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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Independent RTOs are now being invited to deliver JobTrainer programs across Tasmania, providing a $21 million boots to VET funding in the state. More

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There are 100,146 people working with independent RTOs according to a new NCVER study, so how many of them are administrators, trainers and assessors? More

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The 2020 Australian Government budget has provided nearly $30 million to the National Careers Institute over the next four years – what’s it for? More

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The South Australian Government has set out the qualification that it will deliver under JobTrainer, along with guidance as to which RTOs can deliver them. More


The 2020 Australian Government Budget has set out the commitment of $141.1million to permanently establish the National Skills Commission. More

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The Australian Government Budget makes a substantial investment in skills, regulatory reform and the National Careers Institute. More

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The Australian Government is to provide a 50% wage subsidy to support the employment of 100,000 new apprentices and trainees. More

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The government has dropped FBT for employer-provided retraining and reskilling, for employees who are redeployed to a different role with their employer. More

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The appointment of Adam Boyton as National Skills Commissioner is a milestone in the reform of vocational education and training across the nation. More


A new assessment of what makes for a successful VET in schools program highlights that engaged secondary schools leadership is the key to success. 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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