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.

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


Research On The VET vs Uni Debate

According to a new report from the Grattan Institute some university students with low school results would be better off doing vocational education. More

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Melbourne The Nation’s Top Student City

Melbourne has been named Australia’s top ranked student city – and third best in the world - in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds ranking of Best Student Cities for 2019. More


TEQSA Audit Office Review

The ANAO is to assess the effectiveness of the higher education regulator to see if TEQSA has effective assurance, compliance and enforcement processes. More

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TEQSA Act To Be Amended

The Senate is considering a bill that is designed to place TEQSA and the higher education sector’s regulatory and quality assurance system on a stronger footing. More

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ITECA Parliamentary Roundtable Shapes-up

The ITECA Parliamentary Roundtable on 11 September 2019 in Canberra provides a platform for dialogue between the independent tertiary education system and key Ministers. More

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Higher Education Fee Bills In Parliament

Legislation introduced into the parliament will impose an annual charge on higher education providers with students entitled to HECS-HELP assistance or FEE-HELP assistance. More

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Contract Cheating Legislation Drafted

Independent providers are reviewing the exposure draft of legislation that will make it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services in higher education. More

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Universities Hit By Data Breaches

The news that ANU and ACU have been hit by data breaches highlights the importance of the independent tertiary education system’s approach to securing student and staff records. More

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Demand Driven University System

The Productivity Commission has released its report into the demand-driven demand driven university system before it ceased in 2017. More

A key member benefit, and the reason many provider across the higher education and tertiary education sectors 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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