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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Consultation is underway on updating qualifications in the individual support, aging support and disability sectors, so be sure to have your say. More


As the NCVER sets about the task of seeking employers views of vocational training provider performance, let’s have a look at what they have said in the past. More

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The national VET regulator has new legislative powers relating to the publication of regulatory decisions, so what does this mean for independent RTOs? More

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The New South Wales Government is inviting independent RTOs to apply for status as a pre-qualified provider of funded vocational training. More

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The much-awaited report into post-secondary education is in, charting new territory for a combined tertiary system but lacking detail on skills funding. More

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The list of courses approved under the VET Student Loans program has been updated, including the addition of 12 new courses and changes to 113 others. More

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As the Australian Government cements its plans to drive the economic recovery, the Prime Minister has put skills investment and reform at the centre. More


The JobTrainer initiative commits $1 billion to support school leavers and job seekers, so where are we with delivery by independent RTOs? More


The latest survey data shows that the VET system continues to support students with independent RTOs delivering some of the best outcomes for students. More

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The Productivity Commission has said the federal – state skills funding agreement needs to be updated, changing how RTOs will be funded in the future. 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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