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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Covid19 Online Member Roundtables

ITECA members nation-wide are taking their concerns to government via exclusive member-only online executive roundtable events. More


$1B For West Australian Businesses

In a move that will support Western Australia’s independent tertiary education providers, the state’s government has set out a $1 billion support package. More


SA Government Support For Sector

The South Australian Government has announced a further range of measures that will assist many independent tertiary education providers deal with the Covid-19 crisis. More


ITECA Plan Accepted By Regulator

ASQA has accepted key recommendations in the ITECA Action Plan to support independent providers deal with the fallout from managing the Covid-19 virus outbreak. More


COVID-19 Response Jobkeeper Payment

Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses affected by Covid-19 response measures will be able to access an Australian Government subsidy to continue paying their employees. More


Leadership That Supports The Sector

A bold action plan that allows independent tertiary providers see out the Covid-19 crisis has been put to government by ITECA. It cuts red-tape and supports students. More


Study Melbourne Student Grants

Student Melbourne is encouraging grants through the International Student Welfare Grants program to support international students. More


Government Needs To Suspend Red-tape

As the Covid-19 driven economic crisis unfolds, ITECA has had robust conversations with government about the need to allow the sector to focus on students and not red-tape. More


ASQA Steps-Up & Supports Providers

ASQA has responded to ITECA’s ardent calls to support independent RTOs by offering the leeway to implement temporary measures to deal with the Covid-19 virus outbreak. More


TAFE To Be Boosted - Macklin Review

Despite the independent RTOs outperforming the TAFE sector in Victoria by almost any measure, the Macklin Review foreshows an expanded role for public providers. More

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