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.

New National Skills Agreement

Governments signed a new skills agreement that enshrines the principle of student choice for vocational education and training. More


WA Skills Report Gets Focus Wrong

The WA Government’s skills review fails to chart a clear direction for independent RTOs that support more 73% of the state’s VET students. More


AISC Fails Students On Workplacements

As thousands of students are unable to complete their training due to the inability to meet workplacement requirements, government fails to act. More


JobTrainer Provider Selection

As government considers the best way to deliver JobTrainer programs, the ability of independent RTOs to play the lead role is being considered. More


JobTrainer Course List Consultation

The National Skills Commission has sought the advice of ITECA members on the qualifications to be delivered under the $1billion JobTrainer initiative. More


$1.5 Bil To Keep Apprentices Employed

Keeping apprentices and trainees employed is the purpose of a $1.5 billion funding commitment announced by the Australian Government. More


$1 Billion JobTrainer Fund Details

The Australian Government has announced it’s $1Billion JobTrainer fund to support up to 340,700 training places to get skills in growth sectors. More


VET Reform Funding Update

The impact of the Joyce Review and the current Productivity Commission review of vocational education funding is being considered by independent RTOs. More


ASQA Stakeholder Liaison Group

Consistent with its commitment to better manage its stakeholder engagement, ASQA has appointed its new stakeholder liaison group. More


CISA Delivers Over The Decade

Celebrating its tenth year, the work of the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) has never been more important given the Covid-19 crisis. 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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