Available
09 Dec 2015

Resources from various Skills Canberra initiatives are now available and can be accessed on the VET Resources webpage.


Publication of Tuition Fees for Australian Apprenticeships
08 Dec 2015

The process and timeline is now available for the publication of 2016 Australian Apprenticeships tuition fees.


Updated ACTFA Application Guidelines Updated – Effective 1 December 2015
02 Dec 2015

Amendments have been made to the ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Application Guidelines.


November 2015

Key End of Year Dates for ACT Vocational Education and Training Stakeholders
30 Nov 2015

A consolidation of the key end of year dates for ACT VET stakeholders is available.


Release of the RTO Skilled Capital Progress Survey
26 Nov 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate has released the “RTO Skilled Capital Progress Survey” and is now seeking the participation of interested RTOs.


November 2015 ACT RTO Forum – Presentations and Survey Now Available
20 Nov 2015

The presentations and a feedback survey from the ACT RTO November 2015 forum are now available.


Review of the ACT Australian Apprenticeships (User Choice) Program Final Report and Qualification Subsidy Amounts List Now Available
12 Nov 2015

The Review of the ACT Australian Apprenticeships (User Choice) Program Final Report and Qualification Subsidy Amounts List are now available.


Reminder: November ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Closing and Draft Agenda Available
04 Nov 2015

RSVPs for the November ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum close 9 November 2015 and the draft agenda is now available.


The 2015 RTO Internal Review Tool (the Tool) is now available for RTOs to complete the annual internal audit.
02 Nov 2015

The 2015 RTO Internal Review Tool (the tool) is now available for RTOs to complete the annual internal audit.


October 2015

Reminder: ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program Applications Close 6 November 2015
29 Oct 2015

Applications for the 2016 ACT ACE Grants Program close 6 November 2015 and a Microsoft Word version application template is now available.


November ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open
27 Oct 2015

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Friday 13 November 2015.


ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum Review – Consultation Outcomes
27 Oct 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) conducted a review into the ACT RTO Forum (the forum) to ensure it remains appropriate and useful to ACT VET stakeholders. The review considered the content, format, timing and frequency of the forum. 


ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program – Important Update for Applicants
16 Oct 2015

The presentation and frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the ACE Grants Program information sessions held on 14 October 2015 are now available.


REMINDER: Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
14 Oct 2015

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the September 2015 quarter closes in two days on 16 October 2015.


REMINDER: Free Professional Development Workshop: supporting students with English as a second or other language in the VET classroom
12 Oct 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is hosting a professional development workshop on 22 October 2015 for staff from RTOs delivering in the ACT.  


Notification of Amendment to the current ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital
09 Oct 2015

Amendments have been made to the ACT Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital.


ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program – Information Sessions
09 Oct 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate will be hosting two ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program information sessions for prospective applicants on 14 October 2015.


Review of the Australian Vocational Education Training Management Information Statistical Standards (AVETMISS)
08 Oct 2015

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is conducting a review of AVETMISS for vocational education and training (VET) providers.


September 2015

ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program - Applications Open
02 Oct 2015

Applications for the 2016 ACT ACE Grants Program are now open.


REMINDER: Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
01 Oct 2015

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the September 2015 quarter opens today.


Skilled Capital – AVETARS Display Error Under Enrolments Available Column
30 Sep 2015

The values displayed in AVETARS under the Enrolments Available for certain qualifications are not correct due to a technical error. The other columns, including Enrolments Remaining, are correct for all qualifications. This will not impact Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) ability to enrol students in Skilled Capital qualifications.


ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital – Republished in October
29 Sep 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate will be publishing an updated version of the ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital (Skilled Capital Compliance Guide) on 9 October 2015. 


Temporary Closure of Skilled Capital Enrolments Through AVETARS
29 Sep 2015

AVETARS will be closed for Skilled Capital enrolments at 5:00 pm today (29 September 2015) to prepare for the new release of qualification enrolments planned on 30 September 2015.


REMINDER: Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
25 Sep 2015

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the September 2015 quarter is from 1 October to 16 October 2015.


Free Professional Development Workshop: supporting students with English as a second or other language in the VET classroom
25 Sep 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is hosting a professional development workshop on Thursday 22 October 2015 for staff from RTOs delivering in the ACT.  This workshop will focus on supporting students with English as a second or other language (ESL) in the VET classroom.


Safe Work Australia Virtual Seminar Series
25 Sep 2015

Safe Work Australia is hosting a series of free online seminars.


Review of VET in ACT Public Schools – Report and Response Released
25 Sep 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) has published a response to the Review of Education and Training in ACT Public Schools.


AVETARS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated
23 Sep 2015

The AVETARS FAQs have been updated.


ACT RTO Forum Review – Consultation Closing
23 Sep 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is conducting a review of the ACT RTO Forum. 


Skilled Capital – Nomination of New Release Qualifications
18 Sep 2015

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) wishing to enrol students in the new Skilled Capital qualifications from 30 September 2015 must nominate the qualifications in AVETARS prior to enrolment. 


Final ACT Skills Needs List 2015
18 Sep 2015

The final ACT Skills Needs List for 2015 is now available. 


Webinar: Linking Qualifications And The Labour Market
16 Sep 2015

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is hosting a webinar on linking qualifications and the labour market.


September 2015 ACT RTO Forum – Presentations Now Available
15 Sep 2015

The presentations from the September 2015 ACT RTO Forum are now available. 


Skilled Capital – New Release of Places
14 Sep 2015

An additional opening of 750 places across 14 qualifications will be released under Skilled Capital.


ACT RTO Forum Review – Consultation Open
14 Sep 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is conducting a review of the ACT RTO Forum.


September ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – Draft Agenda Available
08 Sep 2015

The draft agenda for the September ACT RTO Forum is now available.


REMINDER: Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
08 Sep 2015

The submission window for reporting RTO activity data for the September 2015 quarter is from 1 October to 16 October 2015.


Free Professional Development Workshop: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Training
02 Sep 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is hosting a cultural awareness training workshop on the 18 September 2015. This workshop will be delivered by experienced facilitators from the Canberra Institute of Technology’s Yurauna Centre.


Skilled Capital Update - September Reallocation of Places
01 Sep 2015

The Skilled Capital training initiative will have a targeted release of qualifications in September.


August 2015

Notification of Amendment to the Current Audit Guide for Training Providers in the ACT
28 Aug 2015

Amendments have been made to the Audit Guide for Training Providers in the ACT.


Reminder: The 2015 ACT Training Excellence Awards – Ticket Sales Closing
24 Aug 2015

The ACT Training Excellence Awards are an annual celebration of the efforts and achievements of those involved in vocational education and training in the ACT.


