VET Sector - Current News

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) provides its members with timely and insightful updates on the issues facing independent providers in the vocational education and training sectors.  A selection of key articles circulated to members can be found below.

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


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


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


COAG Skills Council’s First Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the COAG Skills Council focussed on quality and ensuring that VET is relevant and responsive to the job market, employers, industry and learners. More


$26.5M Fine For Poor Quality Provider

The Federal Court has imposed a penalty of $26.5M and ordered repayment of $56M against a provider that failed to put students’ interest first. More


ACT Independent Providers Win Awards

The reputation of independent vocational education and training providers in the Australian Capital Territory was showcased with big wins in local training awards. More


QLD Providers' Award Win Promotes Quality

With two independent providers taking out awards in the 2019 Queensland Training Awards, the sector’s reputation for quality has been boosted significantly. More

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