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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Accepting advice from ITECA, the Australian Government has extended the waiver of ASQA fees and charges to 31 December 2021. More

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The Victorian Government has issued a tender to establish a panel of training providers for the State Government’s new Digital Skills and Jobs Program. More

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The Australian Government is to shortly commence the process of accepting applications to become approved as a VET Student Loans provider. More

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TEQSA, ASQA and CRICOS fee relief is on the policy advocacy agenda along with ending the tax on FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans. More

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Independent tertiary education providers have the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the SHB Beauty Training Package. More

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Implementation of the skills reform agenda now rests with the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, the new Minister for Employment Skills, Small and Family Business. More

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The National Skills Commission has released its report on the drivers of the different fees and subsidies for vocational training qualifications. More


Independent tertiary education providers are to play a lead role in identifying redundant, duplicative and burdensome government compliance obligations. More

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The beta version of the Australian Skills Classification provides a connection between labour market analysis and skills needs has been launched. More

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The Gonski – Shergold review of New South Wales’ skills framework is a constructive step towards a more integrated tertiary education system. 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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