September 23 2015 – smallprint September Newsletter

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We will be hosting our national roadshow throughout October and November and are hoping to see you there! Come along to learn about smallprint and Catapult eLearning’s latest product updates and releases. Keep an eye out in your inbox for your invitation.

CHC 2.0 Training Package resources available now

The first release of our CHC 2.0 Training Package resources is now available. 100 units of competency to support 16 qualifications are in our library and ready for purchase. See the list of qualifications now available and what’s next in the release schedule Stay tuned for email notifications informing you of the next release. Visit the CS&H ISC to learn more about the changes or view the new CHC 2.0 Training Package on

Blog: Training Resource Health Check

This month’s blog post looks at what things to consider when reviewing your resources. Do your resources need a Training Resource Health Check? Read blog now Contribute to the discussion on our LinkedIn page

Report: Training for early childhood education and care in Australia

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) published the findings of its national strategic review of early childhood care and education training on 20 August 2015. A sample group of 77 RTOs were audited as part of the review. This is roughly one-third of the RTOs delivering early childhood and child care programs. View media release and report

Australian Industry and Skills Committee (the AISC ) 3rd meeting

In their 1 September meeting the AISC carefully reviewed advice from ISCs about the number of training packages that will come forward for consideration in the remainder of 2015. The need for prioritisation was noted, given that over 30 training packages will be submitted in late November. This might mean that some will not be considered in 2015. View media release

ACPET to chair VET summit

ACPET to chair VET summit ACPET CEO, Rod Camm has announced ACPET will convene a roundtable summit of education and training industry leaders to address the most pressing issues in the sector. View media release  

VET in Schools 2014 statistical report

NCVER has released a statistical report which provides data on nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) programs undertaken as part of a student’s senior secondary certificate. View the report  

Apprentices & trainees 2015 – March quarter

This latest release of quarterly data shows a decline in the number of apprentices and trainees in training, as well as a decline in commencements and completions, an increase in cancellations and withdrawals was also recorded. View the report

Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service

A series of information sessions are being held about the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service. These free sessions are designed for staff in organisations involved in Australian Apprenticeships implementation, and for career advisers, as well as others working in schools. Find out more and register to attend

New free BSB Business Services User Guides

IBSA has developed User Guides for the Work Health & Safety (WHS) and Leadership & Management qualifications from the BSB Business Services Training Package. The Guides provide advice and guidance for best practice delivery and assessment of the qualifications or skill set. Download User Guide

NCVER Webinar – vocational streams

This webinar will provide an overview of the main findings arising from the research program Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market. Presented by Professor John Buchanan for NCVER and is free to attend. Register now

New Ministers for VET

New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball has announced his new cabinet, including two new ministers to oversee VET; Simon Birmingham Minister for Education and Training and Luke Hartsuyker Minister for Vocational Education and Skills. View Press release here

Register for the 2016 ACPET Catalogue

ACPET have opened registrations for their 2016 members catalogue. The current catalogue receives 4000 views per month and is an engaging way for prospective students, teachers, careers advisors and parents to select a quality training, education or a higher education provider. View further details