Advancing Australia’s VET Sector – #1 2017


After a year of constant flux in the Australian vocational education and training industry and many regulatory changes, we are all ready for a positive step forwards together this year.

Kit McMahon from ACPET has noted this collaborative industry approach is already in force, with many of you stepping up to assist displaced students from colleges that have closed. We are fully supportive of ACPET’s new Student and Trainer Activation portal, and think it’s a wonderful initiative for supporting students to provide them with great options for securing their future.

A reminder to all that ASQA’s annual CEO Declaration of Compliance is due by 31 March 2017. We have created an easy-to-use RTO Compliance Checklist, with 14 steps to help you complete your self-assessment and to make sure that your Registered Training Organisation is meeting the compliance expectations that ASQA is looking for.

Our curated industry news this month highlights an interview with Jack Delosa from The Entourage in CEO Magazine. It has been truly great to see this young man take his education institution for entrepreneurs to the next level over the last few years. This article gives Jack’s interesting perspective on the up-and-coming generations’ dissatisfaction with current education models and traditional career paths. Definitely one to watch!

For more industry updates, have a read of our curated local and global VET industry e:newsletter here >>

Judith Bowler

Educational Strategist & Founder, RTO Advance