Reminder: September ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Closing
24 Aug 2015

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Friday 11 September 2015.


International Conference – Architectures for apprenticeship: Achieving economic and social goals in Ballarat September 1st – 2nd 2015
21 Aug 2015

This is the sixth International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) Conference, and the first time it has been held in Australia. 


Skills Needs List Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated
20 Aug 2015

The Skills Needs List FAQs have been updated with recent questions.


Call for papers - Closing 28 August 2015 - OECD Leed Project: Engaging employers in Skills development and utilisation
20 Aug 2015

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is supporting a project, Engaging Employers in Skills Development (the Project), under the OECD’s Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. The OECD is seeking proposals from experienced experts to develop an Australian case study for the project.


ACT Wage Advice Service for Australian Apprenticeships Launched
18 Aug 2015

The Canberra Business Chamber, in partnership with the ACT Government, has launched the ACT Wage Advice Service for Australian Apprenticeships.


LAST CHANCE: Free Professional Development Workshop: Supporting Students with Numeracy Learning Needs in the VET Classroom
12 Aug 2015

There are a few remaining places available for this free foundation skills workshop for VET teachers on Thursday 20 August 2015.  This workshop will focus on numeracy. Register now so you don’t miss this opportunity.


ACT Draft Skills Needs 2015 – Open for Consultation
07 Aug 2015

The ‘Draft ACT Skills Needs List 2015’ is now available for consultation.


The 2015 ACT Training Excellence Awards - Ticket Sales Open
06 Aug 2015

The ACT Training Excellence Awards are an annual celebration of the efforts and achievements of those involved in vocational education and training in the ACT.


REMINDER: Free Professional Development Workshop: Supporting Students with Numeracy Learning Needs in the VET Classroom
06 Aug 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is hosting a foundation skills workshop for VET teachers on Thursday 20 August 2015.  This workshop will focus on numeracy.


September ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open
04 Aug 2015

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Friday 11 September 2015.


REMINDER: Nominations for the 2015 John Scott and Norm Fisher Awards Closing
03 Aug 2015

Applications for the John Scott and Norm Fisher Awards (as part of the 2015 Training Excellence Awards) close 7 August 2015.


ACT Skills Needs List Review Consultation
03 Aug 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is reviewing the ACT Skills Needs List.


July 2015

ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review Consultation Opportunities
03 Jul 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is reviewing parts of the Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) in the ACT.


Subcontracting Arrangements for ACTFA RTOs
03 Jul 2015

ACTFA approved registered training organisations (RTOs) that are considering subcontracting Training Services for any funded training are reminded that they must seek written approval from the Territory prior to commencing the use of the subcontracted service.


ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review Webpage Now Available
02 Jul 2015

The webpage dedicated to the review of the ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) is now available.


July 2015

Nominations for the 2015 John Scott and Norm Fisher Awards Open
23 Jul 2015

Applications are being sought for the John Scott and Norm Fisher Awards as part of the 2015 Training Excellence Awards


Free Professional Development Workshop: Supporting Students with Numeracy Learning Needs in the VET Classroom
23 Jul 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is hosting a foundation skills workshop for VET teachers on Thursday 20 August 2015.  This workshop will focus on numeracy.


ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review: RTO Survey #3 Payment Arrangements and Administrative Costs - Open
10 Jul 2015

The ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review ‘RTO Survey #3 Payment Arrangements and Administrative Costs’ is now open.


ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review: RTO Survey #2 Completion Bonus - Open
09 Jul 2015

The ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review ‘RTO Survey #2 Completion Bonus’ is now open.


ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review Focus Groups – RSVPs Open
06 Jul 2015

RSVPs for the ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review Focus Groups are now open.


ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review: RTO Survey #1 Student Fees and Charges - Open
06 Jul 2015

The ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) Review ‘RTO Survey #1 Student Fees and Charges’ is now open.


June 2015

June 2015 ACT RTO Forum – Presentations Now Available
22 Jun 2015

The presentations from the June 2015 ACT RTO Forum are now available.


National Refugee Week – ACT VET Success Stories
15 Jun 2015

As part of Refugee Week, the ACT Education and Training Directorate is featuring a range of refugee success stories.


Payment Claim Deadlines for End of Financial Year 2014/15
12 Jun 2015

Payment Claims for Australian Apprenticeships and Skilled Capital must be submitted by COB Monday 15 June 2015 for payments to be processed within this financial year.


Mental Health Perspectives of Young People Report Released
12 Jun 2015

Research in a report released by the Youth Coalition of the ACT shows that mental health is a major concern for young people.


Payment Claim Deadlines for End of Financial Year 2014/15
11 Jun 2015

Payment Claims for Australian Apprenticeships and Skilled Capital must be submitted by COB Monday 15 June 2015 for payments to be processed within this financial year.


June ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – Draft Agenda Available
04 Jun 2015

The draft agenda for the June ACT RTO Forum is now available.


May 2015

National Reconciliation Week – ACT VET Success Stories
29 May 2015

As part of National Reconciliation Week, the ACT Education and Training Directorate is featuring the success stories of two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vocational education and training (VET) students.


AVETARS Update: ACT Qualifications Register Updated
28 May 2015

The ACT Qualifications Register has now been updated with new/replacement qualifications.


Reminder: June ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open
26 May 2015

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Friday 5 June 2015.


Australian Government Sponsored 2016 Fulbright Scholarship – Applications Open
19 May 2015

Applications for the Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Vocational Education and Training (VET) are now open.


Worksafe ACT: Upcoming Training and Education Events in 2015
19 May 2015

WorkSafe ACT has a range of education and training events on the calendar in 2015.


Last Chance to Register: Free Professional Development Workshop: How to Support Learners’ Foundation Skill Development in your VET Classroom.
19 May 2015

RSVPs have been extended till Friday 22 May 2015 for this workshop for VET teachers on Friday 29 May 2015. This workshop continues the successful series of foundation skills workshops offered by the Directorate in 2014.


Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC): Pre-release of CHC and HLT Training Packages
18 May 2015

CS&HISC has submitted the new components for the CHC Community Services and HLT Health Training Packages to the Department of Education and Training for endorsement.


June ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open
14 May 2015

The next ACT RTO Forum will be held on Friday 5 June 2015.


Redevelopment and Review of the White Card Unit of Competency – Feedback Open
13 May 2015

A national project to review and redevelop the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry has recently commenced.


Reminder: 2015 ACT Training Excellence Awards Nominations Close 15 May 2015
13 May 2015

Nominations for the 2015 awards close on 15 May 2015. 


