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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Academic integrity was high on the agenda when ITECA members met with the new TEQSA Chief Executive, Mr Alistair Maclean, this month. More


The International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating on 21 October 2020 highlights the threat that contract cheating poses to educational standards. More

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A new TEQSA report has identified improvements in the transparency of higher education admissions information, but what more needs to change? More

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Independent RTOs are now being invited to deliver JobTrainer programs across Tasmania, providing a $21 million boots to VET funding in the state. More

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A new TEQSA toolkit will assist independent higher education providers to promote academic integrity and addressing contract cheating. More

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There are 100,146 people working with independent RTOs according to a new NCVER study, so how many of them are administrators, trainers and assessors? More

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This year’s annual report shows how the higher education regulator responded to support the sector deal with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. More

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The 2020 Australian Government Budget has provided funding for more higher education short courses, but how many courses and in what areas? More

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Is the current approach to assessing claims of scholarship and scholarly activity in #HigherEducation adequate? TEQSA wants to hear from you. More

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The 2020 Australian Government budget has provided nearly $30 million to the National Careers Institute over the next four years – what’s it for? More

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