Higher Education - 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, vocational education and training sectors.  A selection of key articles circulated to members can be found below.
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Higher Ed. Category Standards Reform

(12/12/2019)
The Australian Government released its response to the Higher Education Provider Category Standards Review, with significant changes for the tertiary education system. More

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Educations & Skills Departments Join

(5/12/2019)
The creation of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment will see the tertiary education system come together again. More

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STEM Gender Equity Conference

(28/11/2019)
The Catalysing Gender Equity 2020 Conference will take place in February and celebrate success and highlight key action areas for gender equity in STEM. More

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TPS To Cover Those With Student Loans

(27/11/2019)
Parliament looks set to pass legislation that will see the Tuition Protection Service scheme extended to support those with government loans, but not full fee paying students. More

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TEQSA Higher Education Statistics

(30/10/2019)
The TEQSA Statistics Report summary provides members with a national statistics snapshot from across the tertiary education system. More

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Living Cost Update for Visa Holders

(16/10/2019)
The annual living costs amounts for students, guardians and accompanying family members have been updated to mitigate the risk of visa holders falling into financial hardship. More

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ESOS Regulation Changes From 1 Oct 2019

(3/10/2019)
Changes to ESOS Regulations commenced on 1 October 2019 and it’s a great time for providers to ensure they are familiar with the new requirements to ensure compliance. More

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Higher Ed. Category Standards Review

(25/09/2019)
Recommendations from the Higher Education Category Standards Review have been handed to government and present an advocacy win for ITECA members. More

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Senate To Debate New Student Loan Tax

(16/09/2019)
The Senate is to debate legislative changes that will see providers hit with extra taxes and charges to cover the cost of administering the HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP programs. More

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Funding Should Be Based On Performance

(11/09/2019)
At parliament house this week, ITECA members will argue for a level playing field in which independent providers and public providers and can access funds to support students. More

A key member benefit, and the reason many provider across the higher 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.

Further Information ―

To find out more about issues facing the ITECA members, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ITECAust or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.  Alternatively, send an email to higher.education@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421017.


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