Reminder: Free Professional Development Workshop: How to Support Learners’ Foundation Skill Development in your VET Classroom – RSVPs close Friday 15 May 2015.
06 May 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is hosting a foundation skills workshop for VET teachers on Friday 29 May 2015. This workshop continues the successful series of foundation skills workshops offered by the Directorate in 2014.


ACT Youth Commitment Flexible Learning Options (FLOs) – Applications Open
06 May 2015

ACT FLOs support and engage young people in quality vocational learning to ensure they reach their full educational and social potential.


AVETARS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated
05 May 2015

The AVETARS FAQs have been updated with recent questions.


Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) - ACT Providers Announced
01 May 2015

The successful organisations that will form the new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) have been announced.


AVETARS Update: Skilled Capital Payment Functionality Released
01 May 2015

As mentioned in previous ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) AVETARS communication, there will be a staged release of additional functionality throughout 2015.


April 2015

New Model for Industry Training Product Development
29 Apr 2015

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has announced a new model for training product development for Australian industry.


New ACT Employment Service Providers (ESPs) announced
29 Apr 2015

The Australian Government Department of Employment and Training is introducing jobactive, a new employment service on 1 July 2015. Jobactive is designed to meet the needs of job seekers and employers, and to improve job outcomes.


Free Professional Development Workshop: How to Support Learners’ Foundation Skill Development in your VET Classroom
28 Apr 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is hosting a foundation skills workshop for VET teachers on Friday 29 May 2015. This workshop continues the successful series of foundation skills workshops offered by the Directorate in 2014.


Invitation to Provide Feedback: User Choice Review
24 Apr 2015

The Education and Training Directorate is seeking feedback from training providers on the review of User Choice and the required notice prior to implementing changes.


Subscriber Mailing List for VET Teachers and Trainers
24 Apr 2015

An email distribution list is being established for VET teachers and trainers in the ACT.  The list will be used to distribute information of direct interest to teachers and trainers, such as professional development opportunities.


AVETARS Update: Skilled Capital Payment Claims
22 Apr 2015

As mentioned in previous ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) AVETARS communication, there will be a staged release of additional functionality throughout 2015.


AVETARS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated
22 Apr 2015

The AVETARS FAQs have been updated with recent questions.


Reminder: 2015 ACT Training Excellence Awards Nominations Close 15 May 2015
22 Apr 2015

Nominations for the 2015 awards close on 15 May 2015.


New National Training Complaints hotline announced
16 Apr 2015

In a joint initiative with state and territory governments, a new National Training Complaints Hotline has been announced by the Australian Government Department of Education.


Reminder: Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) Trial
15 Apr 2015

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is developing FSAT for the Australian Government. Vocation and education (VET) and employment services providers are encouraged to participate in the FSAT trial to ensure that the final assessments are valid, reliable, and fair. 


David Miller Appointed Director of Training and Tertiary Education
10 Apr 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is pleased to announce that Mr David Miller has been appointed Director of the Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) branch.


Notification of Amendment to the current ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital
08 Apr 2015

Amendments have been made to the ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital.


REMINDER: Quarterly AVETMISS Submission
08 Apr 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is now collecting RTO activity data for the March 2015 quarter.


Reminder: ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 Application Deadline Approaching
07 Apr 2015

Registered training organisations (RTOs) seeking to commence new funded enrolments from 1 July 2015 must submit an online application via the ACT Application SmartForm by 10 April 2015.


National Youth Week – ACT Events
07 Apr 2015

National Youth Week is an annual celebration of young Australians (aged 12-25).  


National Vocational Education and Training Research (NCVER) 2015 ‘No Frills’ conference
07 Apr 2015

The 'No Frills' conference is an opportunity for researchers and those engaged in the vocational education and training (VET) sector to come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector.


VETnetwork Australia Webinar on Mentoring
02 Apr 2015

The webinar will present evidence on how mentoring can improve Australian Apprentice completion rates


Reminder: March ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Closing and Draft Agenda Available
26 Feb 2015

RSVPs for the March ACT RTO Forum close Friday 27 February 2015 and the draft agenda is now available.


March 2015

2015 Australian Training Awards – Webinars for Direct Entry Categories
30 Mar 2015

The Australian Training Awards, in association with VETnetwork Australia, is hosting a series of free webinars during March and April for prospective applicants of the individual, direct entry categories. Applications for these awards close on 29 May 2015.


VET FEE-HELP Approved Provider Training – ACT Session and Webinars
27 Mar 2015

The Department of Education and Training will be conducting training for approved VET FEE-HELP providers throughout 2015. This training is suitable for recently approved or existing providers.


Canberra Business Chamber (CBC) South Korea Trade Mission Education and Training Export Opportunity
20 Mar 2015

The CBC has identified education and training export opportunities in South Korea for interested registered training organisations (RTOs). 


ACT RTO March 2015 Forum – Presentations Now Available
18 Mar 2015

The presentations from the ACT RTO March 2015 forum are now available.


Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative (Better Linkages) Products Published
18 Mar 2015

Products developed through the 2013 Better Linkages projects have been published on the Education and Training Directorate website and are available for use by stakeholders.


2015 ACT Training Excellence Awards – Nominations Now Open and Information Session
16 Mar 2015

The ACT Training Excellence Awards identify, reward, and promote the achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers/trainers, employers, schools and registered training organisations (RTOs) committed to vocational education and training (VET) in the ACT.


ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 Applications Open
10 Mar 2015

Applications for the ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 (1 July 2015 - June 2017) open on 10 March 2015 and will continue as a rolling application. 


Changes to Training and Tertiary Education Website Content - Update to Links
10 Mar 2015

There have been changes to a range of webpages on the ACT Education and Training Directorate website and as a result some links to webpages have altered.


ACT Quality Framework Published
06 Mar 2015

The ACT Quality Framework is now available. 


February 2015

Transport and Logistics Training Package Workshops: Canberra Consultation
25 Feb 2015

The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) will be hosting a series of free national workshops open to all training providers to provide updates about each of the Training Packages that TLISC is responsible for.


Reminder: 2014 ACT RTO Internal Review Tool due 27 February 2015
24 Feb 2015

If your organisation has not already submitted its 2014 RTO Internal Review Tool, please note the date for submission is COB Friday 27 February 2015.


Skilled Capital Enrolments Re-Opened with Qualification Caps Applied
24 Feb 2015

The Skilled Capital qualification caps have been recalculated and the available places have been updated. 


