ITECA News Archive

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) provides its members with timely and insightful updates on the issues facing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education and training sectors.  A selection of key articles circulated to members can be found below.

If you’re an employee of an ITECA member you can have updates such as these emailed directly to your desk.  Simply join one of the ITECA Sector Interest Groups and news items on the issues relevant to you will be sent directly to your email account:

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A key member benefit, and the reason many providers across the higher education and tertiary education sectors join, is the information that’s provided by ITECA.  From changes to the regulatory environment through to the latest data on student enrolments, ITECA provides members with timely updates.


ITECA Committees - Make A Difference

The opportunity for you to help shape the future of Australia’s independent tertiary education sector exists through participation in an ITECA National Reference Group. More


TEQSA Chief Executive Moves On

The regulator for the higher education sector will be looking for a new Chief Executive with the departure of Anthony McClaran. More


ASQA Reform Bill Under Scrutiny

Reforms before the Australian Parliament that seek to improve the work of the Australian Skills Quality Agency (ASQA) are being considered by the ITECA membership. More


VET's Small Providers Profiled

Small providers in the VET sector, with less than 100 students, play a significant role in providing qualifications in niche industry sectors. More


ICT Workforce Plan For Tasmania

Tasmania has released its ICT action plan that places emphasis on collaboration between industry and the training sector to provide a skilled workforce. More


Queensland Training Awards Entries Open

Be recognised for your contribution to independent tertiary education in Queensland by nominating for the 59th Annual Queensland Training awards. More


VSL Support For Bushfire Affected Areas

The Australian Government has put in place assistance for VET Student Loans (VSL) approved providers and students who are directly impacted by bushfires. More


Resources For International Providers

The Australian Government has developed resources for international students, education agents and providers to help prevent international student exploitation. More


TEQSA Cost Recovery Delayed

The Australian Government has delayed the introduction of full-cost recovery for the higher education regulator. More


Higher Ed. Category Standards Reform

The Australian Government released its response to the Higher Education Provider Category Standards Review, with significant changes for the tertiary education system. More

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