Tertiary Education Sector Red Tape To Be Assessed

Date —

24 March 2021

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

Summary —

Independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors are being asked to play a lead role in identifying redundant, duplicative and burdensome government compliance and reporting obligations.

Key Issues —

The Australian Government has a renewed emphasis on red-tape reduction and the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) is engaging with providers across the tertiary education sector to identify where the compliance and reporting obligations are unnecessarily complex.

ITECA’s assessment of the red tape burden is one of the most comprehensive undertaken in the tertiary education sector. It is reviewing the operations of government at all levels including the work of the following departments and agencies.


Online Survey 
Department of Education, Skills & Employment


◾ Australian Securities & Investments Commission (NAT)
◾ Australian Skills Quality Authority (NAT)
◾ Australian Taxation Office (NAT)
◾ Tertiary Education Quality & Standards Agency (NAT)
◾ Department of Education, Skills & Employment (NAT)
◾ Skills Canberra (ACT)
Training Services New South Wales (NSW)
◾ Department of Trade, Business & Innovation (NT)
Department of Employment, Small Business & Training (QLD)
◾ Department for Innovation & Skills (TAS)
Skills Tasmania (TAS)
Department of Education & Training (VIC)
Department of Training & Workforce Development (WA)

The assessment involves independent tertiary education providers offering feedback on the volume and complexity of compliance and reporting obligations. Of interest is that the performance of the agencies will be benchmarked against each other, allowing policy makes to review the performance of their jurisdiction.

The 2021 ITECA Tertiary Education Red Tape Survey is to be released at the 2021 VET Business Summit – Sydney on 16 April 2021 and to register for this event please visit the link below.




2021 VET Business Summit - Sydney (15 Apr 2021)

ITECA empowers its members with the information to make informed business decisions and the influence to drive reform. The 2021 ITECA Tertiary Education Red Tape Survey is one of the many ways that ITECA members play an active role in shaping the policy discussion at a national and local level.

Getting Involved —

Members in the vocational education and training sector play a lead role in setting the framework for vocational education and training reform through their participation in the ITECA Higher Education Reference Group and the ITECA Vocational Education & Training Reference Group.  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 policy team would value the opportunity to talk to you.  Simply send an email to redtape.monitor@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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