Skilled Capital Enrolments Closed for 23 February 2015
23 Feb 2015

Skilled Capital enrolments are now closed for 23 February 2015. RTOs can no longer enrol Skilled Capital students in AVETARS. 


Skilled Capital Enrolments Open
23 Feb 2015

Approved Skilled Capital RTOs can now commence enrolling Skilled Capital students in AVETARS. 


Review of the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATINFO) - Survey
20 Feb 2015

People with an interest in Australian Apprenticeships are invited to contribute to a review of AATINFO by completing a short survey.


Successful 2015 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Projects Published
20 Feb 2015

The successful 2015 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants projects have been published on the Education and Training Directorate’s website.


Skilled Capital Update: Important Information for Skilled Capital RTOs
18 Feb 2015

Skilled Capital enrolments open on 23 February 2015. In preparation for enrolments opening, the ACT Education and Training Directorate is making a range of training materials available.


ACT Standards for Delivery of Training and Skilled Capital Compliance Guide Update
18 Feb 2015

The ACT Standards for Delivery of Training and the ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital have been updated and republished. 


Skilled Capital Update: Skilled Capital RTO Student Tuition Fees Published
13 Feb 2015

The Skilled Capital RTO Student Tuition Fees are now published on the Skilled Capital website.


Skilled Capital Job Seeker Referral Form published
10 Feb 2015

A customised referral form designed to be used by Employment Services Providers (ESPs) to refer job seekers for Skilled Capital training places has been published.


Industry Skills Fund – Applications Open
05 Feb 2015

Australian businesses can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce via the Australian Government Department of Education and Training’s $476 million Industry Skills Fund.


Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) – Retitling of Vocational Graduate Diplomas and Certificates
04 Feb 2015

Full implementation of the AQF came into effect on 1 January 2015. The framework contains changes to the titling of 39 Vocational Graduate Diplomas and Vocational Graduate Certificates.


March ACT Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Forum – RSVPs Open
03 Feb 2015

The next ACT RTO Forum, previously known as the TaTE Forum, will be held on Friday 6 March 2015.


Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
03 Feb 2015

ASQA has released FAQs to support their revised Standards for RTOs 2015.


AVETARS Temporarily Offline from 5:30pm Monday 02 February 2015 to 9:00am Tuesday 03 February 2015
02 Feb 2015

AVETARS will be temporarily offline from 5:30pm today (Monday 02 February 2015) for scheduled maintenance.


January 2015

VET Reform Taskforce – ACT Consultations
29 Jan 2015

The Department of Education and Training's VET Reform Taskforce is undertaking a round of national face-to-face consultations in every capital city throughout January and February 2015.


AVETARS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) Updated
28 Jan 2015

The AVETARS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been updated with questions surrounding Skilled Capital qualification nominations.


AVETARS Update: Australian Apprenticeships Training Contracts with an ‘Expired’ or ‘Suspended’ Status
19 Jan 2015

As mentioned in previous ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) AVETARS communication, there will be a staged release of additional functionality throughout 2015.


VET Reform Taskforce Face-to-Face Consultations
12 Jan 2015

The Department of Education and Training VET Reform Taskforce is undertaking a round of national face-to-face consultations in every capital city throughout January and February 2015.


ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 - 12 January 2015 - Republished
12 Jan 2015

From 1 July 2015 the ACTFA Version 2.0 will be the contractual arrangement between the ACT Government and registered training organisations (RTOs) to deliver programs to address the major objectives of the ACT vocational education and training (VET) system.


AVETARS is Back Online and AVETARS Data Update
09 Jan 2015

AVETARS is now back online and users can access their portals.


AVETARS Temporarily Down
09 Jan 2015

AVETARS Temporarily Down from 1:00pm Today (Friday 9 January 2015)


AVETARS Go-Live Successful
05 Jan 2015

The ACT Vocational Education and Training Administration Management System (AVETARS) successfully went live today (5 January 2015).

 


December 2014

ACT Standards for the Delivery of Training and ACT Standards Compliance Guide Update
23 Dec 2014

The ACT Standards for the Delivery of Training (ACT Standards) and the ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Australian Apprenticeships (Compliance Guide) have been updated.


Skilled Capital Research Papers
22 Dec 2014

The Skilled Capital Research Papers are now available.


AVETMISS Requirements for AVETARS and Payment Claims Update
19 Dec 2014

The ACT VET AVETMISS Data Standard is now published.


National Training Plan Template - Publication
19 Dec 2014

The Education and Training Directorate has published the National Training Plan template.


RGT Ceases Trading
19 Dec 2014

Regional Group Training (RGT) Australian Apprentices Centre (AAC) has ceased trading as of 18 December 2014. The Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Lyceum Institute of Vocational Excellence has ceased trading as of 18 December 2014. The Group Training Organisation (GTO), Regional Group Training has ceased trading as of 18 December 2014.


ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 – Now Available
19 Dec 2014

The ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 is the contractual arrangement between the ACT Government and registered training organisations (RTOs) to deliver programs to address the major objectives of the ACT vocational education and training (VET) system.


AVMS Shut Down
16 Dec 2014

Access to AVMS functions including RTO Online, AAC Online, ASBA Online, VEERA and the ACT Qualifications Register will cease from 16 December 2014.


Licence Recognition Website
16 Dec 2014

The Department of Industry launched the Licence Recognition website on 9 December 2014.


Industry Engagement in Training Package Development Discussion Paper
15 Dec 2014

The Department of Industry (the Department) has developed a discussion paper to encourage feedback on contestable approaches to VET training packages.


AVETARS Webpage and Frequently Asked Questions Updated
11 Dec 2014

The ACT Vocational Education and Training Administration Records System (AVETARS) webpage and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document have been updated.


AVETARS Training Workshop - Presentation Now Available
11 Dec 2014

The presentation from the ACT Vocational Education and Training Administration Records System (AVETARS) training workshop is now available.


Reminder – Are you registered with your appropriate Industry Skills Council?
04 Dec 2014

Register with your Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) to keep up to date with current issues and utilise their industry specific resources.


Key End of Year Dates for ACT Vocational Education and Training Stakeholders
02 Dec 2014

A consolidation of the key end of year dates for ACT VET stakeholders is available.


November 2014

ACT a Multi Award Winner in the 2014 Australian Training Awards
01 Dec 2014

Three ACT nominees were recognised as national winners and Berwyn Clayton was honoured with the lifetime achievement award in the recent 2014 Australian Training Awards


Draft ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 - Publication
28 Nov 2014

The ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 will be published on Friday 19 December 2014 on the ACTFA webpage. The delay in publication is to allow resolution of issues arising from advice from the ACT Government Solicitor.


