HE & VET Meeting Seeks Red Tape Cut

Date —

14 May 2020

Industry Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training, Higher Education

Summary —

One of the great challenges before independent providers in the higher education sector and the vocational education and training sector is the excessive amount of redundant and duplicative government red-tape.  The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) provides these members the opportunity to come together and explore opportunities to reduce the intervention of government in their organisations.

Key Issues —

Independent providers operating in the higher education and the vocational education and training sector see government at its most intrusive.  They are forced to work not only with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) but also the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).  Adding to their frustrations is the fact that many dual sector providers have to work with two different student loan mechanisms.  It can all be a little much for independent providers.

The ITECA Dual Sector Provider Interest Group is a growing community of leaders within dual sector providers.  They come together to share experiences and provide advice to the ITECA policy team based in Canberra.

ITECA Dual Sector Provider Interest Group Issues  —

  • TEQSA & ASAQ Regulatory convergence
  • FEE-HELP and VET Student Loan interplay
  • Alignment of regulator and student expectations

What empowers members of the ITECA Dual Sector Provider Interest Group is the strong working relationship that ITECA’s policy team have with both TEQSA and ASQA.  They have a unique perspective that ensures they are both sympathetic to and able to support members.  

Participation in the ITECA Dual Sector Provider Interest Group allows you to work alongside others that share your interests and who want to make a difference.

ITECA Member Engagement ꟷ


The ability to participate in the ITECA Dual Sector Provider Interest Group is an opportunity that’s exclusively available to ITECA members, a united community of independent tertiary education providers that’s informed and influential.

If you’re a dual sector tertiary education provider, it’s never been a better time to get involved.

Member Engagement —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Dual Sector Reference Committee.

Further Information —

For more information on this issue please send an email to membership@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter @ITECAust or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.


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