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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Novel Coronavirus - Provider Information

(20/02/2020)
The latest information on the Novel Coronavirus for education providers and their students. More

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Queensland COVID-19 Recovery Package

(19/02/2020)
Independent tertiary education providers will benefit from a $27.25 million Industry Recovery Package announced by the Queensland Government. More

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ASQA Governance Reforms in Parliament

(13/02/2020)
The governance and accountability of ASQA is being upturned in a second wave of regulatory reform that delivers, in part, the reforms that ITECA members have been looking for. More

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ASQA Reforms Don't Go Far Enough

(6/02/2020)
The legislation to reform ASQA’s legislative framework won’t address the concerns that ITECA members have with respect to the vocational education and training regulator. More

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PM's Vocational Education Reform Pledge

(30/01/2020)
In a landmark speech outlining his government’s priorities, the Prime Minister has reaffirmed his commitment to delivering the reforms ITECA member have asked for. More

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VET Student Loan Caps Lifted

(28/01/2020)
The Australian Government has announced that the VET Student Loan limits have been increased for a number of courses, consistent with strong advocacy undertaken by ITECA on behalf of members. More

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Protecting Commercially Sensitive Info

(23/01/2020)
With the prospect that ASQA will start publishing commercially sensitive information as a result of proposed legislative reform, ITECA members are lobbying for protections. More

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ACT Cuts Vocational Training Funding

(20/01/2020)
As the ACT Government acts to cut funding for students in vocational education and training programs, ITECA members are meeting to ascertain the impact on sector sustainability. More

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QLD Prequalified Supplier Framework

(19/01/2020)
With a focus on funding quality providers, the Queensland Government has revised its prequalification supplier program, but the question is does it increase red-tape? More

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ASQA Reform Bill Under Scrutiny

(13/01/2020)
Reforms before the Australian Parliament that seek to improve the work of the Australian Skills Quality Agency (ASQA) are being considered by the ITECA membership. 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.

Further Information ―

To find out more about issues facing the ITECA members, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ITECAust or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.  Alternatively, send an email to vocational.education@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421017.


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