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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TEQSA Regulated Provider Forum

Independent higher education providers regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) have access to a new support network. More


VET Funding Reform Call

State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers are being called upon to make all funding in vocational education and training fully contestable. More


VSL Provider Levy Discussion

A new levy is about to be whacked on independent provides that support students accessing VET Student Loans. What does it mean for quality RTOs? More


Pilot Training Group Aloft

Providers of aviation pilot training are now better equipped to drive changes to regulations and standards with the formation of a new interest group. More


WA Reviews Skills & Training

ITECA members will highlight the quality outcomes delivered by independent RTOs in the Western Australian Government’s review of skills and training. More


VIC International Student Support

Independent tertiary education providers in Victoria will benefit from additional support for international students affected by the Covid-19 crisis. More


RTOs Hit Hard By Covid-19 Crisis

An assessment of enrolment levels within independent RTOs shows that around one-in-three have had fall in face-to-face enrolments greater than 70%. More


WA Regional Economic Grants

Independent tertiary education providers will have access to regional economic development grants made available by the West Australian Government. More


NSW International Student Support

International students at independent providers will benefit from support from the NSW Government as they struggle through the Covid-19 crisis. More


HE & VET Meeting Seeks Red Tape Cut

Independent providers operating in both the higher education and vocational education and training sector are working to cut red tape. More

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