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.

Living Cost Update for Visa Holders

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


ESOS Regulation Changes From 1 Oct 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


Higher Ed. Category Standards Review

Recommendations from the Higher Education Category Standards Review have been handed to government and present an advocacy win for ITECA members. More


Senate To Debate New Student Loan Tax

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


Funding Should Be Based On Performance

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

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ASQA & TEQSA Full Cost-recovery Advocacy

As ASQA and TEQSA head towards full cost-recovery from 2020, significant policy advocacy is being undertaken to mitigate the adverse impact on independent providers. More


Australia's First University College

Quality and innovative approaches to providing quality students outcomes has seen Avondale College of Higher Education become the nation’s first University College. More


ESOS Changed Reporting Requirements

The implementation date that changes the reporting requirements of independent tertiary education providers supporting international students is approaching. More


TEQSA Act Change & Overseas Unis

Proposed amendments to the legislation that regulates higher education providers may allow overseas university courses to be delivered locally free from TEQSA’s oversight. More


Destination Australia Grants Open

The first round of the Destination Australia Program to encourage students to study in the regions is now open for applications from tertiary education providers. 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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