AVETARS CEO Information Session – Presentation Now Available
27 Nov 2014

The power point presentation from the Education and Training Directorate AVETARS CEO Information Session is now available.


National VET Content Website
20 Nov 2014

The National VET Content Website is a new one stop shop for digital content.


Unique Student Identifier (USI) Registry System activated
20 Nov 2014

The USI Registry System had been activated to enable training organisations and re-enrolling students to create and verify USIs.


AVETMISS online fact sheets, tutorials and webinars
20 Nov 2014

AVETMISS has online fact sheets, tutorials and webinars available to watch and download that provides a short summary on AVETMISS and how to validate and report data.


VETnetwork Australia Webinar on Mentoring
20 Nov 2014

The VETnetwork webinar aims to develop a better understanding of the benefits of mentoring for both employees and organisations.


Reminder: AVETARS RTO Workshops – RSVPs Closing
19 Nov 2014

RSVPs for ACT Vocational Education and Training Administration Records System (AVETARS) RTO workshops due by COB Friday 21 November 2014.


AVETARS RTO Workshops - RSVPs Open
11 Nov 2014

RSVPs for ACT Vocational Education and Training Administration Records System (AVETARS) RTO workshops are now open.


Invitation to provide feedback – User Choice Payment Model Options
10 Nov 2014

The Education and Training Directorate is seeking feedback from training providers on future payment model options for the Australian Apprenticeships Program (User Choice) and possible future payment models.


Training and Tertiary Education November Forum – Presentations Now Available
10 Nov 2014

The presentations from the Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) November 2014 Forum are now available.


October 2014

ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital Published
31 Oct 2014

The ACT Standards Compliance Guide for Skilled Capital (Skilled Capital Compliance Guide) is now available


ACT Youth Commitment Flexible Learning Options (FLO): Information Session and Applications Open 30 October 2014
29 Oct 2014

ACT Flexible Learning Options (FLOs) are designed to support and engage young people in quality vocational learning in a range of authentic learning settings.


Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) RTO Information Session on New Standards
29 Oct 2014

ASQA is running an information session to assist ACT based RTOs to comply with the new national standards. The new standards will be implemented from 1 January 2015 for new RTOs and from 1 April 2015 for existing RTOs.


Reminder: Training and Tertiary Education Stakeholder Forum - RSVPs Closing and Draft Agenda Now Available
28 Oct 2014

RSVPs for the November Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Stakeholder Forum close Friday 31 October 2014 and the draft agenda is now available.


Unique Student Identifier (USI) Webinar – A demonstration of the USI Registry System
28 Oct 2014

The webinar will show Training Organisations how the system functions and will assist you with thinking about how you will integrate the USI into your existing business processes.


National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) - AVETMISS Reporting Tutorial
27 Oct 2014

The AVETMISS Support team has created a video tutorial that guides you through the validation process.


Invitation to attend a Professional Development workshop on the Foundation Skills Training Package
24 Oct 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate will be hosting a foundation skills workshop for vocational trainers on Thursday 13 November 2014.  


National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) - Foundation Skills Survey
23 Oct 2014

As part of the National Foundation Skills Strategy Project NCVER has been contracted to gather information about both paid and volunteer practitioners delivering foundation skills.


Upcoming Mentoring Training under the Mentoring Australia - Apprentices Project (MAAP)
23 Oct 2014

Do you know someone who would make fantastic mentor for an apprentice or trainee? The next session of MAAP mentoring training is in November 2014.


Service Skills Australia - Open for Feedback: Community Recreation Validation Draft
16 Oct 2014

Feedback is now open for the Validation Draft of the SIS Community Recreation Training Package Components.


Unique Student Identifier (USI) Registry System – Access is Now Open
16 Oct 2014

Training organisations and students can now access the USI Registry System to create USIs.


2014 RTO Internal Review Tool - Now Available
15 Oct 2014

The 2014 RTO Internal Review Tool (the Tool) is now available for RTOs to complete the annual internal review. 


Reminder of 2015 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program Applications Close
10 Oct 2014

Applications for the 2015 ACE Grants Program will close on Friday 17 October 2014.


Draft ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 - Available for Information and Feedback
02 Oct 2014

A copy of the DRAFT ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) Version 2.0 is now available for information and feedback.


September 2014

Training and Tertiary Education Stakeholder Forum – November RSVPs Open
30 Sep 2014

The next Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Stakeholder Forum will be held on Friday 7 November 2014.


Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Regulatory Reform Initiatives
24 Sep 2014

In-line with the Australian Government’s commitment to reduce the regulatory burden on business, ASQA is rolling out a package of regulatory reform initiatives.


Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATINFO) Practice Aptitude Quiz Survey
24 Sep 2014

Practice Aptitude Quizzes, produced by the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service, are a popular resource for use with students and jobseekers (www.aapathways.com.au/quiz).


Professional Development Workshop on Initial Skills Assessment and the ACSF
22 Sep 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate is hosting a foundation skills workshop for vocational trainers on Friday 17 October 2014.


Applications for 2015 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program Funding Now Open
19 Sep 2014

Applications for 2015 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program Funding are now open and will close 17 October 2014.


Unique Student Identifier - Are You Ready for the USI?
11 Sep 2014

The USI team are working with stakeholders on preparations for the implementation of the Unique Student Identifier (USI) scheme commencing on 1 January 2015.


Notification of 2015 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program Timelines
11 Sep 2014

The application opening and closing dates for the 2015 ACE Grants Program have been finalised.


Reminder: Invitation to attend a Professional Development Workshop on the Australian Core Skills Framework
05 Sep 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate will host a foundation skills workshop for vocational trainers on Friday 19 September 2014.


NCVER Webinar - Are you Ready to Report AVETMISS Data?
05 Sep 2014

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is hosting free one-hour webinars to help registered training providers prepare for reporting AVETMISS data.


Appointment of Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board
05 Sep 2014

The Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Mcfarlane MP, has announced the appointment of a five-member Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board.


August 2014

Reminder: Ticket Sales Closing for the 2014 ACT Training Excellence Awards
20 Aug 2014

Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday 26 August 2014 for the 2014 ACT Training Excellence Awards.


Notification of Amendments to Skilled Capital Application Guidelines
14 Aug 2014

Amendments have been made to the Skilled Capital Application Guidelines. Amendments include the revision to the student eligibility for a certificate II qualification and publication of further Skilled Capital pricing information.


Professional Development Workshop - Australian Core Skills Framework
13 Aug 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate is hosting a foundation skills workshop for vocational education trainers on Friday 19 September 2014.  


