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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TEQSA Sexual Harassment Guide

(6/08/2020)
A new TEQSA guide helps higher education providers to better understand, prevent, identify and respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment. More

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Student Loan Tax Elimination Call

(3/08/2020)
The advocacy to end the student loan tax continues, with calls to extend its suspension to 30 June 2021 allied with lobbying to abolish it entirely. More

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A Cohesive Tertiary Education System

(31/07/2020)
Calls to better integrate the higher education sector with the vocational training sector have been made as the Productivity Commission reviews funding. More

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International Student Return Options

(2/07/2020)
Arrangements that allow international students to return to Australia to take-up their university studies won’t work for independent providers. More

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HE Loan Tax Reduction Welcomed

(29/06/2020)
The higher education Student Loan Tax levied on students studying with many independent providers is being reduced. More

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TEQSA Integrity Unit Established

(24/06/2020)
A TEQSA integrity unit will be created to protect the interests of students and the reputation of Australia’s higher education sector. More

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HE Loan Tax Temporary Suspension

(11/06/2020)
The higher education student loan tax will be suspended for six months thanks to legislation introduced into the Australian Parliament. More

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Higher Education Student Identifiers

(9/06/2020)
The extension of Unique Student Identifiers to the higher education sector is the major topic for discussion when leaders from across the sector meet in June 2020. More

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Cheating Bill In Parliament

(5/06/2020)
Legislation currently being considered by the parliament introduces deterrents to third party academic cheating services in higher education. More

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TEQSA Commissioner Appointed

(3/06/2020)
The appointment of Emeritus Prof. Peter Coaldrake AO as a TEQSA Commissioner brings a wealth of experience to the higher education sector’s 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.

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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