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.

Novel Coronavirus - Provider Information

The latest information on the Novel Coronavirus for education providers and their students. More


Queensland COVID-19 Recovery Package

Independent tertiary education providers will benefit from a $27.25 million Industry Recovery Package announced by the Queensland Government. More


ASQA Governance Reforms in Parliament

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


ASQA Reforms Don't Go Far Enough

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


PM's Vocational Education Reform Pledge

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


VET Student Loan Caps Lifted

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


Protecting Commercially Sensitive Info

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


ACT Cuts Vocational Training Funding

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


QLD Prequalified Supplier Framework

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


ASQA Reform Bill Under Scrutiny

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.

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