Invitation to Attend an Australian Apprenticeships Pathways Information Session
12 Aug 2014

The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website provides practical and easy to use resources and information for a variety of vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders.


Attention: Ethical Promotion of Training
11 Aug 2014

It has been brought to the ACT Education and Training Directorate’s (The Directorate) attention that there has been unethical conduct in relation to the promotion of training.


The 2014 ACT Training Excellence Awards - Ticket Sales Open
07 Aug 2014

The ACT Training Excellence Awards have been the premier event for 77 years in the vocational education and training calendar


Applications for Skilled Capital Initiative Now Open
04 Aug 2014

Applications for Skilled Capital initiative opened on 4 August 2014 and will close 5 September 2014.


Skilled Capital Qualifications List Published – Skilled Capital Applications Open Monday
01 Aug 2014

Skilled Capital, a new funded training initiative, aims to provide training in areas of the greatest skills need in the ACT.

The Skilled Capital Qualifications List has been published ahead of Skilled Capital applications opening Monday 4 August 2014.



July 2014

ACT Skills Needs List Published
31 Jul 2014

The ACT Skills Needs List is now available on the ACT Education and Training Directorate's website.


Reminder: Invitation to attend a Professional Development Workshop on the Foundation Skills Training Package
25 Jul 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate will be hosting a foundation skills workshop for vocational trainers on Friday 15 August 2014.


Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) - Annual Meeting
16 Jul 2014

IBSA is planning its annual meeting to discuss continuous improvement.


Success for Apprentice House
07 Jul 2014

Apprentice House is due to receive its first two tenants in the coming weeks.


Invitation to attend a Professional Development Workshop on the Foundation Skills Training Package
07 Jul 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate will be hosting a foundation skills workshop for vocational trainers on Friday 15 August 2014.  


Foundation Skills – Professional Development Workshops
07 Jul 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate will be hosting four foundation skills workshops throughout 2014. 


2014 Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Forums and Stakeholder Consultations
02 Jul 2014

The tentative date of 10 July 2014 for a TaTE Forum/Consultation will not go ahead.


Notifications of Amendments to the Current ACT Standards for Delivery of Training and Related Compliance Guides
01 Jul 2014

Amendments have been made to the ACT Standards for the Delivery of Training and associated compliance guides.


June 2014

Student Identifiers Scheme – Legislation passes
25 Jun 2014

The Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, has announced the passage of the Student Identifiers Act 2014 through the Senate.


Australian Government Minister for Industry Announcement – Changes to Application for Change of Scope and Fees for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)
11 Jun 2014

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has announced the removal of the requirement for RTOs to apply for a change of scope and pay the required fees when minor changes are made to training packages. 


ACPET- ACCI National Skills Summit
11 Jun 2014

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) National Skills Summit will be held on 25 June 2014.


ACT Training Excellence Awards – Nominations for the Norm Fisher and John Scott Memorial Awards
10 Jun 2014

Applications are now being sought for the 2014 Norm Fisher and John Scott Awards. Nominations need to be lodged by COB Friday 25 July 2014.


Training and Tertiary Education June Forum – Presentations Now Available
05 Jun 2014

The presentations from the Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) June 2014 Forum are now available.


May 2014

Professional Development Opportunity for VET teachers and trainers
28 May 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate is offering free training in TAELLN411 – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills to VET teachers and trainers in both Registered Training Organisations (RTO)s and high schools or colleges to assist them to address  language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills as part of their training delivery and assessment.    


Reminder: Training and Tertiary Education Quarterly Stakeholder Forum - RSVPs Closing and Draft Agenda now Available
27 May 2014

RSVPs for the June Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Quarterly Stakeholder Forum close Friday 30 May 2014 and the draft agenda is now available.


Reminder: Better Linkages Workshop - Core Skills for Work Framework (Agenda now Available)
23 May 2014

On 30 May 2014, ACT Education and Training Directorate will host a workshop on the Core Skills for Work Framework (CsfW). The workshop will introduce the key features of the CSfW and assist participants to explore ways in which it may enhance and extend current approaches.


Information Session: Flexible Learning Options Funding Round
23 May 2014

An information session for the Flexible Learning Options (FLOs) funding round is on 27 May 2014.


Reminder: ACT Training Excellence Awards and Australian Training Awards Nominations Closing
16 May 2014

The ACT Training Excellence Awards nominations close on 22 May 2014. The direct entry categories for the Australian Training Awards close on 30 May 2014.


Where the Jobs Are Workshop - Career Development Association of Australia
16 May 2014

The Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) is delivering a workshop aimed at providing high-quality, relevant and up-to-date labour market information to vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders.


Audit Guide for Training Providers in the ACT Now Available
09 May 2014

The Audit Guide for Training Providers in the ACT (the guide) contains information regarding the ACT audit strategy.


Request for Tender – Group Training Organisations (GTOs) Panel
09 May 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) has submitted a Request for Tender (RFT) seeking responses from interested tenderers for placement onto a panel arrangement.


Better Linkages Workshop - Core Skills for Work Framework
05 May 2014

On 30 May 2014, ACT Education and Training Directorate will host a workshop on the Core Skills for Work Framework (CsfW). The workshop will introduce the key features of the CSfW and assist participants to explore ways in which it may enhance and extend current approaches.  


April 2014

Reminder: 2014 Joint Group Training Program – Applications Closing
29 Apr 2014

Applications for the 2014/15 Joint Group Training Program (JGTP) closes on Friday 2 May 2014.


Training and Tertiary Education Quarterly Stakeholder Forum – June RSVPs Open
28 Apr 2014

The next Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Quarterly Stakeholder Forum will be held on Friday 6 June 2014.


Payment Processing for Funded Training Initiatives
16 Apr 2014

Shared Services Finance will not be processing EFT transactions from 28 April to 13 May 2014. Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) will continue to process payment claims during this period.


Important Update – Closing date for the 2014 ACT Training Awards Extended
14 Apr 2014

The closing Date for the 2014 ACT Training Awards has been extended to COB 22 May 2014.


Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council Training Package Projects
10 Apr 2014

Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) is providing information on the broad process, scheduled activities and the opportunity for stakeholders to register their interest in specific qualifications or groups of qualifications.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Free Online Library
10 Apr 2014

LLN free online library of professional development videos.


Reminder: 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training (Better Linkages) – Applications Close 11 April 2014
09 Apr 2014

Applications for the 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training (Better Linkages) can be submitted up to 4:00pm AEST 11 April 2014.


