VET Sector - Current News

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) provides its members with timely and insightful updates on the issues facing independent providers in the vocational education and training sectors.  A selection of key articles circulated to members can be found below.
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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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The 2021 State Budget has provided a significant training investment, including measures to increase the state’s apprentice and trainee numbers. 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


The Australian Government wants to hear from independent tertiary education providers about the support provided to rural and regional students. More

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The 2021 Tasmanian Government budget's investment in skills is directed at partnerships with peak industry associations. More

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The Victorian Government has released the list of qualifications that independent RTOs will be able to apply for funding to deliver to students. More


Independent RTOs with an interest in the development and delivery of digital skills are helping to shape the reform agenda. More

A key member benefit, and the reason many provider across the tertiary education sector 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.

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