ITECA News Archive

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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A key member benefit, and the reason many providers across the higher education and tertiary education sectors 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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As independent providers support 3-in-4 regional and rural vocational training students, the new Regional Education Commissioner is critical to the sector. More

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With the opening of borders delayed, ITECA has advised the Australian Government that the international education sector and students need certainty. More

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Governments have agreed to extend availability of the Undergraduate Certificate as a qualification in the AQF until mid-2025. More

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A focus on developing new markets and deploying international students to local skills needs is the focus on the new international education strategy. More


Following advocacy by ITECA, the government has announced that many ASQA, TEQSA, CRICOS and TPS fees will be waived through to the end of 2022. More

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A new NCVER report looks at better aligning vocational training and higher education, finding that combining qualifications is difficult and expensive. More

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The higher education regulator has issued a policy that sets out its approach when a higher education provider has a change of ownership or control. More

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Overseas students will be able to come to Australia from 1 December 2021, kickstarting the revival of the international education sector – find out the details. More

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A new NCVER report identifies the fact that industry professionals and tradespeople are an underutilised vocational training sector resource. More

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In-training trade apprenticeships reached 217,400 in July 2021, the highest number since records began in 1963 according to new government data. More

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