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April 2013


Welcome to the SITAC newsletter.

We aim to provide you with the most up to date and most useful information possible throughout the year.

We hope you continue to subscribe to our newsletter throughout the year and if you choose to, please be sure to spread the word.

If there is something happening that we have not covered or is coming up and you wish to include it in the next newsletter, please click here and provide all relevant information.


The SITAC Team


SITAC have also scheduled some NT online workshops. Click here to go to the calendar to find out when and where you can get your fix.


These are hosted by our very own Stephan Schmidt. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact him here.

WSA Fundraiser

Team Bus Update

In exactly 86 days, over 1,000 competitors from across the world will enter through the doors of the Leipzig Trade Fair to commence what will be their biggest career challenge to date – the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition. In amongst those thousand competitors will be 32 of this nation’s best and brightest young skilled technicians, the Team Australia Skillaroos.

WSA is calling on the assistance of our supporters to secure the neccessary funds needed to ship each toolbox to Germany.

Visit the campaign page to find out rewards on offer.



Environmental Scan 2013-14 is now available

Click here to view

To view the Property Services training package, click here


Training Packages

To view the Retail Training Package, click here

To view the Beauty Training Package, click here

To view the Floristry Training Package, click here

To view the Hairdressing Training Package, click here

Check out these upcoming events and find one near you


Environment Scan 2013 is now available

Click here to view

 training providers forum

Training Providers Forum 2013

Early Bird Registrations Open

This two day conference and exhibition will provide the latest updates on training and workforce development and showcase examples of innovation and good practice. This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for all training professional.

To view the program and registration go to 

 NSSC Logo

New Training Package Standards

New Standards for Training Packages have been developed by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC).

The Standards apply to the design and development of Training Packages by Industry Skills Councils (ISCs), which are then endorsed by the NSSC.

The Office of the NSSC has developed a presentation to provide a brief overview of the development, transition and implementation of the Standards for Training Packages.

To access this presentation, click here 



WorldSkills Australia operates in 30 regions across Australia. To find out about Regional Competitions happening near you contact your closest Regional Coordinator.

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 NT Training Awards

NT Training Awards

Recognise and celebrate excellence in VET in the NT

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Australian Training Awards

Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising organisations, training providers and individuals for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Read more


Recall App

This app will help you stay on top of the latest recall information, especially when you’re on the move.

Find out more here

Yes, iMoot is on again!


Moot is an annual event where the Moodle community of over 32 million users are provided the opportunity to join together on a global scale. This web based event engages a global audience of Moodle practitioners, administrators and decision makers in one event for an online e-conference with a difference!

Go and register

Moodle Mahara Meet-up in Adelaide


“Moodle-Mahara Meetup” is a not-for-profit event which will raise the profile of the connection between Moodle and Mahara, also known as Mahoodle.

Read more


National calendar of e-learning events


Find out what e-learning professional development workshops and sessions are on offer to VET practitioners this month.


digital classroom

Digital Classroom is an online learning resource that combines video training from expert instructors with a rich library of e-books published by Wiley. Students learn on their own terms, taking lessons when they want, from whatever location works best for them. Students can start a lesson from their desktop or laptop computer, or they can take the learning on the road and participate in classes using a web-enabled tablet or phone. With lessons available all day, every day, is ready to teach whenever and wherever students have the urge to learn.

Find out more


Billions of people are now connected to the Internet, and cloud-based services increasingly dominate our personal and professional lives. Grovo helps you get the most out of these services so you can be more productive and spend time on what matters most.

Each day, our NYC-based team produces one-minute video lessons covering
every change to the world’s most popular websites, mobile apps and online tools—and we deliver those lessons in real-time.

Find out more

ipad apps

Looking for some great iPad Apps for school?

Aputula story logo

Health success at Aputula Community Store

Healthy food and drink is becoming a more popular choice in the remote Northern Territory community of Aputula thanks to some creative initiatives from the local community store.

Upcoming Events

Australian Workforce and Productivity agency information session – 2013 national workforce development strategy (Darwin) – 16 April 2013

Women’s Network NT April networking event (Darwin) – 18 April 2013

Jobs Australia – Indigenous Forces at Work conference (Darwin) – 30 April – 2 May 2013

IBSA Changes to the Business Services Training Package (Darwin) – 2 May 2013

Chamber of Commerce (NT) Business at Sunset (Darwin) – April 17 and May 15 2013

velg Training 2013 VET Summit (Brisbane) – 20 May 2013

AHRI Network Forum HR and the Law (Darwin) – 24 May 2013

World Indigenous Network 2013 Conference (Darwin) – 26-31 May 2013

NT Government – Department of Business events, workshops and webinars – A variety of professional develop opportunities to support local business

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