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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As independent providers support 3-in-4 regional and rural vocational training students, the new Regional Education Commissioner is critical to the sector. More


Following advocacy by ITECA, the government has announced that many ASQA, TEQSA, CRICOS and TPS fees will be waived through to the end of 2022. More

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A new NCVER report looks at better aligning vocational training and higher education, finding that combining qualifications is difficult and expensive. More

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A new NCVER report identifies the fact that industry professionals and tradespeople are an underutilised vocational training sector resource. More

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In-training trade apprenticeships reached 217,400 in July 2021, the highest number since records began in 1963 according to new government data. More


The work of independent RTOs will be changed forever as the Australian Government reforms the qualifications drafting process – it’s time to get involved. More

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Meetings between ITECA and government are building confidence that the new qualifications development framework will deliver positive outcomes. More


Find out about the opportunity to get a state / territory government skills funding contract to support students get the qualifications they need. More

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The HSSO’s new Aged Care Workforce Rapid Response Initiative to assist students completing their workplacements in Human Services related qualifications. More

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The transition period for units in the construction and plumbing, transport and logistics. and the electrotechnology training packages has been extended. 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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