Higher Education - 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 higher education, vocational education and training sectors.  A selection of key articles circulated to members can be found below.

Student Loan Tax Suspension Extended

The Australian Government has announced that the Student Loan Tax on FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans has been extended to 30 June 2021. More


HE Reforms Get Senate Committee Tick

A Senate Committee has given its tick to proposed higher education legislative reforms that includes a reduction to the FEE-HELP student loan tax. More


Student Loan Tax In Senate

ITECA tells the Senate that legislation before the parliament that cuts the higher education student loan tax from 25% to 20% should be passed. More


FEE-HELP & VSL Student Loan Tax

Significant advocacy continues to have the VSL and FEE-HELP Student Loan tax permanently abolished, along with the current temporary suspension extended. More


JobReady Legislative Package Review

A Senate committee reviewing the proposed JobReady legislative package has been told the independent higher education sector supports the reforms. More


Higher Education Leadership Opportunity

Expressions are now being sought for a key leadership role, that of national ITECA Deputy Chair - Higher education. More


FEE-HELP Student Loan Tax Advocacy

With legislation in the parliament to reduce the FEE-HELP Student Loan tax, negotiations continue to see it permanently removed. More


TEQSA Gets New Chief Executive

The appointment of Alistair Maclean as TEQSA’s new Chief Executive Officer has been announced by the Minister for Education. More


TPS Extension To Higher Education

After sustained lobbying by ITECA, the government has extended the Tuition Protection Scheme to cover all students in the higher education sector. More


Parliament Considers International Ed.

ITECA will provide advice to a parliamentary committee on how international education will support the Covid-19 economic recovery. More

A key member benefit, and the reason many provider across the higher 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 higher.education@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421017.

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