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:

ITECA Member Engagement ―

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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TEQSA Sexual Harassment Guide

(6/08/2020)
A new TEQSA guide helps higher education providers to better understand, prevent, identify and respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment. More

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New National Skills Agreement

(5/08/2020)
Governments signed a new skills agreement that enshrines the principle of student choice for vocational education and training. More

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Covid19 Restrictions In Victoria

(4/08/2020)
The Victorian Government has provided guidance on the what Covid-19 stage four restrictions will mean for independent tertiary education providers. More

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Student Loan Tax Elimination Call

(3/08/2020)
The advocacy to end the student loan tax continues, with calls to extend its suspension to 30 June 2021 allied with lobbying to abolish it entirely. More

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A Cohesive Tertiary Education System

(31/07/2020)
Calls to better integrate the higher education sector with the vocational training sector have been made as the Productivity Commission reviews funding. More

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WA Skills Report Gets Focus Wrong

(29/07/2020)
The WA Government’s skills review fails to chart a clear direction for independent RTOs that support more 73% of the state’s VET students. More

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AISC Fails Students On Workplacements

(28/07/2020)
As thousands of students are unable to complete their training due to the inability to meet workplacement requirements, government fails to act. More

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JobTrainer Provider Selection

(27/07/2020)
As government considers the best way to deliver JobTrainer programs, the ability of independent RTOs to play the lead role is being considered. More

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JobKeeper Extension Announced

(21/07/2020)
Independent tertiary education providers that have experienced a sustained decline in revenue will continue to be eligible for reduced JobKeeper payments. More

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JobTrainer Course List Consultation

(20/07/2020)
The National Skills Commission has sought the advice of ITECA members on the qualifications to be delivered under the $1billion JobTrainer initiative. More

Further Information ―

To find out more about issues facing the ITECA members, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ITECAust or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.  Alternatively, send an email to enquiry@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.


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