Setting Priorities For The Next Federal Government

Date —

31 March 2021

Education Sector/s —
Higher Education ◾ Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

Independent providers across the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors are collaborating on setting the reform agenda that should be pursued by the next Australian Government.

Key Issues —

With a federal election expected late this year or early next year, members of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) are working to identify the reform priorities for the next Australian Government.

It’s a collaborative effort undertaken by members serving on both national and state committees, with the final manifesto to be signed-off by the ITECA Board.

Issues identified by the members as needed to be included in the tertiary education sector's election manifesto include a strategic plan for the return of international students, improved skills funding agreements that reflect the excellence within the vocational education and training system, plus greater funding for the independent higher education sector.

Two key issues that have been identified is the need to eliminate the student loan tax and reducing the red tape burden.

ITECA has as considered approach to policy advocacy backed by the members at a state / territory level and a high performance policy advocacy team in Canberra. Collectively, ITECA’s leadership has relationships with politicians across the political spectrum.

The tertiary education sector’s policy reform priorities are set by the membership and are a great example of what member-driven advocacy is all about.

ITECA Membership – It’s a great time to get involved.

Getting Involved —

Members  set ITECA's policy reform agenda through their service on national committees and state / territory governments.  ITECA Membership – It's a great time to get involved.

Further Information —

If you're an ITECA 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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