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.
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TEQSA’s proposed approach for transitioning to the full cost recovery arrangements has been set out and ITECA members are providing feedback. More

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ITECA had argued that the 2021 Australian Government Budget should extend the TEQSA fee waiver, and this is exactly what’s happened. More

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Following strong advocacy by ITECA, the suspension of the student loan tax on FEE-HELP loans has been extended to 31 December 2021. More

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The Australian Government has announced funding for an additional 5,000 higher education short courses to be offered by independent providers. More

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The higher education regulator has set about the task of appointing a new Commissioner responsible for strategy, regulatory decisions and compliance. More

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The higher education regulator has released its compliance report that outlines its compliance activities and the focus for the coming year. More


Independent providers across the tertiary education sector are collaborating to set the sector’s manifesto for the next federal election. More

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The NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education hosted a roundtable meeting to review recognition and funding of microcredentials. More

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Recognising that the independent higher education sector continues to face challenges, ITECA is lobbying for an extension of the Covid-19 support measures. More

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A review of higher education in NSW by the State Parliament makes recommendations that would enhance the role of independent providers in the sector. 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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