Reminder: Training and Tertiary Education Quarterly Stakeholder Forum Survey Closing
04 Apr 2014

The 13 March 2014 Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Forum survey closes 11 April 2014.


Floristry Training Package Available for Feedback
03 Apr 2014

Service Skills Australia (SSA) has released Draft 1 of the Floristry Training Package for feedback on its online feedback register.


March 2014

NCVER National Vocational Education Training Research Funding Round Open
31 Mar 2014

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) National Vocational Education Training Research (NVETR) funding round is now available for registration.


VET Reform Taskforce Online Webinars
31 Mar 2014

The VET Reform Taskforce workshops are now available as online webinars.


Australian Training Awards - Disability Training Initiative Award
26 Mar 2014

The Disability Training Initiative Award is being presented at the Australian Training Awards for the first time in 2014.


2014 Joint Group Training Program – Applications Now Open
24 Mar 2014

Applications for the 2014/15 Joint Group Training Program (JGTP) opened on 24 March 2014.


2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training (Better Linkages) – Applications Now Open
24 Mar 2014

Applications for the 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training (Better Linkages) opened on 24 March 2014.


2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training (Better Linkages) – Applications Open Monday 24 March 2014
21 Mar 2014

Applications for the 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training (Better Linkages) can be submitted from 24 March to 4:00pm AEST 11 April 2014.


2014 Joint Group Training Program – Applications Open 24 March 2014
21 Mar 2014

Applications for the 2014/15 Joint Group Training Program (JGTP) open on 24 March 2014 and close on Friday 2 May 2014.


Training and Tertiary Education March Forum – Presentations and Survey Now Available
20 Mar 2014

The presentations and survey from the Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) March 2014 Forum are now available.


Nominations for the 2014 ACT Training Excellence Awards Now Open
20 Mar 2014

The ACT Training Excellence Awards identify, reward and promote the achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, trainers, employers, schools and registered training organisations (RTOs) committed to vocational education and training (VET) in the ACT. 


Notification of Amendment to the Current ACT Standards for Delivery of Training and Related Compliance Guides
19 Mar 2014

Amendments have been made to the ACT Standards for the Delivery of Training and associated compliance guides. 


NCVER Webinar Interpretation competencies in Australian VET
12 Mar 2014

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is hosting a Lost in translation? Interpreting competencies in Australian VET Webinar on 25 March 2014.


Reminder: Training and Tertiary Education Quarterly Stakeholder Forum - RSVP’s Closing and Draft Agenda now Available
05 Mar 2014

RSVPs for the March Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Quarterly Stakeholder Forum close Friday 7 March 2014 and the draft agenda is now available.


Reminder: 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training (Better Linkages) - Expressions of Interest Closing 7 March 2014
05 Mar 2014

The Better Linkages 2014 funding round is currently receiving expressions of interest (EOIs) from project groups. The final date for submission of EOIs is 7 March 2014.


February 2014

Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting Qualification – Feedback Requested
13 Feb 2014

The Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) has released draft 2 of the Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting Qualification for stakeholder feedback. 


Training and Tertiary Education Quarterly Stakeholder Forum – March RSVPs Open
12 Feb 2014

The next Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Quarterly Stakeholder Forum will be held on Thursday 13 March 2014.


IBSA Workshop – Foundation Skills for VET Practitioners
12 Feb 2014

Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) is hosting a full day workshop for VET Practitioners in the development of skills and understanding to improve vocational outcomes using foundation skills. 


Professional Development Opportunity for VET Teachers and Trainers
07 Feb 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is offering training in TAELLN411 – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, to vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers in both registered training organisations (RTOs) and high schools/colleges.


Free Professional Development Opportunity for Staff in Employment Service Providers
07 Feb 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is offering free training to staff members of employment service providers (ESPs).


Reminder: 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative Networking Event
06 Feb 2014

Last chance to register for the 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative Networking Event – Tuesday 18 February 2014. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with other organisations with a view to applying for funds through the 2014 ACT Better Linkages between employment and training initiative.


NCVER National Research Forum on Social Inclusion
05 Feb 2014

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is hosting a national research forum on social inclusion.


January 2014

ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA) 2014 Employer Incentives Available
31 Jan 2014

The TFA is offering a number of employer incentives to develop a more skilled workforce and to increase the employment and training opportunities for Australian Apprentices in the ACT.


2014 Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative – Frequently Asked Questions Now Available
30 Jan 2014

2014 Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative (Better Linkages) – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are now available on the Better Linkages webpage.


AVETARS Implementation Update
29 Jan 2014

The ACT Vocational Education and Training Administration Records System (AVETARS) implementation date has been revised. 


Professional Development Workshop: Connecting Disadvantaged Job Seekers to Jobs – Challenges and Solutions
28 Jan 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate is hosting a workshop on 21 February 2014 to assist registered training organisations (RTOs) and Employment Service Providers (ESPs) in connecting disadvantaged job seekers to jobs under the ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative.


NCVER to Launch New Online Portal
22 Jan 2014

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is launching an online portal on 3 February 2014.


Reminder: 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative Networking Event
20 Jan 2014

The ACT Education and Training Directorate is hosting a networking event on 18 February 2014 to facilitate organisations to connect with each other to develop funding proposals for the 2014 ACT Better Linkages between Employment and Training Initiative.


Reminder: The Better Linkages between Employment and Training (Better Linkages) 2014 Funding Round Open for Expressions of Interest
14 Jan 2014

The Better Linkages 2014 funding round is currently receiving expressions of interest from project groups. This is a new feature in the application process designed to assist project teams to assess the strength of their proposals. 


Foundation Skills Assessment Tool – Invitation to Participate in Focus Groups and Trials
09 Jan 2014

The Department of Industry is developing an interactive online Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels. VET and employment services providers are invited to attended focus groups and trials in order to provide feedback and to test the assessment system and the questions to be used.


April 2013

Reminder: Nominations are open for the 2013 ACT Training Excellence Awards
17 Apr 2013

The awards are your opportunity to identify, reward and promote individuals and organisations that excel in Vocational Education and Training in the ACT.


Reminder: Training and Tertiary Education Stakeholder Forum Survey - Closing 19 April 2013
16 Apr 2013

TaTE appreciates your attendance at the recent TaTE Quarterly Stakeholder Forum, held 8 March 2013. Your feedback is valuable in ensuring the forums are relevant and beneficial to your organisation. The survey will be closing on Friday 19 April 2013.


NSSC Position Paper – Feedback Closing 16 April 2013
15 Apr 2013

Feedback on the National Skills Standards Council’s (NSSC) review of the standards for the regulation of vocational education and training position paper closes on the 16 April 2013.


