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.

If you’re an employee of an ITECA member you can have updates such as these emailed directly to your desk.  Simply join one of the ITECA Sector Interest Groups and news items on the issues relevant to you will be sent directly to your email account:

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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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Advice from independent RTOs is being sought on how to improve the qualifications development process and industry engagement in the same. More

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ITECA continues to lobby government to ensure that independent tertiary education providers are part of pilot schemes for the return of international students. More


Independent RTOs play the lead role in skills delivery in Western Australia, supporting more than 94% of VET students in the state More

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TEQSA has recently updated its guidance for higher education providers that offer courses to students studying in Australia on student visas. More

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Independent RTOs have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Australian Government on the 2015 Standards for Registered Training Organisations. More

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With international students not likely to return in large numbers until late 2021, ITECA has asked government to provide targeted support for the sector. More

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The Mining Skills Organisation Pilot is seeking to contract partners, including independent RTOs, to deliver key elements of the MSOP’s program. More

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Dr Helen Gniel has been appointed head of the TEQSA Higher Education Integrity Unit, helping higher education providers respond to risks in the sector. More


The pre-Christmas Cabinet reshuffle has seen the Hon. Alan Tudge MP become the new Minister for Education, an appointment welcomed by ITECA. More

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A massive 35.8% fall in apprentice and trainee commencements in the June 2020 quarter has been identified in the latest NCVER report. More

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