ITECA Queensland Leadership

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors across Queensland.

Thanks to a highly engaged membership and the leadership of the ITECA Queensland  committee, we’ve seen funding reforms and red-tape reduction across the independent tertiary education sector.


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ITECA Queensland Committee Leadership


◾ Kathleen Newcombe (Chair)
◾ Barry Hankinson
◾ Bruce Bell
◾ Brendan Power
◾ Emma Siebuhr
◾ Michael Gleadow
◾ Marc Ratcliffe
◾ Narelle Cossettini
◾ Paul Leeden
◾ Richard Lindner
◾ Kerry Hollis
◾ Les Wells

Sarina Russo Group
Mater Education
Skills Generation
Clear to Work
Fortress Learning
Connect ‘n’ Grow
MRWED Training and Assessment
Australian Child Care Career Options
Altura Learning Academy
Challenge Employment and Training
ITECA State Branch Manager
ITECA State Policy Manager

ITECA Queensland serves as the link between independent tertiary education providers and key stakeholders including those set out below.


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ITECA Queensland Key Stakeholders


◾ Department of Employment, Small Business & Training
◾ Queensland Training Ombudsman
◾ Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland
◾ Construction Skills Queensland
◾ Energy Skills Queensland
◾ Manufacturing Skills Queensland

A major focus of ITECA Queensland is to support independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) deliver training under the 'Skills Assured' program. Each quarter, the ITECA Queensland Funded Provider Interest Group meets to help quality independent RTOs to understand changes to the 'Skills Assured' program.

Getting Involved —

The ability of ITECA Queensland to play a lead role in tertiary education matters across the state rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Queensland Committee.  ITECA Membership – It's a great time to get involved.

Further Information —

If you're an ITECA Queensland member and would like more information on this matter, the ITECA team would value the opportunity to talk to you.  Simply send an email to or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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