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.

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With the international education sector on its knees, there should be a further suspension of CRICOS fees and charges levied on independent providers. More

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As the Australian Government looks at streamlining and rationalising national VET qualifications, independent providers are having their say. More

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The New South Wales Government has announced the return of ‘Smart And Skilled’ advance payments for RTOs that are experiencing cash flow hardship. More

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Recommendations concerning a proposed registration scheme for international student agents have been given to the Australian Government. More

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The 2021 State Budget has provided a significant training investment, including measures to increase the state’s apprentice and trainee numbers. More


The New South Wales Government has announced that all staff with tertiary education providers will be included in the priority vaccination drive. More


Protection of international students studying within Australia is at the centre of a joint statement by ITECA and TDA addressing student transfers. More


As the Victorian Government seeks expressions of interest to become a funded provider, find out what it takes to secure and manage a contract. More

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The extension of VET Student Loans to Certificate IV courses is being considered by government. What may this mean for independent RTOs? More


The Australian Government is seeking the advice of ITECA members on vocational training assessments and what constitutes best practice. More

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