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.


Living Cost Update for Visa Holders

The annual living costs amounts for students, guardians and accompanying family members have been updated to mitigate the risk of visa holders falling into financial hardship. More


NT Framing The Future Grants

The Northern Territory Government is inviting applications to fund programs that enhance the capacity of the training sector to skill the workforce. More


Textile Industry Skills Feedback Sought

Participate in the IBSA forum and meet the Industry Reference Committee to debate skills needs and qualification development for the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry. More


ESOS Regulation Changes From 1 Oct 2019

Changes to ESOS Regulations commenced on 1 October 2019 and it’s a great time for providers to ensure they are familiar with the new requirements to ensure compliance. More


Energy Management Skill Set Development

Industry consultation is underway on a proposed new cross sector energy management skill set for inclusion in the MSS Sustainability Training Package. More


ASQA Chief Commissioner Steps Down

With changes coming to the way ASQA interacts with training providers its Chief Commissioner, Mark Paterson AO, says it’s time to go. More


Government Skills Package Consultation

The Australian Government has invited ITECA members to national workshops to help co-design initiatives in the National Skills Package that seek to strengthen the VET system. More


Higher Ed. Category Standards Review

Recommendations from the Higher Education Category Standards Review have been handed to government and present an advocacy win for ITECA members. More


NT's Best Celebrated At Training Awards

Independent providers excelled at the Northern Territory Training Awards, with particular recognition for providers that support international and indigenous students. More


VET Government Stakeholder Committee

Independent VET providers are represented on a new Australian Government stakeholder committee that will support government implement its skills package. More

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