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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The higher education regulator has released its compliance report that outlines its compliance activities and the focus for the coming year. More


Independent providers across the tertiary education sector are collaborating to set the sector’s manifesto for the next federal election. More

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The NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education hosted a roundtable meeting to review recognition and funding of microcredentials. More

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Recognising that the independent higher education sector continues to face challenges, ITECA is lobbying for an extension of the Covid-19 support measures. More

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A review of higher education in NSW by the State Parliament makes recommendations that would enhance the role of independent providers in the sector. More

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Dr Helen Gniel has been appointed head of the TEQSA Higher Education Integrity Unit, helping higher education providers respond to risks in the sector. More


The pre-Christmas Cabinet reshuffle has seen the Hon. Alan Tudge MP become the new Minister for Education, an appointment welcomed by ITECA. More

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The Australian Government is consulting on the prospect of allowing individuals to deduct education and training expenses that are not related to their job. More

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A new TEQSA report outlines the experiences of higher education students during the transition to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. More


Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO as Chief Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, the higher education regulator. 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.

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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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