ITECA Media Releases

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) is a strong proponent for reforms that support independent higher education, vocational education and training providers.  The following media releases provide insight to how ITECA shapes the national policy debate:

Media Release
28 January 2021 ITECA Welcome Richard Marles Appointment The To Skills Portfolio
27 November 2020 ASQA Management Changes An Important Step Of The Reform Journey
24 November 2020 Builders Academy Australia’s Win Showcases Quality
12 November 2020  Higher Education Tuition Protection Legislation Welcomed
28 September 2020
ITECA Welcomes National Skills Commissioner Appointment
5 August 2020 National Skills Heads Of Agreement Places Students At The Centre
3 August 2020 Tertiary Education Student Loan Tax Suspension Extension
24 July 2020 ITECA – Velg Training Agremeent Strengthens VET Sector Professionalism
21 July 2020 JobKeeper Extension Welcomed By The Independent Tertiary Education Sector
20 July 2020 Student Visa Changes Welcomed By Independent Tertiary Education Providers
15 July 2020 $1 Billion Skills Investment Is What’s Required To Support Jobseekers
8 July 2020 CISA Congratulated For Ten Years Of Strong Advocacy
7 July 2020 ASQA’s New Stakeholder Committee Has Its Work Cut Out Restoring Trust
25 June 2020 Higher Education Loan Tax Reduction Welcome
15 June 2020 Time To End The Tertiary Education Student Loan Tax
11 June 2020 Higher Education Student Loan Tax Temporary Suspension Welcomed
9 June 2020 Instant Asset Write-Off Benefits Independent Tertiary Education Students
5 June 2020 Vocational Education & Training – Not broken but room to improve
4 June 2020 Independent Tertiary Education Sector Seeks JobKeeper Extension
3 June 2020 TEQSA Commissioner’s Appointment Welcomed By Independent Sector
2 June 2020 Legislation To Establish The National Skills Commissioner Welcomed
29 May 2020 TEQSA & ASQA Regulatory Convergence Call – It’s time to cut red tape
26 May 2020 Prime Minister’s Vocational Education & Training Reforms Hit The Mark
26 May 2020 Prime Ministers Focus On Skills & Training Reform Welcomed
21 May 2020 Aviation Pilot Training Organisations Get New Forum
14 May 2020 New Higher Education Undergraduate Certificate Announcement Welcomed
5 May 2020 ACT Government’s Investment In New Vocational Training Courses Welcomed
1 May 2020 ASQA Review A Damning Criticism Of A Regulator On The Mend
20 April 2020 Time To Make An Investment In National Education And Training
17 April 2020 ANAO Audit Of Higher Education Regulator Welcomed By Independent Providers
16 April 2020 200,000 Vocational Education & Training Workers – They’re at risk!
14 April 2020 Temporary Suspension Of The Tertiary Education Student Loan Tax Welcome
14 April 2020 ASQA & TEQSA Fees And Charges Delay
8 April 2020 3 in 4 Independent Tertiary Education Providers Expect Local Enrolment Drop
31 Mar 2020 ASQA accepts independent sector's plan to set aside red tape
31 Mar 2020 $13 million needed to expedite online tertiary education delivery
30 Mar 2020 Urgent Steps Needed To Protect Our Independent Tertiary Education Sector
26 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Response - Focus On Students Not Red-tape
24 Mar 2020 ACT's Investment In Skills Returns Much Needed Funds
18 Mar 2020 ASQA & TEQSA Cost-Recovery Should Be Delayed To Support Sector
12 Mar 2020 Peak Business & Training Organisations Welcome Apprentice Support
25 Feb 2020 TEQSA-ITECA Agreement Signals New Era Of Cooperation
21 Feb 2020 Timely Support For NSW Bushfire And Drought Affected Apprentices
17 Feb 2020 COVID-19 Sees Student Numbers Drop At One In Four Independent Providers
13 Feb 2020 ASQA Legislative Reform Starts To Address Governance Concerns
7 Feb 2020 ASQA Reform Bill Doesn't Address Sector's Trust Deficit With Regulator
5 Feb 2020 Coronavirus Leaves 2,000+ Chinese Vocational Students Offshore
20 Jan 2020 ACT Government Slashes Funding To Vocational Education And Training
16 Jan 2020 TEQSA Chief Executive Farewelled By Independent Higher Education Sector
14 Jan 2020 Small Vocational Education & Training Providers In The Spotlight

For media releases prior to 2020, please click the button below to expand.

