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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There are 235,750 students studying VET in schools programs across the country. What are the qualifications they are studying? More

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The Victorian Government is considering a request to approve more independent RTOs to deliver Skills First funded training. More

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The Western Australian Government has announced measures to assist apprentices and trainees commence or re-engage in employment. More


As the Australian Government considers both a regulatory review a new strategy for VET In Schools delivery, what are the implications for RTOs? More

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A new analysis shows the extent of the massive fall in government funding to students studying with independent RTOs in Victoria. More

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The Australian Government has released the new Skills Priority List that will be used for targeting apprenticeship incentives and training funding. More

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An ANAO report on the ASQA regulatory reform journey acknowledges that although improvements have been made, there is still a lot to do. More


Independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) supported 73.4% of Indigenous Australians in vocational education and training. More


The Training and Education Training Package is undergoing a review. What is proposed and what will the changes mean for independent training providers? More


Vocational training leaders from around the country celebrated the fortieth anniversary of World Skills Australia at a function in parliament house. 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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