March 2013

March 2013 TaTE Quarterly Stakeholder Forum - Survey Now Open
26 Mar 2013

A feedback survey has been developed following the recent TaTE Quarterly Stakeholder Forum, held 8 March 2013.


2013 Auto Skills Australia Automotive Environmental Scan – Now Available
25 Mar 2013

The 2013 Automotive Environmental Scan has been officially released on the Auto Skills Australia (ASA) website.


Consultation on ASQA’s Revised Fees and Charges
21 Mar 2013

ASQA has recently undertaken a review of its fees and charges to ensure compliance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines. Feedback is now open on the revised fees and charges.


Consolidation of Key Dates from 8 March 2013 TaTE Quarterly Stakeholder Forum
21 Mar 2013

A consolidation of all dates to note from presentations at the 8 March 2013 TaTE forum is now available online


Better Linkages Funding Initiative Request For Proposal (RFP) Now Available
18 Mar 2013

The Better Linkages funding initiative RFP has been released, applications are now open.


Invitation to attend the NSSC’s consultation session as part of its review of standards for the regulation of vocational education and training (VET).
13 Mar 2013

The ACT Education and Training Directorate invite you to participate in a consultation session as part of the National Skills Standards Council’s (NSSC) review of the standards for the regulation of vocational education and training. Stakeholders should refer to the NSSC’s Position Paper described in a previous March 2013 news item. The Position Paper presents the NSSC’s position on reforms to the current standards.


Review of the National Standards for Group Training Organisations – Document Now Available.
13 Mar 2013

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) has developed a draft of the revised National Standards for Group Training Organisations and is seeking feedback from stakeholders.


The National Skills Standards Council’s (NSSC) draft Position Paper on the standards for the regulation of vocational education and training is now available.
12 Mar 2013

The NSSC has released a Position Paper, Improving vocational education and training- the case for a new system, presenting what it considers to be the reforms required to the standards for the regulation of vocational education and training.


Training and Tertiary Education March Forum – Presentations Now Available
12 Mar 2013

The presentations from the Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) March 2013 Forum are now available.


Better Linkages Workshop
08 Mar 2013

 After consultation with stakeholders at the 8 March 2013 TaTE Forum, there will now be a Better Linkages Workshop held on Wednesday 13 March 2013.


Mature Age Participant – Job Seeker Assistance Program 2013-2016 Request for Tender
07 Mar 2013

The Australian Government is investing $25.8 million over four years into the program. A Request for Tender is now open for a panel of expert providers to deliver the Mature Age Participant – Job Seeker Assistance Program.


ACT Implementation Plan for the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform - Now Available
01 Mar 2013

In April 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed a set of reforms to the national training system which are expressed in the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform (The NP). The ACT Implementation plan for the NP is now available online


New ACT Education and Training Directorate Website Template
01 Mar 2013

 The ACT Education and Training Directorate website is currently uploading a new template.


Training and Tertiary Education Quarterly Stakeholder Forum – Agenda Now Available
28 Feb 2013

The agenda for the Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Quarterly Stakeholder Forum on 8 March 2013 is now available.


February 2013

Reminder: Australian Apprentice Unit Result Reports in 2013
26 Feb 2013

All Australian Apprentice Unit Result Reports submitted to the ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) must be non-cumulative.


‘Tap Into Learning Today’ (TILT) Website Launch
26 Feb 2013

On Thursday 21 February 2013, the TILT website officially was launched


Reminder – March Forum RSVPs Now Open
21 Feb 2013

The RSVPs for the next Training and Tertiary Education Forum being held on 8 March 2013 are now open.


AVETMISS 7.0 Information Session – Presentation Now Available
12 Feb 2013

The presentation from the AVETMISS 7 information session posted on 8 February 2013 is now available.


IBSA Partnered Events Workshop Series
12 Feb 2013

 Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) is delivering new workshops across Australia on ‘Changes to the Business Services Training Package’. An ACT workshop is being held on 11 April 2013.


Productive Ageing through Community Education Program – funding available.
11 Feb 2013

Attention: Adult Community Education providers and community organisations. Funding opportunity available to support adult education through the Department of Industry, Innovation Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).


Save the date – Training and Tertiary Education March Forum.
11 Feb 2013

The next Training and Tertiary Education Forum will be held on 8 March 2013 at the Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning in Stirling.


Reminder: Request for Proposal (RFP) for the ACT Independent Industry Validation of RTO Assessment Practices – Closing
08 Feb 2013

Applications for RFP for the ACT Independent Industry Validation of RTO Assessment Practices Pilot Program close 22 February 2013.


Reminder: AVETMISS 7.0 Information Session RSVP’s Closing
01 Feb 2013

AVETMISS 7.0 came into effect for training activity from 1 January 2014. The ACT Education and Training Directorate will be presenting an AVETMISS 7.0 Information Session for registered training organisations (RTOs).


January 2013

Winners announced at the 2016 ACT Training Awards gala dinner
06 Sep 2016

The ACT Training Awards are an annual celebration of the efforts and achievements of those involved in vocational education and training (VET) in the ACT.


ACT Disability Inclusion Statement – Opportunity to Provide Feedback
01 May 2015

The ACT Government is developing the ACT Disability Inclusion Statement 2015-2017. The statement will promote an inclusive Canberra community that supports people with a disability to participate and reach their full potential. 


Reminder: Unique Student Identifier Consultations Session RSVP’s Closing
31 Jan 2013

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) in conjunction with the ACT Education and Training Directorate will host a Unique Student Identifier public consultation session.


AVETMISS 7.0 Information Session
25 Jan 2013

AVETMISS 7.0 came into effect for training activity from 1 January 2014. The ACT Education and Training Directorate will be presenting an AVETMISS 7.0 Information Session for registered training organisations (RTOs).


Unique Student Identifier Legislative Package – Now Available
25 Jan 2013

The Legislative Package for the Unique Student Identifier (USI) is now available on the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education’s (DIISRTE) website.


Unique Student Identifier – Consultation Session
16 Jan 2013

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) in conjunction with the ACT Education and Training Directorate will host a Unique Student Identifier public consultation session.


URGENT REMINDER: Ensure your registered training organisation (RTO) is appearing on the 2013 ACT Australian Apprenticeships Register
14 Jan 2013

For your RTO to appear on the ACT Australian Apprenticeships Register it is essential you nominate the qualifications you intend to deliver in 2013.


2013 Training and Tertiary Education Stakeholder Forum Dates
11 Jan 2013

Please note that the following days have been selected for the TaTE Stakeholder Forums in 2013.