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.

Educations & Skills Departments Join

The creation of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment will see the tertiary education system come together again. More


Loan Provider Applications Open For RTOs

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


VET Legislative Reform In Parliament

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


New Smart & Skilled Grant Now Open

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


ASQA Review Continues With Member Input

The review into ASQA’s governance, policies and culture continues with independent providers sharing their experience with the review panel. More


TPS To Cover Those With Student Loans

Parliament looks set to pass legislation that will see the Tuition Protection Service scheme extended to support those with government loans, but not full fee paying students. More


NSW Smart And Skilled Update

The New South Wales Government has updated the Smart and Skilled provider guidelines, prices and fees schedule and VET Student Outcomes Snapshot for November 2019. More


More Consultation For Textile Industry

The second consultation round for the Industrial Sewing Skill Set Project is now open. Feedback is sought from those with an interest in the industry. More


Celebrating Success In The Sector

The best and brightest in the vocational education and training sector will be recognised at the 2019 Australian Training Awards in Brisbane on 21 November 2019. More


ITECA Members For Destination Australia

The successful applicants of 2020 Destination Australia Grants have been announced, with several ITECA members receiving scholarships. 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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