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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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

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VET's Small Providers Profiled

(10/01/2020)
Small providers in the VET sector, with less than 100 students, play a significant role in providing qualifications in niche industry sectors. More

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ICT Workforce Plan For Tasmania

(9/01/2020)
Tasmania has released its ICT action plan that places emphasis on collaboration between industry and the training sector to provide a skilled workforce. More

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VSL Support For Bushfire Affected Areas

(8/01/2020)
The Australian Government has put in place assistance for VET Student Loans (VSL) approved providers and students who are directly impacted by bushfires. More

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Queensland Training Awards Entries Open

(8/01/2020)
Be recognised for your contribution to independent tertiary education in Queensland by nominating for the 59th Annual Queensland Training awards. More

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Loan Provider Applications Open For RTOs

(5/12/2019)
Applications are opening for the next round for Registered Training Organisations who are seeking approval to become a VET Student Loans Approved Course Provider. More

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Educations & Skills Departments Join

(5/12/2019)
The creation of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment will see the tertiary education system come together again. More

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VET Legislative Reform In Parliament

(4/12/2019)
Proposed amendments to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth) aims to improve regulation of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). More

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New Smart & Skilled Grant Now Open

(3/12/2019)
ITECA members are invited to apply for a ‘The Smart and Skilled Behavioural Insights Grant’ that funds research into completion rates and success in transitioning to work. More

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ASQA Review Continues With Member Input

(29/11/2019)
The review into ASQA’s governance, policies and culture continues with independent providers sharing their experience with the review panel. 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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