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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Destination Australia Grants Open

The first round of the Destination Australia Program to encourage students to study in the regions is now open for applications from tertiary education providers. More


Research On The VET vs Uni Debate

According to a new report from the Grattan Institute some university students with low school results would be better off doing vocational education. More


CEP Credential For Quality Trainers

The CEP – Certified Education Professional credential provides a pathway for experienced trainers and assessors to showcase their commitment to quality. More


PM Says VET Is As Good As Uni

Before a meeting that to discuss the nation’s $7billion investment in skills, the Prime Minister declared “vocational education is as good as uni”. More

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Queensland Gets New Skills Plan

The new Queensland new skills plan addresses the imperative to equip all working-aged Queenslanders with skills that meet the current and future needs of the labour market. More

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ASQA Releases Regulatory Strategy

The 2019-21 ASQA Regulatory Strategy set out the VET sector’s regulator evidence-based approach to addressing both current and emerging systemic risks. More

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Melbourne The Nation’s Top Student City

Melbourne has been named Australia’s top ranked student city – and third best in the world - in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds ranking of Best Student Cities for 2019. More


ASQA Gets Whacked In Parliament

In a hard-hitting speech to parliament, Andrew Laming MP has criticised ASQA for its focus on administrivia and set out how the regulator is hurting RTOs. More

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VSL Issues To Be Reviewed By Sector

Following feedback from its members, ITECA is working to improve the VET Student Loans scheme to ensure that the scheme fully supports students. More


TEQSA Audit Office Review

The ANAO is to assess the effectiveness of the higher education regulator to see if TEQSA has effective assurance, compliance and enforcement processes. More

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