Date Media Release
19 Dec 2019 Independent Tertiary Education Body Gets An Independent Chair
12 Dec 2019 Focus On Life-long Learning In Alice Springs Education Declaration Welcomed
12 Dec 2019 VET Trainers & Assessors Gain A New Credential Through New College
11 Dec 2019 AQF & Higher Education Reforms Welcomed By Independent Providers
05 Dec 2019 Education & Skills Amalgam In Departmental Reorganisation Welcomed
25 Nov 2019 VET's Full Fee-Paying Students Left Unprotected By Proposed Reforms
22 Nov 2019 Australian Training Awards Showcase Independent Sector's Students
22 Nov 2019 Queensland's Free Apprenticeship Campaign Gets Providers' Tick
21 Nov 2019 Industry & Skills Committee Chair Appointment Welcomed
30 Oct 2019 ASQA Governance, Policies & Culture Review Welcomed
30 Oct 2019 Independent Higher Education's Role Continues To Grow
25 Oct 2019 Interim Skills Commissioner Has The Toughest Job In Australian Education
25 Oct 2019 AQF Reform A Step Towards A Coherent Tertiary Education System
16 Oct 2019 New Category for Independent Higher Education Providers
10 Oct 2019 ITECA Welcomes Australia's First National Careers Ambassador
1 Oct 2019 ASQA & TEQSA Cost Recovery To Increase Student Course Costs
27 Sep 2019 ASQA Chief Commissioner's Departure Signals Important New Director
26 Sep 2019 Australian Government Vocational Education & Training Committee Appointed
24 Sep 2019 COAG Skills Council Outcomes
16 Sep 2019 New Higher Education Student Loan Tax To Hit Students
11 Sep 2019 Time To Base Tertiary Education Funding On Performance
03 Sep 2019 Australia Get Its First University College
28 Aug 2019 71% Of VET Students In Independent Sector
27 Aug 2019 ITECA Welcomes Expert Panel To Advise On Vocational Training Reforms
13 Aug 2019 New Certification Scheme for Vocational Education & Training Professionals
9 Aug 2019 COAG Gets It Right With Focus On One Post-Secondary Education System
8 Aug 2019 VET Sector Reform – It’s independent providers that offer the best solution
1 Aug 2019 ASQA Parliamentary Criticism Echo Sectors Concerns
12 Jul 2019 ITECA – TAFE SA Partnership Heralds New Training Era In South Australia
16 Jun 2019 Time for a radical overall of the nation’s skills funding system
5 Jun 2019 Independent Providers Do The Heavy Lifting In Vocational Education
26 May 2019 Education & Skills Ministerial Appointments Welcomed by Independent Providers
23 May 2019 ITECA’s Formation Kicks‐starts The Debate on Tertiary Education Reform
18 Apr 2019 TEQSA Appointment Welcomed by Independent Tertiary Education Sector
15 Apr 2019 ITECA Vote to Transform Independent Tertiary Education Leadership
2 Apr 2019 VET Review Charts Direction to be Welcomed by Those Seeking Skills
2 Apr 2019 Budget Makes Investments to a Sustained Skilled Workforce
27 Mar 2019 VET Trainer & Assessor Credential Change Delay Welcomed
24 Feb 2019 Melbourne Declaration’s Renewal Should Focus on Life-Long Learning
15 Feb 2019 VET Funding Model Should Focus on Supporting Quality Outcomes
8 Feb 2019 TEQSA & ASQA Chiefs to Brief Independent Education Providers
7 Feb 2019 VET Funding Model Should Focus on Supporting Quality Outcomes
1 Feb 2019 ACPET’s New Chair Signals Policy Advocacy Focus