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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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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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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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

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TPS To Cover Those With Student Loans

(27/11/2019)
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

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NSW Smart And Skilled Update

(26/11/2019)
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

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More Consultation For Textile Industry

(25/11/2019)
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

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Celebrating Success In The Sector

(21/11/2019)
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

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ITECA Members For Destination Australia

(17/11/2019)
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.

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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