Higher Education Sector - Current News

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) provides its members with timely and insightful updates on the issues facing independent providers in the higher education sector.  A selection of key articles circulated to members can be found below.

The New South Wales Government has announced that all staff with tertiary education providers will be included in the priority vaccination drive. More


Two new higher education appointments to the ITECA Board have been made, Prof. Alan Bowen-James and Prof. Kathryn von Treuer. More

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A review by parliament of the higher education sector’s regulator produces mixed results and highlights that there are still opportunities to improve. More

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The Australian Government is developing its new National Microcredentials Framework and ITECA members are playing a leading role. More

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The higher education regulator has set out its approach to regulatory compliance and enforcement in the event of mismanagement or a deliberate breach. More

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to threaten the sector, ITECA has set out the support measures needed to sustain independent higher education providers. More


The higher education regulator is also looking at opportunities to strengthen knowledge of cyber security risks among providers. More

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TEQSA has commenced Federal Court proceedings to block access to a website supporting online cheating by Australian students. More

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ITECA discussed a range of higher education reforms including cost recovery and academic integrity when meeting with the TEQSA leadership. More

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Funding for 5,000 new short courses and TEQSA fee relief are included in the higher education measures within the 2021 Australian Government budget. More

A key member benefit, and the reason many provider across the tertiary education sector join, is the information that’s provided by ITECA.  From changes to the regulatory environment through to the latest data on student enrolments, ITECA provides members with timely updates.

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