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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The Productivity Commission has said the federal – state skills funding agreement needs to be updated, changing how RTOs will be funded in the future. More

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ANAO has commenced its review of assessing ASQA’s effectiveness of planning and implementation reform with independent RTOs to offer their experience. More

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Advice from independent RTOs is being sought on how to improve the qualifications development process and industry engagement in the same. More


Independent RTOs play the lead role in skills delivery in Western Australia, supporting more than 94% of VET students in the state More

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Independent RTOs have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Australian Government on the 2015 Standards for Registered Training Organisations. More

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The Mining Skills Organisation Pilot is seeking to contract partners, including independent RTOs, to deliver key elements of the MSOP’s program. More

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A massive 35.8% fall in apprentice and trainee commencements in the June 2020 quarter has been identified in the latest NCVER report. More

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The Australian Government has updated the National Vocational Education and Training Data Policy which comes into force on 1 January 2021. More


Independent RTOs in South Australia deliver quality outcomes to around 88% of students in a vocational education and training program. More


Supporting more than 60% of apprentices and trainees across Queensland, independent RTOs enjoy great levels of student and employer satisfaction. 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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