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.

Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO as Chief Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, the higher education regulator. More

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The Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest from independent higher education providers to deliver short courses in 2021. More

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The Australian Parliament has passed legislation that extends the Tuition Protection Scheme to higher education students. More


Academic integrity was high on the agenda when ITECA members met with the new TEQSA Chief Executive, Mr Alistair Maclean, this month. More


The International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating on 21 October 2020 highlights the threat that contract cheating poses to educational standards. More

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A new TEQSA report has identified improvements in the transparency of higher education admissions information, but what more needs to change? More

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A new TEQSA toolkit will assist independent higher education providers to promote academic integrity and addressing contract cheating. More

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This year’s annual report shows how the higher education regulator responded to support the sector deal with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. More

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The 2020 Australian Government Budget has provided funding for more higher education short courses, but how many courses and in what areas? More

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Is the current approach to assessing claims of scholarship and scholarly activity in #HigherEducation adequate? TEQSA wants to hear from you. 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.

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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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